The Acting Vice-Chancellor and President, Dr Giulio Masasso Tu'ikolongahau Paunga with staff and students at the Enrolment Fair 2021.
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.
The academic units are the School of Accounting, Finance and Economics (SAFE); School of Agriculture, Geography, Environment, Ocean and Natural Sciences (SAGEONS); School of Business and Management (SBM); School of Information Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Physics (STEMP); School of Law
and Social Sciences (SoLaSS); School of Pacific Arts, Communication and Education (SPACE); Pacific Technical and Further Education
(Pacific TAFE) and Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development
(PaCE-SD) will be available at the Fair at their booths to give academic advice and provide information on the various programmes and courses offered by the University.
The Enrolment Fair was scheduled to begin on 2nd February but was postponed due to Tropical Cyclone Ana.
The University is inviting new and continuing students to be part of this event.
Marketing Manager, Ronita Prakash said the USP enrolment fair will be a one-stop- shop for students to access all the necessary service they need to prepare for the start of the semester.
Students can also get a feel of the Campus, go on School and Campus tours and make connections with academic and administration staff, fellow students and the alumni.
“New students are encouraged to attend the fair as this provides a unique opportunity for them to meet staff and get all their queries answered.” she said.
Students at the Enrolment Hub getting Offer Letter.
Students can learn more about USP’s flexible payment option for fees and the various scholarships available at the University. USP has no charge for admission or enrolment.
Moreover, the Fair provides an opportunity for students to engage with people with experience and knowledge in the field of studies they hope to enrol in this year. For example, students who are passionate about the environment and climate change disciplines can visit the enrolment fair and talk to academic staff from the Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development
(PaCE-SD) and learn more about the programmes offered.
Director PaCE-SD, Professor Elizabeth Holland said PaCE-SD works with all academic units to offer postgraduate courses in climate change. The cross-cutting aspect of climate change and the specificity of the region, the courses under the Postgraduate Diploma in Climate Change, Master of Science in Climate Change and Doctor of Philosophy in Climate Change research thesis cover a broad range of topics.
“Our climate change courses vary from climate sciences to the social, financial and economic aspects of climate change, traditional knowledge and the integration of climate change and disaster risk management.”
“The enrolment fair allows PaCE-SD to pitch our postgraduate climate change courses coupled with a blend of student extracurricular activities and climate change materials that will launch prospective climate change students into climate related careers,” she added.
Sponsor booths, food stalls and entertainment will be available on all days.
Students can learn more about the various services that will be made available at the USP Enrolment Fair through the USP social media page, radio and on print media.
The USP Enrolment Roadshow ended on a high note this weekend. Students received their offer letters and academic counselling on- site despite Tropical Cyclone Ana.
Within two days, the Roadshow team in the West processed more than 200 offer letters.
This excludes the high number of students who visited the booths for academic counselling and general queries.
The team received positive responses from parents who would otherwise have had to travel to the USP Laucala Campus
in Suva to get their children enrolled for the semester.
The Roadshow was an inexpensive option for parents in the Western and Northern divisions as USP brought its service to their doorsteps.
USP enrolment staff in the Northern division reported that students, despite TC Ana, still made time to visit the USP enrolment booths for academic counselling and enquire about programmes on offer at USP. Students were pleased to have been provided with the services they needed in their hometowns by USP staff.
There is still time for individuals who missed the Roadshow to receive assistance and receive their enrolment letters at the Enrolment Fair at USP’s Laucala Campus
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