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UWI Welcomes New Students with First Year Experience Mixers

For Release Upon Receipt - August 11, 2023

St. Augustine

ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago. August 11, 2023  

Starting university is a big step, and the first year is a crucial time in a student's life. It sets the stage for their entire university journey. Understanding this, the First Year Experience (FYE) program at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) St. Augustine Campus is here to help new students make a smooth transition and succeed.

The FYE program happens every year and includes a wide range of activities and events designed to provide information, build excitement for learning, and help new students feel at home on campus. It empowers students to take charge of their university experience and make the most out of it. 

The Division of Student Services and Development (DSSD) at The UWI St. Augustine Campus recently kicked off its orientation activities with the First Year Experience (FYE) Mixers. These mixers are friendly gatherings that allow new students to make friends before the semester begins. They also get a chance to explore the campus on a mini tour. The mixers took place from July 19-21, 2023 at the Student Activities Centre at The UWI St. Augustine Campus. Students were encouraged to take this early opportunity to connect with their fellow newcomers.  


About The University of the West Indies

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 for the past 75 years. 

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 Global Campus, and 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). 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 in the World University Rankings, it is also in the top 25 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. 

2023 marks The UWI’s 75th anniversary. The Diamond jubilee milestone themed “UWI at 75. Rooted. Ready. Rising.” features initiatives purposely designed and aligned to reflect on the past, confront the present, and articulate plans for the future of the regional University. 

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