“I was able to transfer or cross credit what I’d already done [at Massey University] to here [USP]. The Masters programme in New Zealand was very much New Zealand focused whereas USP had a much more international focus. I felt like the degree that I earned here [at USP] was far more valuable.”
Hon Mark Brown, Cook Islands Prime Minister
Our team travelled to Aitutaki to attend the careers expo for primary and college aged students, held on the 17th of November 2022. It was a great opportunity to be able to connect with past, current and [potential] future students on the island of Aitutaki. Principal of Araura College Gaylyn Lockington opened the event by saying “there is no reason you need to leave [home] there are plenty of opportunities for you right here”, a sentiment we echoed throughout the day ensuring that students were aware that they did not need to leave home and their families in order to attend University.
Meitaki atupaka Araura for the warm hospitality!
USP Cook Islands held its University Open Day on the 20th of October 2022. The Open Day is an opportunity for potential students to explore University life as well as what USP has to offer. High school students and other members of the public were in attendance. The event wrapped up with prize giving and a sausage sizzle.
A big Meitaki Maata to all the helping hands involved including USPSA Cook Islands, USPSA Federal, Avarua Bakery, VSA, CEIT and of course the USP A-Team who put everything together.