First Year Experience

The First Year Experience (FYE) section is committed to make the smoother transition from pre-tertiary education into university studies. There are three coordinators based in Laucala campus however the services are provided to the region through virtual channels.

The mission of the FYE office is to:

  • To provide a broad network of support services and programmes that address the academic, personal and social needs of first year students and promote student success.
  • To provide outreach and necessary interventions to students who are experiencing academic and social difficulties.
  • To actively encourage students to engage in the school, centre and university community.
  • To promote critical thinking and life-long learning.

Orientation Programme: A school based orientation programme is held at the beginning of the semester. Discipline orientation is also organised within the first few weeks of the semester.

Refresher Induction Programme: This is held during the orientation week to equip students with the skills they need to perform better.

Drop-in Session: Students have the opportunity to communicate with the first year coordinators either through face to face mode or through virtual modes.

FYE Moodle Page: FYE information and services have been integrated with SLS services using the same Moodle page. Assistance to students are provided through “Need FYE Assistance” forum.

Outstanding First Year Award: A school based award is given to students who have been excelling well academically. More details could be obtained from the FYE Coordinators.

Early Intervention Programme: Students are monitored through their academic participation and performance. These include their pre-tertiary performance, Moodle activity, submission of assessments, mid-semester performance and grades. These students are assisted by SLS and course coordinators.

Career Coaching: FYE Coordinators provide career coaching services through face to face and virtual channels for students who require or are confused about choosing a programme.

First Year Experience Coordinators

Mr. Akshay Ram

School of Accounting, Finance and Economics (SAFE)
School of Business and Management (SBM)
Tel: (679) 3231946
Campus: Laucala

Ms. Bijeta Kumar

School of Information Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Physics (STEMP)
School of Agriculture, Geography, Environment, Ocean and Natural Sciences (SAGEONS)
Tel: (679) 3232299
Campus: Laucala

Mr. Kapil Nadan

School of Law and Social Science (SoLaSS)
School of Agriculture, Geography, Environment, School of Pacific Arts, Communication and Education (SPACE)
Tel: (679) 3232742
Campus: Laucala

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