The Guild is actively involved in the international and regional struggles of students,
as well as community outreach projects, such as the UWI Summer Camp for
Children. Most importantly, the Guild represents students in disputes arising between
themselves and the administrative body of The University of the West Indies.
Orientation – Guild Council members and student volunteers assist new students
with their registration and organise Campus tours in an effort to make the registration
exercise and settling-in as pleasant and painless as possible.
Freshers’ Week – This is a fun-filled week of activities designed to welcome new
students to our host country and to the lighter side of Campus life. These activities
provide excellent opportunities to get out, find out, hang out and make friends. So
come and enjoy the fun.
Freshers’ Week of Activities:
- Island Tour
- Cocktail Reception
- Registration Assistance
- Clubs & Societies
- Gospel Fest
- Freshers’ Fete
- Guild Talks (Lecture/Panel discussion)
Please look out for notices of dates and times of events.
International Students’ Day is celebrated annually on November 17. This day
should be significant to all students as a symbol of what students of the world are
fighting for or against at the local, national and regional level. Issues include the
struggle for social justice, the fight against fascism and all other forms of dictatorship
and discrimination, the fight for peace, justice and equality combined with the right
to education and its liberating potential.
Events to celebrate this day include cultural and academic activities, bazaars, fairs and
Woodstock. (Great bargains on jewellery, clothing and food).
Caribbean History Month is celebrated in the month of February. This month is
used to heighten students’ awareness of important events in the development of
Caribbean people and society.
This is the most anticipated activity on the student’s calendar. Students and staff alike
enjoy the camaraderie of the Calypso Competition, the Jump Up Day & After Fete,
and the Carnival King & Queen Show.
Activities for Carnival include:
- Calypso Competition
- Treasure Hunt
- Carnival Lime
- Carnival Jump-up & After Show
These are only a few of the customary carnival events that are held.