The winner of the competition, Vanshika Prasad (middle) with GMCL Mr Glenn Pope (right) and Campus Life Officer, Saileshni Naidu (left).
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USP ready to welcome its new students: Orientation Week starts 22 February, 2021 - 18 Feb 2021 03:51:48 pm
The University of the South Pacific Laucala Campus is looking forward to welcoming new students to its 2021 Orientation Week that will take place from 22 - 26 February 2021.
Orientation sessions for all Schools and other academic units will be held at the Australia Pacific Lecture Theatre. The transition workshops will be held at the N111 Lecture Theatre. These workshops are offered to students to assist them in a smooth transition to University Life and covers topics such as Managing Studies; Academic Reading and Writing; and Starting off Strong and Information Research Skills.
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USP Samoa Campus Partners with Vodafone Samoa to hold its Enrolment Fair and Orientation - 17 Feb 2021 05:07:20 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) Samoa Campus has partnered with Vodafone Samoa to hold its 2021 Enrolment Fair and Orientation at its main campus and at the Savaii Centre.
The Enrolment Fair is being held from 17-19 February and Enrolment will be on 25 and 26 February. The Enrolment Fair is being held for new and continuing students to provide them support and advice to help them choose their programme of study and courses.
Vodafone Samoa has exclusive sponsorship and will provide products and services valued at $14550 Tala including $3000 Tala cash assistance du... More »
Avinesh Mani is USP’s Lose It Challenge 2020 Champion - 16 Feb 2021 12:00:05 pm
Avinesh Mani, a member of staff at the Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), has won the USP Lose It Challenge 2020 after an impressive 17.9 Kgs weight loss that also won him F$500 as the first prize.
Mani lost the weight after following a healthy eating and calories deficit diet, together with a daily exercise program.
“I have always wanted to lose the excessive weight over the years, but nothing had motivated me so I joined the Lose It Challenge to push me to lose the weight,” he said.
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Fiji´s Forests in 3D - 15 Feb 2021 03:00:32 pm
In collaboration with The University of the South Pacific, a research team led by the University of Goettingen (Germany) has analysed the complexity of forest structure in Fiji, and around the world
An international research team led by the University of Goettingen has investigated the variety of structures that can be found in the world's forests, as well as the factors that explain this diversity. The results have recently been published in Nature Communications, a top-ranking scientific journal.
Professor Hans Juergen Boehmer, former Head of School of USP´s School of Geography, Earth Science & Environment and co-author of the study, explains that ... More »
The University of the South Pacific demonstrates research excellence in the Ocean - 12 Feb 2021 02:57:28 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) has made an outstanding contribution to a new Special Issue focussing on Pacific marine science. The Special Issue entitled “Ecosystem resilience and human impact in the Pacific Oceanscape: current status and future directions” is published in an eminent journal called Marine Pollution Bulletin which has an impressive academic impact factor of above four.
The Special Issue includes 40 research papers which explore the pressures on the resilience, health and survival of Pacific ecosystems. A total of thirty members of USP are authors in the Special... More »
USP to Help Students Ease Financial Burden - 8 Feb 2021 01:15:15 pm
Private students who choose to study at the University of the South Pacific this year can apply and take advantage of the USP Bursary Scheme offered by the University to ease their financial burden.
The Bursary Scheme provides financial assistance for approximately 250 – 300 undergraduate or postgraduate level scholarships per semester for students from all its member countries. Students are encouraged to contact the Scholarship Unit to find out more about how they can get assistance. The information is also available on USP’s website.&nb... More »
USP Enrolment Fair - 8 Feb 2021 12:59:24 pm
The University of the South Pacific Enrolment Fair 2021 that commenced yesterday, Friday 5 February began attracting a large crowd on its first day, as new and continuing students made their way to the University’s Laucala Campus to get enrolled.
The Fair, situated at the USP Laucala Campus student carpark, is an Information Space serviced by staff from all academic units to assist students aspiring to enrol for Semester 1 beginning 1 March 2021.
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USP Graduate School of Business welcomes new students to its MBA Programme for the 2021 Academic year - 3 Feb 2021 02:57:35 pm
More than 100 students attended the orientation session hosted by the University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme at Statham Campus on Saturday, 23 January 2021.
The MBA programme, known for its excellence in the Oceania Region, is offered by USP’s Graduate School of Business (GSB).
Professor Stephen Pratt, Deputy Head of School (Research, Innovation, Postgraduate Affairs) at the School of Business and Management (SBM) congratulated the students for securing a place at The University of t... More »
Semester 1 Teaching for the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (PDLP) gets underway - 3 Feb 2021 02:53:56 pm
The Law discipline of School of Law and Social Science (SoLaSS) began its Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (PDLP) teaching on 18 January 2021.
Ninety- Four (94) law graduates started their 22-week intensive programme of Clinical Legal Education at the Laucala, Emalus and Solomon Islands Campuses. Acting Head of School, Dr. Sandra Tarte, welcomed 47 students at Laucala Campus.
The PDLP programme provides practical training to law stu... More »
Pacific GIS and Remote Sensing Conference - 29 Jan 2021 03:40:29 pm
The Pacific GIS and Remote Sensing Council as the “Pacific Island Earth Observation Conference”, will commence its 2-day intermediate virtual conference from 2-3 February 2021 through Zoom, that will be coordinated through the University of the South Pacific's regional network.
The Conference will be opened at 9am on Tuesday morning (Fiji Time) by the University of the South Pacific's (USP) Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Pal Ahluwalia.
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