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VOICES Bi-Monthly Magazine of the University of Technology, Jamaica |

August - September 2017


“I kind of figured that this is the institution for me. From I was small I always heard about UTech and

UWI, and UTech is always in my head, so I have decided to become a student here at UTech.

I am not going to say all my dreams. I want them to be realized here, but I want this school to bring

out the inner Kadri. The Kadri on the inside - the one that will make a difference.”


Kadri Smith

High School Attended:

William Knibb Memorial High School

Course of Study:

Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science


Faculty of Science and Sport


“I chose UTech, Jamaica because I heard many good things about the school and I really wanted to


My expectations are to have a lot of fun and to grow personally and academically.”


Ashleigh Burton

High School Attended:

Morant Bay High and Seaforth High

Course of Study:

Bachelor of Science in Land Surveying


Faculty of The Built Environment


he University formally welcomed new and transfer undergraduate

students enrolled for the 2017/2018 academic year during the

University’s annual Week of Welcome Orientation programme

organized by the Division of Student Services to introduce students to

the wide array of academic, intellectual, leadership, cultural, and social

experiences available at UTech, Jamaica. The week-long programme

included in-faculty and campus tours, a Community Service Conference

and Expo, sports and social activities, Halls of Residence orientation and

an academic induction ceremony at the Papine and Western campuses.

Orientation activities at the Papine campus were held from Sunday, August

20, 2017 to Saturday, August 26, 2017 and from Wednesday, August 23,

2017 to Friday, August 25, 2017 at the Montego Bay campus.

Professor Stephen Vasciannie, President in his charge to the students at

the Academic Induction ceremonies, gave the assurance that they have

entered a world-class centre of learning where “students are the raison

d’être of the institution.” He invited them to diligently strive to meet all their

obligations, remain steadfast to their goals; avoid all shortcuts to dishonesty,

treat others with respect and fairness and to be good ambassadors of the

UTech, Jamaica Brand. The President also underscored the importance of

practising the UTech, Jamaica Core Values of

Respect, Accountability,

Service, Excellence, Innovation and Team Spirit.

Professor Stephen Vasciannie, CD, President, greets first year students at the

Academic Induction Ceremony held on Friday, August 25, 2017 at the Alfred

Sangster auditorium, Papine campus.

UTech, Ja. Welcomes New and Transfer Students