First Year Experience with UJ’s student coordinator, Ms Paulina Makibelo
Date: Feb 7, 2022 | News
It’s a brand new year and with it comes change. For the 2022 first year students, the change comes in the form of a whole new environment and adjusting to their new tertiary level reality.
While it’s normal to be nervous, the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Ms Paulina Makibelo says the First Year orientation will help ease some of those nerves.
Ms Makibelo, who provides professional support and coordinates first year students for the Academic Development Centre, indicated that all registered students will be able to attend the 8-day orientation online.
When classes start on 14 February 2022, Makibelo says there will be physical support on all 4 campuses.
“The support team is trained to be able to assist the students with the queries they may have. Support is also available online. A student that attends orientation and participates in the campus tour will be better off when classes start. With later registrations, it takes them longer to adjust. Adjustment is a process, the orientation eases their fears and anxieties. Campus tours take them to strategic places including the lecture halls they will be attending their classes in.”