High school students from Fiji and the region have shown their eagerness to learn about the Fiji National University (FNU) and its courses and study opportunities, entry requirements and teaching, learning and support services during the University’s ongoing Virtual Outreach Activities (VOA).
With four scheduled Zoom sessions daily from Monday to Thursday (October 11th – 14th) this week, the prospective FNU students have utilised the virtual event to hear directly from College academics and have their queries answered regarding their programme options.
Jasper Williams High School Year 12 student Ruci Adiveisaqa Ratubuka Vidovi said she was grateful the academics were “accommodating and engaging”, with all the students’ questions answered promptly.
“During the Virtual Outreach Activities session, I also learnt that FNU provided more opportunities than I expected,” she shared.
“I was interested in a few medical courses and have decided on the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme as that has been my dream study and career pathway.”
With a subject combination that included Biology, Chemistry and Physics, Vidovi had also considered the Bachelor of Dietetics and Nutrition and Bachelor of Medical Imaging Science at FNU’s College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (CMNHS).
“However, I am glad that I was able to confirm my study choice after participating in the VOA session,” she said.
“I would encourage other students to participate in the Virtual Outreach Activities since the team elaborates on the wide range of study opportunities at FNU. This will help them be informed and be able to fulfil their ambitions.”
Students completing or have completed Year 12 or 13 also have the opportunity to undergo studies in a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) course at FNU through the 5,000 Tertiary Scholarships and Loans Service (TSLS) placements.
Offered through the University’s TVET Pasifika, these courses are Certificate III, Certificate IV and Trade Diploma level qualifications. Students eligible for TSLS-funded studies must have successfully completed Year 12 with a minimum mark of 200/400 or completed Level 1 and II studies from the Technical College of Fiji.
Prospective students can choose from a wide range of TVET courses offered by the University in various fields of study, including Engineering, Medical, Tourism and Hospitality, Entrepreneurship, Fashion and Design, Cooking and Patisserie, Carpentry, Construction, Graphic Arts and Design, Film and Television Production, Hairdressing, Automotive, Electrical and Electronics.
Interested students can still register and participate in the Livestream sessions during the University’s Virtual Outreach Activities (VOA) from the 4th to the 22nd of October by emailing email@example.com or call the Outreach team on 9317582.
Parents and guardians who wish to participate in the dedicated Information Sessions for them can also register through the contacts above. This session will be held on Friday, October 15 in the English, iTaukei and Hindi languages.