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Ancilliary Student Support

Counselling
Kenyatta University has a free and confidential advice and counselling service that addresses issues related to career development, academic matters, psychological and emotional concerns as well as decision making in general. The service is also open to groups. Willing students are also encouraged to join the peer counselling group which is of great help when dealing with fellow students who may feel more at ease with their peers. Remember “a problem shared is a problem half solved”.

 

Mentoring
In the course of their studies, students may face barriers in their academic and social life for a variety of reasons. It is in this regard that the University has a mentoring programme that helps to nurture students in order to make the right decisions and career choices. The process is guided by a well stipulated mentoring policy and code of conduct and ethics, as well as guidelines for staff mentors. Mentoring entails pairing students with adult volunteers or older students who provide friendship, guidance and support as they navigate new and ever more challenging circumstances. Students who are interested are encouraged to join the mentoring team. The mentorship programme involves staff to students’ mentorship, students to students nurture and mentorship programme, countrywide mentorship visits to secondary schools and the Growing Leaders Programme Initiative (GLPI). The main aim of the latter is to nurture leaders out of students.

 

Chaplaincy and Pastoral Support
Matters of faith are coordinated by chaplains in the case of Protestant, Catholic, and Seventh Day Adventist students. An Imam does the same for Muslim students. Students are expected to liaise with the respective leaders and coordinators of their chosen faiths in order to know when and where to go for worship or spiritual counseling. Students are encouraged to join faith-based groups such as the Christian Union, Catholic Action, and Muslim Association for their general wellbeing.

 

Health Services
The University has a comprehensive Health Unit in Main Campus and a Health Clinic in Parklands. The latter serves all students and staff for minor ailments. The University has a referral policy with regard to health conditions that require further attention. You are advised to read your welcome pack to appraise yourself of this policy and its implications should you require any emergency health services. In the event you have a pre-existing medical condition you should approach the resident health personnel in Parklands Campus and appraise them of the same, including any advice that should be taken into account in the unlikely event of an emergency. The Health Clinic at KUSOL also provides wellness services aimed at prevention or avoidance of lifestyle related diseases, as well as providing education on early detection of the same.

 

Aids Control Unit
The Aids Control Unit (ACU) offers training in peer education and reproductive health. Its vision is to have an HIV/AIDs free Africa by creating a caring student community that supports informed and responsible choices with regard to life and HIV/AIDS. Every year the University holds an AIDS Testing Week where both staff and students voluntarily test their status. This initiative has been well received at KUSOL with many students turning up for the counseling and testing. KUSOL now has an in-house Voluntary Counselling and Testing [VCT] facility.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 September 2013 11:53

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