The University of the South Pacific (USP) successfully concluded the first day of its 2021 Virtual Open Week (VOW) with prospective students from around Fiji and the region participating in learning more about the programmes and courses offered by the University.
The VOW was hosted on the newly redesigned USP website, which was also launched yesterday.
The new website is a fully responsive design website compatible with all digital devices. Users can share content from the website onto various social media platforms; view the latest University news; keep track of events, and integrate google maps for all USP locations across the region and scroll-to-top buttons on all pages.
A live chat widget on the website allowed participants of the VOW to freely chat with staff representing the various Schools at USP, including the School of Accounting Finance and Economics (SAFE); School of Business and Management (SBM); School of Information Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Physics (STEMP); School of Agriculture, Geography, Environment, Oceans, and Natural Sciences (SAGEONS); School of Law and Social Science (SoLaSS); School of Pacific Arts, Communication and Education (SPACE), Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE-SD), Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) and had their queries answered instantly.
In yesterday’s sessions, Meghna Vini used the chat widget to request information relating to USP’s science programmes. Another participant, Razia Bano, was assisted with USP’s student exchange programmes while Kris Gounder had his queries answered regarding the USP Civil Engineering Programme.
There are still opportunities to participate for those who have not registered by accessing the VOW link on the USP website to register. Our staff will be online to provide information on USP’s programmes and courses, student services, the Disability Resource Centre, campus life, scholarships, University support services and many more.
Participants from Year 13 were provided with an online platform to submit their provincial applications. The web application eNrol Me assisted prospective students in submitting their provisional applications for admission into USP. The App is being piloted for Fiji Year 13 students and the University hoped to open the same opportunity to year 13 students across the region.
The University encourages prospective students participating in the VOW throughout this week to take advantage of this opportunity.
USP’s Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education Professor Jito Vanualailai said the web-based enrolment application would boost efficiency and student engagement for the University.
“The enrolment app is convenient, and it will constantly guide and engage students in the enrolment process, and students can access this service wherever they are, at any time of the day.
“The application will be active throughout USP’s Virtual Open Week, so prospective students can easily submit their application straight after deciding on their programmes of study.”
Prospective students can submit their application on the newly revamped USP website by clicking on the link: http://www.usp.ac.fj/enrolme
You can access the new USP website on this link: http://www.usp.ac.fj/