Overwhelming Turnout at Orientation


Caption: Students at the University of the South Pacific orientation programme at Lautoka Campus. Photo: SUPPLIED

An overwhelming number of students attended the USP Lautoka’s orientation programme for Semester 1, 2015 that commenced on Monday, February 16th.
Almost 300 students registered for the three day orientation programme that is aimed at introducing new students to the basics of university life by providing them with all information relevant to their studies and about USP Lautoka.
In her welcome address USP Lautoka Campus Director Dr. Pramila Devi spoke to the freshers on the importance of attending the orientation programme.
“During these three days you will be presented with all the basic information that will assist you in your learning journey at USP and you will also be taken on a tour of the USP Lautoka Campus including the Library and ICT facilities,” she said.
“You will also have the opportunity to meet the Campus staff so that you would know whom to approach for assistance in future.”
Dr Pramila told the students that at the university students had to be responsible for their own learning and the orientation programme will teach them some very important and useful tips about their studies.
Throughout the day the new students attended presentations by USP Lautoka staff on topics that include Definition of Being USP Student, Questioning Mind, Planning and Writing Assignments and Learning from Feedback, Creating and Working in Study Group, Time Management, Preparing for Taking Tests and Examination, Library Services, Methods of Note taking, Using References and Avoiding Plagiarism. The students also learned about USP’s ICT tools, facilities and services.
The students were provided refreshment.


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