Welcome to Nelson Mandela University (NMU)!

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The First-Year Success Orientation programme is the start of activities that have been designed to assist you in adjusting and transitioning to university and understanding how things work at Nelson Mandela University. We want to ensure that your first year experience is a successful and enjoyable one. We would also like you to understand the value of developing a good all round education.

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You will be assisted by senior students (FYS Buddies) and staff from your faculty to settle in and to ensure a smooth transition for you. The FYS Buddies will be easily identifiable by their FYS@mandela T-shirts.

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Do not miss this wonderful opportunity to kick-start your university career!

Read through the First-Year Success Orientation Guide before you arrive on campus so that you know what to expect. If you are unsure about anything, do not hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to seeing you!

Warm regards
First-Year Success Orientation Team

Contact information
Mr Duncan Estrais
First-Year Success Coordinator
Tel: 0415043595 / 041 504 3654
duncan.estrais@mandela.ac.za