First Year Experience

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Dear Humanities First Year


Below is some useful information on support services that are available at UJ. We encourage you to make use of these.

Campus HealthGeneral Health ServicesE Les08:00 – 15:30
PSYCAD​​Psychological and Career Development ServicesC Ring 108:00 – 15:30
24 Hour Crisis Line082 054 1137
Academic Development Centre (AD)Various Workshops assisting with:

Critical reading and note taking skills

Preparing for Exams

Time Management skills

Stress Management Skills

D Ring 308:00 – 16:00
Meal Assistance ProgrammeStudent Welfare CentreE Ring 308:00 – 16:00
Programme changes or CancelationFaculty officeC Ring 208:00 -16:00
Assistance with a specific ModuleTutor for the moduleRelevant Department concernedCheck availability with tutor
Your first Assessment ResultIf you have below 45% setup an appointment with a tutor or lecturer to improve for the next test.Relevant Department concernedCheck availability with tutor


Technical support available

The Centre for Academic Technologies (CAT) has a helpdesk operating during office hours (08:00-16:00) to assist. You can email for help with Blackboard and other related issues

Student Experience

To enhance the quality of the total student experience, the University of Johannesburg offers both academic and social support to their students at no cost. To learn more about the services and how you can get assistance, download ‘The Toolbox Booklet’; should you require a hard copy, you can collect it on the campus from the Academic Development Centre (ADC).

Should you require any assistance as a first-year student, please contact the First Year Experience (FYE) Office:

​Location​Contact number​Email address
Yellow Block on third floor: D Ring 329

​011 559 2625