The UWI mourns the loss of legal luminary Suzanne Ffolkes-Goldson

Suzanne Ffolkes-Goldson

The UWI Mona Community is heartbroken as we mourn the loss of our distinguished colleague, Suzanne Ffolkes-Goldson who transitioned on October 2, 2023. At the time of her passing Mrs. Ffolkes-Goldson was a Senior Lecturer and interim Dean in the Faculty of Law.

Mrs. Ffolkes-Goldson joined The University of the West Indies, and taught at the Cave Hill Campus between 1989 and 1995 before joining the Mona staff as a Lecturer in the Faculty of Law in 1996. During her tenure, she served in various leadership roles in the Faculty for approximately 18 years.

The UWI 2023 Graduation Season Officially Begins

The UWI Five Islands Campus Graduation Ceremony

Over 7,500 new ‘UWI Pelicans’ are expected to receive their diplomas as the 2023 graduation season at The University of the West Indies commences on Saturday, October 7. The first ceremony takes place at the regional university’s Five Islands Campus in Antigua and Barbuda, marking the newest Campus’ fourth graduating class.

Valedictorian, Ms Kendra Thomas who earned a Bachelor of Education with First Class Honours, will represent The Five Islands Campus Graduating Class of 2023.

UWI Prison Project Hosts Graduation Ceremony

UWI Prison Project

Following five months of face-to-face teaching and learning at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre, eight (8) inmates and two correctional officers, successfully completed a Certificate of Achievement program in Entertainment Business, which was offered through the Institute of Caribbean Studies at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Mona.

This journey of education and personal growth concluded at The UWI Mona Prison Project Certificate Ceremony on August 22 in the Chapel at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre (TSACC).

Pioneer Reparatory Justice Master's Programme welcomes first students

Pioneer Reparatory Justice Master's Programme

Students enrolled in the world’s first Master’s in Reparatory Justice programme are beginning their studies at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and the University of Glasgow.

This Day In History: October 4 marks 75 years since the start of The UWI's first class

First Medical Class Outside Gibraltar Hall

This Day In History:

October 4 marks 75 years since the start of The UWI’s first class

October 4 is significant for The University of the West Indies (The UWI) as it marks 75 years since the official opening of its inaugural Campus in Mona, Jamaica. On this day in 1948, The UWI (then called the University College of the West Indies) held its first class for 33 medical students—a chemistry lecture by Professor Dr. Cedric Hassall.

UWI to Plant 75 Trees to Mark its Anniversary

In this file photo dated October 9, 2021, UWI Students Today Alumni Tomorrow (UWI STAT) ambassadors participate in a tree-planting exercise to mark National Tree Planting Day. Cassandra Brenton Photo

This Friday, scores of UWI Mona staff, students and alumni will roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty! Team members will be deployed across the 653-acre campus to plant 75 saplings to symbolically mark each year of the Institution's existence.

Marketer, Entomologist, Ophthalmologist and Data Science Expert among The UWI’s newest Professors


A Marketer, Entomologist, Ophthalmologist and Data Science Expert are among the newest Professors at The University of the West Indies (The UWI). The University’s Office of Administration is pleased to announce the promotion of nine academics to its highest rank: ‘Professor’.

Jamaica College graduate is top UWI Matriculant

Orville Deluke Daley, a first-year student in the Faculty of Science and Technology, is the 2023/2024 top matriculant for The UWI, Mona Campus. Orville secured a full UWI Open scholarship when he matriculated to the number one ranked University in the Caribbean with 10 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) subjects, and 13 Cape Units — 12 with straight A-profiles.

The UWI hosts Africa-CARICOM Day celebration

Ms Sandrea Maynard, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Global Affairs at The UWI chairs the Africa-Caricom Day proceedings while Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor, The UWI and the Most Honourable P.J. Patterson, Statesman-in-Residence, The UWI look on from the head table.

Caricom has been designated as the sixth region of the African continent. The region commemorated the second annual Africa-CARICOM Day on September 7, signaling an ongoing commitment to strengthened relationships between the two populations.

The UWI Honorary degree recipients for 2023 announced

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Fourteen eminent persons are to receive honorary degrees from The University of the West Indies (The UWI) during its upcoming Class of 2023 graduation ceremonies, starting October 7.

The annual tradition of conferring honorary degrees, which coincides this year with the regional university’s 75th jubilee celebrations will commemorate the outstanding contributions made by these individuals to their communities and the wider society.


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