Student Welfare and Support Services

Student Welfare and Support Services

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Caring for the students' well being and success is the aim of the Office of the Director of Student Welfare and Support Services. Right from the time of arrival a student is welcomed with a process of induction into various aspects of the University life. This begins with registration after which those in need of accommodation are appropriately helped. There are limited facilities in both the Men's and Women's Hostels. General Catering Services are also provided but only in the Main Campus.

What follows next is a broad orientation of the University College's rules and regulations pertaining to the conduct and behaviour of students'. Co-curricular, spiritual, as well as general guidance and counseling programmes are well provided.
A critical objective of the above endeavours is to inculcate a culture of care to society and responsible dialogue with stakeholders. Ultimately, there will be an added value element and the enhancement of the Technical University of Kenya public image. Besides the Director Students Welfare and Support Services there are two other key officers within the directorate. The Dean of Students is responsible for students' social welfare, students' development programmes, students' organizations and the Chaplaincy services. The other is the Chief Sports Officer who is responsible for sports and games and excursions and research.

The University College has developed a comprehensive range of support services and resources for the benefit of students. They are described as below:

Accommodation

The University has 2 hostels providing accommodation for male and female students. In Nairobi, there is a growing number of hostels in the city which are privately owned; the combination of University and private hostels means that most first year students are successful in obtaining a place in this type of accommodation. View list of private hostels

Counselling

Confidential counselling is available if you are distressed or confused about any aspect of your life. Counsellors are based in the counselling centre and also offer a regular service at other main sites across the University.

Careers

The University Careers Service is available to students to provide assistance and information on careers, employment opportunities, further studies and training. The career service also works closely with academic departments in helping students to acquire the necessary skills and experience for their future professional lives.

Chaplaincy

The Chaplains are appointed by the University from the respective Churches to serve all members of the University, whatever their convictions of beliefs. They undertake a range of activities with students individually and in groups and work in co-operation with the other student services.

Sport & Recreation

There are extensive opportunities for sport and recreation, supported by a team of staff who provide activities to suit all ability levels at the University's sports centres. Tournaments and leagues take place throughout the year. There are outdoors sports facilities for football, basketball, hockey, rugby, volleyball, athletics etc. The focus is on sport for both recreation and excellence.

Students' Union

The Students' Union is a democratic organisation run by students for students and it is through their involvement that we can provide new and exciting services. Each year a committee of students is elected by the students, to run the Union.

Scholarships

The University awards a number of partial tuition fee scholarships for needy students.

Events and Notices

2021/22 Academic Calendar

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Notice to The Technical University of Kenya Staff and The Student Fraternity

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Students Accommodation and Catering

This department is responsible for providing Catering services to students and staff of the university and to meetings and events hosted in the campus. In addition, students’ accommodation needs are handled in the office of the Assistant Director where students are placed into the available university accommodation or recommended to over 50 hostels that have been vetted by the department. Students are encouraged to present their special and welfare needs to the assistant director for consideration from time to time.

The Counseling Unit

The Counseling unit of The Technical University of Kenya is one of the units under the Directorate of Students Support Services. The unit is meant to enhance the emotional, psychological and behavioral wellbeing of the students.

The Chaplaincy

Spiritual guidance is provided by three Chaplains. Our chaplaincy is staffed by spiritual leaders, one protestant, one Catholic and one Muslim. The services of the chaplaincy are open to the entire University community. Some of these services and activities include: guidance, conducting worship services and coordinating spiritual activities at the university. The chaplains also teach, conduct and coordinate religious activities for students through the Young Catholics Association (YCS), Christian Union (CU), the Muslim Students Association and the Seventh Day Adventists (SDA).

Sports, Recreation & Co-curricular Activities

There are extensive opportunities for sport and recreation, supported by a team of staff who provide activities to suit all ability levels at the University's sports centres. Tournaments and leagues take place throughout the year. There are outdoors sports facilities for football, basketball, hockey, rugby, volleyball, athletics etc. The focus is on sport for both recreation and excellence.