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WELCOME BACK TO
   UNIVERSITY OF THE
   WESTERN CAPE
   Dear UWC Students
   We l c o m e b a c k t o t h e u n i v e r s i t y a n d I h o p e t h a t y o u h a v e
   had time to rest and refresh yourselves after an intensely
   d i f f i c u l t y e a r. I k n o w t h a t m a n y o f y o u m i g h t v i e w 2 0 2 1 w i t h    S E N I O R R E G I S T R AT I O N G U I D E
   anxiety given what we experienced in 2020 and there is
   good reason to feel a certain amount of
   t r e p i d a t i o n . H o w e v e r, I u r g e y o u t o r e c o m m i t                         1   Registration 2021 Overview 			      PG1
   yourselves to your academic work and focus
   on the goals that you set for yourselves                                                           2   Steps to becoming a registered      PG2
   when you started this important chapter of                                                             student at UWC
   y o u r l i v e s. I, a n d t h e r e s t o f t h e U W C s t a f f
   will support you along the way and I am                                                            3   Financial Matters 					PG9
   confident that together we will overcome the
   o b s t a c l e s t h a t m a y c o m e o u r w a y. I l o o k                                     4   Financial Clearances 				PG12
   forward to seeing you again when we
   a r e a l l o w e d b a c k o n c a m p u s.                                                       5   Residence 						PG14

   Professor Tyrone Pretorius                                                                         6   Support Services 					PG15
   Rector & Vice-Chancellor
                                                                                                      7   Sport Administration   			          PG17

                                                                                                      8   Our Campus 						PG18

                                                                                                      9   Rebates							PG19
                                                                                                      10 Contact Information				PG20

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REGISTRATION 2021 OVERVIEW                                                     1
THE 2021 ACADEMIC YEAR WILL COMMENCE ON 8 MARCH 2021
(SEE THE UNIVERSITY’S GENERAL CALENDAR)

ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS:
• PhD and Masters (new and returning) - 11 January 2021
• Undergraduate (returning) and Honours and PG diploma/certificate - 25 January 2021
• New First Time Entry - 23 February 2021

  Registration will take place ONLINE via the UWC
  Student Portal STUDENT.UWC.AC.ZA.
Applicants/Students will need to access the Student Portal at various stages of their
registration. Your log in details are as follows:
• Student Number
• SA ID or Passport number
Please ensure that you adhere to the registration dates listed below, as no late
registrations will be accepted, unless permission is sought from and granted by the
Faculty in question.

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STEPS TO BECOMING A REGISTERED                                                    2           STEP 1        CHECK YOUR PROMOTION CODE

      STUDENT AT UWC                                                                               10 RESULTS NOT AVAILABLE
                                                                                                   Your results are not currently available due to an administrative issue. Please contact
       STEP 1        CHECK YOUR PROMOTION CODE
                                                                                                   your Faculty in this regard.
      In order to register you must have an official final promotion code that allows you to
                                                                                                   11 NOT PROMOTED: NON-DEGREE PURPOSE/CE COURSE
      continue as a student in 2021. If your promotion code is ‘DEFERRED’ (i.e participating in
                                                                                                   You have not obtained enough credits to promote /complete a non-degree course or
      catch-up) please consult your Faculty before continuing.
                                                                                                   CE Programme to the next level of studies but can continue to register for 2021.
      00 RESULTS NOT AVAILABLE
      Your results are not currently available due to an administrative issue. Please contact
                                                                                                   13 DO PROMOTION MANUALLY
                                                                                                   Your promotion is incomplete and you must contact your faculty in this regard.
      your Faculty in this regard.

      03 SDA GRANTED/SPECIAL EXAM                                                                  14 PROMOTED: (PART-TIME)
                                                                                                   You have obtained enough credits (Part-time) to promote and can complete your
      You have been approved for an SDA or Special exam. On completion of your exam
                                                                                                   registration for 2021.
      you will receive either a completed promotion or a failed promotion. On receiving your
      results you may then proceed to register for 2021 if required to.                            15 NOT PROMOTED: (PART-TIME)
                                                                                                   You have not obtained enough credits to promote (Part-time) to the next level of studies
      04 FAILED (FINAL YEAR)
                                                                                                   but can continue to register for 2021.
      You have not obtained enough credits to complete your degree but may continue to
      register for 2021.                                                                           16 SPECIAL ASSESSMENT GRANTED: MEDICAL
                                                                                                   You have been approved for a Medical exam. On completion of your exam and
      05 RE-ADMISSION NOT ALLOWED
                                                                                                   receiving your results you may then proceed to register for 2021.
      You have been academically excluded and need to apply for re-admission to the
      university. Email correspondence will be sent to you providing the necessary steps.          17 SUSPENDED
                                                                                                   You have been suspended from the University
      06 SDA GRANTED/SPECIAL EXAM
      You have been approved for an SDA or Special exam. On completion of your exam you            18 REFUSED ACADEMICALLY/CAN REGISTER
      will receive either a completed promotion or be academically excluded.                       You have been refused academically but have now been cleared and you can
                                                                                                   continue your registration for 2021.
      07 PROMOTED
      You have obtained enough credits to promote and can complete your registration for           19 MAY PROCEED WITH STUDIES
      2021.                                                                                        You may proceed to register for 2021.

      08 SDA GRANTED/SPECIAL EXAM                                                                  20 SUP EXAM COMPLETED/FAIL
      You have been approved for an SDA or Special exam. On completion of your exam you            You qualify for a supplementary exam and based on the outcome you will either
      will receive either a pass promotion or an academically excluded promotion.                  complete your degree or get a fail promotion.
      On receiving your results you may then proceed to register for 2021 if required to.
                                                                                                   21 SUP EXAM COMPLETED/FAIL
      09 FAILED                                                                                    You qualify for a supplementary exam and based on the outcome you will either
      You have not obtained enough credits to promote to the next level of studies but may         complete your degree or fail Promotion.
      continue to register for 2021.
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STEP 1        CHECK YOUR PROMOTION CODE                                               STEP 2          G E T F I N A N C I A L LY C L E A R E D

      22 PROMOTED IF SUCCESSFUL IN SD                                                       Students should pay the required upfront payment via EFT or via the online card
                                                                                            payment link.
      You will promote if successful in your SD Examination.
                                                                                            Students not in University residences R4290 (to be paid before registration)
      23 DC PENDING - RESULTS WITHHELD                                                      Students placed at University residences R4840 (to be paid be fore registration)

      You have a DC pending and will not be able to register in 2021 until an outcome has   SELF-FUNDED STUDENTS
      been received of your pending DC Case.                                                All self-funded students are required to make a first fee payment (UPFRONT PAYMENT) towards fees
                                                                                            BEFORE registration. This is a standard amount of R4290 (this includes the registration fee of R1445)
      24 SPECIAL ASSESSMENT GRANTED: NON MEDICAL                                            that is applicable to all South African students. Students will not be able to register if this amount is
                                                                                            not paid. Payments via EFT should be made 3 days in advance in order to clear before
      You have been approved for a special assessment (Non-Medical) and may proceed
                                                                                            registration.
      to register for 2021 once an outcome has been received.
                                                                                            NSFAS FUNDED STUDENTS
      25 MODULE UNDER MODERATION                                                            • Students funded by NSFAS will be facilitated via the Financial Aid Office finaid@uwc.ac.za
      Your modules has been sent for external moderation.                                   • Financial Aid will receive funding confirmation from NSFAS and after vetting will provide Student
                                                                                              Credit Management with financial clearance instructions
      26 THESIS SUBMITTED FOR EXAMINATION                                                   • When received Student Credit Management will provide clearance and students will receive a
                                                                                              SMS confirming clearance and to proceed to register
      Your thesis has been submitted for examination and you are not required to register   • All NSFAS funding queries to finaid@uwc.ac.za
      in 2021.
                                                                                            FULL COST AND PARTIAL CORPORATE BURSARIES
      27 EXAMINATIONS DEFERRED                                                              • Students with full cost bursaries and partial funding must submit their bursary documentation to
                                                                                              be vetted by the Financial Aid Office
      Your examination has been differed to January 2021. On receiving your final results
                                                                                            • Bursary information is to be sent to finaid@uwc.ac.za
      you may proceed to register for 2021.                                                 • Financial Aid will vet the bursary documents and will provide Student Credit Management with
                                                                                              financial clearance instructions
      28 LEAVE OF ABSENCE GRANTED                                                           • When received Student Credit Management will provide clearance and students will receive a
      You have been approved a leave of absence in 2021.                                      SMS confirming clearance and to proceed to register
                                                                                            • All bursary and funding queries to finaid@uwc.ac.za
      29 MAY PROCEED WITH STUDIES: EXTENSION GRANTED
                                                                                            Students with upfront fees and outstanding balances from previous years and Students with
      Your study extension has been approved and you may continue to register for 2021.     fees in arrears should make contact with Student Credit Management via the following Hubs:
                                                                                            Call Centre: 021 959 3558
      30 MAY NOT PROCEED: NO RESEARCH TOPIC APPROVED                                        Email a consultant: scm@uwc.ac.za
      You may not register for 2021 as there is no research topic that has been approved.
      Please contact your Faculty in this regard.

      31 MAY NOT PROCEED: SUBMIT COMPLETION PLAN
      You may not register for 2021 as no completion plan has been submitted.
      Please contact your faculty in this regard.

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STEP 3         REGISTER ONLINE                                                                               1.1        SUBMIT YOUR COMPULSORY DOCUMENTS
      REGISTRATION DATES                                                                                            Kindly note that you will need the following for registration purposes:

      REGISTRATION OPENS ONLINE FROM 25 JANUARY 2021 TO 05 MARCH 2021.
                                                                                                                  1.1.1 S O U T H A F R I C A N S T U D E N T S
      Students who have a final promotion code as of 18 December 2020 and who are not
      part of catch-up or awaiting an SDA must register by no later than 12 February 2021.                          1. Your Identity Document (original or certified copy) to be uploaded to
      You may contact your Faculty via the Curriculum Advising Portal below to arrange                                 http://studentdocumentupload.uwc.ac.za/ (for 2020 matriculants only).
      for advising or counselling to complete your registration online or to request assisted                          Use your new student number when uploading.
      registration on campus from 1-12 February 2021. Due to the current regulations not                            2. Application for exemption and proof of payment (only if applicable)
      all students will be able to be assisted on-campus and we ask that only students with                            For more information contact maoctober@uwc.ac.za
      serious problems request such assistance.

      Students participating in catch-up or SDAs may register from the moment a final                             1.1.2 I N T E R N AT I O N A L S T U D E N T S
      promotion is done and must register by no later than 5 March 2021. No late registration
                                                                                                                    1.   Foreign Advice of Results
      will be allowed unless permission is obtained from the Faculty directly.
                                                                                                                    2.   Confirmation of Studies (HESA/USAF)
      Before you begin your academic year at UWC, you will need to complete your                                    3.   Your Passport (original or certified copy)
      registration with the University. There are two different options available for you to                        4.   A certified copy of your Study Permit
      officially register as a student, self-registration (online registration) or the assisted
                                                                                                                    5.   Proof of medical cover (SA Medical cover only)
      registration process (due to the current alert level assisted registration will only be
                                                                                                                    6.   SAQA Documentation (Postgraduate students)
      possible if requested for and on specific days, please consult your Faculty). We
      encourage all students to register online.
                                                                                                                    For more information around these and other matters pertaining to International
      How to Register online:                                                                                       Students Services Office website:
      • Log-on to the Student Portal (student.uwc.ac.za).                                                           www.uwc.ac.za/registration/isso/pages/default.aspx or contact
      • To login enter your Student Number and ID/Passport number .
      • Follow the registration steps on the main menu (not sure about your module choices                          International Students Services Office
        see the the curriculum advising option below)
                                                                                                                    Tel: +27 (21) 959 2115
      Curriculum Advising or Counselling                                                                            Email: isso@uwc.ac.za
      Planning your academic career as a student can be a daunting task. It is important to                         Office situated at Student Administration, Admin Building West Wing
      be informed about your programme registration requirements before you register, and
      to ensure that potential barriers are addressed and resolved. Curriculum Advising is a
      process that equips you with the relevant programme information and provides helpful
      tips about how to go about choosing your modules for the remainder of your degree.
      To access the Curriculum Advising hub or speak to an Advisor, click here.
      Avoid crowds, be socially responsible and register online! Click here for the step-by-
      step guide to registering online.

       STEP 4          COLLECT YOUR STUDENT CARD AND GOODIE BAG

      Due to current alert level regulations students will be notified when they can collect their student card
      and goodie bag.
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F I N A N C I A L M AT T E R S                                   3
                                                                                                 3.1    FINANCIAL AID
                                                                                            National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)
                                                                                            NSFAS is a statutory body, funded primarily by South Africa’s National Department of Education,
                                                                                            providing academically but financially needy students who wish to study at one of South Africa’s
                                                                                            public higher education institutions. Consult Nsfas website for information on the online NSFAS
                                                                                            application process at www.nsfas.org.za

                                                                                            UWC Financial Aid office administers internal and external bursaries which includes UWC Bursaries
                                                                                            Corporate funding, Semi-state and State funding. Bursaries are available to fulltime South African
                                                                                            undergraduate students and are normally allocated for one academic year at a time.
                                                                                            Application forms for new first-year students are available during Registration and Orientation.

                                                                                            All bursary information is available on the university website.

                                                                                            Contact Details
                                                                                            Tel: +27 (21) 959 9753
                                                                                            Email: finaid@uwc.ac.za
                                                                                            Office situated at UWC Prefabs behind Student Administration Building

                                                                                            Operating Hours
                                                                                            Office Hours: 08H30 -16h30 (Extended hours during registration period)

                                                                                             3.2       STUDENT FINANCES
                                                                                            Students should make allowance for the following expenses in their financial plans:
                                                                                            • Tuition fees
                                                                                            • Text books and Stationary
                                                                                            • Residence Fees (where accommodation is applicable)
                                                                                            • Personal Expenses
                                                                                            • Meals/food (where applicable)
                                                                                            • Traveling (to and from University)

                                                                                            The council of the University of the Western Cape reserves the right to amend all
                                                                                            fees without prior notice. Tuition fees are charged per module within a prescribed
                                                                                            programme. Students who register for more or fewer that prescribed will be charged
                                                                                            accordingly.

                                                                                            To calculate an estimation of what your modules will cost you visit the university
                                                                                            website (www.uwc.ac.za) and click on “Quotes & Pro-forma Invoices” link to view the
                                                                                            costs associated with the modules. Please consult the student finance department
                                                                                            or the website for the terms of payment.
                                                                                            The Student Finance Department comprises of 3 operational areas which are:
                                                                                            • Student Accounts and
      PLEASE NOTE                                                                           • Student Credit Management (SCM)
      • All payment transactions (e.g. cash payments) must be completed at the cashiers.    • Cash Office
        No cash must be handed to any person on campus other than at the cashiers.
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3.3     STUDENT ACCOUNTS                                                                         3.6      PA Y M E N T M E T H O D S
       The Student Accounts department is responsible for:                                              All payments must be made payable to the “University of the Western Cape”.
       • Student fee quotations (online)                                                                Fees may be paid using the following methods:
       • General Account enquiries                                                                      • Cash, debit card, credit card or cheque at our Cashiers on the Ground Floor
       • Refund requests                                                                                   West Wing building
       • Fee adjustments                                                                                • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
       • Account billings                                                                               • Credit card payment will be accepted – online at www.uwc.ac.za
                                                                                                        • Postal order or foreign drafts using the account details given below
       Contact Details
       Ground floor
       Administration Building
       Counter no 6
       Tel: +27 (21) 959 2154 / +27 (21) 959 3108                                                       Bank: ABSA Bank
       Fax: +27 (21) 959 3512                                                                           Name of Account: U. W. C STUDENT DEPOSIT ACCOUNT
       Email: studaccount@uwc.ac.za                                                                     Branch: Public Sector Western Cape
                                                                                                        Address: 1st Floor, Tygerpark 4, Willie Van Schoor Drive, Bellville, 7530
                                                                                                        Account No: 40 4960 4740
       3.4     STUDENT CREDIT MANAGEMENT (SCM)                                                          Branch Code: 632005
                                                                                                        Swift Code: ABSAZAJJ
       The Student Credit Management office manages the collection of tuition fees owed
       to the University of the Western Cape and is responsible for:                                    SOUTH AFRICAN STUDENTS
       • Financial clearance for registration                                                           Deposit Reference: Student No, Surname and Names (e.g. 2000001, Brown, Peter John)
       • Management and collection of arrear tuition fees
                                                                                                        INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
       Payment arrangement facilities available:                                                        Reference / Remittance: Complete in Field 70 Purpose of Payment, Student No.
       • Debit Order: Requirements – copy of ID, proof of residence, proof of income,                   Surname and Names (e.g.2000001, Brown, Peter John)
         3 months bank statement
       • PERSAL: Requirements – recent pay advice, copy of ID (pertains to government
                                                                                                                 PLEASE NOTE
         employees only)
                                                                                                        1. Payments may take up to 2 business days for local and 7 business days for
       All Students seeking assistance with financial clearance for registration for the new               international to reflect on our system.
       academic year are required to visit Student Credit Management.                                   2. Credit Card payments may take up to 10 business days to reflect on our system.
                                                                                                        3. Deposit slips or UWC receipts must be retained in case any queries should arise.
       3.5     CASH OFFICE (CASH/CARD PAYMENTS)                                                         4. Please ensure that you use your student number in all future communication with
                                                                                                           the University
       Contact Details                                                                                  5. A service levy or R70.00 will be raised on cheques dishonoured by the bank.
       3rd Floor, Student Centre, UWC
                                                                                                        CONTACT INFORMATION
       Tel: +27 (21) 959 3558 / +27 (21) 959 3816
       Fax: +27 (21) 959 3438                                                                           For all payment (credit card) related enquiries use the following contacts:
       Email: scm@uwc.ac.za                                                                             Tel: +27 (21) 959 2479
                                         Cash Office Operating Hours: Monday – Friday: 08h30 – 16h30    Fax: +27 (21) 959 1556 / 2986
                                         Contact Details: +27 (21) 959 2698 / 3399                      Email: finance@uwc.ac.za
       Office hours are from 8h30 - 16h30 Monday - Friday
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FINANCIAL CLEARANCES                                                 4                    4.1.3 N O N A R R E A R S S T U D E N T S
       The following categories of Students will be assisted for                                Should pay the required upfront payment via EFT or via the online card payment link.

       financial clearance:
       1. Students with outstanding fees from previous years
       2. Students with no fees outstanding from previous years but require clearance:           4.1.4 A R R E A R S T U D E N T S
       • Masters, PHD and Doctoral students that are re-enrolling
       • Staff Rebates                                                                          • Students with fees in arrears, should make contact with Student Credit
       • International students requiring clearances for un-cleared deposits or if their fees     Management via the following Hubs;
         are below the minimum fixed rate as set on SASI                                          - Call Centre: - 021 959 3558
       • Full cost and Partial Corporate bursaries sourced by students themselves                 - Email a consultant: - scm@uwc.ac.za
       • Bursaries and or funding administered by departments and Faculties                       - Or see a consultant at Student Administration if the student is permitted to be on
       • Bursaries and or funding administered by the Post Grad Office                              campus
       • Nsfas funded students via Financial Aid
       • Bursaries and or funding administered by Financial Aid
                                                                                                 4.1.5 STUDENTS WITH NO FEES OUTSTANDING FROM
        4.1     PRE-REQUISITE AND PROCEDURES FOR                                                       PREVIOUS YEARS BUT REQUIRE CLEARANCE
                FINANCIAL CLEARANCE                                                                    WHERE THE STUDENT WILL NOT BE REQUIRING
                                                                                                       UNIVERSITY ACCOMMODATION
        4.1.1 S T U D E N T S W I T H U P F R O N T F E E S A N D                               • Masters, PHD and Doctoral re-enrolment
              O U T S TA N D I N G B A L A N C E S F R O M                                        - Students may request clearance at Student Credit management via
              PREVIOUS YEARS                                                                        scm@uwc.ac.za

                                                                                                International students requiring clearances for bank deposits not reflecting in their
       • Students with fees in arrears, should make contact with Student Credit                 student account or if their fees are below the minimum fixed rate as set on SASI
         Management via the following Hubs;                                                     • International student fee is set at R35 000.00 for fees.
         - Call Centre: - 021 959 3558                                                          • International students requiring financial clearance must produce an original proof
         - Email a consultant: - scm@uwc.ac.za                                                    of payment which must be verified by treasury in finance.
         - Or see a consultant at Student Administration if the student is permitted to be      • The proof of payment should be emailed to scm@uwc.ac.za
           on campus
                                                                                                • Full cost and Partial Corporate bursaries
                                                                                                • Students with full cost bursaries and partial funding must have their bursaries vetted
        4.1.2 I N T E R N AT I O N A L S T U D E N T S                                            by the Financial Aid Office.
                                                                                                • All bursary letters must have the stamp and signature from Financial Aid indicating
       a) International students – Non African Residents                                          that the bursary has been vetted and recorded on the Financial Aid system
       International Non-African Residents pay the full fees stipulated in the Schedule of
                                                                                                Debit Order Document http://tinyurl.com/o36mfap
       Fees Book. Fees are charged at international rates. All fees are paid up-front.
                                                                                                PERSAL Document http://tinyurl.com/o36mfap
       b) International Students – African Residents
       International African Resident’ fees are charged at local rates and pay the full fees    NSFAS
       upfront prior to registration.                                                           If you have been approved by NSFAS in 2020 you will be cleared by SCM for
       c) Refugee Status and Asylum Seekers                                                     registration. Students will receive an SMS to confirm that they have been cleared.
       International African Resident’ with refugee or asylum status, fees are charged at local
       rates and pay the full fees upfront prior to registration.
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       The Residential Service Department allocates and manages accommodation in
       university residences. We house an average of 3300 students across 12 residences.
       8 residences are situated on-campus. Our residences are named after great modern
       day heroes and heroines.

       We provide a shuttle service between the 4 residences which are situated
       off-campus and the university main campus. Residences are grouped into clusters.
       Computer labs are available at the residences. Computer labs are accessible after
       working hours to enable students to type assignments, do research and social
       networking.

       There are various extramural activities organized annually which include inter
       residences sport tournaments, covering various sport codes. The Residence
       Community also hosts a Mini Olympics, which is an annual event in the Residence
       Community calendar. Dance, drama, inter-residences debating competitions are
       some of the other activities which are also established.

       Contact Details
       Tel: +27 (21) 959 2569 or +27 (21) 959 2999
       Fax: +27 (21) 959 2671 or +27 (21) 959 2671
       Email: resservices1@uwc.ac.za or jwanza@uwc.ac.za

       Kovacs
       Experience the benefits of staying on campus with Kovacs, greatly reducing travel
       time and costs. The robust access control system offers peace of mind and a safer
       living location. For costs and payment options, FAQ’s and the online application, visit
       our website at www.kovacsuwc.co.za

       Contact Details
       Tel: +27 (21) 959 9500
       Fax: +27 (21) 959 9501
       Email: kovacs@uwc.ac.za

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        6.1       CENTRE FOR STUDENT
                  SUPPORT SERVICES (CSSS)
       The Centre for Student Support Services (CSSS) seeks to develop an exciting,
       stimulating and supportive campus environment which enhances student learning
       on multiple levels. The focus is to engage students’ potential in order to assist them
       in achieving their personal and academic goals, and to develop responsible and
       responsive citizens for the future.

       The CSSS provides broad student-centered development and professional services,
       programs, training opportunities and resources aimed at enhancing students’
       academic experiences, graduate attributes and quality of life.

       Our dynamic, multidisciplinary team actively create an enabling environment to
       enhance the student experience for holistic student development and success.

       Contact Details
       Tel: +27 (21) 959 2299
       Fax: +27 (21) 959 2882
       E-mail: mljaftha@uwc.ac.za

        6.2       C A M P U S H E A LT H & W E L L N E S S C E N T R E
       The Campus Health & Wellness Centre (operated by Dr. Bagwandeen & Associates)
       is a dispensing medical practice, staffed by doctors, primary health care nurses
       and counselors. Conveniently located on the 1st floor of the Community Health
       Sciences Building, the Health Center provides an extensive range of services to
       both students and staff on campus.

       OPERATING HOURS
                                         Academic Period   Vacation Period
                Monday - Friday           08h30 - 16h30     08h30 - 16h30
          Public Holidays and weekends       CLOSED           CLOSED

       Staff and students who wish to see the doctors and nurses at the clinic can now
       conveniently book an appointment through the website www.doctorsvisit.co.za.
       The website provides all the available times and dates via an online calendar.
       The booking service is free of charge, and appointments can be made 24/7.

       Contact Details
       Tel: +27 (21) 959 2875/6
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6.3     OFFICE FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
       The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSwD) is committed to promoting and facilitating the right
       to quality education for persons with disabilities in higher education. We advocate for intentional
       inclusion imperatives which will enhance student’s meaningful engagement within the campus
       environment and apply our efforts towards eliminating barriers and build pathways for students with
       disabilities to achieve their full potential. As an office within the Division of Student Development
       and Support, our mandate is to support student success and well-being by aligning our services to
       the strategic guidelines which governs the sector. All students who therefore qualify for disability ac-
       commodations within this mentioned scope, should be embraced into the UWC culture of care and
       student-centredness by which the OSwD also prides itself as a collaborative partner for the success
       of students with disabilities. Our students are the heartbeat of our services rendered, and are viewed
       as the champion in their own learning. In order to facilitate students with disabilities’ adjustment to
       the overall university environment, we encourage early disclosure and pre-admission engagement
       around disability related needs in order to allow sufficient time for all preparations to be arranged.

       As a registered UWC student, you are strongly encouraged to disclose your disability. This will allow
       you to access our disability specific learning support services as you contact our office.
       Services provided include reasonable accommodations within the following areas:
       • Facilitation of disability related learning needs to be communicated to relevant departments
       • Assisting with venue accessibility for persons with mobility impairments
       • Providing academic study material in an accessible format to students, i.e. text conversions to
         audio or enlarged print
       • Providing students with assessment venues for tests and exams
       • Arranging academic assessment administrative support for students with disabilities
       • Supporting students’ disability related academic skills training needs through liaison with
         specialised organizations
       • Facilitation of peer mentoring support to students registered with OSwD
       • Facilitating individual and group psycho-social support to students registered with OSwD
       • Advancing a shared positive culture of inclusivity and belonging amongst fellow students and staff,
         by creating intentional opportunities for engagement
       • Monitoring the physical and built environment for compliance with acceptable and approved
         standards to ensure students’ safety

       Contact Details
       For general enquiries, please email us at: oswd@uwc.ac.za
       For strictly confidential matters, please connect directly with Mrs. Verushka Daniels,
       Manager: Office for Students with Disabilities
       Email: vdaniels@uwc.ac.za
       Tel: +27 (21) 959 4170

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       Sport at the University of the Western Cape has, as everything else associated with this
       institution, grown rapidly over the past five decades when the university was established in 1959.
       From one sport offered in 1965, UWC boasts 22 sporting codes today and our athletes
       consistently excel on the field of play.

       This we have achieved through strategic investment in our infrastructure, facilities and coaching
       staff. Because at UWC we believe that we must strive to be excellent in all our activities, be it in
       the realm of learning and teaching, research and innovation or on the sports field.

       The result of our investment and commitment to our athletes is shown in UWC being ranked in
       the Top 6 tier of South African university sport.

       But what we are most proud of is the development of our student athletes across many codes,
       particularly the five – cricket, rugby, football, athletics and swimming – that we have identified
       as our flagship disciplines.

       At UWC, we believe in our students’ potential to develop their skills and broaden their horizon
       and we extend this philosophy to our entire campus community. It is for this reason that we
       place significant emphasis on our ongoing plans to foster a health and wellbeing culture on
       campus.

       Ours is an abiding commitment to developing sports within the University because it plays a vital
       role in the full educational experience of all students at UWC.

                                                                                                              CONTACT DETAILS

                                                                                                               Trout, Clement		      E 2318 Cricket, Basketball and Chess        ctrout@uwc.ac.za
                                                                                                               Barends, Hayward		    E 2023 Brand & Project Coordinator          hmbarends@uwc.ac.za
                                                                                                               Bavuma, Zoleka		      E4150  High Performance Administrator       zbavuma@uwc.ac.za
                                                                                                               Bentley, Glen		       E 2017 Manager: Support Services, Athletics gbentley@uwc.ac.za
                                                                                                               Cloete, Elmien		      E 2791 Rugby, Volleyball			                 edcloete@uwc.ac.za
                                                                                                               Gagayi, Mandla		      E 2207 Director mgagayi@uwc.ac.za
                                                                                                               Hess, Brent		         E 3534 High Performance Coordinator         bhess@uwcc.ac.za
                                                                                                               Heyns, Adrian		       E 2980 Netball, Dance Sport		               aheyns@uwc.ac.za
                                                                                                               Langeveld, Avril		    E9732  Administrative Officer		             alangeveld@uwc.ac.za
                                                                                                               Le Roux, Eugene		     E3142  Rugby Office
                                                                                                               Kensley, Colin		E3675        Support Services			ckensley@uwc.ac.za
                                                                                                               Makinana, Simpiwe     E      Squash Courts			                     smakinana@uwc.ac.za
                                                                                                               Mgulwa, Nadia		       E 2548 Cheerleading, Hockey, Karate         nmuglwa@uwc.ac.za
                                                                                                               Orderson, Derick		    E 2018 Aquatics, Table Tennis, Rowing       dorderson@uwc.ac.za
                                                                                                               Security Front Office E4319
                                                                                                               Sobekwa, Hassan 		    E 2056 Football, Boxing			                  msobekwa@uwc.ac.za
                                                                                                               Sport Council		E3131					sportcouncil@uwc.ac.za
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                                                                                                               Wrankmore, Andrew     E 3449 UWC GYM 			                          awrankmore@uwc.ac.za

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                                                   Faculty of Dentistry           Faculty of Law
                          & Health Sciences     (Off Campus Tygerberg Hospital)                      Student Admin       Main Hall

       OUR CAMPUS       Faculty of Economic &     Faculty of Education            Faculty of Arts   Faculty of Natural
                                                                                                        Sciences
                        Management Sciences

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                                                                                                     Physical Address                 Postal Address
       All rebate application forms and substantiating documents must be processed via               University of the Western Cape   University of the Western Cape
       UWC HR Department this includes UCT and CPUT, who in turn will confirm the approval           Robert Sobukwe Rd                Private Bag x17
       of the student eligible for registration and rebate amount to SCM for financial               Bellville                        Bellville
       clearance                                                                                     7535                             7535

       Staff Rebate - 100% rebate
       • The student will be required to complete a rebate form issued to them by their
                                                                                                     FACULTY HELPDESK CONTACTS
         HR consultant. (HR-16)
       • The rebate form must be completed, approved and signed by the HOD, the staff                Faculty of Arts						021 959 2152
         member or student and HR.                                                                   Undergraduate – arts@uwc.ac.za
       • Registration fee must be paid prior to submitting the rebate form to SCM for                Postgraduate – artspostgrad@uwc.ac.za
         processing the financial clearance.
       • Registration fee can be paid via EFT or the online card payment link.
                                                                                                     Faculty of Community and Health Sciences                      021 959 2852
       Staff Rebate – 50% rebate                                                                     chshelpdesk@uwc.ac.za
       • Staff qualifying for a 50% rebate must pay the full registration.
       • Registration fee can be paid via EFT or the online card payment link.                       Faculty of Dentistry					021 937 3000
                                                                                                     dentistry@uwc.ac.za
       UCT & CPUT Rebates
       • The University has a reciprocal agreement with UCT and CPUT which entitles staff
         and their children to a rebate of their tuition fees.
                                                                                                     Faculty of Education 					                                    021 959 2276
       • Students qualifying for UCT and CPUT rebate receive a rebate of the tuition fees;           Undergraduate – educundergraduate@uwc.ac.za
         therefore all UCT and CPUT students receiving rebates must make a payment for full          Honours – eduhonours@uwc.ac.za
         registration fee applicable.                                                                PGCE - edupgce@uwc.ac.za
       • Registration fee can be paid via EFT or the online card payment link.                       Masters/PHD – edumed-phd@uwc.ac.za

                                                                                                     Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences                   021 959 3164
                                                                                                     Undergraduate – emsadmin@uwc.ac.za
                                                                                                     Postgraduate – ems-pg@uwc.ac.za
                                                                                                     Part-Time – emspart-time@uwc.ac.za

                                                                                                     Faculty of Law						021 959 3291
                                                                                                     Undergraduate - lawundergradeng@uwc.ac.za
                                                                                                     Postgraduate - lawpostgradeng@uwc.ac.za

                                                                                                     Faculty of Natural Science				                                021 959 3426
                                                                                                     Undergraduate - science-undergrad@uwc.ac.za
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