Message from the Open Campus Principal

Principal's Message

 

PROFESSOR HAZEL SIMMONS MCDONALD, PHD

A very warm welcome to all visitors to the University of the West Indies' (UWI) Open Campus website!  In 2007, the Council of the University of the West Indies approved the development of an Open Campus of the University, and we are now well on our way towards establishing the campus.

Our campus is built on the strong foundations of the School of Continuing Studies (SCS), the UWI Distance Education Centre (UWIDEC) and the Tertiary Level Institutions Unit (TLIU) which have been valuable links between the UWI, the UWI-12 and other communities throughout the region. These Departments have been responsible for most of the outreach work of UWI through the provision of continuing education and a range of services to the people in these communities.

We hope that these pages will provide you with information about our academic offerings, programmes of study, our faculty and staff, opportunities that are available to our students, our research, and our outreach and public information services.

We also hope that you will find useful information about the connections between UWI Open and our sister campuses at Cave Hill in Barbados, Mona in Jamaica and St. Augustine in Trinidad & Tobago. As you explore our site, we trust that you will discover why the Open Campus of the UWI has such a unique and important role to play in contributing to the University's position as the leading institution for higher learning in the Caribbean.

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