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UWI St. Augustine Campus Returns to Remote Work

For Release Upon Receipt - May 4, 2021

St. Augustine

The St. Augustine Campus of The University of the West Indies (UWI) is working remotely effective today May 4, 2021 until May 23rd or as advised by national guidelines.

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Campus Principal Professor Brian Copeland indicated that the decision was made based on the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases, severity of the P1 variant, and hospitalizations and, given the fact that Campus management wants the best possible protection for the Campus community and their families.

Principal Copeland urged adherence to public health guidelines during this critical period: “Stay safe. Stay home and let us protect each other.”

UWI’s Security services in collaboration with the Department of Facilities Management will be responsible for maintaining the physical security and safety of the Campus during this period.

For any enquiries or to contact any member of the campus community, persons can email using the contact listing from the website




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. 

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