Li excited to start university journey, Scott hopes to complete his studies


The University of the South Pacific (USP) roadshows around Fiji have helped a lot of Year 13 and prospective students who plan to pursue their tertiary education this year.

With the first roadshow concluding last weekend, most students who had their questions answered, application submitted and sought academic advice expressed their gratitude to the institution for making its services accessible to Fijians across Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.

Matthew Luo Li, an 18-year-old student from the gold town of Tavua, said he is excited to start his Bachelor of Software Engineering journey at USP after he completed his application during the USP roadshow in his home town last Saturday.

“I am thankful for the roadshow team here in Tavua town for bringing their services and information right to our doorstep, and we don’t have to go to Lautoka instead.”

Born in the Sugar City of Lautoka and raised in Tavua, Li, the middle child of three siblings, looks forward to experiencing university life, especially “Staying at the halls of residence and learning everything USP offers, particularly the cultural experience”.

“I would recommend the USP roadshow for students to attend to apply, register and get first-hand information about the university.”

Another student, Geoffrey Scott of Nasoumai in Tailevu, is excited to continue his studies and work towards completing his Bachelor of Engineering, with majors in Electrical and Electronics.

The 29-year-old started his studies at USP in 2013 and had to take a few breaks over the years to help his family take care of their farm.

“I kept trying to keep up with my studies; I now only have one more unit to complete. I have worked on our family farm, and now, as it is doing well, I have the time to return and finish my studies at USP.”

Scott highlighted that he wants to finish his studies, enter the workforce, help continue to develop their farm and support his family.

“To those who struggle to balance work, studies, and responsibilities at home, I urge you never to give up your studies completely. Though it’s taken me over 10 years to attain my qualification, I am happy and content that I am just one unit away from receiving my degree.”

Join the USP roadshow teams tomorrow and Saturday (January 19 & 20) in the main town centres across Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, as our staff will be there to make our services accessible to you, whether you’re applying as a new student, seeking academic advice, or wishing to resume your studies after a lapse of six semesters, qualifications upgrade, and more.

Our staff are also ready to guide and help you choose a programme suited to your subject combination.

If you have any questions about the change in programme, USP accommodation, or financial assistance, please drop by any of our roadshow venues on Friday and Saturday.

USP Roadshow Venues:
Nausori – Opposite Nausori Market Carpark
Navua – Inside Shop and Save
Sigatoka – Maxval-U Carpark
Nadi – My FNPF Centre
Lautoka – USP Lautoka Campus
Ba – Opposite Ba Bus stand
Tavua – Beside Courts
Rakiraki – Uluda Grounds
Labasa – USP Labasa Campus
Savusavu – Infront of Savusavu Town Council

Don’t miss this opportunity! Make it count! Visit us!

Applications for Semester 1, 2024, are open and will close on January 31, 2024.

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