Some of the new students with staff and guild members.
ANGUILLA–As part of the orientation activities to mark the launch of the 2017/2018 academic year, the UWI (University of the West Indies) Open Campus Anguilla conducted a special new student orientation session on Monday, August 21. The session formed part of a number of online and face-to-face orientation and registration activities geared towards preparing the online students for their new sessions.
Students were welcomed by staff and Student Guild members. Also present at the session was visiting graduate of the Open Campus, Nick Francis who is a Youth Development Activist based in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. He congratulated the students on their decision to enrol in the UWI Open Campus and shared his experiences working with the Regional Guild of Students.
Manager for the UWI Open Campus British Overseas Territories Sites, Phyllis Fleming-Banks welcomed the new students and thanked and congratulated them for choosing the UWI to continue their education. “We are particularly pleased with the increasing number of young persons on Anguilla who are choosing the UWI,” she said. “The Open Campus brings the UWI to you and you can be assured that you will receive the accredited world class education that the University is known for.” Fleming-Banks expressed appreciation to the local staff and the Student Guild Executive for their hard work in ensuring that the new and returning students have a positive experience.
Words of encouragement came from continuing student and 2017 Nominee for the UWI Vice Chancellor Sports Woman of the Year Award, Esther Ward. In sharing her recent experience at the UWI Games, Ward highlighted the networking and other benefits of being part of the UWI family. Chair of the Anguilla Chapter of the UWI Guild of Students, Kemoloy Murphy also welcomed the new students and outlined the activities and support network established by the Guild to help ensure their success.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/68840-many-attend-orientation-at-uwi-open-campus