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Karalo Hepoiteloto Maibuca at the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games.

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Tuvaluan Olympian and flagbearer gives USP the thumbs up! - 26 Aug 2021 08:17:32 pm
Following years of hard work, grit and determination, The University of the South Pacific (USP) student Karalo Hepoiteloto Maibuca recently made the University community proud at the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games.  Karalo led the Tuvalu team, carrying the Tuvaluan flag at the opening ceremony on July 23. Karalo is an environmental management student at the University’s School of Agriculture, Geography, Environment, Ocean and Natural Science (SAGEONS) at Laucala Campus in Suva. The Olympian and flagbearer gave a thumbs up when asked... More »

USP Launches "You Said, We Did" Campaign to better address students - 24 Aug 2021 07:32:40 pm
Today, the University of the South Pacific Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Pal Ahluwalia, launched the "You Said, We Did" (YSWD) campaign, a new student-experience initiative. The YSWD initiative will allow the Vice-Chancellor’s Office to receive and coordinate complaints, suggestions, views and comments from students across all USP campuses. The campaign aims at strengthening communication between students and the Vice-Chancellor’s Office to better address student concerns. Professor Ahluwalia is encouraging... More »

Candice Gives a Big Thumbs Up to Online Learning - 20 Aug 2021 05:21:43 pm
The University of the South Pacific student Candice Erika Kakala Siliva says that USP’s online learning platforms have successfully enabled her to complete her studies. The second-year Bachelor of Law student (BALLB) majoring in Linguistics added that studying online may have its challenges, but students can easily overcome these issues with determination. “It may be difficult at first as there are no teachers or tutors physically present to assist you, but if you look at it from a positive perspective, you’re teaching yourself to learn independently,” sh... More »

USP’s Online Learning Option Offers Flexibility to Students - 20 Aug 2021 12:48:41 pm
Bachelor of Law (LLB) second-year student Sheenam Chandra, based at The University of the South Pacific Labasa Campus, said she prefers studying online because of the quality education delivery. The 25-year- old said that she finds online learning quite useful as it saves time and is a convenient learning method because it helps many students to pick up other activities in life. “Being an online student allows for more flexibility,’ she said. “I do my work from anywhere and can access my notes anytime. I do not have to rush to class anymore. I successfully mana... More »

Get Ready for the USP Virtual Open Week 2021! - 17 Aug 2021 10:26:57 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Virtual Open Week is an important event in the University's calendar. The event is looked forward to by secondary schools all around the region as it gives them an ideal platform to explore what lies in store for them in the future. Similar to last year, USP Laucala Campus will host a Virtual Open Week from August 30 to September 3 2021, with the theme "USP - Shaping Pacific Futures". The week will allow students to explore USP with their parents and relatives virtually from the comforts of their homes. The decision... More »

USP Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Pal Ahluwalia - A Champion for Good Governance - 13 Aug 2021 05:16:23 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) newly re-appointed Vice-Chancellor and President (VC&P), Professor Pal Ahluwalia, looks forward to instilling stability and ensuring that the University adheres to principles of good governance. He resumed office today, Monday, 9 August, 2021 for an initial 3-year term. He is currently based at the Nauru Campus awaiting travel to Samoa. Professor Ahluwalia thanked God, the President of Nauru, the Government of Nauru, the USP Council and staff and students for their unwavering support for him and his wife during the last few months. ... More »

Tokyo 2020: USP Campus Director to Coach Vanuatu Rower, Rillio Rii at Olympics - 13 Aug 2021 05:14:34 pm
USP Vanuatu Campus Director, Dr Andrew MacKenzie, will travel with the Vanuatu National team to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as a coach for the Men's singles event rower, Rillio Rio Rii. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics will take place from 23 July-8 August, 2021 with Rillio as the flag bearer for the Vanuatu contingent for the Olympics opening ceremony. Dr MacKenzie, who started coaching the sports he loved as a volunteer 20 years ago, has developed to become a national coach, taking the Vanuatu National team to the World Championships in 2018 and 2019, respectively. He has coached ... More »

Re-colonise Mindset and Approach with our traditional philosophies and epistemologies for a resilient world for our children – Dr. Rosiana Lagi - 13 Aug 2021 05:02:47 pm
The Deputy Head of School, Learning, Teaching and Quality (L,T&Q) School of Pacific Arts, Communication and Education (SPACE), Dr. Rosiana Lagi presented a video documentary titled ‘Tuvalu Traditional Ecological Knowledge of Weather Forecasting Climate Change Mitigation in Tuvalu’ and spoke about the ‘Traditional wisdom and practices essential to resilience’ at the Pacific Resilience Meeting on 7 July 2021. The session was moderated by Dr Alifereti Tawake (Adviser & Council Chair, Locally Marine Managed Area, Network International Trust) and Mr Ron Vave (PhD Candidate, Marine Biology Gr... More »

USP Launches New Degree Programme: BA in Communication and Media on Offer from Semester 2 - 13 Aug 2021 04:38:09 pm
The University of the South Pacific School of Pacific Arts, Communication and Education (SPACE) will be offering a new programme, Bachelor of Communication and Media from Semester 2, 2021. The University is already accepting applications from students who wish to study BA in Communication and Media in Semester 2 and will give potential students something exciting to look forward to for the coming semester. The BA in Communication and Media is a prescribed programme of 24 courses. Students can undertake the programme from any campus across the region. Senior Lecturer in Linguisti... More »

OPP Helps Students cope with Online Studies - 13 Aug 2021 04:29:27 pm
The Offline Package Print (OPP) initiative by The University of the South Pacific (USP) has helped many students to cope with online studies. This initiative was brought in to assist students in Fiji in their online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, which disrupted face-to-face activities at USP. Course Coordinators have put together ‘Offline Print Packs' (OPP) for all courses, which contain supplementary learning resources, including readings and other material for USP students facing challenges regarding accessing their study materials. Final year student Bhavik... More »

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