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Programme outcomes:

Nelson Mandela University adopted an “access for success” approach and has several mechanisms in place to broaden access and enhance success, this is rooted in a ‘student lifecycle approach’.

The FYS Programme aligned its approach to that of the university’s “access for success”, where Orientation is one component of the FYS module, mainly focussing on “Induction” to Nelson Mandela University and its resources. The realignment or reimagining of the FYS programme adopts the same approach as the university to broaden access and enhance the success of our first years, by having a staggered approach to orientation throughout the students’ academic life cycle especially their first year at varsity.

Brief summary of how we work:

Training is offered for new FYS Buddies. The FYS@Mandela programme has two phases: the 1st starting the previous year with recruitment, selection and workshops to enhance communication, facilitation, and interpersonal skills. The 2nd phase is concluded in the following year, with a three-day core training session.

Generic contact detail if you have one

Tel: +27 (0)41 504 3654

Website: https://orientation.mandela.ac.za/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FysMandela

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fys_mandela/

 

Staff: First Year Success (FYS)
Duncan
Mr Duncan Estrais
Position: First-Year Success Coordinator
Department: Centre for Teaching, Learning and Media
Room: Room 002 E, D-Block 002
Location: North Campus
Phone: 0415043595 / 041 504 3654
Email: duncan.estrais@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA Psychology and BA Hons Psychology
Responsibilities: The purpose of this post is to coordinate appropriate and effective institutional wide new student success programmes in order to facilitate a smooth transition of new students into the academic and social culture of the University as directed in accordance with the mission of the Nelson Mandela University.

Litemba Ndendela
Mr Litemba Ndendela
Position: Public Relations Practitioner
Department: Centre for Teaching, Learning and Media
Room: D-Block 002
Location: North Campus
Phone: 041 504 3654
Email: litemba.ndendela@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: NDip Public Relation Management and BTeach Public Relation Management
Responsibilities: The purpose of this post is to collaborate with the First Year Success Coordinator and Practitioner in the execution of appropriate and effective institution-wide First Year Success Programmes in order to facilitate a smooth transition of new students into the academic and social culture of the University as directed and in accordance with the mission of the Nelson Mandela University.

Zintle Magele
Ms Zintle Magele
Position: First-Year Success Practitioner
Department: Centre for Teaching, Learning and Media
Room: D-Block 002
Location: North Campus
Phone: 041 504 3222
Email: zintle.magele@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: NDip Public Relation Management and BTeach Public Relation Management
Responsibilities: The purpose of this post is to collaborate with the First Year Success Coordinator in the execution of appropriate and effective institution-wide First Year Success Programmes in order to facilitate a smooth transition of new students into the academic and social culture of the University as directed and in accordance with the mission of the Nelson Mandela University