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Academic counselling & Fun to feature at USP Open Day 2017

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Students from Nasinu Secondary School visiting an FBE booth during Open Day 2016.

This year’s Open Day at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on Friday 28 July, promises to be a fun-filled one with lots of information and academic counselling available to prospective students and members of the public.

Fiji’s Attorney General and Minister for Economy, Public Enterprises, Civil Service and Communications Honourable Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum will be officiating at the formal opening of the Open Day event in Laucala.

A total of 80 schools from the Central, Eastern and Western Divisions have confirmed their attendance to participate at the Laucala Campus and the University expects more than 9000 high school student visitors to be part of the event.

The three main faculties and respective sections have exciting prizes and giveaways in store, with the hope that students choose their careers wisely.

Staff and student volunteers will be on stand-by to direct and answer queries about the various programmes and courses offered by USP.

The Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) will conduct theirs with a difference this year, where students will be invited to an exciting journey through two theme parks; Ridge to Reef Nature Walk and Techno Portal. 

The Ridge to Reef Nature Walk theme park will provide an experience of the two facets of Mother Nature; the tranquility of sustainably managed ridge to reef and the dismay of unsustainably managed environment. 

The sustainable park will provide a wholesome experience of various natural ecosystems as students walk from the ridge to the reef and equip them with information and fun facts regarding these.

The sustainable forest ecosystem will be showcasing the rich biodiversity of our local forests and how these provide many important products for everyday use. There will also be demonstration of a model mangrove ecosystem which will feature live animals, providing students with a chance to interact with them.

FSTE will also have a sustainable tank display which featuring a healthy coral reef ecosystem with live marine organisms such as tropical marine fish, sea stars, sea cucumbers, sponges, seaweeds and seagrasses.

Students will be able to touch and interact with common marine organisms which they are likely to come across while swimming in the ocean.

As for the largest faculty, the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE), they will be showcasing their wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes that can lead students to the profession of their choice – whether they want to become an accountant, economist, real estate agent or business manager, among many others.

FBE offers opportunities to students either to specialise in a particular academic discipline or to obtain a general business education. Their programmes are designed to provide graduates with an understanding of how specialist skills can contribute to the overall commercial environment.

For students thinking of becoming a lawyer, educator or teacher, the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) is the place for them. Students will join a vibrant, academically rigorous community and the opportunity to develop and hone their research, analytical and critical thinking skills - no matter where their interests lie within the Arts, Law and Education sectors.

FALE has a long and rich tradition of leading academic research and teaching, and it continues to provide a spectrum of course and degree options for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Graduates of the FALE either follow a clear vocational pathway into Teaching, Legal, Journalism, Library, Policing or Social Work careers, or enter the workforce with a generic set of highly regarded transferable skills. A FALE degree provides a superb foundation for life-long learning.

Along with Fiji’s Laucala, Lautoka and Labasa campuses, the Solomon Islands, Kiribati and Alafua campus in Samoa will also be holding their Open Day on Friday 28 July.


This news item was published on 27 Jul 2017 12:57:54 pm. For more information or any High-Res Images, please contact us on email communications@usp.ac.fj


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