About Us

The Tygerberg Postgraduate Student Council (TPSC) is a student representative structure that exists to highlight and address the specific and unique needs of postgraduate students at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University (SU). Established in 2016, the TPSC falls under the jurisdiction of the Tygerberg Student Representative Council (TSR) and joins the broader student representative community of the Stellenbosch Representative Council (SRC) based on Stellenbosch Campus.

Through our engagement with several SU management structures within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, the TPSC is tasked with ensuring representation of postgraduate students at various committees including the Dean’s Management Team, the Faculty Committee for Postgraduate Research, Advisory Committee for Tygerberg Student Affairs (ACTSA) and Strategic Committee on Recruitment, Selection & Admission (SCoRSA).

In line with the values of accountability, integrity, unity, fairness, and excellence, the TPSC strives to serve the postgraduate community through portfolios-based management. Furthermore, the TPSC aspires to lead by example in the advancement of transformation, diversity, and multiculturalism.

Our Vision

To embody a progressive, inclusive and diverse postgraduate student community, wherein students thrive in the pursuit of higher education.

Our Mission

To advocate for Tygerberg postgraduate students through transparent and accountable leadership, representation of students’ concerns, promotion of personal development and provision of academic support relevant to the current educational landscape.