We get it, it can be tough adjusting to life as a university student. With so much to process, it’s okay to feel overwhelmed. But we’ve got your back and have put together this useful list of on-campus study services to help you on your way.
Improve your writing
Consultants at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Writing Centre can help you improve the quality of your academic writing. The centre’s one-on-one consultation sessions offer you a chance to discuss your writing with an attentive, critical but non-judgmental reader. During these conversations, you will be able to explore new ideas, evaluate the clarity of proposed arguments, and establish a better sense of the inner workings of academic writing.
Book a session online or contact the Writing Centre for more info.
Extended Degree Programmes
An Extended Degree Programme (EDP) gives you additional time to complete your degree with hands-on support.
It offers extra academic and social support to help you make the school-to-university transition and adjust to university life. The EDP also helps you to plan your curriculum over a longer period.
You’re able to complete your degree with stronger transcripts and it improves your chances of getting into postgraduate studies.
How it supports you
You get mentoring, more time in class and loads of interaction outside the classroom. The classes are smaller too.
The effect on your curriculum and degree
Depending on the faculty, the alternative curriculum usually takes between six months and a year longer than the standard route. The degree earned remains the same.
Is it right for you?
First-year students may be selected, advised or may choose to follow an EDP depending on the faculty. The admissions criteria vary from faculty to faculty.
For more info
For more information, contact your faculty’s Education Development Unit.
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