Launch of the first CURSUS+ lecture "The scale and factors of "success" at university"

On The November 24, 2020

As part of its CURSUS+ project, the Université de Lyon is launching a series of lectures called “Students Successes” with a lecture of Marc Romainville called "The scale and factors of "success" at university". Redesigned in a 100% remote format opened to all, this event is an opportunity to review the new university entry support schemes, in particular those of CURSUS+.

The first CURSUS+ project trials started in September 2019. These include the four-year Bachelor's degree programs implemented in three partner institutions: The Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 and the Université Jean Monnet Saint-Étienne. These project trials have been put in place to offer personalized programs and support to the students who need it, in an effort to do as much as possible to improve their chances of success at the university entry.

The conference aims to discuss on the adapted academic paths and success factors for students as early as their first year of university, especially during the key stage of the secondary school leaving, before entering university. It is structured in three stages:
  • Definitions of the concepts of “success” and “failure”;
  • Overview of the main factors associated with failure;
  • Academic approaches to promote student success.
It is presented by Marc Romainville, Professor of Education Sciences at the University of Namur in Belgium, introduced by Philippe Poncharal, Professor of Physics at the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 and Operational Manager of the CURSUS+ project at the University of Lyon, and moderated by Catherine Loisy, then Senior Lecturer (HDR) in Education Sciences at the French Institute of Education (Institut français de l'éducation) – ENS de Lyon.

It is aimed at high school students and their parents, students, high school teachers, research professors, researchers, counseling professionals and secondary and university education representatives.



The CURSUS+ project, led by the Université de Lyon, receives State aid which is administered by the French National Research Agency (Agence nationale de la recherche) as part of the Future Investments Program under the reference ANR-18-NCUN-0005.

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