Academic Advising


Academic Advising is an ongoing, intentional, and collaborative T&L practice that empowers, guides, develops and supports students to achieve their academic goals through the use of a full range of student academic development and support (SADS) and other institutional resources.  

Students seeking to develop their learning strategies, revision techniques, time management skills, memory rehearsal strategies, note-taking/making techniques, reading techniques and critical thinking and problem-solving skills, may make an appointment with an academic adviser of their own accord, or be referred by campus role players.  Academic advisers also assist students with test and exam planning and preparation.




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Bookings can only be made by registered NWU students – using their NWU Microsoft 365 account (e.g.

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Want to communicate with your adviser in a language you are comfortable in? Adviser language competencies are listed with their details below, as well as on the bookings platform of each campus (click on the buttons above). Students can make a booking for an online advising session with any adviser on any campus.

Academic Advisers 

Mahikeng Campus

Mrs. Mittah Magodielo
018 389 2381
Building A3, Office G79
Languages of communication:
English, Setswana, Sepedi, Sesotho


Ms Anna Motlogi
018 389 2204
Building A3, Block C, Office G65
Languages of communication:
English, Setswana
Mr. Lucky Bogatsu
018 389 2974
Building A3, Office G88
Languages of communication:
English, Setswana



Potchefstroom Campus

Mrs Reinette Koekemoer
018 299 4108
Building E8, Office 135
Languages of communication:
English, Afrikaans


Ms Khethiwe Bhiyo
018 299 2134
Building E8, Room 136
Languages of communication:
English, Setswana, isiXhosa

Ms Kedumetse Leepo
Email only
Building E8, Office 137
Languages of communication:
English, Setswana, isiZulu


Dr Sonja van der Westhuizen
018 299 2169
Building C1, Office 234
Languages of communication:
English, Afrikaans

Vanderbijlpark Campus

Ms Jani Kuhn
016 910 3680
Building A14, Split level 3, Office SL322
Languages of communication:
English, Afrikaans


Mr Jan-Paul Viljoen
016 910 3036
Building A14, Split level 3, Office SL321
Languages of communication:
English, Afrikaans

Ms Diné du Preez
016 310 3311
Building A14, Split level 3, Office SL309
Languages of communication:
English, Afrikaans


Academic Advising Administrators

Mahikeng Campus

Ms Boitumelo Kofiwa
018 389 2936
Building A3 , Office G06

Potchefstroom Campus

Vanderbijlpark Campus

Ms Thandi Khumalo
016 910 3331
Building A14, Split level 3, Room SL310