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 UWC’s Dr Venicia McGhie awarded the esteemed Fulbright post-doctoral scholarship for 2014/2015​​

UWC’s Dr Venicia McGhie awarded the esteemed Fulbright post-doctoral scholarship for 2014/2015​​


Dr Venicia McGhie, from the Academic Development Department in the Economic and Management Sciences Faculty, is a recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Post-doctoral scholarship for 2014/2015. An academic development practioner, Dr McGhie’s research area is focused on first year students’  learning, challenges that they and interventions to support students to succeed in passing all their subjects at the end of their first year of study at university. During her scholarship period , Dr McGhie  will be working with first-year students at the University of Missouri- St Louis (UMSL) in St-Louis, USA, from October 2014 year until the end of September next year.  She will be working closely with Dr Pat Boyer from the School of Education at Missouri- St Louis as well as other colleagues involved in student support and development. During this period, Dr Mc Ghie will evaluate the UMSL  intervention programmes that were developed to improve pass and retention rates among their undergraduate students.

Dr McGhie’s aim for this period is to determine the challenges and successes of such programmes and support services, in order to replicate them in the EMS and other faculties at UWC as well as at  other higher education institutions in South Africa.

According to Dr McGhie ‘it is indeed an honour and I am very grateful for this wonderful opportunity that has been given to me’. 

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