Taking part in this year’s “Clean up the World” programme, Terence Vel and Dillys Pouponeau, from Eco Academia, together with UniSey BSc Environmental Science staff and students, organised a mangrove cleaning day on 24th September. They collected over 150 kg of rubbish: 80% of the garbage comprised plastics; 15% glass (mainly bottles); and 5% aluminium cans, textiles and other rubbish.
Participants for the Data Analysis Using R, CCNA 1 and IT Essentials Workshops, received their certificates in a short ceremony on Friday. The Workshops were organized so that participants could receive training in key components of their field of work.
To commemorate the anniversary of the opening of the University, a lecture was held on Thursday with the theme ‘Art in Seychelles, Then and Now’. As well as celebrating the anniversary, the lecture also promoted the work of local people actively involved in scholarly activities, in particular, research or other prominent work, having national or regional impact.The illustrated lecture, given by Martin Kennedy, presented selected excerpts from the research for and subsequent writing of the book of the same name,…
UniSey has received some new sophisticated water research equipment from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in the United Kingdom. They include a CTD (conductivity, temperature and depth sensor), nitrate, phosphate and Ph sensors, desktop photo spectrofluormeter and nitrate sensor packages. The NOC is providing the equipment as part of the Commonwealth Marine Economics Programme (formerly Project Neptune).
UniSey has received two microscopes and additional equipment to the value of SCr 75‘000. This donation is a gift from the Swiss Rotary Club, Am Greifensee in Zürich. Along with other donations from the Save our Seas Foundation, Soroptimist International, the Australian Government & the Swiss Embassy, UniSey is now able to offer proper courses in microscopy and traditional morphometry. The items of equipment were handed over during a short ceremony on Wednesday.
The National choir of Seychelles, left for Beijing, China on Tuesday to participate in a cultural exchange programme and annual choir music show. This trip was organized by the Confucius Institute of UniSey
All freshers who will be starting their classes in September were welcomed and introduced to UniSey and its services at a 3-day induction programme. The sessions were organized from 14th to 16th September and also featured presentations by various stakeholders in a mini expo. The inclusion of a mini expo was to integrate the activities of the University and its students with local businesses.
Professor Dany Adone officially launched Part I of a Linguistics Manual for Teachers written by herself and her student, Melanie Brueck. Professor Dany Adone, from the University of Cologne Germany, has previously given lectures at UniSey pertaining to indigenous knowledge in research and language acquisition. A copy of the manual was received by Professor Dennis Hardy, Vice-Chancellor of UniSey, followed by the presentation of certificates to participants of a linguistics workshop held between 31st August and 2nd September.
Managers from UniSey attended a self-awareness session delivered last Tuesday by Mike George, at the International Conference Centre. Mr George is an author, management tutor, mentor, trainer, and retreat leader, and has facilitated the executive development of managers and leaders in companies and communities in over 30 countries. The main theme of the activity was how to become a better manager by first understanding yourself.
The African Tax Research Network (ATRN) 2nd Annual Congress was held from 5th to 7th September at the SAVOY Seychelles Resort & Spa under the theme “Financing Sustainable Development in Africa: identifying untapped and underutilised sources of revenue”. The congress was hosted by the Seychelles Revenue Commission and the University of Seychelles in partnership with the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF).. Based in South Africa, ATAF is an international membership organisation of African revenue authorities and acts as a platform…