MASI President Charles Kadamana flanked by USP Journalism co-ordinator Dr Shailendra Singh (fifth from left) with Wansolwara supervising editor-in-chief Geraldine Panapasa, teaching assistant Eliki Drugunalevu and final-year journalism student Mitieli Baleiwai (right) at Laucala campus yesterday.
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USP commended for being disability-inclusive - 31 Jan 2017 08:27:47 am
A physically impaired student of The University of the South Pacific (USP) has commended the University for having a disability-inclusive environment.
Leslie Tikotikoca, a Disability Resource Centre (DRC) student representative who had his right leg amputated following an accident relayed how going to school was tough especially when people stared at him.
Nevertheless he told the students he used that opportunity to persevere so that he could pursue his goals and dreams.
He shared his story during the launch of the 2017 Orientation week at... More »
USP’s FSTE hosts first day of orientation - 31 Jan 2017 08:26:51 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) successfully held the first day of the University’s 2017 Orientation Week on 30 January 2017.
More than five hundred (500) first year students attended the Orientation at the Australia Pacific Lecture Theatres at USP’s Laucala Campus.
In welcoming the new students to USP, Associate Professor and Dean of FSTE Dr Anjeela Jokhan said that as the students travel through their academic journey, the Faculty, through its different schools, will be creating a lot of opport... More »
Dr Reddy launches 2017 USP Orientation Week - 30 Jan 2017 02:44:34 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) launched its Orientation week at the Laucala Campus on 30 January 2017 with Fiji’s Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts and National Archives of Fiji, Honourable Dr Mahendra Reddy being chief guest.
Professor Richard Coll, Acting Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning, Teaching and Student Services welcomed and congratulated the students for choosing USP as the University of their choice for higher education.
Orientation week Professor Coll said, marks the beginning of another academic year and it is the perfect o... More »
USP hosts 2017 Orientation Week - 27 Jan 2017 03:24:06 pm
Fiji’s Minister of Education, Heritage & Arts and National Archives of Fiji, Dr Mahendra Reddy will be officially opening The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Orientation Week for its first-year students at the Laucala Campus on 30 January 2017.
An annual event in USP’s calendar, Orientation Week is designed to help new students transition into university life. This year’s event will see more than 3,500 first-year students gather at Laucala Campus from 30 January to 4 February.
The Opening Ceremony, which will begin at 9am, will see the partici... More »
USP Unveils Face-to-Face Science programmes in Tonga - 26 Jan 2017 02:21:53 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) officially unveiled its face-to-face Science Programmes in Tonga on 16 January 2017 at the Lopaukamea II Hall at USP’s Tonga Campus.
More than one hundred and fifty (150) students will be undertaking full science programmes, including Bachelor of Science (Marine Science), Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science), and Bachelor of Science (Biology/Chemistry) in the face-to-face mode at USP’s Tonga Campus from Semester 1 this year.
This, first-of-a-kind science pro... More »
Launch of STAP II in Samoa - 26 Jan 2017 08:56:36 am
Following a successful first Science Teachers Accelerated Programme (STAP) which ended with the graduation of fifty-one (51) students in November, 2016, Honourable Tuila’epa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, Prime Minister of Samoa launched the second cycle of STAP on 23 January, 2017 at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Alafua Campus.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed during the launch between the Government of Samoa and USP to build on STAP and develop similar programmes to help address academic needs of teachers and other students in Samoa.
STAP i... More »
Quality & Pathways at new Pacific TAFE - 20 Jan 2017 01:34:09 pm
In line with the Strategic Plan (2013 -2018), The University of the South Pacific (USP) has merged its College of Foundation Studies and former Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) into a new Pacific TAFE from 2017 to be a unified entity offering Foundation and Skills Programmes.
From 2017, the Foundation and Preliminary programmes are classified in three (3) Colleges namely Arts, Business and Science which will provide clear pathways to students for their destination degree in the relevant faculty.
All programmes provided by the new Pacific TAFE are clustered ... More »
USP’s Pacific TAFE introduces new programmes - 20 Jan 2017 01:29:55 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) has introduced three (3) new programmes to be offered from Semester 1, 2017.
The new programmes are Diploma in Counselling (Level 5), Certificate III in Small Business Development & Management, and Certificate III in Patisserie.
Mr Hasmukh Lal, Director Pacific TAFE, said that the new programmes have been developed based on skills demand in the region, in the relevant workforce sector.
Diploma in Counselling (Level 5) reflects the r... More »
USP students to be issued tablets for learning - 19 Jan 2017 04:27:37 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) will issue tablets to every new undergraduate degree student as part of the University’s new mobile platform for learning.
Students will be offered a fully setup 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 for every new full time undergraduate student to USP, who has paid their first semester fees.
Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP said that the world of learning was being dramatically disrupted and transf... More »
USP to offer affordable on-campus student accommodation - 18 Jan 2017 03:36:49 pm
Major earthworks are underway for the biggest single project to increase on-campus student accommodation at The University of the South Pacific (USP).
A 400-bed on-campus hostel will soon be constructed for students of USP at the main Laucala Campus in Suva, Fiji.
Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP confirmed that the 12th Hall is also expected to accommodate USP’s growing international student population. The plan for the construction of the building is a direct response to the demand for increasing on-campus student accommodation, Professor Cha... More »