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USP Lautoka Campus Graduation – a memorable occasion - 9 Sep 2016 03:49:48 pm
Graduations always mark special achievement in one’s life, but to be part of a pioneer group of graduating students will always hold a distinct place in their hearts.
These were the sentiments of many graduates who accomplished yet another academic goal in their lives by being the first batch of students to graduate from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Lautoka Campus on 9 September 2016.
For Ms Narieta Tuibeqa, who graduated with Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry, graduating with a Degree is a huge achievement.
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USP marks historical graduation in Lautoka - 9 Sep 2016 03:17:22 pm
For the first time, The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Lautoka Campus hosted a graduation ceremony where a total of ninety-two (92) students graduated at the Girmit Centre in Lautoka on 9 September 2016.
Out of the total, seventy-eight (78) per cent of the students graduated with Postgraduate qualifications, including forty-four (44) students with Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme and one student with Masters in Education. Forty-nine per cent (49%) of all graduates were females.
The graduation was attended by USP Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council... More »
Seven’s maestro Serevi inspires crowd - 9 Sep 2016 03:07:32 pm
Humility and respect are two values that were instilled in Fiji’s very own rugby sevens maestro Mr Waisale Serevi ever since his childhood days.
That was the gist of the message Dr Serevi gave students, staff and members of the public at a special seminar titled, Rugby, Rio & Serevi: The Pride of a Nation at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 8 September 2016.
The event was organised by the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education’s (FALE) School of Social Sciences (SOSS).
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USP’s IT Diploma gets NZ recognition - 8 Sep 2016 02:38:22 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE)’s Diploma in Information Technology (IT) has received recognition from Skills International New Zealand.
This means that this programme is comparable to New Zealand Qualification Authority’s (NZQA) relevant Diploma in IT.
Director Pacific TAFE, Mr Hasmukh Lal said, “This is yet another achievement for Pacific TAFE in terms of international validation. It is a strong signal to the employers that our work ready IT students graduate with an internationally comp... More »
146 students graduate from USP’s Solomon Islands Campus - 5 Sep 2016 08:47:46 am
A total of one hundred and forty-six (146) students graduated from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Solomon Islands Campus on Friday 2 September 2016.
The ceremony was attended by the USP Pro Chancellor Mr Winston Thompson and Mrs Queenie Thompson, Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra, Solomon Islands Minister for Education Honourable John Moffat Fugui, members of the University Senior Management team, diplomats, Government officials and members of parliament, Heads of Regional and International Organisations, distinguished guests, staff, students, graduates, their families and well-... More »
USP signs MOU with International Research Institute - 2 Sep 2016 04:13:26 pm
South Pacific and United Kingdom (UK) marine science collaboration has been further strengthened with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the UK Government’s Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and The University of the South Pacific (USP) at the University’s Emalus Campus in Port Vila, Vanuatu on 24 August 2016.
The agreement will explore a range of different partnership opportunities in the field of marine science.
Vanuatu Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary, Honourable Silas Bule Melve who was t... More »
USP journalism alumni share experience with students - 2 Sep 2016 10:05:54 am
Journalism students at The University of the South Pacific (USP) got the opportunity to listen to USP Journalism alumni on “what it takes to succeed as a journalism student and as a professional in the workplace” as part of the 7th Wansolwara Toks Series.
The alumni included Ms Dawn Gibson, Mr Ravai Vafo'ou and Mr Tevita Vuibau. All three have built successful careers and stand out as USP alumni who are making a contribution both in Fiji and the region.
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USP holds Vice-Chancellor’s Forum on Learning & Teaching - 1 Sep 2016 05:24:24 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) hosted the 2016 Vice-Chancellor’s Forum on Learning & Teaching at the Laucala Campus on 1 September.
In officially opening it, Professor Richard Coll, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning, Teaching and Student Services (LTSS) for USP said the Forum is an ongoing regular event in the University’s academic calendar.
“It is about sharing our ideas on teaching excellence and thinking innovatively for the future, so the programme has been designed around that theme,” he stated.
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USP’s Community Development programme gets Australian accreditation - 1 Sep 2016 04:33:48 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Certificate III in Community Development programme has been accredited by the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA).
The programme is offered by USP’s Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), which provides skills based qualifications for employment opportunities at an entry and para professional levels, pathways for higher studies and career advancement for working people.
Certificate III in Community Development isa programme that enhances students’ knowledge in community development issues ... More »
STHM Debate Team Wins Top Honours - 1 Sep 2016 09:09:54 am
“The Paris Agreement is not beneficial for the Pacific Islands.” This position was successfully argued by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) debate team as they achieved top honours against the School of Government, International Affairs and Diplomacy during the 6th Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) Interschool Debate Finals on Wednesday 24th August 2016 at the FBE Postgraduate Lecture Theatre.
STHM students Sylvia Hereniko, David Lewgor and Kusitino Vakatalai put up a formidable and convincing case to a... More »