From R-L: Ms Savina Nongebatu, Deputy CEO Pacific Disability Forum; Prof Jito Vanualailai, Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research, Innovation, and International), USP; Mr J. Maritino Nemani, Permanent Secretary, Fiji Ministry of Youth and Sports; Mr Vineet Bhatia, Interim Resident Representative, UNDP Pacific Office; Ms Anna Dorney, Australia Deputy High Commissioner to Fiji and
Mr Donglin Li, ILO Director for Pacific Island Countries.
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USP awards top AAPS students - 8 Apr 2019 10:10:39 am
Eight students of The University of the South Pacific (USP) studying under the Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships (AAPS) were recognised for their efforts in a special ceremony at the Laucala Campus on 4 April 2019.
Ms Lorissa Hazelman welcomed the students and also congratulated the new recipients on receiving AAPS for 2019.
“It is a unique privilege to study under AAPS at one of only two regional universities in the world and the Australia Government is proud to be associated with USP,” she noted.
She said that given the p... More »
USP hosts Youth Co-Lab Conference - 8 Apr 2019 09:31:45 am
A two-day Youth Co-Lab Conference co-hosted by The University of the South Pacific (USP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Ministry of Youth and Sport (MYS), and AusAID was held at the Innovation Hub, ICT Building A at the Laucala Campus from 26-27 March 2019.
The conference brought together young people from all over Fiji who engaged with youth advocates from various organisations within Fiji and around the region. The event was organised to align with the MYS Main Conference which was hosted consecutively at the Australia-Pacific Lecture Theatre at the Laucala Campus.
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JENESYS 2018 hailed another success - 5 Apr 2019 02:57:44 pm
Students who took part in the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) project 2018 are grateful for the opportunity and have said they would not have traded the experience for anything else.
The JENESYS Programme is an initiative in partnership with the Government of Japan where University students from 14 Pacific Island Countries (PICs) including Australia and New Zealand are provided fully funded Nine Day study tours to Japan.
Ms Elisha Bano, JENESYS Programme Coordinator said the 2018 project successfully took place following the success of JENES... More »
Leadership is about making tough decisions: RBF Governor - 3 Apr 2019 11:10:38 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Graduate School of Business (GSB) organised an Alumni lecture evening for its 2019 Master of Business Administration graduates at the Statham Campus on 20 March.
Professor Gurmeet Singh, Head of the GSB and MBA Programme Director, warmly welcomed everyone to the event and extended a special acknowledgement to the Chief Guest, Mr Arif Ali, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Fiji who was alumni speaker for the evening.
Professor Singh also congratulated three MBA graduates Moreen Monika Nanad, Krishneel Ravinesh Reddy and Alamgeer Sha... More »
USP’s Buddy of The Year Award recipient shares experience - 3 Apr 2019 11:08:35 am
A final year student of The University of the South Pacific (USP) recently attended a weeklong Orientation programme at Australia’s Macquarie University, as part of his prize for scooping the Westpac Buddy of the Year 2018 award recipient.
USP has a Buddy programme under Campus Life’s First Year Experience Office, which links senior students with first year students to help them with a seamless transition into university life.
Shavnil Singh, who is studying a Bachelor Arts, Graduate Certificate in Education programme with majors in Language and Geography is grateful ... More »
AUF Regional Director Visits USP’s Emalus Campus - 3 Apr 2019 08:42:57 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus in Vanuatu received a delegation from the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) Asia-Pacific Regional Director, Prof Ouidad Tebbaa on 7 March 2019.
Professor Tebbaa was accompanied by Dr Carole Wahnoun, Director of AUF in Vanuatu and the visit was facilitated by Ms Daniela Molnar, French Programme Coordinator at Emalus Campus, who also took the team on a campus tour.
AUF is a network of more than 900 universities world-wide, of which USP became a member in 2004. Currently three USP programmes are taught in F... More »
High Achievers of Pacific TAFE recognised - 29 Mar 2019 03:00:19 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP), Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) recognized its high achieving student in a medal and prize giving ceremony at the FMF gymnasium on 19 March 2019.
Sixteen (16) students from Pacific TAFE walked away with gold medal and prizes from the 17 award categories.
Charishma Shivani Ram recipient of gold and prize in four different award categories was ecstatic after the awards ceremony.
“I am speechless and I cannot really explain how happy I am after receiving the awards,&rdquo... More »
Graduate’s loss turned into inspiration - 29 Mar 2019 12:34:15 pm
In May 2017 Unita Ramswarup lost her husband to kidney failure. The mother of four was soon forced into a dark world without her soul partner and could not imagine how she would survive.
"At the time of his passing our children were all in Primary School and the pain and grief that his untimely death caused me was unimaginable, but I knew that I needed to be strong knowing that I was now the sole provider for my children," shared an emotional Ms Ramswarup after she graduated last week.
Ramswarup graduated with Professional Diploma in Business Management (PDBM) from the... More »
Going back to school "was the best decision" - 29 Mar 2019 12:30:02 pm
For 43 year old Michelle Muavesi coming back to further her studies at University after 20 years was a tough decision to make, however it proved to be one of the best decisions she had made after she graduated in Professional Diploma in Business Management.
The mother of four, Muavesi graduated from the Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), at The University of the South Pacific (USP) graduation ceremony on 21 March 2019 at the FMF Gymnasium in Suva.
“At first it was bit challenging for me but the lecturers, facilitators and coordinators at Pacific TAFE m... More »
Mothers share experiences after graduation - 29 Mar 2019 12:26:38 pm
Rajeshwari Lazmi, Namita Kumari and Reena Wati Raj were elated after graduating in Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECE) (Level 5) from the Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), at The University of the South Pacific (USP) graduation ceremony on 21 March 2019 at the FMF Gymnasium in Suva.
46 year old, Rajeshwari Laxmi said the journey would not have been possible without the support of her family and loved ones.
“It was a difficult decision to make at first; however my family supported me through my educational journey,” she said.
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