The Student Services Department takes your needs seriously. We provide professional services that are designed to enhance your student experience during your stay at the University of Technology, Jamaica. Our staff work closely with other service providers, both internally and externally, to ensure that we meet your needs.
The University provides residential accommodation for 395 students. There are six halls of
residence, and there are no co-ed facilities. Four halls are allocated to females – namely, Halls A,B, E, and Garvey Hall, and two for males – Hall F, and Farquharson Hall. Garvey and Farquharson Halls are the largest Halls, accommodating 77 females and 149 male students, respectively. A Resident Manager, supported by a Resident Assistant and an Executive Student Committee manage each Hall.
An off-campus accommodation information listing is also provided by this Unit to students
who were unsuccessful in obtaining on-campus housing.
Career and Placement Unit
This Unit engages in activities that are geared towards students’ and graduates’ total
preparedness for employment and or entrepreneurship.
The Unit constantly liaises with:
- students/alumni to establish, and assist in fulfilling their goals
- administration and academic departments regarding programmes and activities for students and alumni
- corporate society to identify job placement opportunities and demand.
The University Counselling Unit, located in the Medical Centre was established to help the University Community (students, staff and faculty) deal effectively with the inherent stresses of daily life and university life.
Professionally trained, full-time experienced counsellors and a part-time psychiatrist use a
multi-disciplinary and eclectic approach in working with students, faculty and staff. In
accordance with the counselling profession’s Code of Ethics, all information received is held in strictest confidence.
The Counsellors offer individual, couple, group, and family therapy with a view to assisting the recipients to confidently manage the various situations with which they are confronted.
The Unit helps students develop new skills and understanding through its workshops and programmes. These workshops cover personal, academic and career development needs of individuals and groups. In an emergency, clients may be seen on a “drop in” basis.
Financial Aid Office
The Financial Aid Office administers the Scholarship and Bursary, Earn and Study and Financial Aid Office Grants Programmes. It also plays a proactive role in identifying other sources of funding for students who are financially challenged.