Students Visit

While up to this point many of the UWI Museum’s guests have been Alumni and Veterans, the visits from current students and inhabitants have been increasing in number. Their visits act a first hand timeline of the institution that they are studying in and in some cases living in. If they get lucky, they might even cross paths with some of the very people that they are researching and learning about.

Students of the University of the West Indies have been visiting the UWI Museum to learn more about the history of the institution and to enjoy a new experience. Some have come in groups organized by their lecturers or halls of residence, which several have simply dropped by.

Department of Library & Information Studies (DLIS) students with lecturer Dr Rosemarie Heath at left.

In recent weeks, groups included students from the departments of Library & Information, and History & Archaeology whose students were from a class in museums, artifacts and records.

Students from a course in Artifacts, Museums and Archives.
Looking at some of the artifacts at the museum.








First year students from Irvine Hall, one of the university’s earliest halls of residence especially enjoyed seeing artifacts relating to their hall and to its namesake Sir James Irvine (1877-1952), Chancellor of St Andrews University in Scotland and the leader of the Irvine Committee whose report to the British Government in 1945 set the foundation for the university’s establishment.

Irvine Hall first year group.
Irvine Hall students quiz UWI alumnus Martin Mordecai at the museum.








Radio students from the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) also dropped in to do an interview on the museum.

CARIMAC radio student interviewing the Curator.

Comments from the students have been heartening:

A page from the museum’s guest book.

Keep on coming!

One comment

  1. That great! I am looking forward to see more, as it grows. It is very interest learning about The UWI as an institution.
    This is very resourceful for this generation and generations to come. Thumbs up.



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