New students attending orientation at the Emalus Campus.
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus in Port Vila, Vanuatu organised a successful orientation session on 1-2 February, 2018, which assisted new students at the University for the first time in Semester 1 this year.
In his welcome speech, Mr Ruben Markward, the Emalus Campus Manager said, “We are excited to welcome you into this vibrant learning community and as a new student at USP you are bound to have questions”.
Mr Markward said the orientation is designed around their needs – to help them find answers to those questions and provide information about campus resources, programmes and services.
Students were encouraged to seek assistance from other staff members and their colleagues where necessary, to enable them to do well in their studies.
He also told the students that everyone at the University, lecturers and staff, wanted to see that they succeed in their studies at USP.
Professor Sean Donlan emphasised that for students to do well in their studies at the University it is important that they adapt as early possible to the University study environment.
“Do not leave it for too late,” he said.
He also urged them to respect themselves and others including student colleagues and staff.
Dr Robert Early spoke briefly about the University rules and echoed the same statement by other speakers for students to discipline themselves and show respect for others in the university community.
Students were also shown the University’s “Regulation Governing Student Conduct” booklet and encouraged to obtain a copy from the Administration Office.
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