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PROSPECTUS 2020-2021

 New Skills | Practical Experience | Real Opportunities
PROSPECTUS 2020-2021 - Fiji National University
FNU Acting Vice Chancellor’s Message		     04
FNUSA President’s Message 				             06
Fiji National University History 				      09
Vision, Mission and Values 					           14
Why Fiji National University 				          18
What our Students, Alumni and Staff Say 		 20
Sustainable Development 					24
Campus Information 						30
Student and Residential Life 				          54
Enrolment Guide for New Student 			        66
College Briefs / 2021 Programme Listing 		 73
Research Degrees at FNU 					              128
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“FNU is proud to be a ‘dual sector’ university, offering both
                                     technical and vocational education and training (TVET)
                                                and higer education programmes

                                   Bula Vinaka!
                                    Fiji National University (FNU) enjoys a special            learning environment (VLE). This year, we will
                                    place in the Fijian higher education landscape.            complete one of the biggest software installations
                                    In 2020, we celebrated our 10th Anniversary since          of recent times in Fiji, as we move all our systems
                                    our establishment as Fiji’s first and only national        and processes onto the Ellucian Banner 9 university
                                    university, with a mandate to make education and           management information system. From 2021, you will
                                    opportunity accessible to all Fijians. But while FNU       be able to enrol, pay your fees, check your grades and
                                    is still a young and growing university, the quality of    apply to graduate online, using self-service systems
                                    our teaching and research is built upon the strong         that are accessible 24/7.
                                    foundations of our six founding tertiary colleges
                                    which were merged in 2010 to create today’s national       We are celebrating our 10th Anniversary in 2020
                                    university. The oldest of our founding colleges dates      with the formal opening of four iconic new facilities
                                    back to 1885, making FNU “135 years old, 10 years          – the new gymnasium complex and four-storey
                                    young”. In January 2020, our national presence took        business school at Nasinu campus, the new three-
                                    another major step forward, as we welcomed the 15          storey teaching and research building at Fiji Maritime
                                    campuses of the Technical College of Fiji into the         Academy and the new greenfield campus in Labasa.
                                    “FNU Family”.                                              We have also just opened a new state-of-the-art,
                                                                                               multipurpose workshop and laboratory complex at
                                    Over the last decade, we have developed range              our Derrick Campus to support our civil, electrical
                                    of new programmes – from Certificate II to PhD             and mechanical engineering programmes.
                                    level – designed in collaboration with the region’s
                                    employers and benchmarked on international best            Coming to university is not just about earning a
                                    practice through partnerships with universities and        certificate, diploma or degree. It is about making new
                                    professional bodies in Australia and New Zealand.          friends, enjoying new experiences and stretching your
                                    A key feature of these programmes is the centrality        horizons as you transition from home to the labour
                                    of “experiential learning” through workplace-based         force. FNU is proud to partner with Fiji National
                                    internships and practical problem-solving. At the          University Students’ Association (FNUSA), and its
                                    same time, we strive to develop our student’s              ten campus-based branch associations, to provide
                                    high-level transferrable skills like critical thinking,    a range of cultural, social and sporting events to
                                    presentation and group-working skills and the ability      complement your studies and provide a holistic and
                                    to carry out independent research. These are all           enriching experience while you are a student at FNU.
                                    important to prepare our graduates for the changes
                                    in the labour market that will be driven by “Industrial    Of course, this message would not be complete
                                    Revolution 4.0” in the years ahead.                        without referring to COVID-19 and the challenges
                                                                                               that universities globally have faced in dealing
                                    Our focus on vocational education – which embraces         with this unprecedented event. FNU has been no
                                    both technical and vocational education and training       exception and it is a measure of the FNU’s quality as
                                    (TVET) and our higher education programmes –               an institution that these challenges have been met
                                    reflects the traditions of our founding colleges and our   in a spirit of mutual support and cooperation among
                                    purpose as a national university, which is to support      staff and students. The need to make a speedy
                                    the continued economic and social development of           transition to fully online learning has enabled the
                                    Fiji. For generations, our colleges have educated the      University to move rapidly down the learning curve in
                                    country’s doctors, dentists and nurses, its teachers,      online delivery. This is seen as a means of enhancing
                                    accountants and lawyers, its engineers, computer           the blended learning approach i.e., a mix of the best
                                    scientists, mechanics, carpenters and electricians.        of online and face-to-face teaching, that will be the
                                    We prepare students for successful careers. As brand       new normal for the University’s approach to learning
                                    proposition says: “New Skills, Practical Experience,       and teaching.
                                    Real Opportunities.”
                                                                                               All that remains for me now is to warmly welcome
                                    You are joining FNU at an exciting time in our             you to FNU and the start of an exciting journey as a
                                    history. Over the next decade, we will complete our        student at university. I am confident that the coming
                                    transition from a largely technical training institute     years will be the most fulfilling and rewarding of your
                                    to a leading dual-sector university. Already our           life so far. On behalf of all our staff, I wish you every
                                    digital infrastructure is as good as many universities     success in your chosen programme at FNU – Fiji’s
                                    in Australia and New Zealand. We offer our students        national University.
                                    superfast broadband, free unlimited wifi anywhere
                                    on our campuses and a digital library collection of        Ms Tessa Price

ACTING VICE-CHANCELLOR’S MESSAGE    books, journals and databases that can be accessed
                                    from anywhere 24/7. All of our courses are supported
                                                                                               Acting Vice-Chancellor

                                    by learning materials on our Moodle-based virtual
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“Our mission is to unite the voices of the students by
                            accommodating, facilitating, assisting and promoting the
                                   holistic development of students at FNU.”

                            Bula Vinaka!

                             Welcome to the Fiji National University,    The Association’s activities ensure
                             a place where you can imagine               that our students experience a holistic
                             and create the future you want for          university life which is not solely
                             yourself. The Fiji National University      confined within the 4 walls of the
                             is committed to giving its students         classroom.
                             the best in higher education and seeks
                             to be a place of learning and teaching      The Association also provides a
                             that excels in innovation, sustainability   chance for students to enter into
                             and entrepreneurship.                       student leadership roles by contesting
                                                                         Branch/ Campus student elections,
                             The Fiji National University Student’s      be part of different committees and
                             Association (FNUSA) is an important         represent the student body within
                             stakeholder of the University through       the College/ campus and University
                             the student body that it represents,        structures thereby ensuring that
                             acting as a bridge between the              student voices on issues that matter
                             students and the University.                to them are heard and taken into
                                                                         consideration. I encourage you to visit
                             FNUSA was formed in November of             our office or website and learn more
                             2016 to look after student welfare and      about the opportunities available to
                             student life in partnership with various    you with FNUSA.
                             departments within the University. The
                             University is spread across various         This prospectus is a glimpse of you
                             geographical campuses, each with its        and your future. The Association
                             association which look after campus         wishes you good luck as you look at
                             affairs. We currently have 10 Branches      the opportunities the University has to
                             in 10 different campuses that cater to      offer to you for your future.
                             student needs.
                                                                         The Fiji National University Student’s
                             Each campus has their annual calendar       Association awaits excitedly to
                             of activities which includes talent         welcome you to be part of one of the
                             shows, cultural nights, community           largest student bodies in Fiji and the
                             projects, socials and mixers, sports        Pacific.
                             and religious events, debates and
                             quiz nights, online competitions and        Vinaka!
                             health and wellness. FNUSA also
                             marks national and international days       Mr Ketan Lal
                             such as Fiji Day, International Youth       FNUSA President
                             Day, and International Women’s Day.

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                                       Fiji National University has a long history of relevant education
                                       dating back to the origins of its component Colleges, through
                                       institutions that were established according to national needs
                                       and aspirations as these developed.

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                                                                                                           The School of
                                                                                                           was originally established in 1885
                                                                                                           as the Suva Medical School to train
                                                                                                           vaccinators. It has since developed into
                                                                                                           the premier medical institute of the
                                                                                                           South Pacific and continues to strive
                                                                                                           towards excellence in the training and
                                                                                                           education of health professionals in the
                                                                                                           region. It has produced many motivated
                                                                                                           and skilled health care professionals
                                                                                                           who are now serving in key positions in
                                                                                                           the Pacific and overseas. The School now
                                                                                                           provides training in most health science
                                                                                                           disciplines including medicine, dentistry,
                                                                                                           pharmacy, physiotherapy, radiography,
                                                                                                           laboratory technology, public health,
                                                                                                           dietetics and environmental health.

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Fiji College of                                 Training and
  The School of Nursing                                                                               Agriculture                                     Productivity Authority
  is one of the oldest nursing education
                                                         Fiji Institute of                                                                            of Fiji (TPAF)
  institutions in the Pacific and has been in            Technology (FIT)                                was established in 1954 to meet the human
                                                                                                         resource needs of the country in all areas   formerly known as the Fiji National Training
  existence since 1893. Now part of the FNU
  College of Medicine, Nursing and Health                is now part of the FNU’s College of             of agriculture. The College was further      Council, was established in 1973 by the Fiji
  Sciences, the School offers basic and post-            Engineering, Science and Technology.            developed into the University’s College      National Training Act. It established the National
  basic nursing programmes for Fiji and                  It was originally established in 1963           of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry on    Qualifications Framework to benchmark training
  regiona. Graduates are capable of working in           to train students in technical and              the Koronivia Campus. It places great        and qualifications in technical and trade areas
  general health services, maternal and child            vocational disciplines, to meet the             emphasis on research in agriculture and      against a national standard, based on the needs of
  health care service, mental health service,            engineering human resource needs                there are excellent opportunities provided   local industries, and is comparable with overseas
  and, in urban, rural and remote community              of Fiji. The College provides education         for development.                             qualifications. TPAF became part of FNU in 2011 as
  health services.                                       to cater for human resource needs of                                                         the National Training and Productivity Centre to run
                                                         Fiji and the South Pacific in the areas                                                      the University’s short courses in areas ranging from
                                                         of engineering, technology, including                                                        senior executive level management and leadership
                                                         information technology and electronics,                                                      to innovative technical courses specifically designed
                                                         marine training and in the sciences.                                                         for local conditions.

                                                         The then FIT was also a starting point
                                                         for the College of Business, Hospitality
                                                         and Tourism Studies, which is now
                                                         located at a number of different centres,
                                                         including the new Namaka Campus in
                                                         the heart of Fiji’s tourism industry.

The main administration centre of Fiji National
University, including the hub of its extensive teacher
training faculty, is located at what was once Fiji’s
prestigious Queen Victoria School (known as “Vuli-
Ni-Tu”), established at Nasinu in 1907. The Fiji
College of Advanced Education that                                                                   The Fiji National University, formally
opened at the Nasinu site and, the Lautoka Teachers                                                  established in 2010, now has Campuses
College has become part of the University’s College                                                  and Centres at 33 locations throughout the
of Humanities and Education and is now the FNU                                                       country, running a total of approximately
Natabua Campus.                                                                                      400 different courses and programmes
                                                                                                     with a staff complement of more than
                                                                                                     2000 hitting a record student enrolment
                                                                                                     of more than 26,000.

                                                                                                     As a new and dynamic institution, yet
                                                                                                     one with an illustrious history within its
                                                                                                     component parts, FNU is daily developing,
                                                                                                     innovating and expanding to provide Fiji
                                                                                                     and the region with the education and
                                                                                                     training that they most need.
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                                                      in Fiji.

                                                                 Koronivia Campus
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VISION                                                                    FNU was established in 2010 with the following

                                                                                                     objectives: to promote scholarship, research, free
                                                                                                     inquiry, academic excellence, and trade competence
                           The University’s vision is to be recognised as a key driver of Fiji’s     and in this process create, disseminate, maintain,
                           economic prosperity.                                                      and advance knowledge and productivity by teaching,
                                                                                                     training and other means, for the welfare and needs
                                                                                                     of the communities of Fiji and those from any other
                                                                                                     overseas communities who may wish to receive

                                                                                                     tertiary education. The University shall be concerned
                                                                                                     with education and training at the post-secondary
                                                                                                     levels, including technical and vocational education
                                                                                                     and training, consistent with international standards
                           The University’s mission is to support the economic and social            of teaching, research, and other academic activities
                           development of Fiji through relevant, high-quality education and          in institutions styled as institutions of higher learning.
                           training that maximises graduate employability and applied research
                           that has a positive societal impact.                                      The functions of the University are:
                                                                                                       • to provide for, and encourage the creation,
                                                                                                          advance and dissemination of knowledge,
                                                                                                          through scholarship, research and teaching to

                                                                                                          the standards accepted by the University Council;

                                                                                                       • to provide courses of study or instruction, at the
                                                                                                         levels of achievement the Council considers
                                                                                                         appropriate, to meet the needs of the community,
                           High Ethical and Professional Standards                                       including technical and vocational education and
                           The University is committed to the highest standards of ethics,
                           integrity, transparency, corporate governance, and professional
                                                                                                       • to confer higher education awards and awards at
                           Customer / Student- Focused                                                   other levels as determined by the Council;
                           The University is focused on understanding and exceeding the
                           expectations of our stakeholders, and providing a safe, secure and          • to provide, arrange for or regulate the appropriate
                           comfortable learning, teaching and training environment.                       training of persons or classes of persons,
                                                                                                          whether by way of apprenticeship or otherwise,
                           Efficiency, Cost Effectiveness and Environmental Sustainability                to assist such persons or classes of persons in
                           The University promotes cost-effectiveness in resource utilisation,            connection with employment;
                           maximum returns to all stakeholders, effective service delivery, and
                           environmental sustainability.                                               • to assist and contribute towards the cost of
                                                                                                         training, and the promotion of training, of any
                           Culture of Excellence
                                                                                                         person or class of persons;
                           The University shall strive for excellence in everything it does.

                           Empowering / Strengthening our Team                                         • to participate in community discourse through
                           The University is managed on the core values of accessibility of              the application of knowledge generated and
                           education and training to all, equal opportunity, respect and tolerance       advanced at the University to society, industry,
                           for diversity, and a firm sense of belonging and ownership forged             and government in an environment where the
                           through collective decision making, information sharing, providing            rights of all are respected; and
                           a ready helping hand to the weaker members of the University
                           community, a healthy lifestyle, and collective social and corporate         • to perform other functions given to the University
                           responsibility.                                                               under this Decree or another Decree, or as
                                                                                                         determined by the Council.
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    are work place ready through firsthand
experience at workplaces during the practical
 attachment component of the programmes.
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The                 We offer an excellent blend
                                                                                          International standard          APPRENTICESHIP                   of theoretical LEARNING
                                                                                              SPORTS                   scheme is the only
                                                                                                                                                           and  PRACTICAL
                                                                                             COMPLEX               established body in Fiji
                                                                                                                           responsible for                 experiences.

                                                                                                                                              LECTURERS and TRAINERS have
                                                                                                                                              INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE.
 New Skills | Practical Experience | Real Opportunities

                                                                                                                         RESEARCH                                    LOW
                                                                                                                         at FNU is
                                                                                                                         aligned to
                                                                                                                         national                                      fees

                                                                                                                         Our graduates are
                                                                                                                         WORK-PLACE READY through
                                                                                                                         Largest network of alumni in Fiji dating back to
                                                                                                                         more than 135 years.
     dual                                 80 – 90%

                                            of graduates

    sector                                  secure paid
                                         employment within
                                         the 4 months after              campuses   WE TAILOR-
University providing TVET                 completing their                          make the training
                                                              and centres located
and Higher education
                                                                                    course to suit the
                                                               across the nation.   industries’ specific.
WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY?                                                                      WHAT OUR ALUMNI SAY?

                                                      MADALYNN                              ROSINA                                   NAVNEET                                           HIROSHNI

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                                                                                                                       CERTIFICATE III IN COOKERY                            ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF LEADERSHIP AND
                                     Certificate IV in Graphic Designing       Bachelor of Civil Engineering Honours

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2020/2021 FNU PROSPECTUS
                                                                                                                                                                             MANAGEMENT (ADLM)
                                     COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES AND                 COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, SCIENCE         SOUS CHEF (AWARD-WINNING CHEF0 at Moffat
                                     EDUCATION                                 AND TECHNOLOGY                          Salon Culinaire in 2010                               HUMAN RESOURCE AND TRAINING
                                                                                                                       Fijian Junior Chef of the Year in 2013 Moffat Salon   COORDINATOR at Tappoos Fiji Limited

                                     “While   doing this programme, I          “I chose to study at FNU because        Chef of the Year Award at the 2018 Moffat Salon
                                                                                                                       Culinaire                                                 “I chose Advanced Diploma of
                                     have learnt that TVET training of FNU     back in Vanuatu there are not many                                                                Leadership and Management
                                     provides opportunities equivalent to      females in the Civil Engineering                                                                  (ADLM) because, in today’s
                                     any higher education programmes.      ”   field and I want to change that by      “FNU prepared me for the job market.                      time, we lack good leaders.
                                                                               completing this programme. ”            The theoretical aspect was well taught                    Leadership is not about the
                                                                                                                       and the fact that practical experiences                   position but the relationship
                                                                                                                       are required for graduation is an                         amongst     people.    Another
                                                                                                                       excellent concept. This allows us to                      reason I chose this programme
                                                                                                                       be job-ready while increasing our                         is because it is internationally
                                                                                                                       employment prospects.        ”                            recognised.    ”

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                                                      DONALD                       SHIPRA

                                 DR DONALD WILSON                      DR SHIPRA SHAH

                                 Associate Dean Research               Assistant Professor
                                 COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, NURSING          COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE,
                                 AND HEALTH SCIENCES                   FISHERIES AND FORESTRY

                                 “At FNU we are providing the tools,   “FNU’s     practical training in
                                 the knowledge, and the competency     instructional farm complexes, field
                                 to be able to conduct research,       trips, seminars, research projects
                                 use correct scientific methods to     and industrial attachments all
                                 conduct them and also be able to      enable students to learn through      network of alumni in Fiji.
                                 disseminate the information of the    experience and to relate classroom
                                 findings of that research.”                                          ”
                                                                       learning to workplace activities.

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Goal 4: Quality Education                                       students with an opportunity to work and assist with real-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               time issues in the agricultural sector.

                              SUSTAINABLE                                                                                                                                                                                      As Fiji’s national university, FNU provides holistic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               learning with programmes undergoing regular review in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               consultation with industry partners, international higher

                              DEVELOPMENT (SDGs)                                                                                                                                                                               education institutions to ensure it meets local and global

                                The Fiji National University (FNU) is committed to achieving the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Goal 5: Gender Equality
                                Goals (SDGs) through its research, learning and teaching. The SDGs aim to address 17 key global issues and are
                                interconnected, many of which are relevant to the core operations of the University. SDG Goal 4, which highlights the
                                need for quality education, also aligns with the intuition’s aim to be the premier national University providing quality
                                and relevant higher education, technical and vocational education and training, research and development in Fiji.

                                FNU has contributed to addressing various SDG Goals in 2019, through the following key projects:
                                                                                                                                                               • Two alumni of FNU created history by successfully
                                                                                                                                                               undertaking Vanuatu’s first-ever ‘reduction of the
                                                                                                                                                               zygomatic complex fracture’ surgery. Dr Nelson Tanghwa
                           Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being
                                                                                                                                                               and Dr Mackenzie Sitobata (CMNHS - Class of 2018),
                                                                                                Asia Mental Health with financial assistance provided by       who are both dentists, conducted the successful surgery
                                                                                                St Vincent’s Pacific Health Fund.                              at Vila Central Hospital. The Postgraduate Diploma in
                                                                                                                                                               Oral Surgery (PGDOS) graduates applauded the training
                                                                                                • The Department of Medical Imaging & Anatomy at               provided at CMNHS, which enabled them to master their
                                                                                                CMNHS uses the Wellness Program to create a healthy            skills and undertake such surgeries and bring comfort to
                                                                                                                                                               the lives of patients.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               • FNU organised a Gender and Leadership Workshop,
                                                                                                culture and tackle Non-Communicable Diseases                   • FNU launched the National Apprentice Week in                  which was attended by female academics, lecturers and
                                                                                                (NCDs). The staff have a one-hour work-out on Campus           March to celebrate and raise public awareness on the            middle-managers. The workshop provided women with
                                                                                                and encourage their colleagues to join. According to           impact of apprenticeships on individuals, employers             the opportunity to discuss challenges such as career
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                                                                                                participants, the workplace affects the physical, mental,      and the economy. Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel                progression in the higher education sector and how
                                                                                                economic and social wellbeing of staff and the sessions        Healey encouraged students to join NTPC’s National              this could be addressed. This workshop was organised

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       2020/2021 FNU PROSPECTUS
                                                                                                act as a defence mechanism against stress, anxiety and         Apprenticeship Scheme and undertake hands-on training           in partnership with The Association of Commonwealth
                                                                                                depression.                                                    and skills developments in the respective trade field. The      Universities.
                                                                                                                                                               apprenticeship scheme has evolved over the years to
                                                                                                • CMNHS participated in the inaugural forum of the             include formal education combined with employment and           • Two FNU instructors Vasenai Kereni and Lani Ragusuloto
                                                                                                Pacific Ending Childhood Obesity (Pacific ECHO) Network.       on-the-job training.                                            from CEST were part of Science, Technology, Engineering
                           • FNU hosted the World Health Organisation (WHO)
                                                                                                The organisation was established by the Ministries of                                                                          and Mathematics (STEM) Camp organised by Graduate
                           Western Pacific Regional Director, Dr Takeshi Kasai for
                                                                                                Health and their partners in the Pacific, in line with the     • Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison commended            Women Fiji (GWF). The duo conducted interactive study
                           a special guest lecture on health challenges in the region
                                                                                                healthy island vision of a Pacific where ‘Children are         FNU for its partnership with the Australia Pacific Training     sessions to encourage young female participants to
                           at the Pasifika Campus. Dr Kasai visited the College of
                                                                                                nurtured in body and mind’. Acting Head of Department          Coalition (APTC) to provide training and education to upskill   develop an interest in the fields of STEM and explore the
                           Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and toured the
                                                                                                Primary Care and Nutrition at CMNHS Dr Gade Waqa               people in the Pacific. PM Morrison made the comments            potential rewarding career pathways it has to offer.
                           Public Health and Primary Care at Tamavua Campus. He
                                                                                                stated education institutions are embedding NCDs in the        when he visited the FNU’s Derrick Campus. FNU and APTC
                           reassured WHO’s commitment to work with FNU in the
                                                                                                curriculum to address issues such as childhood obesity         have a working partnership which allows APTC to conduct         FNU strives to provide opportunities to empower its female
                           areas of critical development of the health workforce for
                                                                                                which is an area of concern.                                   specialized short course training in designated workshops.      staff in achieving gender parity in pay and gender balance
                           Fiji and the Pacific, through training and development,
                                                                                                                                                               PM Morrison was given an overview of the Derrick Campus         by academic rank and managerial seniority. It also takes
                           scholarships for student and workforce development and
                                                                                                • The FNU Labasa Campus staff organised a five-                Master Plan and brief of the two institution’s partnership      pride in being at the forefront of promoting subjects and
                           supporting research and collaboration.
                                                                                                kilometre ‘Walk for Health’ to promote a healthy               by the Acting Dean CEST Salabogi Mavoa.                         careers that are male-dominated.
                           • FNU and the Ministry of Health and Medical Services                lifestyle and engage the community in an ongoing fight
                                                                                                against non-communicable diseases (NCDs). About 120            • CAFF signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with
                           are working with a team of academic experts and health
                                                                                                participants from the University, government ministries,       Spices of Fiji Limited to enhance scientific, technological
                           professionals from Australia to study the experience
                                                                                                business and local communities participated in the fun         and educational collaboration. The partnership will provide
                           of art-making in healing people with mental illness.
                           ‘Art-making and mental health – a pilot focus group                  event.These activities and projects address targets of
                           study in Suva, Fiji’ is the first of its kind of research            Goal 3 that aim to strengthen the capacity of all countries,
                           being conducted in Fiji. The overall objective is to gain            in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk
                           an understanding of the potential value and possible                 reduction and management of national and global health
                           meaning of art-making in the context of mental health                risks.
                           recovery in Fiji. The research is supported by Australia

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Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth                      Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure                Goal 13: Climate Action                                          Goal 14: Life Below Water

                           Through the industrial attachment course component,                                                                         • Two hundred trees were planted at Natabua Campus as            • To create greater awareness and education on
                           FNU implements in its programmes, students are taught        • FNU launched the installation phase of the University        part of an initiative to protect and care for the environment.   sustainable offshore fishing practices, a training manual
                           and trained in a real-life work environment to ensure they   Information Management System (UMIS). The UMIS                 The seedlings were donated by Ministry of Forests as             titled “Protected Species Bycatch Mitigation for the Fiji
                           are well-equipped with the relevant skills and knowledge     system puts the university on track to provide first-class     part of its “Plant 4 Million Trees in Four Years initiative”     Offshore Fisheries” was launched at the Fiji Maritime
                           in the field of work they are pursuing. FNU strives to       online self-service experience to students and staff users.    following a pledge by staff and students in 2018 to join the     Academy (FMA) by the Minister for Fisheries Honourable
                           ensure all its graduates are ‘day-one work-ready’ when       The $20m software implementation will eliminate many           fight against climate change. Campus Head, Professor             Semi Koroilaesau. Bycatch is fish or other marine species
                           the graduate to joing the workforce.                         of the University’s current manual and paper-based             Unaisi Nabobo-Baba said the initiative was aimed at              that is caught unintentionally while catching certain
                                                                                        processes while some of the current online systems will        making students understand they are the future leaders           target species and target sizes of fish. Issues of bycatch
                           The University also encourages entrepreneurship through      be streamlined and made ‘self-service.’                        and needed to take into their hands the agendas that             are important to safeguard the marine industry for future
                           its courses, which is a key target of Goal 8.                                                                               are reported in society relating to climate change. FNU          generations. The bycatch training manual will provide
                                                                                        • The NTPC hosted the inaugural National Conference            continues to promote such ‘Green initiatives’ to create          the fisheries bycatch component in the current Deck
                                                                                        on Information Technology. The one-day event officiated        greater awareness about caring for the environment.              Hand Fishing and Offshore Skipper Fishing programmes
                                                                                        by the Attorney-General and Minister of Economy, Public                                                                         being taught at the Academy. 46 students enrolled in the
                                                                                        Enterprises, Civil Service and Communications Honourable       • Staff and students of Natabua Campus conducted a               programme.
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                                                                                        Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum attracted the country’s leading IT         cleanup campaign at Saweni beach, outside Lautoka to
                                                                                        specialists. The conference focused on knowledge sharing       mark World Cleanup Day. About 40 staff and students              FNU aims to enhance conservation and the sustainable

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 2020/2021 FNU PROSPECTUS
                                                                                        in the best IT practices.                                      collected rubbish, trimmed overgrown grass and planted           use of ocean-based resources by training the students to
                                                                                                                                                       Croton plants (Codiaeum variegatum) along the roadside           assist in controlling overexploitation of marine and coastal
                                                                                        • FNU aligned its library services to digital learning         and at the entrance of the Saweni beach to beautify the          stocks.
                                                                                        practices. Keeping in mind the advancements in technology      area. The Campus has also embarked on a waste paper
                                                                                        and the accessibility to information through smartphones       recycling project to reduce the amount of waste paper
                                                                                        and laptops, the University enhanced its library services      being sent to the landfill.
                                                                                        by moving to digital platforms to reach their students with
                                                                                        ease and at a reasonable cost. The University engaged          FNU is at the forefront of climate change action through
                                                                                        Reuban Sonn from ProQuest and Kelly Harris from GOBI           various activities organised at its campuses. Clean up
                                                                                        (EBSCO), who presented on varied online databases that         campaigns, tree planting initiatives and the sustainable
                                                                                        enhance learning, sharing and information management           use of natural resources within the institution and adopting
                                                                                        in a range of subjects from the world’s top publishers.        environmentally-friendly practices are ways in which the
                                                                                                                                                       institution contributes to the fight against climate change.
                                                                                        • The library facility at the College of Agriculture,          Given the gravity of the climate situation, FNU has also
                                                                                        Fisheries and Forestry (CAFF) was renovated into a             developed Interdisciplinary Studies in Climate Change
                                                                                        modern learning commons facility. It provides students         Resilience and Mitigation programme.
                                                                                        with a more interactive, collaborative and inclusive
                                                                                        learning environment. Costing around half a million
                                                                                        dollars in refurbishment, the new facility consists of
                                                                                        three discussions rooms, which has smart TVs and WIFI

                                                                                        These infrastructure and digital technology developments
                                                                                        and partnership address Goal 9’s need to develop quality,
                                                                                        reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, increase
                                                                                        access to information and communications technology,
                                                                                        and support domestic technology development, research
                                                                                        and innovation.

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carried out in real situations.
                                                                          CAMPUSES INCLUDE: • NASINU CAMPUS • DERRICK CAMPUS • PACIFIKA CAMPUS
                                                                       • NURSING CAMPUS • PUBLIC HEALTH CAMPUS • KORONIVIA CAMPUS • NAMAKA CAMPUS
                                                                                • NATABUA CAMPUS • BA CAMPUS • LABASA CAMPUS • TCF CAMPUS

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                                                                              some of these structures have been          billion dollars over the next ten years in
                                                                              reviewed as part of the master plan         the construction of new buildings and

                                                                              exercise and will be replaced with new      infrastructure. This will transform FNU
                                                                              and modern facilities. Therefore, we are    into a modern, well-equipped higher
                                                                              investing in our buildings and facilities   education institution which Fijians will be
                                                                              to give you the very best learning          proud to call their national University.
                                                                              environment to shape your experience.

                                                      Natabua Campus

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                                                                                                                                                                                at Kings Road, Valelevu.
                                                                                                                                                                              The Campus provides study
                                                                                                                                                                               programmes for College of
                                                                                                                                                                             Business, Hospitality & Tourism
                                                                                                                                                                               Studies and the College of
                                                                                                                                                                               Humanities and Education

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                                                                                                                                            COLLEGE OF BUSINESS,
                                                                                                                                            HOSPITALITY & TOURISM

                                                                                                                                            - School of Accounting and Law
                                                                                                                                            - School of Economics and
                                                      NASINU CAMPUS                                                                         - School of Management

                                                                                                                                            COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES
                           Apart    from    the    Colleges,   The     Campus       offers study   50 to 400 seating capacity and           AND EDUCATION:
                           Nasinu Campus is also home to       programmes to full time and part    tutorial rooms. There are many
                           majority of the support sections    time students who are provided      international coaches training
                           of the university namely; Vice      with the opportunity to gain        conducted for the sports science         - School of Education
                           Chancellor’s    Office,  Human      theoretical knowledge and at the    students. Nasinu Campus has              - School of Communication,
                           Resources Department, Finance       same time gain practical training   modern lecture theatres, tutorial          Language and Literature
                           Department,     Project    Team,    in relation to their programme of   and teaching rooms, staff
                           Academic or Student Services        study.                              administration offices, computer         - School of Arts & Humanities
                           Office and the Division of                                              labs, library, cafeteria, dining hall,
                           Marketing and Communications        The Campus also features            and student accommodation.
                           amongst others.                     lecture rooms ranging from

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                                                                                                                                                                             in Samabula offering
                                                                                                                                                                         programmes of study under
                                                                                                                                                                         the College of Engineering,
                                                                                                                                                                            Science & Technology

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                                                                                                                                          • School of Building & Civil

                                                      DERRICK CAMPUS                                                                      • School of Electrical &
                                                                                                                                            Electronics Engineering
                           The Campus is now also home to       to pursue self-study in their own   The Campus comprises of the           • School of Mechanical
                           the School of Creative Arts under    time. Plans are underway for an     following facilities:                   Engineering
                           the College of Humanities and        integrated workshop and a 200
                           Education.                           capacity computer laboratory        • Civil Engineering Lab Facilities
                                                                to cater to the growing demand      • Mechanical Engineering              • School of Pure Sciences
                           Derrick Campus was established       for laboratory spaces and PC          Laboratories
                           in 1964 and has been providing a     terminals respectively.             • Electrical & Electronics            • School of Applied
                           skilled workforce for the nation’s                                         Engineering Laboratories              Sciences
                           development for over 50 years.       The Engineering Research &          • Automotive Engineering
                           Our qualifications are developed     Development      Centre    (ERDC)     Workshops
                           based on the needs of the industry   was also recently completed         • Student Academic Services           • School of Mathematical
                           and we have a strong history of      at the Campus, which provides         Office                                & Computing Science
                           successful graduates locally as      international standard workshops
                           well as regionally.                  and laboratories for programmes     The Derrick Campus is centrally       • School of Transport
                                                                at the College of Engineering,      located in a multi-disciplinary
                           The Campus has 44 classrooms         Science and Technology, including   environment.       The      faculty
                           which include drawing rooms          the new Masters of Research and     members are qualified and have
                           and main hall, 15 workshops,         Doctor of Philosophy programmes.    industrial experience in their area
                           7 laboratories and 8 computer                                            of expertise.
                           classrooms/ laboratories which       Around 2000 students study at
                           include one computer laboratory      the campus in a wide range of
                           specifically meant for students      programmes.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  at Extension
                                                                                                                                                                         Street in Waimanu Road
                                                                                                                                                                        opposite the Colonial War
                                                                                                                                                                        Memorial Hospital (CWMH)

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                                                                                                                                                • School of Medical

                                                                                                                                                • School of Health

                                                          PASIFIKA CAMPUS                                                                       • School of Dentistry
                                                                                                                                                  and Oral Health
                                     The Campus houses a State of the   Sciences, Bachelors in Medical       and attachments.
                                     Art Pasifika Dental Clinic which   Imaging Science and Bachelors
                                     is comparable to some of the       in Pharmacy in the Pacific.          The Campus is equipped with
                                     best dental clinics in Australia                                        the necessary facilities such as
                                     and New Zealand. The Pasifika      Being situated opposite the          a library, Physiotherapy Gyms,
                                     Campus is the only campus          CWM Hospital also provides           Pharmacy Labs, Medical Labs,
                                     that offers degree programmes      easier access to real training       Ultrasound Rooms, Radiology
                                     for Health Sciences namely         facilities ensuring students         Rooms, Pathology Museum,
                                     Bachelors in Physiotherapy,        gain experience in real medical      Anatomy Labs, Clinical Skills
                                     Bachelors in Medical Laboratory    situations during their practicals   Labs and Hostels.

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                                                                                                                                           across the Public Health
                                                                                                                                            Department, Tamavua
                                                                                                                                           Campus, Princess Road,
                                                                                                                                          on the hills of Tamavua in
                                                                                                                                         Suva. It caters specifically for
                                                                                                                                         nursing students under the
                                                                                                                                         College of Medicine, Nursing
                                                                                                                                              and Health Sciences

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                                                      NURSING CAMPUS
                           The School has been educating         The     Campus      caters    for    The faculty members are highly
                           nurses for Fiji and the Pacific       approximately     900    students    qualified with years of industry
                           Island countries for over a           with State of the Art learning       experience which makes the
                           century. Our history states that      and teaching facilities such         nursing programmes one of the
                           the first trainer for the nurses in   as Anatomy Labs, two Clinical        most sought after fields in the
                           Fiji was a student and close friend   Skills Labs and a Primary Health     Pacific.
                           of the ‘mother of nursing’, Ms        Care Lab. It also has a cafeteria,
                           Florence Nightingale.                 library and on Campus student

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                                                                                                                                                                   near the Nursing Campus
                                                                                                                                                                  in Suva. The Campus houses
                                                                                                                                                                  the School of Public Health
                                                                                                                                                                   & Primary Care, C-POND
                                                                                                                                                                   Research Centre, PacSHR
                                                                                                                                                                   Research Centre and rise
                                                                                                                                                                  project lab under College of
                                                                                                                                                                  Medicine, Nursing & Health

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                                                                                                                                       Department of
                                                                                                                                       Epidemiology &
                                                                                                                                       Environmental Health
                                        PUBLIC HEALTH CAMPUS                                                                           Department of
                                                                                                                                       Primary Care & Nutrition
                           The Campus was the first             This Campus caters for 600          Health Lab, Revitalization of
                           Central Medical School built in      students in a wide range of study   Informal Settlements and their     Department of
                           1885 and now concentrates on         programmes under the School of      Environments (RISE) Lab, lecture
                           programmes in Public Health.         Public Health and Primary Care.     rooms – Assembly Hall, Nutrition   Public Health & Health
                           The Campus also comprises of                                             Hall, Nutrition Foyer & Tamavua    Services Management
                           Nuffield Clinic, Tamavua MCH         The following facilities are        Room 2, Nuffield      Clinic and
                           Clinic and is a residential Campus   available to enhance teaching       Research centres.
                           with 58 beds.                        and     learning  programme:
                                                                PG IT Lab, Environmental

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                                                                                                                                                                                   on the Kings Highway which
                                                                                                                                                                                   is just about 10 minutes from
                                                                                                                                                                                   Nausori Town and 5 minutes
                                                                                                                                                                                     from 9 miles, Nakasi. The
                                                                                                                                                                                    Campus is located near the
                                                                                                                                                                                   road side which provides easy
                                                                                                                                                                                     excess to other necessary

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                                                                                                                                                  SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE
                                                                                                                                                  SCIENCE & FORESTRY:

                                                                                                                                                  • Department of Forestry
                                                                                                                                                  • Department of Crop Science

                                                      KORONIVIA CAMPUS
                                                                                                                                                  • Department of Agribusiness &
                                                                                                                                                  • Department of Crop & Plant
                           The     Campus      was    initially   Science & Animal Husbandry.             The Campus also features lecture        • Department of Soil Science &
                           established to cater for 50            Apart from this, a multimillion-        rooms ranging from 50 to 400              Bio-System Engineering
                           students annually. Since the           dollar      Veterinary       Teaching   seating capacity, 7 laboratories
                           Campus has grown, the facilities       Hospital is now planned at the          for different disciplines, 9 tutorial
                           have increased as well. From           Koronivia Campus which will be          rooms and commercially operating
                                                                                                                                                  SCHOOL OF ANIMAL &
                           two lecture rooms and one              the first of its kind in the Pacific.   livestock and crop farms. The           VETERINARY SCIENCES :
                           laboratory, the College now has                                                Campus also houses the first
                           four lecture rooms and several         Currently, the Campus offers study      ever aquaponics system that uses        • Department of Veterinary
                           multipurpose labs. Apart from          programmes to 1174 students             fertile water from the fish ponds         Science
                           this, the number of programmes         who have the opportunity to gain        to grow vegetables. While there is      • Department of Animal Science
                           have increased with bachelors          theoretical knowledge and at the        much anticipation of the first ever     • Department of Fisheries
                           in different specialisation. We        same time gain practical training       veterinary hospital in the South
                           are the only College in Fiji that      in relation to their programme of       Pacific, a veterinary clinic has
                           provides Bachelors in Agriculture,     study.                                  already started providing services
                           Fisheries, Forestry and Veterinary                                             on Campus.

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                                                                                                                                                                                close to the Nadi International
                                                                                                                                                                                  Airport which is the main
                                                                                                                                                                                International Airport for Fiji as
                                                                                                                                                                                well as an important regional
                                                                                                                                                                                  hub for the South Pacific
                                                                                                                                                                                Islands. Located by the coast
                                                                                                                                                                                  on the western side of the
                                                                                                                                                                                 main island of Viti Levu next
                                                                                                                                                                                to the Votualevu roundabout,
                                                                                                                                                                                  the Campus is also ideally
                                                                                                                                                                                 located close to five (5) star
                                                                                                                                                                                 international hotels in Nadi

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2020/2021 FNU PROSPECTUS
                                                                                                                                            HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM

                                                                                                                                            • School of Accounting & Law

                                                      NAMAKA CAMPUS                                                                         • School of Economics &
                                                                                                                                            • School of Management
                            Namaka Campus is fairly               and training with over 1000 active        students.
                            new when compared to other            students enrolled in various            • Library which is accessible
                                                                                                                                            COLLEGE OF
                            Campuses and Centres. The             courses,                                  for students to use seven (7)
                                                                                                                                            ENGINEERING, SCIENCE
                            Campus was officially opened                                                    days a week.                    AND TECHNOLOGY
                            by the Prime Minister of Fiji Hon     The Namaka Campus has                   • The Campus also has the
                            Voreqe Bainimarama in October         facilities such as:                       only air craft maintenance &    • CISCO
                            2010. The Campus has a number           • A 300 seating capacity                engineering training school     • Computing
                            of facilities nearby ranging from            Lecture Theatre.                   in Fiji.                        • Air Craft Engineering
                            cafeterias, shopping malls, banks,      • Tutorial         rooms       are    • Adequate sporting ground
                            pharmacies and doctors. Public               mounted with multi-media           for training for team sports    NATIONAL TRAINING AND
                            transport is easily accessible from          resources for quality lecture      i.e. volley ball, soccer &      PRODUCTIVITY CENTRE
                            the Campus for the convenience               presentation.                      rugby 7s.
                            of students taking evening and          • Industry standard production                                          Short courses for the hospitality
                            weekend classes or late night                & pastry kitchens for the       The facilities, courses offered    & tourism programmes
                            studies in the library.                      culinary art enthusiasts.       and the beautiful Campus
                                                                    • Training restaurant for            surroundings create a vibrant
                            The Campus now has around                    its hospitality & tourism       learning environment for all
                            180 staff ranging from support               training students.              students.
                            and maintenance to teaching             • Modern computer labs for

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                                                                                                                                                                                              at Natabua in
                                                                                                                                                                                            Lautoka City, at a
                                                                                                                                                                                              distance from
                                                                                                                                                                                           the main city area,
                                                                                                                                                                                           providing an ideal
                                                                                                                                                                                     environment for learning
                                                                                                                                                                                               and teaching

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2020/2021 FNU PROSPECTUS
                                   The Campus is predominantly        students actively engage in          community        clean-ups     and      EDUCATION:
                                   home to the School of Education    group study after hours, thanks      visiting the elderly and disabled.
                                   under the College of Humanities    to the numerous study-friendly                                               • School of Education
                                   and Education.                     areas on campus. Free Wi-Fi is       There is a gym and multipurpose         • School of Humanities and Arts
                                                                      available to residential students    court on Campus to assist in            • School of Communications,
                                   Previously home to the Lautoka     24/7. The Campus has well            enhancing     PEMAC     teacher           Language and Literature
                                   Teachers College, the Natabua      equipped teaching and learning       training and to strengthen
                                   Campus      has   the   largest    spaces including a modern            training programmes for the             COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING,
                                   lecture theatre in Fiji with a     Library, ICT Labs, Bookshop,         Rugby 15’s team participating
                                                                                                                                                   SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY:
                                   seating capacity of 680 people.    Cafeteria and Dinning spaces,        at Lautoka Rugby Union top
                                   Appropriately    named     “Na     Language Hub, Math Help Kiosk        division.
                                                                                                                                                   • School of Pure Sciences
                                   WereLevu” (The Big House),         and On- Campus Medical Clinic.
                                                                                                                                                   • School of Applied Sciences
                                   it recognises the language of                                           The Campus has its own choir
                                                                                                                                                   • School of Mathematical and
                                   the traditional landowners of      Monthly activities are organised     group which actively participates
                                                                                                                                                     Computing Science
                                   Natabua.                           for students such as sports days     in all College events. It also has an
                                                                      and talent quests with rewards       inclusive club which comprises of
                                                                                                                                                   COLLEGE OF BUSINESS,
                                   There are approximately 2,300      to encourage participation. Staff    Year 2 Primary Trainee Teachers.
                                                                                                                                                   HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM
                                   students studying at the campus    and students at the Campus           The two major objectives of this
                                   with trainee teachers comprising   also organise environmental          group are to reach out to the
                                   of the highest number.             awareness weeks for the GO           children admitted at the Lautoka
                                                                                                                                                   • School of Accounting and Law
                                                                      Green initiative with weekly clean   Hospital and the Senior Citizens
                                                                                                                                                   • School of Economics and
                                   Natabua Campus strives to          – up campaigns. The Campus           at Golden Age Home in Natabua,
                                   create a holistic learning         also values its relationship with    Lautoka. The main purpose of
                                   environment    through      its    the community and practices          this interest group is to prepare
                                   hostel accommodation, which        social responsibility through its    student teachers to better serve
                                   houses 454 students. Similarly,    outreach activities which include    their community.

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                                                                                                                                                                              at Natuyabia Road,
                                                                                                                                                                            Tauvegavega, Ba which
                                                                                                                                                                              is approximately 4
                                                                                                                                                                             kilometers from Ba
                                                                                                                                                                            town and close to the
                                                                                                                                                                             Ba Mission Hospital

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                                                                                                                                           COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING,
                                                                                                                                           SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY:

                                                                                                                                           • School of Building and Civil
                                                                                                                                           • School of Transport
                                                                                                                                           • School of Mathematical &
                                                                                                                                             Computing Science

                                                            BA CAMPUS                                                                      • School of Electrical &
                                                                                                                                             Electronics Engineering
                                                                                                                                           • School of Mechanical
                           The Campus currently offers            360 students are currently enroled    • Mechanical and Metal
                           programmes from the College            at the FNU Ba Campus with over          Workshops                        COLLEGE OF BUSINESS,
                           of Engineering, Science and            75% of the students enroled in                                           HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM
                           Technology (CEST) and the              engineering courses.                 The physical environment of the     STUDIES:
                           College of Business, Hospitality                                            FNU Ba Campus is very conducive
                           and Tourism Studies (CBHTS).           The Campus also offers facilities    for learning. It is located on      • School of Accounting and Law
                                                                  such as:                             elevated grounds which provides     • School of Economics and
                           Fiji National University Ba Campus       • Cafeteria                        stunning views of the surrounding     Finance
                           was officially opened on 28 June,        • Fully operational Library        areas and has many open learning    • School of Management
                           1978 as Fiji Institute of Technology     • Playing Ground                   bures for studies and relaxation.
                           Western Technical Centre by Ratu         • Computer Labs
                           Sir Kamisese Mara.                       • Teaching Rooms

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                                                                                                                                                                    in the main street of
                                                                                                                                                                 Labasa Town, in the Local
                                                                                                                                                                  Timber Building next to
                                                                                                                                                                     Courts Fiji Limited

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                                                      LABASA CAMPUS
                                                                                                                                         College of Humanities
                                                                                                                                         and Education

                                                                                                                                         College of Business,
                             The Campus facilitates courses    and the School of Automotive         students and those learning via
                             under the College of Humanities   are being offered at the Rara        video broadcast.                     Hospitality and
                             and Education, College of         Avenue Centre which is situated                                           Tourism Studies
                             Business,     Hospitality   and   right opposite Subrail Park.         The campus has the following
                             Tourism Studies and College                                            facilities:
                             of Engineering, Science and       Labasa Campus has occupied                                                College of
                             Technology. Some programmes       rented properties to date and        • Fully operational library, which
                             from the College of Medicine,     the new campus facility in           is open to students till 10 pm       Engineering, Science
                             Nursing and Health Sciences       Naiyaca will be FNU’s campus         during weekdays and till 5 pm        and Technology
                             are also offered here via video   for Labasa and its people. Work      on weekends.
                             conferencing mode.                is nearing completion at the new     • ICT facilities
                                                               site. This campus will have State    • Wifi services are available to
                             There are 2 other sites; one is   of the Art facilities for students   students at all the 3 centres in
                             known as the Rosawa Centre        once complete. Situated next to      Labasa.
                             where courses and programmes      Labasa River and away from the       • Multimedia facilities are set up
                             from NTPC and School of           CBD, it will provide a peaceful      in most rooms for better delivery
                             Electrical  and     Electronics   environment to students and          of lectures.
                             and School of Mechanical          staff.                               • PAL Learning
                             Engineering are offered while                                          • Language Hub
                             programmes from School of         The campus accommodates              • Maths Help Hub
                             Building and Civil Engineering    for day students, in-service

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                                 lecture theatre in Fiji,
                              Nawere-levu Lecture Theatre.

Nawere-levu Lecture Theatre
                              The Department of Student Services under the Office of
54                            the Registrar understands the importance of students
                              having a fun filled and exciting university life. In keeping

                              this a priority, the University ensures that students have
                              a memorable residential and campus life.

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The University firmly believes in providing an environment that
encompasses a holistic learning experience for all its students.

The residential life programme at Fiji National University is
also based on the belief that Hostel living can provide a unique
opportunity for students to gain a variety of experiences that
supplement and complement the formal classroom.

                                                                   Our programmes strive to meet the many and
                                                                   varied needs of students who are from diverse
                                                                   cultural backgrounds. The goal of the residential
  The residential life programme also                              life staff is to develop an environment that is
  includes safe, clean, and comfortable                            supportive of student’s academic endeavours
  facilities. Additionally, the programme                          and that promotes individual development. It
  fosters communities that emphasise the                           is expected that students will act as adults in a
  acceptance of responsibility for personal                        mature and responsible manner and contribute
  and group decision making, mutual                                to their hall community, since involvement is
                                                                   essential for personal development and growth.
  respect, concern, a sense of cooperation
  and sharing, and the empowerment of
                                                                   Our programmes include Hostel Orientation,
  students to become active and participating
                                                                   Cultural Volunteer Programme, Drugs and
  members of the residence halls and local                         Substance Abuse Awareness, Movie and Karaoke
                                                                   nights, Hostel Clean Up and Residential Talanoa
STUDENT HEALTH &                                                                                                                                               SPORTS
                               WELLNESS                                                                                                                                                       Engage, Inspire, Excel

                               Being a university student is both highly challenging                                                                                                          At Fiji National University, we strive to inspire our
                               and rewarding. We recognise the importance of                                                                                                                  students, staff and local community to stay active
                               healthy living for students, especially when it comes                                                                                                          and reach their potential in sports and fitness.
                               to balancing the many demands of obtaining university
                                                                                                                                                                                              The Student Sports Unit endeavours to promote
                               The Student Health and Wellness Unit is committed to                                                                                                           physical wellness, team spirit and commitment
                               promoting wellness in all aspects of a student’s life,                                                                                                         amongst all students of the Fiji National University
                               be it emotional, intellectual, social or spiritual. The                                                                                                        through its diverse range of sporting programs
                               Department offers programmes designed to empower                                                                                                               that includes:
                               student’s lives and to advocate healthier, more
                               balanced and meaningful life.                                                                                                                                  Inter Campus Games;
                                                                                                                                                                                              Fiji University Sports Association (FUSA) games;
                               Our programmes to name a few include:                                                                                                                          and Coaching Clinics.
                               • Zumba classes;
                               • Interfaith programmes for students;                     Career Services                                                                                      The FNU Student Sports Unit offers a wide range
                               • Spiritual rallies in conjunction with the Student
                                                                                                                                                                                              of sports for students that includes but is not
                                 Association;                                            Fiji National University Career Services
                                                                                                                                                                                              limited to the following sports:
                               • Transport facilities for students to attend             advisors are catalysts for students’
                                 religious festivals organised at different              career. We are dedicated to preparing
                                 campuses; and                                           our undergraduate and graduate                                                                       • Rugby;
                               • Health Plus Awareness Week.                             students to successfully transit from                                                                • Soccer;
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                                                                                         the role of a student to a professional.
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Volleyball;

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                                                                                         The Career Services unit facilitates                                                                 • Hockey; and
                                                                                         programmes with the aim to enhance                                                                   • Badminton.
                                                                                         personal skills of students enabling
                                                                                         increased chances of employment.

                                                                                         Services offered by careers placement

                                                                                         • Online Placement Portal Registration
                                                                                           for job seekers and employers ;
                                                                                         • CV Writing Workshops;
                                                                                         • Mock Interview Session;
                                                                                         • Employers Chat Sessions; and
                                                                                         • Careers Fair.
                                                                                                                                    Campus Life
                                                                                                                                    At Fiji National University, we provide students an opportunity to Retreat, Recharge and Reward
                                                                                                                                    themselves while studying. Campus Life Services is committed in organising activities that enhance
                                                                                                                                    social, cultural, and economic, and leadership development of a diverse student population.

                                                                                                                                    The FNU Campus Life Unit offers a wide range of programmes for students. These includes:
                                                                                                                                    • Orientations
                                                                                                                                    • Let’s Connect- Students Speak on wide range of topics
                                                                                                                                    • Inter Campus Debate Competitions
                                                                                                                                    • Cultural Festivals
                                                                                                                                    • Campus Cleanup Campaign
                                                                                                                                    • Awareness on University Policies and Procedures
                                                                                                                                    • Young Women Lead Initiative Workshop

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                      STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION
                                                                                                                                               The graduation unit of the Office
                                                                                                                                               of the University Registrar
                                                                                                                                               works closely with the Colleges
                                                                                                                                               to coordinate all graduation
                                                                                                                                                                                    •   The Disability Resource             practical assistants and
                                                                                                                                               Fiji National University holds two       Centre advocates equal              sign interpreters.
                                                                                                                                               graduation ceremonies annually           access to learning and          •   Moving of lecture and/or
                                                                                                                                               for students completing their            working for students                tutorial locations when
                                                                                                                                               programmes. The ceremonies               with special needs. This            dealing with accessibility
                                                                                                                                               are usually organised in the             involves setting up a user-         issues.
                                                                                                                                               months of May and December.              friendly      environment       •   Provision of assistive
                                                                                                                                               The graduation ceremonies at             with speciall designed              technology.
                                                                                                                                               FNU are unique in the sense              facilities to improve           •   Liaising with academic
                                                                                                                                               that students graduate within
                                                                                                                                                                                        accessibility to those              staff about reasonable
                                                                                                                                               their Colleges, i.e, graduation
                                                                                                                                               ceremonies are College based             with special needs. Some            adjustments.
                                                                                                                                               making each ceremony personal            Services provided under         •   Consultation with students
                                                                                                                                               and distinguished as the graduates       the Disability Unit are:            with disability to identify
                                                                                                                                               deserve.                             •   Pre-enrollment guidance             reasonable adjustments
                                                                                                                                                                                        and support with                    suitable to their
                                                                                                                                                                                        enrolment.                          requirements Integrated
60                                                                                                                                                                                  •   Note-taking services                campus life activities.                    61
                                     The Fiji National University       campuses in Central Division,       organise events that bring                                                  readers academic
                                     Students’         Association      3 in the West and 1 in the North    together different campuses

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       2020 FNU PROSPECTUS
                                     (FNUSA) officially started         looking after more than 26, 000     and Colleges within the
                                     operations in 2017, after          students nationwide. These          University such as leadership
                                     2 years of hard work and           include both undergraduate          forums, inter-college sports,
                                     dedication put in by pioneer       and postgraduate students           conduct association elections
                                     student leaders of the             as well as those who are on         and partner in events that will
                                     University. A representative       Blended modes. Our campus           provide our students with a
                                     body for the student was a         associations        look    after   chance for a holistic university
                                     long time in the making.           student life and activities on      experience.
                                                                        campuses which tend to be
                                     The core objective of FNUSA        affiliated to different Colleges.   When you join FNU, you join
                                     is to be an organisation for the   Events such as cultural             the vast student body made
                                     student and by the student.        nights, social and mixers,          up of local, regional and
                                     The Association is mandated        quizzes, debates, movie night       international students who are
                                     to voice student opinions and      and many online competitions        part of a continuously growing
                                     welfare issues with relevant       are hosted by the committees        and developing institution that
                                     stakeholders which don’t           present on campuses. FNUSA          has grown from strength to
                                     only include the University        is based at the FNU Main            strength owing to the past
                                     but sponsors, alumni groups,       Campus in Valelevu.                 and current student leaders
                                     prospective employers and                                              and their input along with the
                                     civil societies and public         FNUSA as a whole host               University staff.
                                     sector.                            national events such as
                                                                        International Women’s Day,          As you journey through this
                                     FNUSA     has    a    Branch       International Women’s Day,          prospectus, we wish you the
                                     representation at each of the      Fiji Day in partnership with        best of luck in finding your
                                     10 major campuses around           the University and other            calling and we are excited to
                                     Fiji which includes the 6          stakeholders.    We     also        have you join us.

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