Dear FST Pelicans,
It is an honour and privilege to serve as this year’s president of the FST Guild Committee (a.k.a. FSTGC). As we navigate through a time of immense change worldwide, our team is dedicated to enhancing the student experience whether online or in person. On behalf of your Guild Committee, it is my distinct pleasure to welcome both new and returning students to the Faculty of Science and Technology. We are the #FacultyOfGreatness and it is going to be a great year!
One of my favourite quotes is:
“If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then you are an excellent leader.” - Dolly Parton
Therefore, I encourage each of you to get involved, meet new people, and believe in your potential to be great. Trust in your astronomical aspirations and set foot on this journey with a centred and focused approach. We believe in you.
Our students are of paramount importance. ‘Sci Tech’ is comprised of innovative, technical, creative, and passionate young leaders, eager to edify their communities. We look forward to meeting you and aiding in your development during this monumental period of your life. The FSTGC pledges to maintain integrity, be resilient and most importantly, be willing to both be inspired by and inspire students to be the best version of themselves. We are students just like you and urge you to connect with us, especially your department reps.
In the upcoming year, “We ah drop ah BOMB!”.
B – Beautification; O – Opportunities & Development; M – Motivation; B – Belonging.
This encompasses a four-point plan to enhance the faculty environs, increase student exposure to the work world, inspire students to finish strong and boost the sense of inclusion across all departments. We embrace the opportunities present in the shift to an increasingly digital society. We will be utilizing modern technology to engage and amplify each of your voices. No man is an island; therefore, we have created these plans through immense dialogue with students across all departments and year groups. Furthermore, we welcome your ideas and suggestions.
We are all a part of the UWI Guild of Students. Let’s put our minds together to leave a rich legacy behind for years to come. It’s the Faculty of Greatness, it’s going to be a great year.
President, FST Guild Committee 2020/21
The Faculty Committee shall:
(a) Represent the views of the students in the Faculty to the Guild Council and the respective Faculty Boards.
(b) Have their respective constitutions which shall be automatically authorized by the Guild Constitution.
(c) Promote maximum participation of members of the Faculty in activities organized by the Guild Council, in addition to two (2) other activities that advance the curricular and co-curricular interests of students in the Faculty.
THE FACULTY GUILD COMMITEE
Each student upon being fully registered at the University of theWest Indies automatically becomes a member of a wider family known as The UWI Guild of Students. The UWI Guild of Students is headed by The UWI Guild Council which serves as the official body of student representation at The University of the West Indies,Mona Campus. The UWI Mona Guild Council is composed of: The Executive Members, Faculty Representatives and Hall Chairpersons. The Faculty of Science and Technology Guild Committee (FSTGC) is the branch of the Guild designed to represent your best interests. We will be working closely with the Dean in rectifying student concerns. We are elated that you have chosen to study at the Faculty Of Science and Technology, UWI Mona and we aim to ensure you have an enriching experience in the Faculty of Greatness.
The main function of the Faculty Guild Committee is to assist the Faculty Representative in executing his/her duties and make a wider impact. The positions in the Faculty Committee include:
-Public Relations Officer (PRO)
-Publications Committee Chairperson (PCC)
-Internal Affairs Chairperson (IAC)
-Cultural Events and Activities Chairperson (CEAC)
-Games Committee Chairperson (GCC)
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Learning continues outside of the classroom! Hence, students are encouraged to play their part and also get involved with the UWI Guild or other organizations on or off campus as these help to mould students into well-rounded individuals and into the ideal UWI graduate!
With the GUILD: Guild Council members are selected during Guild Elections which run from February to March of every year. Guild Elections are exciting times of the year. These elections are similar to National Elections, complete with campus-wide campaigning, debates, strict rules governing the elections, security and the casting and counting of ballots!
With the FST GUILD COMMITTEE: Visit the FST Guild Office (located in close proximity to the FST Dean’s Office) and speak to your Faculty Representative or a committee chairperson TODAY!