n South African Journal of Higher Education - Student success in entry level modules at the University of Kwazulu-Natal

Volume 25, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 1011-3487



The University of KwaZulu-Natal is now six years post merger - time to reflect as the institution is now well settled. Modules are offered on multiple campuses, at various levels, ranging from entry level modules through to Ph.D. studies. This article attempts to identify the factors that lead to the successful progression of students to higher level modules. Different academic faculties have different admission and exclusion criteria. Accordingly, the analysis of these factors will be done on a faculty by faculty basis. Among all the factors investigated, first attempt of the course is found to be a common factor leading to student's success across faculties, whilst accommodation (off campus vs. on campus) also plays a role. Good academic results from high school (both Mathematics and English) are further found to be useful in promoting success in some faculties.

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