1st year struggles to Cum Laude graduate – architect dream achieved

1st year struggles to Cum Laude graduate – architect dream achieved

- Robert Warrior was drawn to architecture from a young age as he dreamt of building his own home

- After registering at the Durban University of Technology, Robert struggled in his 1st year and failed a module

- His results improved dramatically from 2nd year and eventually graduated Cum Laude

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Many young South Africans have no idea which career path to follow, with the wide array of options available.

For Robert Warrior, it seemed like an obvious choice as he dreamt of building his own home ever since he was a young boy.

He said, “I have always wanted to build my own home, utilising skills acquired from studies and practise, it must have something to do with the notion of putting a roof over my head and feeling a sense of ownership.”

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The Durban University of Technology confirmed via their website that Robert registered for a National Diploma in Architectural Technology, but struggled during his first year of studies.

He failed one module and barely passed a few other ones.

Robert was taken aback by his struggles, but changed his attitude and increased his work ethic in his second year.

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The improvement was so dramatic that it resulted in him receiving an academic rebate for his ‘A’ aggregate pass.

In 2017, he was chosen to represent his faculty for a workshop in Germany.

Now, Robert has graduated Cum Laude for his BTech: Architectural Technology and the world is his oyster.

Robert credited a lot of his success to two people at the University - Mr Louis du Plessis and Calvin Ragg.

He revealed some of his future objectives as he said, “I plan on enrolling into the Master’s degree programme when I feel I am prepared for the challenges it will come with.”

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