The Marketing and Communications Office is broadly responsible for marketing the University by developing public awareness of the Mona Campus’ teaching, research and outreach activities so as to achieve understanding and appreciation of the institution and its contribution to national and regional development. It is responsible internally for facilitating the flow of information between the administration, staff and students so as to build morale and encourage a sense of community and identity within the organization.
The Office will assist with promoting guild/hall/club/association activities. Its existing programmes include the UWI Notebook which is circulated on campus and also available online at http://myspot.mona.uwi.edu/marcom/uwinotebook; On Campus, a weekly 15 minute news magazine programme aired on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. on RJR 94.; and UWI in the 21st Century, an interview feature focusing on research at Mona which airs every other Monday at 7.15 a.m. on Power 106 FM during Independent Talk. Listen also to the Young Achievers an interview programme with students who have excelled in academics and/or co-curricular activities aired on the third Wednesday of each month from 10.30 a.m.-11.00 a.m. on KLAS Sports FM and UWI in Action, an interview feature focusing mainly on research and developments at the Mona Campus. This programme is aired every other Wednesday on Nationwide Radio AM 520 or 720 at 6.30 p.m.
The Office also produces a quarterly newsletter Mona News, issues news releases on activities on Campus to local and regional media. A Mona Information Booklet provides a general guide to the University as a whole and the Mona Campus, in particular. Information kits include material tailored to meet the needs of individual visitors.
The Marketing and Communications Office coordinates the annual Commemoration Celebrations and Alumni Week held in mid-February. The Office also works with various departments of the Mona Campus to plan and implement a number of events that serve both our internal and external stakeholders. These events, which are designed to highlight the work and achievements of the institution and to recognize excellent work being done by both students and staff, include the annual Graduation ceremonies, the Matriculation ceremony for new students, the Long Service Awards ceremony for members of staff and various conferences spearheaded by individual departments.
The Office also arranges tours for visitors to the campus and participates in expositions and mounts exhibitions on the work of the University.
The Marketing and Communications Office is located at 4 Gibraltar Hall Road, behind CARIMAC.
Dir. Marketing and Public Relations Officer: Mrs. Carroll Edwards
Assistant Public Relations Officer: Mrs. June Degia
Extensions: 2348, 2692
Direct Line: 977-5941 / 935-8348