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Welcome Message from the Dean of Students

Paul-Maminza-Dean-of-Students.jpgDr Paul Maminza
Welcome to the University of Mpumalanga, our UMP. Whether you are a new or continuing student you are an important part of our Student Affairs family.
I am privileged and honoured to serve you with the support of my fellow staff members in the Student Affairs Division. We commit to focus our leadership and energy on creating a healthy, safe, inclusive and vibrant environment where we promote a quality student life experience. We commit to create opportunities where you can maximize your personal potential while pursuing your educational dreams.

The University of Mpumalanga is an amazing institution with so much to offer. Take time, explore and embrace the rich opportunities that our young University seeks to present to you. The Student Affairs Division promises to provide support from academic support programmes, living and learning activities, to extracurricular and personal development programmes to students. Our Division is responsible for Student Housing; Student Health Services; Student Governance; Student Development and Sports and Recreation. We are committed to the provision of an environment that is conducive to the holistic development of students. As such we have, consciously, taken a decision to be a student centred Division focussing on the holistic development of students through the provision of an environment that promotes an effective student governance system; vibrant sports and recreation services; and student-centred health and wellness services.  

We are here for you if you encounter any unexpected obstacle along the way. It's our responsibility to help you to seize, reflect upon and integrate your diverse UMP experiences. I invite you to read more about our Division and the available services that we have for our students. Your interest in our University marks the departure point of your exciting academic journey through our UMP.
Best wishes for an amazing UMP Experience.

Dr Paul Maminza
Dean of Students