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Off-season gathering at UWI

For Release Upon Receipt - October 12, 2010

St. Augustine


ST AUGUSTINE, Trinidad And Tobago – Most people will tell you that their university years were the most memorable of their lives. That is why they relish opportunities to reconnect, and it is precisely to provide a space for this that The University of the West Indies (UWI) decided that the most fitting way to close its week of 50th anniversary events was to host an off-season fete, the Gathering.

The Gathering carries the hallmarks of the premier UWI Fete at Carnival – it is an all-inclusive party with top-class entertainment at the grounds of the Campus Principal – but its sentiment is wrapped more tightly around embracing old friends and revisiting precious memories. The week of events began with an interfaith service on October 10, and ends on Sunday October 17, from noon, as the sacred bonds of friendship are renewed – and after 50 years there are many.

Fifty years practically constitute a lifetime, and the Gathering features a literal Memory Lane, photographic moments of UWI growing up, captured with the kind of parental fervour that believes every shot is too precious to miss.

The traditional tasty fare of UWI fetes will be on hand and entertainment will come from Karma with Ravi B, Roy Cape with Blaxx, Gayatones with Oscar B and Birdsong. Tickets are priced at $500 and are available at the Office of the Campus Principal.

For ticket details, please visit UWI Fete on Facebook, the UWI website, or call 484-9574. 


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About UWI

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.


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