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Let’s Learn…Life UWI Launches Student Resilience Web Series

For Release Upon Receipt - April 22, 2022

St. Augustine

Dr. Deirdre Charles

The University of the West Indies (UWI) St Augustine Campus, April 22, 2022 – Owning a Vehicle, Purchasing a House, and Monetizing Social Media are just some of the topics the Division of Student Services and Development of The University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus (UWI DSSD) are exposing students to as part of their recently launched “Let’s Learn … Life”. Let’s Learn…Life is a web series which supports the “whole student education” holistic mission of the unit. The programme was specifically designed to offer students learning opportunities beyond the traditional classroom. 

Dr. Deirdre Charles, UWI DSSD Director, made the point that the DSSD team is a strategic partner in student learning, development, and success and focusses on student wellbeing, online support, community building, and student engagement. 

“Our team works cohesively to support students achieve both personal and professional goals through a positive, enriching and holistic student life experience at the St. Augustine Campus. We empower students to become active and resilient global citizens.” 

Mr. Emmanuel Joseph, Student of The UWI St. Augustine Campus and Host of the “Let's Learn...Life” web series 

In this innovative web series, DSSD explores a myriad of interesting, stimulating topics that are critical to thriving in the 21st century. Industry and subject matter experts have also been engaged our aim to support and share knowledge with students so that they can better navigate the dynamics of life. The first two sessions are currently available for viewing on the DSSD’s YouTube page. You can check it out here: Levelling Up your University Experience, and Becoming a first time Vehicle Owner


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. 

The UWI has been consistently ranked among the top universities globally by the most reputable ranking agency, Times Higher Education (THE). In the latest World University Rankings 2022, released in September 2021, The UWI moved up an impressive 94 places from last year. In the current global field of some 30,000 universities and elite research institutes, The UWI stands among the top 1.5%. 

The UWI is the only Caribbean-based university to make the prestigious lists since its debut in the rankings in 2018. In addition to its leading position in the Caribbean, it is also in the top 20 for Latin America and the Caribbean and the top 100 global Golden Age universities (between 50 and 80 years old).  The UWI is also featured among the leading 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.)