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Humanities Faculty Mentorship Programme

Introduction:

In addition to the teaching and learning input offered to students on the Humanities Extended Degree Programmes, the Humanities Faculty Mentorship Programme (HFMP) provides a social support network for first-year students.  You will benefit from this support if you 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 you are automatically assigned a mentor (a senior year or postgrad student) at the beginning of the first semester. These senior students understand the social needs, pressures, and stressors of university life and will be able to offer any support or guidance you may need.
 
The HFMP mentors have been carefully selected and trained for their role and regularly meet with supervisor mentors who monitor their performance. Mentors also receive ongoing training and support throughout the year. Your mentors will meet with you virtually once a week via WhatsApp, video call or email at a time that is convenient for you. Should we return to campus in the second semester you will also be able to meet them in person.
 
Note: This is a formal, first semester programme. After the first semester of your first year you are able to choose whether or not you would like to continue meeting with your mentor. It is important to note that if you do not fully participate in the Mentorship Programme and are academically excluded at the end of the year, it may be difficult for Humanities Faculty staff to support your application for readmission.


Supervisor Mentors:

Location Supervisor Email Details
Upper Campus Programme Coordinator:
Jill Samukimba
humanities.mentorship@uct.ac.za
Hiddingh Hall Programme Assistant:
Roxanne De Freitas
hiddingh.mentorship@uct.ac.za
South African College of Music (SACM) Programme Assistant:
Abonga Sithela
sacm.mentorship@gmail.com

 

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