Helping all students make the best possible use of their educational experience at the Nelson Mandela University.


The central mission of Student Affairs is the facilitation of the learning process for all students and the cultivation of an environment which enriches and supports learning and holistic development of internal and external stakeholders.

To achieve our mission, we must be characterized by:

  • Encouraging all students to strive for excellence in all their activities
  • Staying learner-centred
  • Solving problems innovatively
  • Forging partnerships with academic faculties and other relevant stakeholders
  • Adopting an integrated approach to the delivery of student services and programmes
  • Advocating lifelong learning
  • Adhering to best practice norms and behaviours
  • Displaying a commitment to research and assessment
  • Consulting widely within the university and externally on relevant issues