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At UP, there are a variety of services available to assist students. These services include medical, legal and security assistance. Here’s a look at some of UP’s support services that are available to registered UP students.
Socialising is an integral part of university life. Luckily, there are several venues on and off campus where people can relax with their friends.
On the Hatfield campus, the popular Tribeca restaurant located underneath the Aula is a great place for students to take a break between classes. Tribeca is famous at UP for its coffee and provides a nice atmosphere for students to socialise. Also located under the Aula is UP’s Steers branch. It provides space for students to work or socialise while waiting for their food.
There are free busses available for all UP students, all you need is a valid student card. Busses are designated according to campus, making it easier for students to get to their destinations. The residences busses are divided between four different stops: Groenkloof campus, Prinshof campus, men’s residence and TuksNaledi residence. There are also busses that transport students to Mamelodi campus, Prinshof campus and also between Sunnyside and the Hatfield campus. Time schedules for all the bus routes are available on the UP website.
The University of Pretoria has a variety of political societies for students to take part in.
Afriforum is a civil rights organisation that describes itself as “an inclusive, Christian Afrikaans organisation” that stands up for what they believe in. Jaco Grobbelaar, Afriforum Youth Tuks Coordinator, said: “our mission and vision is to protect the rights and interests of our members on campus [...] We started with around 300 members at the beginning of  and now we have over 1000 members at Tuks. Everyone is welcome to come join us if they agree and can associate themselves with what we are doing.”
The University of Pretoria has a zero-tolerance approach to sexual assault, per the University’s code of conduct on handling sexual assault. The code of conduct reinforces that perpetrators and victims may take the form of any gender, sexual orientation, race or social class. There are several student structures that students can approach for advice and assistance on matters relating to sexual harassment and assault.