GENERAL CAMPUS SERVICES
Campus Protection Unit
Campus Protection Unit is situated next to Hobson House in Rhodes Avenue and is open 24 hours a day. It provides "highly visible" patrols on campus to guard against criminals and vandals. It also controls traffic, locks and unlocks certain buildings and has a lost and found property section. Guards will accompany students on campus at night for protection if requested and students are encouraged to make full use of this facility. All incidents should be reported immediately for assistance.
The Legal Aid Clinic
The Legal Aid Clinic provides legal assistance to indigent people (whether students or members of the public) free of charge, and at the same time provides practical training for senior Law students in the implementation of the law. It is directed by Mr Jonathan Campbell, an Attorney. The Clinic employs two additional Attorneys, Mr Sibongile Mkumatela (Deputy Director and Co-Ordinator, Advice Office Project), and Ms Desiree Africa, (Co-Ordinator, Family Law Unit) as well as two Candidate Attorneys Mr Sibongile Mpambani and Mr Sean Ramsden.
The Clinic will assist you with most legal problems of a civil or a criminal nature. The premises of the Clinic are at 41 New Street, and it is open from 8.00am to 12.45pm and 14.00 to 16.30pm each week day.
Telephone: (046) 6229301 / Fax: (046) 6229312.
Visit the Legal Aid website
The Oppidan Board
The Oppidan Board caters for Rhodes students not living in Residence. A new Oppidan governing structure has recently been set up to ensure taht Oppidans are well represented on campus. For details, please see the Dean of Students Web Site under student services on the RU Home page.
The Oppidan Union provides a common room (with a TV and M-Net decoder) where tea and coffee are served daily. Guzzles are held termly, and the Oppidan Ball has always been a highlight of Oppidan activity.
An Oppidan Accommodation Bureau has been established, which maintains a register of "graded" digs accommodation in town. The Bureau also offers advice, blank contract forms and any other `accommodation-related' assistance to Oppidan students.
Help and advice is available from the Oppidan Secretary, Mrs Joyce Allcock, between 08.30-12.45 on weekdays. Her office is located in the Rhodes Union building (down the passage from Kaif). Help and advice is always available from the Assistant Dean of Students, Dr Iain L'Ange, whose office is located in the Main Administration Block.
Secretary: Mrs J Allcock, Tel: (046) 6038229
Asst Dean of Students: Dr I L'Ange, Tel: (046) 6038188.
The Student Representative Council
What is the SRC?
The Student Representative Council (SRC) comprises 16 members of the student body, who act in the interest of students. It is a legislated body, which means that it is a recognised and legitimate body with legally emforceable rights and duties.
The fact that the SRC is recognised in the legislation of the country gives it a certain weight that can be used to good effect in making sure that the student interests are taken into account in the running of the University.
An election campaign is run annually during the third term. Elected students are assigned portfolios which become the aspect of student life they deal with.
The SRC is supervised by the Dean of Students, who provides guidance and ensures that all activities are within the scope of the SRC responsibilities.
What does the SRC do?
The SRC endeavours to ensure that decisions made affecting the student body are not made without their interests being represented. These can range from Warden appointments to broader issues such as transformation.
The SRC also acts as a liaison between students and Administration. In cases where students feel they have been unfairly treated by the University, they may approach the SRC for assistance. The SRC also has the power to call a student to face charges in the face of misconduct, and impose fines if necessary.
The SRC has this year identified a number of key issues that will be addressed - our Vision and Mission for the year has already been drawn up and will be available from the SRC Website. We invite all students who wish to raise an issue or find out more information about an aspect of the University to contact the SRC.
Office: (046) 6227122
President: 083 653 4441
Vice President: 082 8099056
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Visit the SRC website