|Student Learning Support (SLS) endeavours to provide a comprehensive range of services to help USP students take control of their learning. There are SLS staff located in 10 of USP’s campuses across the region (Kiribati, Labasa, Laucala, Lautoka, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu).
The following services are provided by SLS:
- Workshops (Face2Face & Virtual): a series of tailor made workshops designed in collaboration with and on the advice of course coordinators where students get an opportunity to try out using academic and English learning skills
- Drop-in consultations (Face2Face & Virtual): assisting students one-on-one or in groups at the SLS Hubs at the various campuses or via email, Moodle Live Chats (from 9am to 7pm, Monday to Friday on the SLS Moodle page), Zoom, Viber and Facebook Messenger (page name: USP Student Learning Support). Fully online & Face2Face drop-in consultations are where students discuss specific academic and learning issues with a Learning Specialist
- Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) & Senior Peer Mentoring (SPM) (Face2Face & Virtual): support facilitated by a high achieving student who has excelled in the course which can help increase students’ academic performance (100 level, generic courses & certain 200 level courses)
- SLS Moodle page: Virtual SLS support available to students via the SLS Moodle page, accessible to students via their Moodle homepage
Resources: Soft copy study guides/references and other literacy, numeracy and digital skill resources on specifically targeted areas of skill achievement.
|The First Year Experience (FYE) section is committed to make the smoother transition from pre-tertiary education into university studies. FYE is based in Laucala campus however the services are provided to the region through virtual channels.
The mission of the FYE office is to:
- To provide a broad network of support services and programmes that address the academic, personal and social needs of first year students and promote student success.
- To provide outreach and necessary interventions to students who are experiencing academic and social difficulties.
- To actively encourage students to engage in the school, centre and university community.
To promote critical thinking and life-long learning.