Dr Celeste Nel & Dr Natasja Brow on Widening Participation: Access with Success

Dr Celeste Nel & Dr Natasja Brow on Widening Participation: Access with Success

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Dr Celeste Nel is the deputy director of the Centre for Student Recruitment and Career Guidance, and the Head of Admissions and Residence Placements at Stellenbosch University.

Dr Celeste Nel started her career in education as a high school teacher in the Northern Cape in 1995 and joined Stellenbosch University in 1997 as a student recruiter for the University’s division for Marketing and Communication. Her involvement in student recruitment activities led to a keen interest in the challenges that students experience in their transition from school to university – especially first generation learners form educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. She received her Doctorate in Higher Education in this field in 2008.

Dr Natasja Brown works at Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of AgriSciences as the Coordinator: Academic and Student Affairs. In this role she is, amongst others, responsible for supporting new student transition, improving the academic experience of undergraduates, advising at risk student, mentor and tutor programmes for at risk students and general academic and wellness support to students within the Faculty.

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