Rebecca du Plessis (20), a second year student studying towards her Bachelor in Education (B.Ed.) at the University of Stellenbosch (US) has been selected as a mentor at CampusKey. As the leading provider of secure student accommodation, CampusKey offers students everything they need under one roof so that they can focus on their main objective - to graduate and have fun at the same time.   Born and raised in Johannesburg, Du Plessis completed her schooling at Crawford College. Says du Plessis: “I’m privileged to be studying in beautiful Stellenbosch. I’m currently on the brink of completing my second year of teaching. Once I’ve completed my degree, I’ll be able to teach grade four to ten specialising in mathematics, physics and chemistry. My goal is to further my studies by doing an honours in remedial teaching as well as another undergraduate degree, either in nursing or a B.Comm. in accounting or marketing. My education is important to me and I absolutely love this course, although it’s time consuming and requires a certain way of thinking and learning.”   As a mentor, Du Plessis hopes to focus on academic encouragement and facilitate more study groups. “I’m thrilled about becoming a mentor. I want to inspire students by setting up study groups, connecting those in the same academic fields and getting them to attend academic workshops and events at CampusKey. I’m also required to assist the student connector in creating, planning and organising monthly and annual events, as well as promote these to our students.”   Du Plessis has thoroughly enjoyed staying at CampusKey. “2018 has been my first year at CampusKey and I’ve loved it so much that I decided to stay in my same room next year. It has been tons of fun. I love the vibe and interactions that take place, the location is ideal for walking to campus, I feel safe and on top of it my parents are at ease in Johannesburg, knowing that I live in a secure environment.”   She approaches life with great balance and a focussed attitude. “I have exceptional time management skills which is a great advantage. I set aside time to focus on my academics, my physical well-being by hitting the gym, following a well-balanced diet and getting all my student chores done. My academics take priority, but I always make time for family and friends, even if it means staying up late or getting up early. My goals for next year include becoming a Golden Key member at the university, participating in events and as a mentor, inspire students and form lasting friendships.”   Du Plessis spends her free time tutoring fellow students in mathematics or outdoors. “I’m very sporty and love the outdoors. You can often find me running in the J.S. Marais Nature Reserve. My hobbies are running, exercising and playing netball. I also love binge watching series and one of my favourite things to do is spend the day in bed in my pj’s watching Grey’s Anatomy or CSI. I recently started doing gel nails as a side hobby to make some extra money and love it. If I have spare time, I enjoy creating memory boxes and scrapbooking albums,” she adds.   Du Plessis concludes: “CampusKey is so different and unique from other student accommodation. It’s the only other private accommodation that gives you a similar experience to what you’ll get in a university residence. I feel that CampusKey is also one of the nicest student residences with regards to the value for money, room sizes, location and safety.”   Three lucky students stand the chance of winning their accommodation for next year at their Bloemfontein, Potchefstroom or Port Elizabeth campuses, valued at R65 000. To enter the competition and see the terms and conditions, visit CampusKey’s website at   Visit or phone 0861-STUDENT for more info. Follow CampusKey on Facebook:   Ends