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UWI welcomes new International Relations students

For Release Upon Receipt - September 8, 2009

St. Augustine

Student orientation activities continued at The University of the West Indies (UWI) St Augustine with a warm welcome for new students of the University's Institute of International Relations (IIR).

The event, which took place at the IIR Conference Room, UWI St Augustine on Monday 7th September, aimed to welcome new students to the University community and to the Institute of International Relations and to introduce new students to the Faculty and Department.

The programme included a series of welcome addresses by members of UWI faculty and staff, including: Mr. Jeremy Callaghan, Campus Registrar; Dr. Hamid Ghany, Dean of Social Sciences; Professor Timothy Shaw, IIR Director; Professor Patricia Mohammed, Chairperson Graduate Studies; Dr Linda Hadeed, Deputy Dean of Graduate Studies (Social Sciences); and Dr Gale Rigobert, Orientation programme coordinator.

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For more information, please contact Dr Gale Rigobert at or (868) 662 2002 Ext. 3646, or (Fax) 663 9685; or Dr. Annita Montoute at or (868) 662 2002 Ext. 3239.

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Over the last six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI recently launched its Open Campus, a virtual campus with over 50 physical site locations across the region, serving over 20 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, and Social Sciences.