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Mentorship Programmes for ED Students


In addition to the Foundation Courses and Plus Tutorials offered to Humanities Extended Degree students, there are also two Mentorship Programmes available to support them:

  • Humanities Faculty Mentorship Programme (HFMP), which mentors from a peer perspective,
  • Mandisa Academic Mentorship Programme, which mentors from an academic perspective.

We understand that you may feel more comfortable approaching a fellow student than a staff member to ask for advice, discuss problems, and share your experiences of UCT. With this in mind, these mentorship programmes were birthed. The mentors have been carefully selected, have received training for their role and will meet regularly with supervisor mentors so that their performance can be monitored. Mentors will also receive additional training and support throughout the year. Your mentors will meet with you, at pre-arranged days or times, and online during Physically Distanced Learning. You will also be able to contact them via email at any time.