The History of the The UWI made Alive at Orientation 2014…

UWI Museum

We stepped outside our physical space this past week to partner in taking the heritage of the University of the West Indies (UWI) to some of the 5000+ new students, at Mona Campus’ Orientation 2014-2015.

The Pelican Experience was the theme and the UWI Mona PR and Marketing Office ‘roped in’ the Museum and the Main Library to help bring the story.

Our part was the provision of texts on the history and the symbols of the UWI, which started life as the University College of the West Indies some 65 years ago. We also helped to orient the students who, dressed in historic UCWI Matriculation Gowns, passed the information along.

UWI Mona Marketing Officer Gillian Scott said that the display “got a lot of traffic and the responses were very good – one of surprise at the rich heritage of the university.” She said that the guides, in their…

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