Support Services

Academic Affairs Council (AAC)


The primary responsibility of the AAC is to represent and protect your academic affairs and development as a student. This includes:

  • Academic complaints
  • Language Policy Grievances- academic offering in the classroom, course framework, etc.
  • Test or timetable clashes
  • Plagiarism issues
  • Problems with lecturers, mentors, tutors or tut classes
  • Co-curricular development



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What is the function of the AAC?

The Academic Affairs Council, also known as the AAC, is a Student Representative Council (‘SRC’) substitute. The Council consists of the chairperson and vice chairperson of all ten faculties’ student councils as well a five-person executive committee.

Ultimately, the AAC works towards academic success as a supportive body, through the collaborative work of all its members as well as other groups. Queries are handled in accordance with a model that encourages a collective effort in which students are supported in and around the academic environment. From the class representatives, to the AAC, SRC and finally to Management, students are encouraged to seek support in order to guarantee their own well-being and success.

Lastly, The AAC has committed itself to serving the students at Stellenbosch University and should therefore be held accountable in that regard. The structure of the Council allows for a system of checks and balances to ensure the effective, sustainable, and consistent effort towards academic success for all.  

Is there membership/subscription fee to be a part of the AAC?


When I am enrolled at the University as a first year, am I eligible to run for the AAC?


Who can I contact to get more information about the AAC?
  • Chairperson – George van Dyk (
  • Vice Chairperson – Sebastian Foster (