With the restrictions on public gatherings as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus is taking a major part of its recruitment efforts for the 2020/2021 first semester student intake online.
In this regard, the Campus will host two online recruitment fairs on June 18 and 25. Both events will start at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Caribbean time and run for two hours.
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The UWI Open Campus, Dr. Luz Longsworth, explained that the restrictions which came with the management of the COVID-19 pandemic, including physical distancing, had limited the Campus’ ability to do face-to-face promotions across the region.
“The online recruitment fairs give us the opportunity to reach prospective students, provide all the information they need in one place, answer their questions and help them to make a decision about their university education,” she stated.
Day one of the online fair, which takes place on Thursday, June 18,will focus on all the online programmes offered by the Campus, ranging from certificates to doctoral degrees.
It will also provide information on the application process, documentation and registration, as well as a live demonstration of the Learning Exchange, the platform that the campus uses to deliver its online programmes.
Day two of the online fair continues on Thursday, June 25, with the focus on the Open Campus Country Sites located in 16 countries across the Caribbean. During the two-hour online event, representatives from Open Campus Country Sites will make presentations about their local professional development programmes.
They will also provide information about application, registration and costs, as well as how persons can access these special programmes for retooling and personal development. The fairs will connect potential students with key campus personnel who will answer their queries.
The presentations during both events will be punctuated with entertaining performances from Open Campus students.