Academic Literacy and student support

Academic Literacy and student support

The primary focus of the student learning and reading lab is to support and develop the reading skills and learning strategies of students with a view to enhance success in learning. The learning advisors from the reading centre will identify problems that students experience with:

  • concentration
  • memory
  • reading speed
  • other study and reading problems.


Other services include:

  • Development of study and reading skills of students to improve their chances of achieving academic success in their studies.
  • One-on-one study assistance
  • SI – Supplementary Instruction
  • Profiling of students according to their reading and studying skills.
  • Testing to determine if a student is eligible for additional time during the writing of tests and exams.

Contact Dr Charl Nel ( for any enquiries.