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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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 »
USP acknowledges UK for support on Pacific Maritime challenges - 28 Sep 2018 04:40:08 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is pleased with the support of the United Kingdom Government on the Pacific’s maritime challenges.
Positive sentiments were expressed by Professor Derrick Armstrong, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research & International, at a morning tea hosted by the British High Commissioner, Her Excellency Melanie Hopkins at her residence in Suva, on 28 September 2018.
Speaking at the event, H.E Hopkins stated that the invite was to mark the UK Government’s funding of $27, 946 to USP and the Government of the Republic of Marshall Island&rsqu... More »
USP & APTC partnership to benefit Pacific Islanders - 27 Sep 2018 03:30:41 pm
Pacific Island citizens will benefit from improved livelihoods and opportunities through skills development thanks to a partnership signed between The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the Australian Government supported Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) at the USP Laucala Campus on Friday 21 September 2018.
The partnership marks the first in a new approach APTC is taking to its engagement with TVET institutions and other partners across the region. The new approach to partnerships recognises the shared objectives of both partners, and the intention to establish, manage and protect a genuine, collabo... More »
USP Tuvalu Campus Awards Students with Reading Certificates - 27 Sep 2018 10:22:09 am
A total of ninety-five (95) students from Funafuti Primary School were awarded with certificates for completing a two-weeklong Literacy programme at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tuvalu Campus on 31 August 2018.
Dr. Rosiana Lagi, USP Tuvalu Campus Director, initiated the programme, which was an outcome of a research, carried out by Certificate in Teaching students at the Tuvalu Campus.
Initially, 60 slow and non-readers from classes 5 – 8 were handpicked from the two primary schools in Funafuti – SDA Primary School and Nauti Primary School to atte... More »
USP Pacific TAFE – turning dreams into reality - 26 Sep 2018 11:35:18 am
“We all have dreams and aspirations of being someone we are currently not and USP’s Pacific TAFE is the way to go if you want your dreams to become reality”
This was the sentiment expressed by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP), Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) graduate, Jasveer Singh during USP Laucala Campus graduation on 20 September 2018.
A Finance Officer by profession, Jasveer graduated with a Professional Diploma in Business Management from USP’s Pacific TAFE.
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USP Engages with its Development Partners - 25 Sep 2018 04:33:29 pm
A forum to facilitate discussion between The University of the South Pacific (USP) and its Development Partners was held at the Japan-Pacific ICT Conference Room in the Laucala Campus on 19 September 2018.
Development Partners present at the forum included representatives from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Delegation of the European Union in the Pacific (EU), France, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Asian Development Bank (ADB), United States of America (USA), World Bank, People’s Republic of China, Republic of Indonesia, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Labour Organisati... More »
PhD graduate shares her journey of courage, commitment & dedication - 25 Sep 2018 04:08:24 pm
Hearing your name being virtually blasted over the microphone and resonating around the auditorium to receive your PhD following years of sweat and hard work is a moment too sweet to cherish, too overwhelming to contain one’s self.
Such, and even more was Dr Kelesi Whippy’s experience when she walked up to the stage to receive her award during The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) afternoon graduation ceremony on 20 September 2018 at the National Gymnasium in Suva.
The emotional mother of eight (8), also an Assist... More »
More than 500 FBE students graduate from USP - 21 Sep 2018 03:59:08 pm
More than 500 students from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) were awarded certificates, diplomas and degrees at the National Gymnasium on 21 September 2018.
This was the third ceremony for the second graduation of 2018 for the Laucala Campus. The first two graduations – for the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment and Pacific and Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) in the morning and Faculty of Arts, Law and Education in the afternoon, were held in two separate ceremonies on 20 September 2018.
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Where there is a will, there is a way - 20 Sep 2018 04:24:17 pm
Arti Devi is a fine example of sheer determination, courage and sacrifice despite her disability.
In fact, if anything, she has used her disability to climb heights and soar.
Ms Devi graduated with a Master degree in Computing and Information during The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) second graduation at the FMF Gymnasium in Suva on 20 September 2018.
“It has been a great experience studying at USP and I love the fact that USP is accessible for students with disabilities like me making it easier for us to navigate our ... More »
Graduates urged to embrace failure - 20 Sep 2018 04:14:15 pm
Graduates of The University of the South Pacific (USP) were challenged to embrace failure, grow and learn from it during their graduation ceremony at the FMF Gymnasium in Laucala on 20 September 2018.
Ms Turang Teuea from Kiribati, who graduated with a Masters degree, encouraged fellow graduates never to let failure stop them from achieving their goals.
“It is important to remember in this life that whenever we set a goal, we set it not only for ourselves, but for our family, our children, our community, and our country,” he stated.
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