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DVC LTSS Prof. Richard Coll and Dean FALE Dr. Akanisi Kedrayate (Center) with the graduates and other USP Staff at the reception

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USP, EU Launch Partnership Awareness - 13 Feb 2015 03:58:20 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the Delegation of the European Union for the Pacific (EU) today launched a series of initiatives to create awareness on their partnership and its benefits to the Pacific region. This was in line with the recent launching of the European Year for Development (EYD 2015) by the European Union, with the theme Our World, Our Dignity, Our Future. The EYD 2015 campaign is dedicated towards raising awareness on the effectiveness of the EU as an active development partner in the Pacific region and around the world. ... More »

USP welcomes new students - 13 Feb 2015 03:23:01 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) welcomed students for the 2015 academic year at its Laucala Campus on 13 February, 2015. Addressing the students, USP’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & International), Professor John Bythell, welcomed them saying USP is owned by 12 member countries and is here to serve the region. He said in addition to students from the 12 member countries and others outside the USP umbrella, there are international representatives from about 40 countries on campus. “This truly is a melting pot ... More »

Pacific TAFE holds successful orientation - 12 Feb 2015 03:50:40 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP’s) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) successfully held its 2015 Orientation at the Laucala Campus on 12 February, 2015. Pacific TAFE provides vocational & professional programmes and short courses at USP. The vocational programmes are suitable for post-se condary and mature students to build their careers in any particular discipline. Professional programmes and short courses target people in the workforce for up-skilling, re-skilling and multi-skilling for continuous professional development. ... More »

500 students attend FALE orientation - 12 Feb 2015 01:17:16 pm
Close to 500 students attended the orientation programme conducted by the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) at The University of the South Pacific’s Laucala Campus on 11 February, 2015. Dean FALE, Dr Akanisi Kedrayate, warmly welcomed the new and continuing students saying they had chosen to study in the best Faculty. FALE comprises the School of Education, School of Law, School of Language, Arts and Media, School of Social Sciences, Institute of Education, Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies and the Confucius Institute. ... More »

FSTE launches Online Orientation - 11 Feb 2015 01:18:12 pm
The University of the South Pacific's (USP) Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) launched an Online Orientation from Semester 1, 2015 to assist students familiarise themselves with the tools they need to succeed and help facilitate their transition into the University learning environment. This followed a successful Orientation session which was attended by staff, 1st year students and some parents on 10 February at the Laucala Campus. FSTE Dean Dr Anjeela Jokhan said it is hoped the Online Orientation will help improve FSTE’s retention and progression... More »

Deaf students graduate from USP - 11 Feb 2015 09:18:57 am
Three deaf students were among the 1278 graduands that were part of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) joint College of Foundation Studies (CFS) and Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) Awards ceremony on 6 February, 2015 at the FMF Gymnasium in Suva. Alipate Qio, Epeli Vualili and Ratu Jone Raravisa were proud recipients of the Certificate IV in Information Technology (Support), a programme that provides skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in supporting clients in a range of technical areas. The programme is offered by Pacific... More »

Hundreds flock to FBE Orientation - 10 Feb 2015 10:05:33 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP)’s Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) began the University’s 2015 Orientation programme, attracting more than 850 students at the Laucala Campus on 9 February. Addressing the students at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre, Acting Dean FBE Dr Kesaia Seniloli particularly welcomed new students to the FBE, “…the largest, most active and prestigious Faculty in USP”.  FBE comprises seven schools, that is, the School of Accounting and Finance; School of Economics, School of Government, Development and Internat... More »

USP’s Pacific TAFE to run Cambridge Advanced Exam preparatory courses - 9 Feb 2015 02:19:44 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) will run preparatory courses for students who will be sitting for the Cambridge Advanced Examination (CAE). This following the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) by USP’s Vice-President Administration Dr.Dilawar Grewal on 11 December 2014 as Acting VC, which was then posted to Cambridge English. The presentation was done by Ms Jan Smith, Director of Cambridge Examination (Fiji) Limited at the Pacific TAFE on 4 February, 2015. ... More »

USP's Lautoka Campus now offers MBA Programme - 9 Feb 2015 12:54:59 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Lautoka Campus hosted an orientation for students enroled in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme on 31 January 2015. Around 50 managers from the Western Division have registered for the MBA programme that is offered through USP’s Graduate School of Business (GSB), under the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE). The first cohort of MBA students from Lautoka attended an intensive one-day orientation held at the USP Lautoka Campus which was facilitated by a number of trainers. ... More »

1278 students graduate from USP - 6 Feb 2015 04:12:20 pm
A total of 1278 students graduated from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) College of Foundation Studies (CFS) and Pacific Technical and Further Education at the FMF Gymnasium in Laucala on Friday 6 February, 2015. Of this number 1067 are from CFS and the remaining are from Pacific TAFE. The ceremony was attended by Government and Industry Representatives, Deputy Vice Chancellor Learning and Teaching & Student Services Professor Richard Coll, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Internationalisation Professor John Bythell, Associate Dean Learning and Teaching -... More »

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