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USP Journalism coordinator co-authors ground-breaking research paper on data journalism in the Pacific - 25 Aug 2020 04:12:07 pm
The coordinator of the USP Journalism Programme, Dr Shailendra Singh, has co-authored a ground-breaking study into the emerging practice of data journalism in the Pacific, along with the lead author, Dr Kayt Davies of Curtin University, Western Australia.
The study, the first of its kind focused on the Pacific news media, is entitled, ‘Data Journalism in the Pacific: Practices and Perceptions’. It was published as a chapter in a book called Data Journalism in the Global South (2020). Prior to this publication on the Pacific, research on data journali... More »
USP Journalism alumni receive grant for environmental reporting - 24 Aug 2020 03:15:12 pm
Two alumni from Fiji under the USP Journalism Programme, School of Language, Arts and Media, FALE were amongst six recipients of a prestigious regional environmental reporting fellowship in March this year.
Journalists Stanley Simpson and Sheldon Chanel were awarded story grants from Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) to conduct investigative environmental reporting in Fiji.
Stanley Simpson, Chief Executive and journalist of Mai TV was ... More »
USP Library Receives Book Donation from the USA Embassy - 19 Aug 2020 10:51:22 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Library received a boost to its print resource collection with a donation from the Embassy of the United States of America in Suva on 18 August 2020.
The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia programme provided titles donated by American publishers to institutions in cooperation with the Embassy.
Professor Pal Ahluwalia, USP’s Vice-Chancellor and President, accepted with gratitude the books that were presen... More »
Launch of Hand wash stations at Laucala Campus - 18 Aug 2020 08:40:25 am
Professor Pal Ahluwalia, USP’s Vice-Chancellor & President officially launched the Hand Wash Stations at Laucala Campus on 14 August 2020.
The current COVID-19 health protection guidelines by the World Health Organization and Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services highly recommend regular handwashing with soap and water for 20 seconds as often as possible hence USP’s Estates & Infrastructure (E&I) installed hand wash stations throughout the campus over the past month. Similar installations are in progress on the other USP regional c... More »
USP-UN Human Rights International Youth Day 2020 was a success - 10 Aug 2020 10:38:48 am
International Youth Day 2020 with the theme ‘Youth Engagement for Global Action’ and focus area on ‘Innovating Pacific Youth with sustainable food security during COVID-19 ‘was held on 12 and 13 August 2020 at USP AUSAID Performance Space.
The event was a partnership between the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Regional Office for the Pacific and The University of the South Pacific (USP).
The 2 days programme emphasised th... More »
Tuvalu Campus Director visits students on remote Nukufetau and Vaitupu Islands in Tuvalu - 10 Aug 2020 10:22:19 am
Tuvalu Campus Director, Dr. Rosiana Lagi, visited the Central Islands of Tuvalu (Nukufetau Island and Vaitupu Island) in July to meet current students, offer and enrol new students for USP programmes and courses and meet the Secretaries of the two Island Councils.
The Secretaries of the Island Councils coordinate USP students and assessments in the outer islands. During her visit, she spent time consulting with about 70 Pacific TAFE students who are completing their school-based programme at the Motufoua Secondary School on Vaitupu Island.
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Opening of Outreach Commons in Davuilevu and Walu Bay - 10 Aug 2020 10:15:04 am
It was a huge achievement for The University of the South Pacific (USP) as it opened its two Outreach Commons in Davuilevu and Walu Bay on 5 August.
The Outreach Commons provides an alternative space for students to access the teaching, learning, and research systems offered by the university. Students residing close to these Commons will now be able to access these facilities without having to travel to Laucala Campus.
In Semester 1, during restrictions imposed due to COVID-19, USP closely monitored student participation and engagement on moodle. USP's call center team reco... More »
USP donates research equipment to Kastom Garden Association - 4 Aug 2020 09:00:32 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP), through the Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PaCESD) collaborated with the Solomon Islands based Kastom Garden Association (KGA) last month in a study on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on community food security, education and livelihood in selected villages around Honiara and the Guadalcanal plains.
In appreciation of the collaboration and to assist with ongoing survey and research capabilities, the University donated a tablet and an audio recording device to the KGA management this week at the University’s Solomon Island... More »
Book/Stationery support initiative by a USP staff member to help those in need - 27 Jul 2020 02:32:26 pm
As the regions battle against the COVID-19 Pandemic, many individuals and organisations are coming forward to help those affected.
A Teaching Assistant at the School of Geography at USP, Kunal Singh, came up with an initiative to donate books and stationery to needy families in Fiji.
Kunal heads a group at USP called the Chemical Society of the South Pacific which focuses on science education in the region.
“I had initially started the stationery drive with the support of the society members, ... More »
Pro Vice-Chancellor Som Naidu achieves Principal Fellowship of the HEA - 27 Jul 2020 02:12:50 pm
Professor Som Naidu (Pro Vice-Chancellor, and Director of the Center for Flexible Learning) at USP has achieved Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA). Fellowships of the HEA is a professional recognition for practitioners in the higher education sector.
There are four grades of Fellowships offered by the HEA. These are Associate; Fellow; Senior and Principal Fellowship. The Principal Fellowship represents significant leadership in the promotion of teaching excellence, and are only awarded on the basis of an assessed portfolio.
In an... More »