What Makes a Student Succeed?

Authors

  • Shahireh Sharif University of Manchester, Manchester
  • Neetu Bansal University of Manchester, Manchester
  • Larry Gifford University of Manchester, Manchester
  • Gareth A Morris University of Manchester, Manchester
  • Jill Barber University of Manchester, Manchester

Abstract

Academic abilityis not the only factor influencing student success in Pharmacy, and GCE A-level grades are poor predictors of final degree class. In a project begun in 1997, we have sought to correlate student data available to us on UCAS forms and data available early in the student's University career with the results obtained in the final year of the course. The intention is both to inform the admissions process and to design appropriate support for students at risk of underachievement. 

Author Biographies

Shahireh Sharif, University of Manchester, Manchester

School of Pharmcy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Neetu Bansal, University of Manchester, Manchester

School of Pharmcy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Larry Gifford, University of Manchester, Manchester

School of Pharmcy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Gareth A Morris, University of Manchester, Manchester

Department of Chemistry

Jill Barber, University of Manchester, Manchester

School of Pharmcy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Published

03/10/2002

Issue

Section

Research Article