Presenter: Kyle Bester Student Success Practitioner The Student Retention Unit (SRU) live broadcast 17 April 2019 - Unisa

 
Presenter: Kyle Bester Student Success Practitioner The Student Retention Unit (SRU) live broadcast 17 April 2019 - Unisa
Presenter: Kyle Bester
Student Success Practitioner
The Student Retention Unit
(SRU) live broadcast
17 April 2019

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Presenter: Kyle Bester Student Success Practitioner The Student Retention Unit (SRU) live broadcast 17 April 2019 - Unisa
   Providing   extended support for students entering ODeL for the first
    time for the duration of their first year at Unisa
   Integrating the broad range of support services to ensure   timely and relevant support
    for students during their first year of study
Supporting collaboration efforts between Unisa departments
    and directorates to ensure effective service delivery within the programme
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Presenter: Kyle Bester Student Success Practitioner The Student Retention Unit (SRU) live broadcast 17 April 2019 - Unisa
In partnering with you in your study
         environment, the SRU
integrates the broad range of support
services, to ensure you receive timely
         and relevant support

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Presenter: Kyle Bester Student Success Practitioner The Student Retention Unit (SRU) live broadcast 17 April 2019 - Unisa
Live Broadcasts
The Student Retention Unit (SRU) hosts
regular live broadcasts on various topics
related to your first year of study. These
topics are broadcasted with academic and
support staff from the different colleges,
departments and directorates as our guest
presenters.

Live broadcast topics include: time-
management skills, learning how to navigate
the myUnisa platform, library services offered
by the institution, preparation for examinations
and assignments, accessing e-tutors and more.

The live broadcast dates and topics are in line
with your academic calendar in your first-year
academic journey.

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Presenter: Kyle Bester Student Success Practitioner The Student Retention Unit (SRU) live broadcast 17 April 2019 - Unisa
First-Year Experience (FYE)
      Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

The   FYE MOOC      aims to   assist first-time
      entering students to   successfully
            transition   into Unisa.

 It aims to orientate and prepare you for a
smooth transition into an Open, Distance, e-
    Learning (ODeL) environment (Unisa)

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Presenter: Kyle Bester Student Success Practitioner The Student Retention Unit (SRU) live broadcast 17 April 2019 - Unisa
FYE101 MOOC
   Unisa Readiness Tool
   Preparation for ODeL
   Digital Literacy for ODeL
   Numeracy for ODeL
   Career Management Skills
   Shadowmatch (Habits and Behaviours
    Assessment
   Using myUnisa
   Library Orientation
   Study Skills
   Academic Literacy
   Student Affairs Services for ODeL

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Presenter: Kyle Bester Student Success Practitioner The Student Retention Unit (SRU) live broadcast 17 April 2019 - Unisa
My First Year 101
 How to access FYE MOOC?
                mooc.unisa.ac.za

 Create your own log in details: click the tab on the left: “New
                           Account”
       Join your MOOC: First click on Membership
                  Click “Joinable sites”
                Find the “My first year 101”
                  Complete the MOOC
    Give us feedback by completing the student survey

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Presenter: Kyle Bester Student Success Practitioner The Student Retention Unit (SRU) live broadcast 17 April 2019 - Unisa
Live Broadcasts Schedule…
                 Lunch hour: 12h00-13h00

LB3   Preparing for Assignments and Student Funding   6 March 2019

LB4   Exploring myUnisa and E-tutors                  20 March 2019

LB5   Student Support (Academic progression and       17 April 2019
      Unisa curriculum)
LB6   Preparing for Examinations                      24 April 2019

LB7   After the Exams results: Planning for next      26 June 2019
      semester

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Presenter: Kyle Bester Student Success Practitioner The Student Retention Unit (SRU) live broadcast 17 April 2019 - Unisa
What are we currently doing ?
        Weekly emails

These emails have been designed with the first-year student
   in mind, aimed at providing pertinent information at key
               points through your student walk.
   Just-in-time information regarding relevant support
                         interventions.
               Address your specific needs.
Please check your myLife email accounts on a regular basis to stay
                  abreast of important information

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Presenter: Kyle Bester Student Success Practitioner The Student Retention Unit (SRU) live broadcast 17 April 2019 - Unisa
Visit: www.unisa.ac.za/FYE
Having better familiarised
yourself with some of the student
        support services,
   let’s now turn our focus to
  Academic progression and
        Unisa curriculum

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Guest presenter:
        Mr SM Shabangu
        College of Education
        College coordinator: Tuition and Learning

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SRU LIVE BROADCAST STUDENT SUPPORT

Mr SM Shabangu
17 April 2019
College of Education
Student support- FYE

•   Curriculum
•   Familiarise yourself with the curriculum
•   Module codes
•   Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
•   Minimum number of modules
•   Maximum number of modules
•   Progression policy
Assessment

•   Where to find assignments in your study material
•   Take note of the following details:
•   -Assignment due dates
•   -assignment number
•   -unique number per assignment
•   -Assignments for bot semesters S1 &S2
•   -Exam admission
Assessment

•   Year mark allocation
•   Comments and support
•   Exam preparations
•   Time table
•   Exam venue
•   Arrival time
•   Final exam time table
•   What you need to enter the exam venue
On going Support

• E-Tutoring
• Face to Face tutorials
• Access MyUnisa for more information
Service departments contact details

•   Registrations:educare@unisa.ac.za/chs@unisa.ac.za
•   College Graduate Studies: CGS@unisa.ac.za
•   Study fees: fina@unisa.ac.za
•   AME: AME@unisa.ac.za
•   Exemptions or credits: ADHOC@unisa.ac.za
•   Recognition of prior learning: RPL@unisa.ac.za
•   Examination related: exams@unisa.ac.za
•   Aegrotat applications: aegrotat@unisa.ac.za
•   Assignments: assign@unisa.ac.za
Student Social Development

                          Ms Lizette Le Roux
                   Ms Xitsakisi Fiona Mahlori
                    Ms Mmangakane Mmako

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Focus of the Student Social Development

• Student Health and Wellness Services
• Integrated Work Experience : Placement of
  Social work Interns in Student Social
  Development
• Co-Curriculum Development and Training
• Gender-based Violence Services

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Health and Wellness Support Services

• Student Health and Wellness is a unit within
  Student Social Development offering the following
  support services:
  -Psychosocial support
  -Physical Health Services
  -Mental Health
  -Gender and Sexuality
  -Stakeholders and Partnerships
  -Peer education programme

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The Model

The Wellness Wheel Model –Adopted for holistic
          health and wellness services

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The Core Elements…

• Psychosocial support
  -Holistic psychosocial support
  -Inclusive of;
  Counselling
  Life management (social, legal and financial)

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The Core Elements…

• Physical Health
  -Nutrition
  -Exercise
  -Healthy lifestyle
  -Chronic illness (HIV/AIDS)

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The Core Elements…

• Mental Health
  -Psychosocial assessment
  -Substance Abuse Intervention
  -Mental health issues affecting students
  -Management of mental health illness

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The Core Elements…
• Gender and Sexuality
  -LGBTQI services
  -Gender Based violence services
  -Sexual Health
• Partnerships
  -Internal and external stakeholders
  -Modes of referral to partners
 • Peer education
- Volunteer programme for students to support other students

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Suicide Prevention Among students

• Suicide is a desperate attempt to end one’s
  life
  -It is a concern among students
  -Risk: depression, substance abuse, financial
  problems and other problems…
  -Help is available
  -Emergency assistance: SADAG: 0800567567 or Lifeline:
  0117281347

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Upcoming Student Health and Wellness
            Campaigns

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How to contact us :
You can contact the Student Health and Wellness practitioner for assistance as follows:

Ms Fiona Mahlori
Tel: 012 429 6420
Email: studenthealth@unisa.ac.za
Address: Unisa Florida Campus
Phapha Building, 3rd Floor, Room 3-005

You can contact Training, Research and Capacity Development Specialist
Ms. Mmangakane Yvonne Mmako
Tel 012 429 2451/2712 Email mmakomy@unisa.ac.za

And : Manager Student Social Development
Ms Lizette Le Roux
0114712686
lrouxl@unisa.ac.za

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Do you require any information on the
               mentioned
      student support initiatives
   (or any of the others available)?
Please send us an email on fye@unisa.ac.za

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