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UWI postgraduate student association to hold Town Hall meeting

For Release Upon Receipt - March 9, 2010

St. Augustine

Staff and students to discuss issues


The University of the West Indies (UWI) Postgraduate Association (PGA) will hold a town hall meeting on Thursday 11th March from 4-5 p.m., at the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) Auditorium.

Graduate students from the University’s taught and research degree programmes are invited to attend the meeting, where they will be able to share their issues and concerns with representatives from the PGA and the UWI Office of Graduate Studies and Research. Working together with the students and the Graduate Office, the PGA hopes to improve the quality of postgraduate education and student life at the St Augustine Campus.

The town hall meeting follows a similar one held last semester, which was very successful in engaging with the student population.

For more information please contact the UWI Postgraduate Association at or call Aduke Williams (PGA President) at 753 4348 or Darrell Baksh at 719 3109.

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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.