Other Important Matters that Students need to be aware of:
· Medical emergencies and Sickness.
o Students are encouraged to know where the USP medical clinic is located and its hours of operation. Each semester, situations arise where this information is necessary. Also, please be prepared to have official notes from your doctor to provide your Lecturer(s) should you be involved in a medical/health situation.
· Student and Staff Conduct
o The University has statutes and regulations on the expected behavior of students as well as staff members. It is important that you familiarise yourself with these regulations. The whole idea is to ensure that the members of the University community are able to work, study, learn, participate and share in the academic and social aspects of the University life in a respectful and safe environment. These statutes and regulations could be obtained from the Student Union body or the Counseling Centre. Students are required to behave reasonably well in tutorials.
· Academic Grievances
o Should this course not meet your academic expectations, please talk to your tutor, the course coordinator or the Head of School. If your concerns are not appropriately addressed, you can lodge a formal complaint at your Student Union body or the Counseling Centre.
· Student Support
o The Student Learning Support (SLS) staff at the CELT centre will provide assistance on your academic performance should you need help. However, if you are experiencing personal problems, the people at the Counseling Centre will be available to provide assistance and counseling. Don’t forget that the SLS staff would like every student to have a positive experience while studying at the University.
o For additional details link to: http://www.usp.ac.fj/index.php?id=8434
· USP Library
o The Library is student-friendly and has several ways to support your academic interests through its convenient operation hours, all night reading room, and a discussion room.
o The All Night Reading Room is open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; and the Discussion Room can be booked ahead on Level C of the Library (8 students maximum).
o The USP Library hours are:
· Monday through Thursday: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm
· Friday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
· Saturday and Holidays: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
· For additional details link to: http://www.usp.ac.fj/index.php?id=61