Welcome to the HIV and AIDS Programme and Disability Support Unit.
The HIV and AIDS Programme focuses on delivering a quality service to students who may be affected or infected by HIV. In addition to the 17 staff members (HIV Coordinator, HIV Counsellors, Health Promoters, Administrator, and Nurses), we annually recruit 200 Voluntary Student Peer Educators on all five campuses. We are actively involved in promoting Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights of all students at UKZN through numerous campaigns, residence visits, and forum activities. We have also included COVID-19 related duties and education as part of our portfolio since 2020.
The Disability Support Unit (DSU) functions as a support to students with disabilities and as an advocate to ensure their rights within the living and learning spaces at UKZN are recognized. The DSU has 30 staff members (DSU Coordinators, DSU Support Officer, Independence Trainers, Information Access Officer, South African Sign Language Interpreters, Reformatting Officers and Reformatting Assistants) who function on all five campuses. While a part of our function is to support students with access to information (residence, funding, etc.), we additionally advocate for students’ rights to access their academic material in a format that they utilize, reasonable accommodations, and access to the built environment.
We welcome students in all their diversity, and we wish you success on your journey.