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By: University of Cape Town  11-11-2011
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EBE Student Counsellor

Mentoring of First Years

To assist first years to settle in and to cope with new challenges, the faculty has implemented a system of mentoring of first year students. Each first year student will be assigned a mentor from his/her department.

To first year students: Your mentor will help you to make sense of life at UCT. Expect your mentor to meet with you in the first few weeks of term and arrange how additional meetings will take place. Your department will inform you who you should approach with any questions about the mentoring programme. A mentor is not a tutor - academic assistance is handled in class or in tutorials by a lecturer or tutor. Your mentor is there for informal support, advice, information and referral. Whether struggling in class or with a personal issue, it is important to speak to someone. Do not leave any difficulties unattended - resolve them as soon as possible.

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