Melt Hugo is a graduate of Stellenbosch University, where he obtained his B.Sc., B.Sc. (Honours)(Genetics) and M.Sc. (cum laude) degrees. In 2017 he received the Rectors Award for Excellence in leadership. He is currently an elected member of the Executive Committee of Stellenbosch University’s SRC and is the founder and chairperson of the first student-dedicated mental health task team: #SUpport. The task team focusses on establishing a student mental health policy document, creating awareness and normalizing stigma-free conversations around mental health on our campuses. Melt is also the former deputy speaker (internal) of Stellenbosch University’s Student Parliament and is currently studying medicine.