Welcome Message from the Head of Department - Dr. Wendy C. Grenade

Welcome! to our new and continuing students registered in the Department of Government, Sociology, Social Work and Psychology (GSSWP), Faculty of Social Sciences, at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill. Thank you all for choosing to pursue your studies at our University and thank you for choosing this Department.
You are joining or returning to our Department at the most defining moment in modern history. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the world as we know it. However, you have made the right decision to pursue or continue higher education at The UWI, despite the challenges. We have complied with all of the health and safety protocols outlined by our Government in order to provide a safe environment for staff and students. We urge you to observe such practices as social distancing, effective hand hygiene, and the wearing of facial mask to prevent the spread of this dreaded disease.  Additionally, we have made the necessary adjustments to our infrastructure and facilities in compliance with the stipulated health protocols. For those of you who may have known or lost a family member or friend, to COVID-19, we extend our heartfelt condolences to you.

The Department is a multi-disciplinary one, with highly qualified academics and experienced Administrative and Technical Staff who are committed to ensuring that you have a rich and rewarding experience. I encourage you to take full advantage of our range of courses as stipulated in your respective programmes. Within this multi-disciplinary Department, you can benefit from an interesting blend of majors and minors in several very important Social Science disciplines: Psychology; Sociology; Political Science, Public Policy and Management, International Relations; and Social Work. Our programme and course offerings are designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to shape the future you deserve. 
Thanks again for choosing The UWI and the Cave Hill Campus. Thank you also for deciding to join this Department within the Faculty of Social Sciences. We have created an environment that would enable you to soar as you aspire to achieve your fullest potential.
Welcome. I wish you a productive and enjoyable journey with us.
Wendy C Grenade
Head of Department


Department of Government Sociology, Social Work & Psychology
Telephone: (246) 417-4288/4293/4996 Fax: (246) 422-4425 E-mail: gss@cavehill.uwi.edu