Office of Advocacy and Wellbeing (OAW)

The Office of Advocacy & Wellbeing (OAW) in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry looks after issues pertaining to the health and well-being of learners. The office also advocates on their behalf.

Learner health and well-being include both physical and mental health. We provide counselling on academic and personal matters. We also provide advice and help accommodate the needs of learners with special circumstances. Our aim is to ensure that postgraduate learners are well supported and able to perform to the best of their abilities.

As advocates for learners, we ensure their best interests are represented in all faculty and university considerations. This includes advocating for students and residents both, and making sure they are represented on all major policy committees.