Teaching and Learning Open Day.
The information sharing event on the Westville campus provided an opportunity for academics and students to engage with staff from the Unit and discover the activities/programmes they could benefit from.
In his address, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College, Professor John Mubangizi, highlighted the important role the Unit plays in enhancing teaching and learning which is one of the Colleges strategic goals.
The Unit runs three student focused programmes – Academic Literacies, Academic Monitoring and Support and the Foundation Programme. The Unit also hosts an annual Winter School for Grade 11 and 12 learners from quintiles 1-3 who receive tuition in Mathematics, English Language and Economics.
The Unit’s Head, Dr Annah Bengesai, said it was important for students to be aware of the support structures available so that they could enhance their proficiency and academic performance.
‘The programmes offered by the Unit do not only develop the independence of students in learning approaches but also teach them communication, research and presentation skills which are vital for a successful academic career.
‘The Open Day has also created an opportunity for students to meet and familiarise themselves with those guiding them through their academic journey and for them to know where we are located and that our doors are always open to them,’ said Bengesai.