The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Enrolment Fair 2022 that commenced on 28 February attracted a large crowd on its first day, as new and continuing students made their way to the University’s Laucala Campus to be enrolled. The Fair has been extended until 19 March to cater for the late release of examination results.
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 21 March 2022.
Simran Kumar from MGM High School, attending the USP Enrolment Fair, stated that USP being a prestigious university in Fiji attracted her to participate and explore opportunities through the Fair.
She stated the Enrolment Fair was informative with the staff and buddies being extremely helpful.
“It was beneficial to have a student buddy because they acted as a guide and mentor, and that really helped me,” she said.
Simran intends to become a lab scientist or a lab technician, and studying at USP will assist her in achieving that goal because she said the course was well developed and well crafted.
“I would recommend studying at USP to my friends and family because I enjoy the atmosphere. The campus is stunningly beautiful and welcoming. It ensures that everyone has equal access to opportunities,” she said.
Bulou Matako from Lami High School who enrolled in the Diploma in Information Technology programme, mentioned that it was her dream to study at USP.
She said that she enjoyed the Fair and, “It was well-organised with supportive staff.”
“The student buddies are also helpful with their guidance because we are new to this environment. The Campus Life Buddies have shown us around the campus, the Library, lecture theatres, and tutorial rooms,” Bulou added.
“I would strongly recommend studying at USP to other people I know because I like the surroundings, as well as what USP has to offer me. I like how it is well recognised in the Pacific, and the education level meets my expectations, so I am in love with this place and would like others to come and experience it as well.”
Sam Chong from Papua New Guinea said, “The Fair experience was great. Instructions given by the buddies were precise and clear”.
He recommended high school students to participate in the Fair and get the best advice regarding the programmes and services offered in USP.
Students can learn more about USP’s flexible payment option for fees and the various scholarships available at the University. 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.
Students are urged to attend the Enrolment Fair and take advantage of the services on offer.
Enrolment Roadshow is back!
The second round of the USP Enrolment Roadshow will be running from 18-19 March. Teams will be stationed in Nakasi, Nausori, Sigatoka, Ba, Tavua, and Nadi.
The first USP Enrolment Roadshow ended on a high note that ran from 19- 26 February where students received their offer letters instantly.
This excludes the high number of students who visited the booths for programme counselling and general queries.
The team received positive responses from parents who would otherwise have travelled to the USP Laucala Campus in Suva to enrol their children 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. Students were pleased to have been provided with the services they needed in their hometowns by USP staff.
Saleshni Mala received her offer letter to study a Bachelor of Education in special and inclusive studies at the Roadshow in Lautoka. She completed her diploma in the same field by taking a few courses while looking after her children at home.
Saleshni was excited to finally receive her offer letter to study at the Lautoka Campus and shared a message for older applicants like her.
“Don’t let age stop you from continuing your studies. Start now regardless of how old you are.”
Students from Ra High School said, “We are fortunate that USP held this Roadshow. All our questions and doubts were answered and we were able to fill out our admission forms. The staff were friendly and so kind. We look forward to joining USP.”
Nikita Kellenberger, who has completed his Year 13 at Nasavusavu Secondary School will be pursuing Marine Science and is planning to become a Marine Biologist. He says he chose USP as it is a renowned institution.
His mother, Larissa Kellenberger said, “I am happy to send my son to USP because of its ranking, and it’s the best choice for education for his future”.