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First Year Student Wins Laptop

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GMCL, Mr Glenn Pope, presents the laptop to Adi Mere Bolavucu.

Adi Mere Bolavucu has had the perfect start to studying at The University of the South Pacific (USP), after winning a laptop for completing a tour of USP’s Laucala Campus during this year’s Orientation Week in February.

The University’s Campus Life Section organises Orientation Week at the start of every academic year, to help first year students make the transition to university life.

As part of the Week’s activities, Campus Life organises tours to help students familiarise themselves with the layout of the University Campus. The Department also organises Student Support Workshops as part of the familiarisation process.

The laptop was a prize for initiative calledPassport to Success, which was offered as an incentive for students to take the tour and attend the workshops.  

To get into the draw, students must be a first year student, are required to take the Campus tour on any day during Orientation Week and have their Passports stamped at all destinations, and, attend at least three of the five workshops offered.

Adi Mere visited all the key destinations marked on the Passport and attended three workshops. The HP Laptop was presented to her by Mr Glenn Pope, Group Manager Campus Life.

The Passport to Success prize was drawn by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education, Professor Richard Coll.

Adi Mere is a Foundation Science student majoring in Chemistry and Biology. She was really happy on receiving the laptop, sharing that she did not own a laptop until now and acknowledged that this will help with her studies.

Mr Pope congratulated Adi Mere on her win and said that she was a wonderful example of a first year student who had made the most of Campus Life’s endeavours to provide new students with the best, first-year experience.

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