For Release Upon Receipt - September 5, 2009
The University of the West Indies (UWI) opened its doors to first-year students with its annual UWI Life student orientation programme. UWI Life 2009 started on Wednesday 2nd September and continued until Friday 4th September. This three-day event welcomed the estimated 5,000 undergraduate students entering the University in the 2009/2010 academic year.
The programme, which is designed to prepare students for their university experience, is broken down into three complementary sessions. The first session, ‘UWI Life Support’, was held on Wednesday 2nd September, at 5.30 p.m. in the Sport and Physical Education Centre (SPEC). This session was created for the parents, guardians, and spouses of our incoming students. UWI recognises the importance of a strong support system for academic success. As such, this seminar is expected to sensitize those closest to the students to the ways in which they can offer much-needed support. For UWI Life Support photos, click http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157622102626637/show/
Orientation continued with “UWI Life Extension” on Thursday 3rd September, 2009 at 5.30 p.m. at UWI SPEC. This session, which addressed the lifestyle of mature, evening and postgraduate students, was designed to offer advice about how to manage the pressures that arise from juggling a full-time career and academic studies. For UWI Life Extension photos, click http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157622238717510/show/
UWI Life 2009 wrapped up with an all-day event entitled ‘UWI Life Student’ on Friday 4th September, 2009. Geared towards all first–year and full-time undergraduate students, this fun-filled day combined informative seminars with games, giveaways and musical performances. For UWI Life Student photos, click http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157622243554140/show/
For more UWI Life photos, click http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/collections/72157622104733809/
For more information on UWI Life 2009, please visit the official website at http://sta.uwi.edu/uwilife or contact the UWI Marketing and Communications Office at (868) 662-2002 Ext. 3635 or 2315.
Over the last six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, 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 recently launched its Open Campus, a virtual campus with over 50 physical site locations across the region, serving over 20 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. 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.
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