USP Tuvalu Campus new satellite after the commissioning by Hon Aupito William Sio, New Zealand Minister for Pacific People USP Tuvalu Campus staff. He is pictured here with Hon Seruiratu, Dr Giulio Paunga, Vice-President Regional Campuses & Estates & Infrastructure; Dr Rosiana Lagi, Campus Director and her staff.
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USP SOEd meeting with SI Education officials, a success - 14 Oct 2018 04:17:37 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) held a talanoa session with school principals and their deputies, and staff and Ministry of Education officials in Honiara, Solomon Islands on 9-13 October.
To ensure a better practicum experience in Solomon Islands, Professor Govinda Lingam, the Head of SOEd was joined by Dr Greg Burnett, The ED300 Practicum Course Coordinator and Ms Vinata Sharma, The Practicum Officer.
In a session with the heads of schools and staff, Dr Burnett highlighted the importance of such consultations in order to get the vie... More »
Pacific TAFE CEO presents at World Congress of Colleges & Polytechnics - 11 Oct 2018 01:51:13 pm
Around 800 delegates from colleges and polytechnics from around the world and experts in professional and vocational education and training attended the World Congress of Colleges and Polytechnics held in Melbourne Australia, early in October.
Hosted by the TAFE Directors Australia, the Congress reconnoitered new challenges in vocational and professional education and training arising from advances in technologies and automation and the impact on work, societies and peoples who may be displaced due to changing economic and global circumstances.
The University of the South Pacifi... More »
FALE reaches out for improved learning experience - 9 Oct 2018 09:29:34 am
In an effort to maximise student learning experience, The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) is reaching out to industry to secure long-term partnerships.
To this end, the School of Language, Arts and Media (SLAM) led by Dr Akanisi Kedrayate, Dean of FALE and the Head of School Professor Sudesh Mishra, met with Dr Jay Gill Pyeon of the Korean-based Youngsan University’s School of Tourism & Foreign Languages.
The meeting at the Laucala Campus in Suva on 4 October 2018 saw fruitful discussions on potential opportunitie... More »
USP at PFIP 10th anniversary launch - 9 Oct 2018 09:25:09 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) has taken the onus of spearheading ICT innovation and development in the Pacific, says Dr Bibhya Sharma, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE).
He made the comment on behalf of Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice Chancellor and President during the 10th anniversary of the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) at the Laucala Campus on 3 October, 2018.
Dr Sharma welcomed all those present saying it was a double cerebration as USP marks its 50th Anniversary of existence in the Pacific.
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Buddy Award recipient looks forward to new experience - 9 Oct 2018 09:20:25 am
A student doing a Graduate Certificate in Education at The University of the South Pacific (USP) was awarded the Westpac Buddy of the Year 2018 on 28 September at the Laucala Campus in Suva.
Mr Shavnil Singh, who is also doing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography, Language & Literature will soon travel to an Australian University in semester 1 2019, to get an international student experience and meet with relevant bodies in the university.
All expenses up to $5,000 are sponsored by Westpac. Last year’s Award recipient went on a learning visit to Macquarie University.... More »
Griffith students on study tour at USP Emalus Campus - 4 Oct 2018 01:52:55 pm
A team of fifteen (15) communication and journalism students and four (4) staff are attending a two-week-long mobility project from 28 September 2018 at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus in Vanuatu.
This is part of the University’s Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Griffith University (GU), which is being funded under the New Colombo Plan, to learn from local communities and experts on how best to report climate change in the Pacific.
Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP said he was delighted to see young Austral... More »
94 students at Tourism & Hospitality Careers Fair - 4 Oct 2018 01:32:42 pm
A total of ninety-four (94) students from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism and Hospitality (STHM) had an opportunity to interact directly with industry representatives during the Careers Fair held at The Westin Denarau on 28 September 2018.
This year the event was sponsored by the Marriot Group (Sheraton Fiji and The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa, Fiji) and other Denarau properties such as Radisson Blu Fiji Resort, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific Pty Ltd and Sofitel Fiji resort and Spa. Of this number, 64 were graduates while the remaining were Hotel Management interns... More »
USP RMI Campus holds successful graduation - 4 Oct 2018 11:58:46 am
A total of forty three (43) students graduated from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) Campus on 2 October 2018.
Out of the total, seventeen (17) students graduated from Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), nine (9) students graduated with Undergraduate programme, one with Postgraduate Certificate, six (6) with Postgraduate Diploma and ten (10) students graduated with Masters programmes. Fifty four per cent (54%) of those who graduated were females.
Present at the graduation ceremony was Mr WinstonThompson, USP... More »
Double Graduation for USP’s Solomon Islands Campus - 3 Oct 2018 10:12:09 am
For the first time, The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Solomon Islands (SI) Campus held two (2) graduation ceremonies at Auki and Honiara Campuses, where a total of 1211 students graduated with certificates, diplomas and degrees. The awards were given by Mr Winston Thompson, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council.
For the ceremony in Auki on 25 September, around one hundred and seventy six (176) students graduated from a special programme on Graduate Certificate in School Leadership. This is a special in-country project in Solomon Islands for over three (3) years.
Th... More »
SOEd Postgraduate Research Symposium Suva - 2 Oct 2018 04:19:51 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) hosted a postgraduate symposium for its students based at Suva, Fiji, on from 28 September - 1 October, 2018.
Professor Govinda Lingam, Head of the SOEd addressed thesis candidates on the importance of driving their own learning and that supervisors should only act as a guide to them.
He emphasised the need to seek advice from others, read a lot, and take writing their thesis very seriously.
“Often, many students may view seeking assistance as a weakness and may hesitate to do so but that should not be the case. Being willing to source help is beneficial,” he ... More »