Participants of the inaugural Pacific Technical and Further Education (PacTAFE) cohort in Certificate III in Early Childhood and Care.
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USP – Mother of all universities in Pacific - 20 Mar 2018 12:50:16 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is the mother of all universities in the Pacific and has been called for a particular duty to serve its member countries.
This was the sentiment expressed by Professor Unaisi Walu Nabobo Baba, a USP alumnus and Dean of College of Humanities of Education at Fiji National University.
Professor Baba first graduated from USP in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts and Graduate Certificate in Education majoring in Geography, and Literature and Language. In December 1994, she graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and later in 1997, attain... More »
FALE awards top First year students - 19 Mar 2018 04:01:22 pm
Two students received the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) Dean’s Award for the 2017 Most Outstanding First Year Student Award at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 12 March, 2018.
The award is for students who have performed exceptionally well during their first year of study at USP. They were:
• Ms Sheenal Shalini Chand (Fiji) who is enrolled in the Bachelor of Science and Graduate Certificate in Education majoring in Mathematics and Physics with a GPA of 4.31; and
• Ms Macintamel... More »
USP Celebrates Open Education Week 2018 - 19 Mar 2018 02:53:35 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) celebrate Open Education (OE) Week via an OE Forum at the Japan-Pacific ICT Multi-Purpose Lecture Theatre at USP on March 15, 2018.
To acknowledge current milestones and create awareness on the OE practices at USP, the Centre for Flexible Learning (CFL) organised an OE Forum which was inaugurated by Professor Richard Coll, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning, Teaching and Student Services.
Professor Coll stressed the importance of moving away from traditional print text books towards the digital learning space which promises greater opportun... More »
USP wins inter-tertiary debate on World Consumer Rights Day - 16 Mar 2018 04:11:26 pm
A team from The University of the South Pacific (USP) won the inter-tertiary debate against the Fiji National University with the theme, “Should cyberspace be regulated to deal with fake news and cyber bullying.”
Organised by the Consumer Council of Fiji and hosted at USP’s Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE), the event marked the World Consumer Rights Day with the theme, ‘Making digital marketplaces fairer and safer’.
In her welcome address, Mrs Premila Kumar, Consumer Council Chief Executive Officer welcomed the Chief Guest His Excellency Mr A... More »
USP holds first staff forum for 2018 - 16 Mar 2018 08:38:50 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) held its first Vice-Chancellor’s Staff Forum for the year at the Japan-Pacific ICT Multipurpose Theatre on 14 March, 2018.
The forum was run by Professor Derrick Armstrong, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Innovation & International since Professor Rajesh Chandra, USP Vice-Chancellor and President was unable to attend due to an urgent personal matter.
Professor Armstrong welcomed staff and highlighted that the Forum was an avenue whe... More »
USP holds first 2018 Student Forum - 16 Mar 2018 08:00:28 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) held its first Vice-Chancellor’s Student Forum for the year at the Japan-Pacific ICT Multipurpose Theatre on 14 March 2018.
Professor Richard Coll, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning, Teaching and Student Services (LTSS) warmly welcomed students to the forum saying it was encouraging to see them in numbers.
Students were shown a brief video about the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) Accreditation and why the University was seeking it.
“The Seeking Accreditation Visit 1... More »
New Zealand High Commissioner visits USP - 13 Mar 2018 02:06:45 pm
His Excellency Mr Jonathan Curr, New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Fiji paid a courtesy visit to The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 12 March 2018.
Warmly welcoming Mr Curr, Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP congratulated him on his new appointment as High Commissioner and wished him well.
Professor Chandra stated that USP had excellent relations with His Excellency’s predecessor Mr Mark Ramsden during his term, who was a “proactive and effective ambassador for USP”.
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WDTU organises Women & Leadership Course - 9 Mar 2018 12:09:22 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Workforce Development Training Unit (WDTU) held a one-day Women & Leadership course at the unit in Walu Bay on 8 March, 2018 to coincide with International Women’s Day.
The WDTU is an operational unit within USP’s Pacific Technical and Further Education (PTAFE) to respond to the needs of short course trainings in the region.
The course, which benefitted 27 women in leadership positions, explored the history of women in the workplace and offered personal opportunities for exploration, identification and development... More »
USP Tuvalu Campus focuses on community engagement - 9 Mar 2018 10:37:54 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tuvalu Campus has recently been engaging with the people of Tuvalu on a more interactive approach in an effort to pave a brighter future for Tuvalu.
Taking on the initiative, Dr Rosiana Lagi, USP Tuvalu’s Campus Director made a three day trip visiting the Central Islands of Tuvalu.
“The purpose of the visit was to assist students with their assignments, consult with stakeholders, especially the Secretary of the Island Council, who facilitates USP courses in the islands.
&l... More »
USP implements Mangrove Reforestation Project in Fiji - 9 Mar 2018 10:31:14 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS) team continued the implementation of the Restoration of Ecosystem Services and Adaptation to Climate Change (RESCCUE) project with various activities in Nakorotubu in the province of Ra in the Fiji Islands from 5-10 February 2018.
IAS is the RESCCUE Fiji Operator along with Landcare Research New Zealand, Wildlife Conservation Society, Conservation International and Fiji Environment Law Association.
The activities included mangrove and coastal trees planting as well as mapping existing on-ground... More »