News Releases

UWI Opens its Doors to Postgraduate Students

For Release Upon Receipt - July 7, 2008

St. Augustine

The University of the West Indies (UWI) St Augustine opened its doors to almost 200 prospective postgraduate students at its Postgraduate Open Forum held on Wednesday 25th June, 2008. The Postgraduate Open Forum, which was held at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business (GSB) Auditorium, off Uriah Butler Highway, Mt Hope from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., provided a valuable opportunity for the prospective postgraduate students to meet the University’s research and teaching staff, as well as explore the hundreds of courses of study that are available locally, and even submit an application for admission to a programme of choice.

The Open Forum was formally opened by Pro Vice Chancellor and Campus Principal, Professor Clement Sankat, who is also the former Pro Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies and included a series of presentations the Faculties of Science & Agriculture, Social Sciences, Humanities & Education, Engineering and Medicine, as well as a special presentation by the Lok Jack Business School.

The St Augustine campus, which recently introduced several taught and research-based graduate programmes, is constantly enhancing its suite of academic offerings to respond to the global challenges of Caribbean development. The Postgraduate Open Forum was carefully planned to give participants access to all the information they may need in order to advance their personal and professional development through graduate education.

Apart from showcasing the wide range of possibilities for scholarship, research, development and innovation made available to the postgraduate students at the St Augustine campus, the Forum also provided participants with a timely opportunity to learn more collaborative agreements which UWI has with 100-plus international universities and colleges.

For more information, please contact the Marketing & Communication Office, Tel: 662-2002 Ext. 3635 or .


The University of the West Indies (UWI) is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, and Social Sciences.