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UWI St. Augustine Kicks Off 2021 Virtual Open Days

For Release Upon Receipt - April 13, 2021

St. Augustine

Tomorrow, Wednesday 14 April, will see the first of a series of Virtual Open Days hosted by The UWI St. Augustine Campus. The first session caters for prospective undergraduate students, with a virtual postgraduate open day taking place the next day. The series of virtual sessions are a part of the Campus’ recruitment campaign for the 2021/2022 academic year that begins on August 29, 2021.

Senior university management will answer admissions related questions and concerns during Facebook Live sessions starting at 6.00 p.m. each day. The university promises individual Faculty Virtual Open Days to share more pertinent information on the programmes offered.  In addition, there will also be specific Virtual Open Days dealing specifically with financial aid and financial services.

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Campus Principal, Professor Brian Copeland, notes that “where 2020 might have been viewed as an anomaly, 2021 is telling us flat out that we are in for a long haul. There are advantages, however, virtual sessions such as these mean we can reach a lot more people; while greater interaction via the chat option and comments is possible; and, if we could not be there at the time and date, we simply can go on to Facebook or YouTube and review.”

St. Augustine Campus initiated Virtual Open Days in 2020 in the height of the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Sessions will continue until July. To view the full schedule of Virtual Open Days and for more information on how to view/register to attend click here:  

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About The UWI

For over 70 years The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has provided service and leadership to the Caribbean region and wider world. The UWI has evolved from a university college of London in Jamaica with 33 medical students in 1948 to an internationally respected, regional university with near 50,000 students and five campuses: Mona in Jamaica, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago, Cave Hill in Barbados, Five Islands in Antigua and Barbuda and an Open Campus. As part of its robust globalization agenda, The UWI has established partnering centres with universities in North America, Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe including the State University of New York (SUNY)-UWI Center for Leadership and Sustainable Development; the Canada-Caribbean Institute with Brock University; the Strategic Alliance for Hemispheric Development with Universidad de los Andes (UNIANDES); The UWI-China Institute of Information Technology, the University of Lagos (UNILAG)-UWI Institute of African and Diaspora Studies; the Institute for Global African Affairs with the University of Johannesburg (UJ); The UWI-University of Havana Centre for Sustainable Development; The UWI-Coventry Institute for Industry-Academic Partnership with the University of Coventry and the Glasgow-Caribbean Centre for Development Research with the University of Glasgow.

The UWI offers over 800 certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science & Technology, Social Sciences and Sport. 

As the region’s premier research academy, The UWI’s foremost objective is driving the growth and development of the regional economy. The world’s most reputable ranking agency, Times Higher Education, has ranked The UWI among the top 600 universities in the world for 2019 and 2020, and the 40 best universities in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2018 and 2019, then top 20 in 2020. The UWI has been the only Caribbean-based university to make the prestigious lists.  For more, visit


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