FNU students use creative skills to promote University Values

Press Release Posted On: November 17, 2021

FNU Registrar Sarita Devi (second from left and FNU’s Acting Manager Student Services Praneel Sharma (first right), with FNU students (L-R) Flora Wea and Mamele Alefaio who made the values video. FNU student Samuela Namasia (second right) was recognised for his act of honesty which was highlighted in the media recently for returning a wallet full of cash to a person who dropped it in his taxi.


Engaging students to understand and participate in the strategic direction of the university is important for strengthening a sense of community. To highlight the Fiji National University’s (FNU) new Values, aligned to its Strategic Plan 2021-2026, students studying various programmes recently participated in a Values Video Promotion to highlight the FNU Values using their creative skills.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Toby Wilkinson said the new Strategic Plan sets out the ambitions for the next five years and a vision for the kind of university FNU aspires to be in 2030.

Professor Wilkinson commended the students’ creativity in exemplifying the FNU Values in poetry, songs, dance and video messages.

“I am extremely pleased that the FNU Values were chosen by the staff and students. These values are distinctive and will shape how FNU grows and prospers in the years ahead,” stated VC Wilkinson.

The promotion which was organised by the FNU’s Office of the Registrar aimed to inspire students to think critically on various values of the University and express their thoughts through a video.

While acknowledging the participating students in a virtual event, FNU Registrar Sarita Devi said her team was overwhelmed with the responses received from the students.

“The Office of the Registrar had approached various student groups such as residential students, students with disabilities, regional students and the student association through emails, Viber and messenger, online chats and discussions and encouraged students to participate in this promotion,” said Devi.

Certificate III in Office Assistance student Divya Swamy wrote a poem titled ‘Excellence and Accountability’, two of FNU Values.

“I am a proud student of the Fiji National University and I encourage students to uphold the University values in our daily lives. Students should have empathy, care and always be helpful towards each other,” said Swamy.

The five FNU Values are:

  • Care – for ourselves and each other
  • Honesty – in the spirit of continuous improvement
  • Accountability – to our students, stakeholders and funders
  • Service – to our communities, nation and region
  • Excellence – in everything we do

Stakeholders can view the Strategic Plan 2021-2026 on the FNU website by clicking on this link: https://www.fnu.ac.fj/about-fnu/corporate-governance/strategic-plan/