Dr Giulio Paunga, Vice-President Regional Campuses and Estates and Infrastructure (centre) with Lautoka Campus staff during the launch.
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Graduates share stories of challenge and success at USP - 31 Mar 2017 07:04:24 pm
Graduation is always a joyous, memorable and exciting moment for graduates, but for a graduate from Solomon Islands, The University of the South Pacific (USP) Laucala Graduation was an emotional one.
Harry Anigafutu Junior Waitara, who graduated with Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Geography on 31 March, 2017 along with 1,680 graduands, dedicated the award to his uncle, who he describes, was his driving force to pursue a degree from USP.
During his first year of university studies, Harry lost his uncle, who was his namesake, and since then has gone through a numbe... More »
USP records highest number of graduates - 31 Mar 2017 05:25:02 pm
A total of 1680 students of The University of the South Pacific (USP) graduated at the Vodafone Arena in Laucala, Suva on 31 March, 2017, the highest number ever recorded in the history of the University.
Fifty- seven per cent (57%) of the graduands were females.
This year, the graduation was held in two parts, the morning session and the afternoon session. The first session held in the morning was for graduates of the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE), Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) and the Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE). T... More »
Gold Medallist lauds USP staff benefit scheme - 30 Mar 2017 04:31:22 pm
Gold Medallist and Assistant Lecturer at The University of the South Pacific (USP), Mr Dinesh Rao is thankful to the University for sponsoring its staff to undertake part time studies.
Under this benefit, USP encourages staff to undertake a range of accredited pre-tertiary, undergraduate and postgraduate study which is related to the skills and needs of the Faculties and Sections in which they work in. The staff member who is sponsored is exempted from paying tuition fees.
Mr Rao, who is the Assistant Lecturer at USP's School of Computing, Information and Mathematical Sciences (SCIMS), receiv... More »
USP marks Open Education week - 30 Mar 2017 04:23:16 pm
Open education is about access to educational opportunities, the practice of open learning and engagement with open scholarship, said Professor Derrick Armstrong, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Innovation and International.
He made the comments while officiating at the Open Education Showcase and Forum organised by the Centre for Flexible Learning on 29 March 2017 at the Laucala Campus in Suva.
According to Professor Armstrong, open access to learning is about inclusive and equal access to educational opportunities without barriers, such as lack of prior kn... More »
PICPA facilitates writing and policy workshop - 30 Mar 2017 04:15:34 pm
A workshop facilitated by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Islands Centre for Public Administration (PICPA) on Writing at the Executive Level and Policy Writing was held in Suva on 27-31 March 2017.
Sponsored by the Australia Federal Police International Deployment Group’s Pacific Development Programme-Regional (AFP’s PPDP-R), participants featured senior police officers from the Cook Islands, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
PICPA consultant Mr Viliame Rabici facilitated the workshop ... More »
USP awards high achievers - 29 Mar 2017 07:18:43 pm
Forty-eight (48) top achievers were awarded at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) 2017 Medals and Prizes ceremony on 29 March at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre at the Laucala Campus in Suva.
The awards ceremony was attended by the USP Chancellor and Prime Minister of Cook Islands, Honourable Henry Puna; Pro-Chancellor and Chair of USP Council, Mr Winston Thompson and Mrs Queenie Thompson; Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Members of Council, Senate, FIC and ARC; Senior Management Team, Sponsors, Medals and Prizes recipients, Members of the Media and Families and Friends.
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USP Invests $700k for mobile learning - 29 Mar 2017 05:22:03 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) has started giving free tablets to its students at the Laucala Campus.
Every new full time undergraduate student who has paid their first semester fees will be given a fully setup Dual SIM Android tablet including a leather case with keyboard, a power adaptor, a USB to micro USB cable, and a USB to micro USB extension cable. These tablets have USB ports as well as capabilities of functioning as phones.
While launching the distribution of the tablets on 28 March 2017, USP Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra said t... More »
Educators learn role of technology in teaching at USP - 28 Mar 2017 04:37:35 pm
Educators at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus converged at the Teacher Education Resource Centre (TEREC) for a second workshop in this series, ”Learning resources and role of technology at USP” on 27 March 2017.
The Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) has been conducting a series of workshops since October 2016 in “Learning and Teaching,” with a focus on technology integrated pedagogical practices.
Dr. Akanisi Kedrayate, Dean FALE has encouraged continuous upskilling of all staff of the Facult... More »
USP VC addresses Lautoka Campus staff - 28 Mar 2017 11:30:28 am
It is important that students should be respected at all times as they are the core reason for the existence of The University of the South Pacific (USP).
This was the message by USP’s Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra as part of the Staff Forum at the University’s Lautoka Campus on 17 March 2017.
The Staff Forum, a first for the Lautoka Campus, provided an opportunity for staff of the University to raise issues faced by the Campus with the Vice-Chancellor and President.
Professor Chandra said that staff n... More »
USP VC meets Lautoka Campus students - 28 Mar 2017 11:20:19 am
Students of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Lautoka Campus had the opportunity to raise their issues and concerns with the University’s Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra as part of the first ever Student Forum hosted in Lautoka on 17 March, 2017.
The Student Forum was attended by Campus Director, Dr Pramila Devi, Learning Systems Manager, Mr Dhiraj Bhartu, and students of the Lautoka Campus.
Professor Chandra encouraged the students to take advantage of the occasion and raise their concerns openly.
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