First-year Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical & Electronics) student, Arti Priya Vandhana, was delighted to walk away with a laptop after being announced as the winner for participating in USP’s Orientation Week activity – Passport to Academic Life 2022.
USP Campus Life runs a Passport to Academic Life competition every year whereby first-year students are encouraged to take a tour of the campus and attend transition workshops. At the end of the Orientation, the USP Campus Life draws a name for the winner of the Passport.
The winner was drawn by the Acting Group Manager of Campus Life, Mr Alfred Anthony.
Mr Anthony said this activity encourages students to take a tour of the campus before classes begin, to familiarise themselves with lecture and tutorial rooms and the key sites within USP’s Laucala Campus.
“To encourage students to participate in the tours and workshops, Campus Life offered a prize of a laptop to the winning ‘passport’. Students were asked to put their passports in a bin, and at the end of the week, a winner was selected,” he explained.
Arti was excited upon being selected as the winner and immediately collected her prize from Campus Life.
“I was both surprised and pleased to learn that I had won the laptop. I intend to use the laptop for assignments and projects as part of my studies,” she added.
She expressed her gratitude to her friend Sofia Bale and her mother, who insisted that Arti fill in her information and stamps at the same time.
The University’s Campus Life section organises the annual Orientation Week at the start of every academic year to help first-year students transition smoothly to university life.
Mr Alfred Anthony and Campus Life Officer, Saileshni Naidu congratulated Arti on her win and wished her well for her tertiary journey ahead.