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At any South African tertiary institution the SSD forms part of the overall National Education Transformation Management Strategy.

The SSD aims to fulfill a particular support service and a development function in relation to the complex and ever changing education, human resource and socio-economic needs of the student population and the needs of the country as a whole.

At the University of Zululand, the SSD comprises of nine sections that aim to improve the quality of life of students.

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These sections are:

  - (Office) Dean of Students,

  - Guidance and Counseling,

  - Campus Health Clinic,

  - Financial Aid,

  - Kitchen and Catering,

  - Sports and Recreation,

  - Student Housing,

  - Student Governance,

  - Post-graduates and Students with Special Needs.

Guidance and Counselling Section

The Guidance and Counselling Section at the University of Zululand is a subsection of Student Services Department. The services provided are both for registered students and prospective students of the University. There is no extra cost; students are assisted by virtue of being students or prospective students. The friendly staff of Guidance and Counselling is always ready to help you as you pursue your career.

The below mentioned services are provided by Guidance and Counselling Section:

1. Full Orientation Program

  • Self knowledge
  • Choosing a career
  • Tertiary adjustment
  • Relating to others
  • Resisting peer pressure and achieving your goals

2. Study skills

  • Attending classes, practicals and tutorials
  • Time management
  • Assessment
  • Academic writing

3. Exam preparation

  • Improving your academic performance
  • Emotional stress associated with studies or work

4. Counselling

  • How to deal with personal problems
  • Stress, anxiety and depression
  • Grief and bereavement counseling
  • Harassment (Psychological or social)
  • Family and relationship conflicts
  • Drug or substance abuse
  • Support groups

5. Financial assistance

Information on:

  • Study loans
  • Bursaries
  • Scholarships

6. Job hunting skills

  • CV writing
  • Interview skills

7. Personal empowerment

  • Developing confidence and assertiveness
  • Becoming the best person you can be
  • Dealing with your unhealthy background

8. Graduate recruitment program

  • We invite recruiters to recruit our graduates either for full time employment or internships in South African or international companies.

9. General student development

This subsection of the section caries out some of the co-curricular services that are aimed at distributing total personal student development and advancement. These services are rendered to student organizations, clubs and societies. These structures vary from political, academic, extra mural to religious organizations. Effective and efficient cooperation with other sections and departments in the University of Zululand, other institutions and outside organizations impact greatly on the effectiveness and efficiency of these services.

Consultation hours

Monday to Thursday 7h30-16h00
Friday 7h30-15h00

Phone: 035 902 6346


Head of section
Intern Psychologists
Peer counsellors