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Tuvalu Theory of Change Coalition Consultation - 6 Jul 2020 11:25:25 am
A working group of Technical Vocational Skills Development (TVSD) stakeholders met in Funafuti, Tuvalu last week to discuss a way forward for technical and vocational programmes in Tuvalu.  The workshop was coordinated by the Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC).   Currently four tertiary institutions in Tuvalu offer technical and vocational courses.  The Tuvalu Maritime Training Institute (TMTI), Tuvalu Atoll Science Technology Training Institute (TASTII), Australian Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) and The University of the South Pacific (USP) participated in this workshop to collaborate on ho... More »

Invisible Plastic in our Seafood - 6 Jul 2020 11:21:42 am
Microplastics (MPs) are prevalent in the waters of Fiji and through seafood consumed, pose a risk to human health and to Mother Earth. Pacific-European Union Marine Partnership (PEUMP) Programme funded Master of Science scholarship recipient at The University of the South Pacific, Andrew Paris, has found. MPs are tiny pieces of invisible plastic floating in the Pacific Ocean and are less than 5mm in size. Speaking at USP’s PEUMP first virtual live event on July 2, as a precursor to the global initiative Plastic Bag Free Day, celebrated worldwide on July 3 annually, with th... More »

Babanisi’s Spirit of Determination Helps Him Reach his Goal - 6 Jul 2020 09:58:37 am
Edward (Eddie) Babanisi completes his LLB course and returns home to the Solomon Islands early July, overcoming challenges that saw his “six years ending on a high note.”    From Makira Province, one of the more isolated islands in the Solomon Islands, situated to the east of Guadalcanal, Eddie joined The University of the South Pacific in 2015 on a Solomon Islands Government Scholarship. Having completed his primary and secondary education in Fiji at Marcellin Primary and Marist Brothers High S... More »

Students graduate with micro-qualification in establishing and operating a small seafood business - 6 Jul 2020 09:42:00 am
On June 26, fifteen regional scholarship recipients of The University of the South Pacific (USP) European Union Marine Partnership (PEUMP) Programme became the first batch to graduate with a micro-qualification in Establishing and Operating a Small Seafood Business in the Pacific. Small-scale seafood business is fundamental to the livelihoods and helps alleviate Pacific Islanders from poverty. To support the Pacific communities in this regard, the USP PEUMP programme introduced for the first time in the region, a micro qualification - Establishing and Operating a Small Seafood Business through the USP P... More »

USP Niue Campus Farewell Outgoing New Zealand High Commissioner - 1 Jul 2020 04:37:06 pm
‘Education is a life-long learning experience.  Regardless of how old you are or your age, learning should never end’.These were the words of outgoing New Zealand High Commissioner, His Excellency Kirk Yates, when responding to a remark made by Postgraduate Diploma student, Loseligi Siakimotu. Ms Siakimotu was sharing how she had considered herself too old to go back to school prior to deciding to enrol in the programme.  After having completed three courses with one left to go, Loseligi said she had no regrets taking up the programme and has learnt a lot.  The skills that she has acquired r... More »

Clean up of beachfront at Marine Campus - 23 Jun 2020 03:50:41 pm
The success of a clean-up by USP PaCESD students of the beachfront at Marine Campus on World Environment Day and International Oceans Day on 6 June brought home to many of them the need to raise more awareness amongst the public of their responsibility to keep our oceans litter-free and pollution free. They hope to make this a monthly activity. The University of the South Pacific (USP) climate change postgraduate students commemorated  World Environment Day and International Oceans Day by inviting the Vice Chancellor and President of USP, Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Head of the Delegation of the Europ... More »

Career Counseling Begins at USP Tuvalu Campus - 23 Jun 2020 10:17:20 am
USP Tuvalu Campus began with their career counseling on Friday with about 30 students and teachers of Fetuvalu High School.  The school applied for the School Based Preliminary Programme offered by the Pacific TAFE at the beginning of this month.  According to the Campus Director Dr. Rosiana Lagi, the main purpose of the event was to familiarise the students and staff about the courses that are offered before they choose which programme is relevant for them.   In addition, it also allowed the students to think critically about their future career before they select the courses and pr... More »

RESET FIJI - A People’s Post-COVID-19 dialogue series - 19 Jun 2020 08:34:05 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) in collaboration with MaiTV, Oxfam in the Pacific and the Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG) is hosting a public policy dialogue series in the months of June and July aiming for solutions here in Fiji to address the growing impacts of COVID-19 and to reset Fiji’s economy.    The climate emergency and on-going natural disasters (Cyclone Harold) coupled with the pandemic has exposed, again but perhaps more starkly, the fundamental flaws within the current dominant economic systems. Jobs and livelihood losses,... More »

Inaugural Poetry Slam Night – Tuvalu Campus - 17 Jun 2020 09:12:30 am
More than 100 people attended the inaugural Poetry Slam Night on 12 June at the USP Tuvalu Campus. The event was officially opened by Mr. Penehuro Hauma, author of a popular Short Story in the Pacific, titled ‘It’s Not That Easy’. In his opening remarks, Mr Hauma described his experience as a writing student, under Professor Albert Wendt’s supervision, at USP Laucala Campus. He talked about how he was inspired to write his famous short story ‘It’s Not That Easy’ while listening to the fight between Mohammed Ali and Joe Frazier. &nbs... More »

USP’s Institute of Applied Sciences provides coastal expertise in support of World Environment Day - 11 Jun 2020 10:23:52 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Instituteaof Applied Sciences (IAS) provided its scientific technical expertise to support the Ministry of Waterways and Environment’s World Environment Day message of habitat restoration and promoting nature based solutions on Thursday, 4 June 2020.   The coastal vegetation planting activity was part of an on-going partnership between the Fiji Department of the Environment and the British High Commission. ... More »

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