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ABOUT THE CAVE HILL CAMPUS

There are many Reasons to choose The UWI at Cave Hill:

  • We are located in PARADISE!! - Beautiful Barbados - sunny, safe, stable and sophisticated; easily accessible from most major cities; culturally rich; well-developed economy and infrastructure; the “Gem of the Caribbean”, and beloved home of Sir Garry Sobers, cricket legend; and Rihanna, international super star!
  • We are an EXCEPTIONAL Campus!!  – Globally connected, with over 60 partner institutions in more than 25 major countries – from Brazil and Ghana to Sweden and the UK, from Canada and USA to China, South Korea and Japan. We are part of a world-renowned, highly ranked and highly respected regional University.  Our campus offers striking architecture with breath-taking panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean; our environment is rich in diversity, inclusive and innovative; a place of friendship and family, simplicity and charm; rooted in the Caribbean!
  • Our STUDENTS drive our PASSION!! – We provide a holistic, student-centred, intellectually challenging and supportive learning environment.  Our curriculum is delivered by world-class faculty and practitioners who are trained to teach; is technology-enhanced, grounded in theory, practical in application and life-changing!

About Barbados

  • Barbados is a relatively small Caribbean island of only a 166 square miles. Locals say we are "21 miles long and a smile (14 miles) wide!"
  • The United Nations Human Development Index (2011) ranked Barbados in the highest bracket, "Very High Human Development", well above the regional average for the Caribbean and Latin America.
  • Visitors highlight the friendliness of Barbadians as the island's greatest and most pleasing asset. This is reflected in the highest repeat visitor factor of around 39%.
  • The people of Barbados have a history of long ingrained Christian principles, a sound and free educational system from nursery to tertiary, with a literacy rate of 97%.
  • Barbados has the third oldest parliament in the Commonwealth, with uninterrupted parliamentary governance since 1639.
  • The name 'Barbados' is thought to derive from the Bearded Fig Trees, once found in abundance on the island.
  • Barbados is completely surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Barbados has pure drinking water and was the first Caribbean island to have piped water.
  • The island has excellent telecommunications systems.
  • Barbados' cultural diversity adds to the island's distinctive charm.
  • Modern utilities are available 100% island-wide.
  • Barbados is easily accessible by plane from everywhere.
  • The maximum daily temperature is 23-29 °C year round. The island is consistently cooled by North-East tradewinds.
  • Barbadians or, as we locally refer to ourselves, "Bajans", have a deep-rooted spiritual and religious consciousness. Values and social rules have been passed down through the generations, and is reflected in a strong reputation as being courteous, thoughtful and generous. Don't be surprised by a flood of "Good mornings", "Good afternoons" and "Good nights" from random passersby as you traverse the island.

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Telephone: (246) 417-4972/417-4656 | Fax: (246) 424-3320 | Email: internationaloffice@cavehill.uwi.edu