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Support on Hiddingh Campus

Students can make an appointment at 021 650 1017. Please state that you want to see a counsellor at Hiddingh campus. 

Student Wellness Services: counselling

Student counselling service, offers predominantly short-term counselling and psychotheraphy, with the aim of ensuring that whatever personal, emotional or psychological problems you experience, the impact of these on academic studies are kept to a minimum and student’s capacity for achievement is optimised.

More information and contact details related to counselling and psychological wellbeing can be found at the website below


Ombud’s office

To book an appointment: Call Birgit 021 650 3665 or email birgit.taylor@uct.ac.za

During 2016 the UCT Ombud, Ms Zetu Makamandela-Mguqulwa, will offer her services to the Hiddingh staff and students and anyone linked to the Hiddingh Campus on a monthly basis. The Ombud will provide the Hiddingh Campus community with a confidential, informal and independent resource to help raise concerns, resolve disputes and promote equitable treatment within the university. Thus the Office of the Ombud offers a space that is independent, informal, impartial and confidential. For any further information, visit www.ombud.uct.ac.za. The Ombud will be on the Hiddingh Campus on the 27th June, the 18th July, the 15th August, the 19th September, the 17th October and the 14th November for 2016.

The Writing Centre Student

Students can book consultations online at http://uct.mywconline.com

Select "Writing Centre 2016" this should bring up a schedule with each day and the names of the consultants on that day. On Wednesdays and Thursdays you will see "Hiddingh Campus Consultation" in the list of consultants names. Click on a free time slot and book.

The Writing Centre, located within the Language Development Group, is a student-oriented space which aims to provide mediation in the process of academic writing. Students from all disciplinary backgrounds as well as tertiary levels are encouraged to engage in the one-on-one consultancy service offered. At the Centre, we believe that all students have the capacity to improve their writing, whether you are able to skilfully construct an academic essay or whether you are struggling to string the separate parts of your paper into a coherent whole. Since writing is one of the primary means of assessment in the academic realm, it is important that there is an avenue available in which students are aided in ways that serve to improve their academic performance. The Writing Centre is one such avenue.

Our one-on-one consultation sessions provide a haven in which students are able to discuss their writing with an attentive, critical but non-judgemental reader. During these conversations with consultants, students are able to explore new ideas or expand on ones that are somewhat stilted, evaluate the clarity of proposed arguments as well as working towards creating a better sense of the inner workings of academic writing. Furthermore, help is also offered for general academic conventions such as referencing, proposal formats, report writing and poster design. It is important to bear in mind that the Writing Centre does not provide an editing service. Rather, we aim to enhance understanding of writing as a process and encourage a thinking-through-writing approach.