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UWI Student Guild hosts Inter-Campus Guild Council Meetings

For Release Upon Receipt - October 8, 2010

St. Augustine

ST AUGUSTINE, Trinidad And Tobago – On Saturday 9th October, 2010, at 1pm, the Guild of Students at The University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine, will host a press conference detailing the issues covered in its Inter-Campus Guild Council meetings (ICGC), held at the St. Augustine campus from 5th to 8th October, 2010. A fixture within the Guild of Students, the ICGC serves a multiplicity of purposes, most importantly to ensure the well-being of the students of the four UWI campuses.

The concept of “Four Campuses, One University” is one which is held in the highest regard and, as such, the ICGC creates the opportunity to strengthen campus bonds. In addition, it provides a forum to initiate projects which will span all campuses, further promoting student development. The ICGC also provides an opportunity for Guild Councillors from the other campuses to engage in philanthropic work, as well as be exposed to the culture of the campus which they are visiting.

Three ICGC meetings are held every year, one on each physical campus, allowing the Guild to chart strategic planning initiatives for a united University Student Guild movement across all campuses.

The press conference, scheduled to take place at 1 pm, at the Guild Conference Room, will also focus on ICGC views on local and regional issues, and on matters affecting students from the various campuses and how they intend to address these issues.

To find out more, please contact Mr Hillan Morean, President, Guild of Students, UWI St. Augustine, at 488-4550 or, Ms. Nkese Parris, Secretary, Guild of Students, UWI St. Augustine, at 733-9150.

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