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Faculty of Law

Law has an Academic Advisor

Come and meet your academic advisor!

An academic advisor works in the Faculty of Law for two and a half days each week and is available to all law students for consultation. 

 

CONATCT DETAILS

Academic Advisor (Law): Kim Hurter

Office:  Law Faculty, Embizweni Building, First Floor, Room 131

Email:   Kim.Hurter@mandela.ac.za

Tel:        041 504 2587

 

HOW TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

First check to find out when the academic advisor is available for consultation, then check your timetable to see when you are available, and choose a timeslot when you are both available. To book an appointment you can either:

  • email the academic advisor with your proposed timeslot, or
  • phone the academic advisor.

 

What is Academic Advising?

Academic advising is an ongoing and intentional teaching and learning practice that empowers students in their learning and developmental process to self-actualise, realise and connect their educational and career goals towards lifelong learning. This is done by providing students with information and connecting them to resources that are designed to help them reach their educational and career goals.

While it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to make decisions about his/her life and career goals, and to determine how those goals impact on their time at university, the academic advisor can assist the process by exploring different options and considering alternatives, identifying useful resources, and providing support in the form of mentoring, skills development and career pathway planning.

 

Student Responsibilities

  • As far as possible, try to set an appointment in advance with the academic advisor. While you are welcome to pop in without an appointment, there is no guarantee that the academic advisor will be able to see you.
  • Be on time for your appointment and remember to cancel if you cannot make it.
  • Come prepared by thinking about questions/concerns you would like to discuss and complete any questionnaires the academic advisor may ask you to complete in preparation for the session.
  • Take responsibility for making your own educational plans and decisions, and for completing tasks that may be set out after the advising session.
  • Monitor your own progress and ask for help when you need it.

 

Advisor Responsibilities

  • To help students define and develop realistic educational plans.
  • Connect students to useful resources and other advisors to advance their educational plan.
  • Provide accurate information to help students navigate the university system.
  • To monitor and track student progress.