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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 »


The Confucius Institute Held 19th "Chinese Bridge" Competition Online - 28 May 2020 08:50:16 am
On May 20, 2020, the qualifying competition for the 19th "Chinese Bridge"- Fiji division rounded off in Suva through online form. This was hosted by the Embassy of the P. R. China in Fiji and co-organised by the Confucius Institute at The University of the South Pacific (CI-USP).   Affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's competition could not be conducted on stage. The Organising Committee decided to select eight candidates by online Q&A session and video submission.   ... More »


USP TO MAKE AVAILABLE 700 TABLETS TO STUDENTS ACROSS THE REGION - 14 May 2020 02:11:18 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) will make available 700 tablets to its students who may not have access to learning tools from home. The University is also undertaking a survey to also determine the number of students who are not able to access remote teaching platform. Approximately half of the tablets will be distributed among the Fiji campuses immediately. These are the Laucala, Lautoka and Labasa campuses. The distribution will be managed by the USP Library at the campuses. Tablets will be issued in the same way that books are issued. Students needing a tablet are ... More »


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