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UWI Postgraduate Open Day 2011

For Release Upon Receipt - January 11, 2011

St. Augustine

The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, will host a Postgraduate Open Day for prospective students on Friday 21st January, at the JFK Auditorium, from noon to 7pm.

Persons interested in furthering their studies or just knowing more, are invited to learn about postgraduate programmes in the areas of Agriculture, Engineering, Social Sciences, Medicine, Business, The Arts, Education, Literature and Language. The Postgraduate Open Day provides an opportunity for the public to find out about the new ideas being pursued through postgraduate programmes, get insight into collaborative international and local projects, as well as become part of a world of academics, researchers and intellectuals. 

The day will include presentations called “Faculty Hours” through which the public will hear about new and existing programmes in each faculty. Faculty booths will be set up to offer advice, financial information and entry requirements. The event will also provide facilities to accommodate on-line applications before the February 28th 2011 postgraduate applications deadline.  

For more information on the Postgraduate Open Day 2011, please contact the UWI Marketing & Communications Office at (868) 662 2002 Ext.3635. For further information on Postgraduate applications, contact The UWI School of Graduate Studies & Research, at 662 2002 Ext. 2616 or 2613.


About The School of Graduate Studies & Research

The UWI School for Graduate Studies and Research at St. Augustine, fosters curiosity-driven, needs-related and applied research, while emphasizing the building of university-wide themes of excellence in the areas of:

  • Biotechnology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Education
  • Health and Wellness
  • Information Technology
  • Social & Economic Studies
  • Sustainable and Environmental Studies
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Graduate studies at The University of the West Indies (UWI) can be undertaken in the form of taught courses or research. To find out more, visit


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 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.