Emalus First Year Initiative Programme
Emalus First Year Initiative Cohort from Semester I 2020 with visiting academic, Professor Jacqueline Huston
The Emalus First Year Initiative programme was created by the School of Law and Social Sciences to offer additional support to first year law students studying at USP Emalus Campus in Port-Vila, Vanuatu. Since its inception in June 2019, the programme has benefitted over 200 first year law students at USP Emalus Campus.
Students who undergo the Emalus First Year Initiative programme are able to participate in workshops and talanoa sessions organised by USP Law staff. Students receive training on how to use Moodle, PacLII, USP Library services and how to reference properly and participate in talanoa sessions on mental health and their motivation for studying law.
It is hoped that by attending these sessions, students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in their law school journeys.
Student Learning Support Services
Student Learning Support Services at USP Emalus Campus offers Peer Mentoring sessions for all 100-level and 200-level law courses. Peer mentors are outstanding law students who attained excellent grades in the course they are mentoring for and have an overall excellent GPA. Peer mentors receive the necessary training on how to conduct their sessions. Peer mentoring sessions are offered free of charge to all law students. The peer mentoring timetable is usually released in Week 4 of the semester.
In addition, the Emalus Campus Student Learning Support Specialist also offers academic counselling and skill workshops and proofreading services for law students.
Students who are interested in joining the mentoring sessions or utilising the other learning support services may contact the Student Learning Support Specialist, Mr. Waisea Tabua at firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Learning Support Services at USP Laucala Campus offers PASS sessions for all 100-level and 200-level law courses. PASS leaders are senior law students who have an excellent GPA and have attained an excellent grade in the courses that they are leading. PASS leaders are given the necessary training on how to conduct these study sessions.
Information on PASS Leaders will be communicated to you via the individual law course coordinators on Moodle.
Some regional campuses hire local tutors to provide additional academic assistance to students who are enrolled in 100-level law courses. Please contact the Student Administrative Office at your local USP Campus/Centre to see if these services are available to you.