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Research Week 2018 to Highlight Cave Hill's Best

For Release Upon Receipt - Monday, November 5, 2018

The diverse and vibrant research culture at Cave Hill campus will be on full display from November 15 to 17, during the hosting of a special UWI 70th Anniversary Research Week 2018.

Activities begin with a launch and 2018 Research Awards ceremony on November 15 at the graduation tent located on campus. The location will also serve as the research village where departments, faculties and institutes on campus will display research conducted by both staff and students throughout the three-day event. Keynote speaker for this event will be prominent entrepreneur and businessman Ralph Bizzy Williams.

The following day, secondary school students are scheduled to tour the research village and learn more about the campus’ offerings. In addition, faculties, institutes and academic support units will mount interactive displays, games and other activities. Special seminars aimed at honing their research and entrepreneurial knowledge and skills are also on the agenda.

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Senior assistant registrar, Student Enrolment and Retention Unit (SERU), Patricia Atherley, said admission counsellors will be present to provide information to applicants, as well as receive on-the-spot applications.

“There is also going to be a funding and finance hub for those seeking to pursue postgraduate studies . . . [as well as] an international hub to promote the University’s partnerships with other universities. Potential students can learn about spending part of their degree programme in another country,” she added.

A student symposium will also be convened on November 16, where current and former undergraduate and graduate students from across various disciplines will be speaking about their exciting and innovative research. Current undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as those who graduated within the last five years are eligible to participate as presenters. Two scholarships are available for excellent student presenters currently enrolled at The UWI Cave Hill.

Additionally, the Student Empowerment and Entrepreneurial Development (SEED) programme enrollees will have products and services on display and for sale.

Open Day continues Saturday with an open invitation to the public, particularly adults seeking postgraduate and professional development education. Activities culminate that day with a free cultural extravaganza being held from 12 noon to 5 p.m. There will be activities for children, such as face-painting, an art booth, reading booth and scientific experiments -- as well as for adults, including a medical booth and plants, clothing and jewelry on sale. There will also be performances by UWI alumni.

Director of the School for Graduate Studies and Research, Professor Winston Moore, sees research week as a useful initiative to showcase the campus’ contributions and impact on research activity locally, regionally and internationally.

“It is important to show major contributions to research activity and the links with industry,” he said. “When students display their work, we hope it sparks collaboration with industry, and drive linkages with the sector.”












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