(From L-R): Kristy Fong, graduate speaker of session one and Penina Waqatabu of session two, as part of their address.
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STHM holds Capacity-Building Training in RMI - 2 Aug 2017 12:00:47 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) recently partnered with the Marshall Islands Visitors Authority and the Marshall Islands National Training Council to deliver capacity-building tourism training for its tourism and hospitality members.
The programme, which covered tour-guide and customer service training that was contextualised to the Marshallese, was jointly supported by the Marshall Islands Visitors Authority, National Training Council and USP’s Marshall Islands Campus.
Ms Lynn Beckles, STHM Fellow deliv... More »
USP Tonga Campus successfully holds Open Day - 2 Aug 2017 09:57:11 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tonga Campus successfully held its Open Day on 28 July, 2017 in two parts.
The first part of the celebrations was at the Annual Heilala Festival Fun Fair which included displays and information for members of the public, an event which attracted close to a thousand people.
Ms Betty Manuofetoa, Teaching Assistant at USP Tonga Campus said there was an overwhelming response and generally the most frequently asked question was whether students can complete their studies in-country.
The second p... More »
USP, CEFAS in Marine Litter Project Survey - 2 Aug 2017 09:42:19 am
Students and staff of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus participated in a Marine Litter project survey at Eton Beach in the South of Efate Island, Port Vila, Vanuatu on 27 July, 2017.
The activity was part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed last year between USP and the London-based Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) under the Commonwealth Marine Economics (CME) and being a partner in their ongoing projects in the country.
Mr Ruben Bakeo Markward, Group Manager, Emalus Campus welcomed the CEFAS team and assu... More »
USP contributes to climate change themed journal - 2 Aug 2017 09:39:57 am
A collaborative research project between The University of the South Pacific (USP) and Auckland University of Technology (AUT) has come to fruition with the latest themed edition of the Pacific Journalism Review on climate change communication.
USP Journalism coordinator Dr Shailendra Singh is a co-editor of the edition, which includes the following articles by USP researchers:
Coal comfort: Pacific islands on collision course with Australia over emissions by Dr Wesley Morgan;
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Accreditation for Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5 ) - 2 Aug 2017 09:14:05 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care has been accredited by the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).
Offered by the Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5) addresses skills and knowledge required to provide care for children below eight (8) years of age.
This programme builds on professional practices of a child’s carer and educator through designing and implementing child-centred curriculum within th... More »
USP Open Day, a success - 1 Aug 2017 11:21:57 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) 2017 Open Day on 28 July, 2017 at the Laucala Campus in Suva was a success with almost 10,000 secondary school students exploring the various booths during the Open Day on 28 July, 2017
Thousands of secondary school students went through the various booths at the Laucala Campus which showcased the many programmes and courses on offer at USP.
Staff at the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) booth said students were particularly interested in the two theme parks on display - Ridge to Reef Nature Walk and Techno Po... More »
USP Tuvalu Campus Open Day, a success - 1 Aug 2017 08:40:34 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tuvalu Campus Open Day celebration at the Nauti Primary School in Funafuti was a success with close to 300 people in attendance.
His Excellency Sir Iakopa Taeia Italeli, the Governor General of Tuvalu and former USP Chancellor, officiated at the celebration on 28 July, 2017.
In his keynote address, Sir Italeli reiterated the Government of Tuvalu’s commitment to making higher education accessible to all young people in Tuvalu through the provisions of Government policies by increasing the number of scholarships. ... More »
Huge turnout at USP’s Lautoka Campus Open Day - 1 Aug 2017 08:37:03 am
More than 3000 students from 34 schools in Fiji’s Western Division were enlightened with the wide range of courses provided by The University of the South Pacific (USP) at the Lautoka Campus’ Open Day at Churchill Park on 28 July, 2017.
Chief Guest, Mr Selemo Drokamaisau, Divisional Education Officer Western stated that while the Government of the day is focusing its efforts in making Fiji a knowledgeable society, USP is playing an important role in training and skilling thousands of people in Fiji and around the Pacific.
Mr Drokamaisau told thousands of students gat... More »
USP hosts Open Day 2017 - 28 Jul 2017 12:22:54 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) held its 2017 Open Day at the main Laucala Campus including at its Lautoka, Labasa, Kiribati and Solomon Islands campuses on Friday 28 July, 2017.
Fiji’s Attorney General and Minister for Economy, Public Enterprises, Civil Service and Communications Honourable Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum officially launched the ceremony at the main Laucala campus, urging students to choose their careers wisely.
He told students they are in demand as universities are competing to get them saying USP might offer some courses or programmes that the others do ... More »
Academic counselling & Fun to feature at USP Open Day 2017 - 27 Jul 2017 12:57:54 pm
This year’s Open Day at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on Friday 28 July, promises to be a fun-filled one with lots of information and academic counselling available to prospective students and members of the public.
Fiji’s Attorney General and Minister for Economy, Public Enterprises, Civil Service and Communications Honourable Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum will be officiating at the formal opening of the Open Day event in Laucala.
A total of 80 schools from the Central, Eastern and Western Divisions have confirmed their attendance to partici... More »