Siyaphumelela 2019 Conference

The Siyaphumelela 2019 Conference will be from 25-27 June 2019 at the Wanderers Club, Johannesburg.

This year the conference will highlight projects taken to scale over the past four years.

Keynote presenters include:

  • Karen Stout (Achieving the Dream, USA)
  • Michael Sorrell (Paul Quinn College, Dallas)
  • Marietjie Potgieter (University of Pretoria)
  • John Volmink (Chairperson, MIET Africa)


A number of workshops are available:

  • Helping Students to Succeed through Holistic Student Supports
  • Solving the problem of tertiary mathematics: A team effort
  • Using evidence to scale student support for success


Register before 28 May 2019.

SANRC's Revamped Website

May is National First Year Experience month and we’d like to celebrate this by highlighting the work of the South African National Resource Centre (SANRC). We would particularly like to draw attention to their newly revamped website.

SANRC, based at the University of Johannesburg, was established in 2015 with funding from the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). SANRC aims improve student success in South Africa through the development and dissemination of research on the First-Year Experience (FYE).      

The web site showcases a rich archive of materials categorised by the following keywords: Student Success, Orientation, Diversity/Race/Transformation, The Role of Parents in FYE, Teaching and Learning and Student Finances and FYE.