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Health Sciences Students' Council (HSSC)

The HSSC is the highest decision making body on all issues of student governance at the UCT Faculty of Health Sciences. It is made up of twelve students who are democratically elected to office. The HSSC members represent and make submissions which express student's views, concerns and aspirations to various committees such as the Faculty Education Board, the Assessment Committee, the Health and Safety committee and to the Dean.

The key role of the HSSC is to help students fulfil their academic goal of graduation, by helping to advocate for the most ideal teaching and learning environment at our Faculty. This means that students can approach and be assisted by the HSSC with the following:

The concerns The celebrations & opportunities
  • Academic exclusion
  • Academic and psychosocial support
  • Needle stick injuries
  • Acquiring TB while on duty
  • Problems with transport
  • Financial problems
  • Research opportunities
  • Arranging concerts at our faculty
  • Talks by influential speakers
  • Sports events
  • Talent competitions
  • Starting your own project

Empowering the next generation of leaders

HSSC Committee 2015/2016

Member Title
Chairperson Shane van der Hoven
Deputy Chairperson Siphosethu Ngcongolo
Secretary General Didi Tsitsi
Treasurer Emlyn Allwright
Academic Rep: MBChB Sibusiso Mntambo
Academic Allied Philip Dambisya
Community Outreach Kelly Ahrendse
Entertainment & Sports Khutso Tau Leeuens Setho​