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St. Augustine Campus Continues Operations Remotely

For Release Upon Receipt - May 26, 2021

St. Augustine

On May 5, 2021, the St. Augustine Campus of The University of the West Indies moved to fully remote work, with the exception of those deemed essential. The St. Augustine Campus has been closed to students and the general public since March 2020. To guide the key components of its remote operations for its various stakeholders, the Campus has produced three Business Continuity plans.

All suppliers seeking information on the processing of payments and cheques can review the Campus Bursary’s Continuity Plan which can be found at . This document also provides guidance to current students on matters concerning student accounts.

Prospective students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, can find guidance on the process of submitting applications and relevant documents in the Office of the Campus Registrar’s Continuity plan found here . Current students can also find in this document details and contact information for the handling student matters and concerns about examinations.

The UWI’s St. Augustine Campus fully supports local efforts to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Additional resources from the Campus can be found at .




About The UWI


The UWI has been and continues to be a pivotal force in every aspect of Caribbean development; residing at the centre of all efforts to improve the well-being of people across the region.

From a university college of London in Jamaica with 33 medical students in 1948, The UWI is today an internationally respected, global 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 its Open Campus, and 10 global centres in partnership with universities in North America, Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe.

The UWI offers over 800 certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Culture, Creative and Performing Arts, Food and Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities and Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology, Social Sciences, and Sport. As the Caribbean’s leading university, it possesses the largest pool of Caribbean intellect and expertise committed to confronting the critical issues of our region and wider world.

Ranked among the top universities in the world, by the most reputable ranking agency, Times Higher Education, The UWI is the only Caribbean-based university to make the prestigious lists. In 2020, it earned ‘Triple 1st’ rankings—topping the Caribbean; and in the top in the tables for Latin America and the Caribbean, and global Golden Age universities (between 50 and 80 years old).  The UWI is also featured among the top universities on THE’s Impact Rankings for its response to the world’s biggest concerns, outlined in the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including Good Health and Wellbeing; Gender Equality and Climate Action.

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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.)