Adjusting to university life can be overwhelming for any first-year student.  

Discipline specific Academic Peer Mentors assit first year students' transition and adjustment to tertiary education, by enabling them to connect to the larger NWU community, their faculty, school, course and peers.  Since the Academic Peer Mentors have also recently transitioned to tertiary education, they are able to provide direction and guidance to first year students. 

At the heart of the programme lies the belief that the wellbeing of a student is paramount to achieving academic success.         




Senior and Open Distance Learning Students

Academic Peer Mentors provide support and guidance to all North-West students to help them acquire the neccessary academic processes, resources and skills they need to excel at University..  

Senior and Open Distance Learning Students seeking intellectual connections and community, experiencing challenges or an inability to meet with an Academic Peer Mentor on campus, can also effectively be supported via on-line mode from the University.




Programme Coordinators

Mafikeng Campus

Anna Motlogi
+27 (0)18 389 2381
Building A3, Block C, Office G65

Potchefstroom Campus

Sonja van der Westhuizen
+ 27 (0)18 299 2134
Building E8, Room 136

Vaal Triangle Campus

Jan-Paul Viljoen
+ 27(0)16 910 3680
Building 13, Split level 3, Room 321