Secondary School students visit one of the booths at the Nauru Campus Open Day.
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Nauru Campus celebrated the 2017 Open Day on 28 July highlighting “Your USP Journey: Past, Present, Future.”
Ms Alamanda Lauti, Nauru Campus Director said that Nauru Campus ‘Open Day on the Patio’ attracted more than 350 visitors throughout the day, represented by local school students and staff, government departments, private enterprise, host refugee settlement service, and broad spectrum asylum-seeker welfare providers who were interested to learn how the Nauru Campus can best serve them excel in their learning and knowledge creation.
“We created a warm and welcoming academic marketplace where we served an informative platter of all the Nauru Campus has to offer to the people of this very small island,” Ms Lauti highlighted.
Information booths featured Student Administrative Services (SAS), computer labs, library and campus tours and hands-on activities, launch of Student Learning Services (SLS), promotion of academic and study-skills sessions, English-language skills and our public ‘Weekly Wednesday Workshop’ series, USP bookshop and merchandise, USP Finance for fees advice, Continuing and Community Education (CCE), showcasing short courses and Professional Development 1, 2 and 3-day Workshops, and scholarships advisory, courtesy of the Australian High Commission.
Students also took advantage of hourly USP Alumni question & answer sessions held throughout the day in Law, Engineering, Accounting, Economics, Information Technology (IT) and Marine Science, where up to 200 Grade 8 to 12 students learnt about the challenges, triumphs and opportunities that USP education provides.
“We also had discussions on the University’s 50th anniversary celebrations in 2018, which will coincide with Nauru’s 50th Independence Day celebrations,” Ms Lauti said.
USP Students Association ran a fundraising raffle throughout the day and a 14-year-old school student won a Samsung Galaxy Tablet and a 1-month data package, courtesy of Digicel.
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