- The University of Johannesburg offers extensive academic support to all students.
- Your faculty will have the general information you need about your studies.
- If you have any issues regarding your subjects, it can be sorted out at your faculty.
- NB! Take note of the faculty in which you are studying.
- However, when the issue becomes more specific to a certain subject, it is best to get assistance at the department.
- Your lecturers and tutors will assist you with your subject’s content.
- UJ has an Academic Development and Innovation (ADI) Centre.
- ADI (D Ring 3), is able to assist you with your various academic needs.
- You will be able to find and gain academic assistance under the different units within ADI.
- Each unit focuses on different areas of academic assistance.
- ALDU focuses on literacies and learning strategies that are provided to students to aid them in coping with the demands of their studies.
- LDU offers a module called Mastering Academic and Professional Skills (MAPS), which is a credit-bearing module.
- The Writing Centre assists students by providing strategies to improve their academic writing and reading.
- CAT promotes and supports the use of academic technologies to produce a richer learning experience for students.
Psychological Support and Career Services
- The University of Johannesburg has a Psychological Services and Career Development Centre, also known as PsyCaD.
- PsyCaD aids in psychological support and career services.
- PsyCaD’s vision: “Centre of excellence for psychological and career services”
- PsyCaD is based on all four campuses.
- Contact details:
–Bunting Road (APB) Impala Court 011 559 1318
–Kingsway (APK) C Ring 1 011 559 3324
–Doornfontein (DFC) House 2, Louisa Street 011 559 6042
–Soweto (SWC) Adelaide Tambo Building 011 559 575
Campus Health Services
- The University of Johannesburg has Campus Health services on all four campuses.
- Consultation hours are from 08:00 – 15:30, Monday to Friday.
- Services available to UJ students:
Primary Health Care
Health Education and Promotion
Reproductive Health Care (Family Planning)
HIV/Aids Counselling and Testing (VCT)
Travel Medicine (APK)
- Contact details:
Auckland Park Bunting Road Campus (APB) 011 559 1238
Auckland Park Kingsway Campus (APK) 011 559 3837
Doornfontein Campus (DFC) 011 559 6132
Soweto Campus (SWC) 011 559 5736
- Campus Health offers HIV/Aids Counseling and Testing.
- This is known as Voluntary Confidential Counselling and Testing (VCCT).
- VCCT allows you to know your HIV status.
- You will need to take an HIV test, which will inform you if you are HIV positive or negative.
- Getting tested is voluntary, which means it is your own choice and confidential, and you are guaranteed absolute privacy.
- The process of VCCT:
1.Pre-test counselling – This will prepare you for the test and the anticipated result. You will be advised by a trained counsellor.
2.The HIV test – There are three common HIV tests (Elisa HIV antibody test, Western Blot test and Rapid test).
3.Post-test counselling – You will be told the results of the test. A positive test means that you are HIV positive. A counsellor will help you get through this news. If your test is negative, a counsellor will advise you on various ways of keeping yourself safe from contracting HIV.
Safety and Security
- The University of Johannesburg has a Protection Services unit.
- Criminal offences or police emergencies should be reported to the Protection Services.
- Protection Services can be contacted 24/7.
- Once contacted, security will be dispatched to the location where assistance is needed.
Be street smart and keep safe!!!
Crisis / Emergency
- Here are the contact details of UJ’s Protection Services if you or others are experiencing a crisis or emergency.
APB: 011 559 1312
APK: 011 559 2000/2555
DFC: 011 559 6450
SWC: 011 559 5555