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UWI St Augustine to Host Virtual Student Town Hall

For Release Upon Receipt - April 22, 2020

St. Augustine

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Campus Principal Professor Brian Copeland will host a Virtual Town Hall with students of the St. Augustine Campus of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) tomorrow, Thursday, April 23, beginning at 2 p.m.

This virtual town hall follows on communiques beginning early March, regarding the health, safety, and well-being of students during the global pandemic COVID-19. After a brief suspension of classes, online teaching began on March 16 for the Faculty of Law and for all other Faculties, the week of Mach 23. Tomorrow’s meeting will address student matters related to remote teaching and learning, examinations, and more. Students have been invited to submit their questions in advance. The meeting is intended to be the first in a series of virtual sessions that will target several members of the campus community, to support the ongoing engagements.

Professor Copeland will be joined by members of the Campus Executive Management as well as other Campus leaders.




About The UWI

Since its inception in 1948, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged, regional University with well over 40,000 students. Today, The UWI is the largest, most longstanding higher education provider in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with four campuses in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Open Campus. The UWI has faculty and students from more than 40 countries and collaborative links with 160 universities globally; it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology, Social Sciences and Sport. The UWI’s seven priority focal areas are linked closely to the priorities identified by CARICOM and take into account such over-arching areas of concern to the region as environmental issues, health and wellness, gender equity and the critical importance of innovation. Website:

(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)