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Help-seeking behaviours: Help us help you.

When: Thursday, 02 May 2024 - Thursday, 02 May 2024
Where: Online Event
Start time:13:15


Join the Student Transitions and Persistence Unit, CCDU and Prof. Liz Brenner at a talk for first-year Wits students.

University-level academic activities are different in many ways from students’ high school experiences.

Transitioning from high school to university lecturer styles, having to prepare material in advance, dealing with demanding academic requirements that are more difficult and assignments are completed outside of your timetable. University level studies require an expansion of your studying strategies.

Help-seeking behaviours within the university context consist of two components namely academic help seeking behaviours and psychological help-seeking behaviours.

Academic help-seeking behaviour refers to cognitively orientated achievement behaviour involving the search for the employment of a strategy to obtain academic success.

Psychological help-seeking behaviour refers to the emotion-oriented counselling services requested by students and delivered by counselling support services. In this workshop, you will learn about the resources you can access to help you attain academic success.

Research studies have shown that when students engage in academic help-seeking behaviours and psychological help-seeking behaviours, there is a direct effect on students’ academic achievement (Statke, 2019).


Brought to you by the Centre of Student Development (CSD). The Student Transitions and Persistence Unit (STPU) works to ensure every student experiences a smooth and empowering journey from entry to graduation. Counselling & Careers Development Unit (CCDU) offers a wide range of services to Students, Prospective Students and Graduate Recruiters.

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