The UWI, Mona Campus_Annual Report 2021-2022

• Functioning within their elected capacities to the highest degree in keeping with the regulations of the Hall and the University • Improving public speaking capabilities IGDS Leadership Workshop The Institute for Gender and Development Studies, Mona Unit (IGDS MU) hosted a workshop for student leaders titled: “Young Women in Political Life”, on March 10, 2022. The workshop was delivered by Ms. Imani Duncan-Price, Development Consultant, Activist, and Former Senator, who shared her political journey with the student leaders of the Mona Guild, and advised them on how to navigate and succeed in the political landscape. Graduate Workshops The annual “Getting Started Workshop” for new research students, hosted by the Office of Graduate Studies and Research, was held on Thursday, October 28, 2021. The Workshop had approximately 65 students and 6 presenters joining via the ZOOM platform. The students were engaged in topics that covered: getting started, time management, graduate regulations, skills for graduate schools, and the roles of the Library and the Bursary. Supporting Postgraduate Supervision The Faculty of Humanities and Education (FHE) hosted one research supervision capacity building webinar on “Strengthening the Supervisor- Supervisee Relationship”, with presenters from within and outside the Faculty, and moderated by the Deputy Dean for Postgraduate Matters. The Deputy Dean also established an MPhil/PhD taskforce in Semester II of the 2021-2022 academic year, focusing on matters affecting research students when completing their research degrees. The taskforce, which comprises MPhil/PhD students who are at different stages of their academic journey, hosted two community engagements, “Let’s cope together: COVID-19 and your mental health during the MPhil/PhD journey” with Dr. Asneth Council, Organizational

Poster of IGDS Mona Unit IWD Workshop for Young Women Leaders

Students in the George Alleyne Leadership Programme pay a courtesy call on the Deputy Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Hon. Dr. Horace Chang.

trust, conducting meetings, time management, motivating others, succession planning, and dealing with failure. The Leadership Programme in the George Alleyne Hall is facilitated through ‘The Senate’ – a series of engaging activities geared at developing the leadership skills of students. One of the first activities during the series for the 2021-2022 academic year, was a courtesy call on the Deputy Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Hon. Dr. Horace Chang. The session was a fruitful one and the students expressed their appreciation for being able to participate in the practical experience. The discussion topics ranged from the current state of crime and violence in Jamaica to solutions for youth migration, young people in politics, youth leadership, and regional and international integration. During the summer period, a series of workshops were held for student leaders of the Rex Nettleford Hall Committee. These comprehensive workshops were developed to pave the way for student leaders, by appropriately equipping them with some tools they could utilise to serve the student body effectively

and efficiently. Student leaders were engaged in intellectual discourse, given assignments, and asked to provide input on:

• Effective communication for the virtual space

• Tools and methods to strengthen leadership abilities

• Tools to develop their critical thinking and oratory skills

• Demonstrating and implementing productive time management skills in balancing academic and personal life as a student leader

Poster of “Getting Started Workshop” for new research students

• An examination of Hall and University regulations

• Practicing proper social media etiquette in keeping with UWI regulations

Psychologist and Educator, and “Sip and Talk: Strategies for success as MPhil/PhD students”, with Paula Daley, PhD student in Cultural Studies, and Corey Williamson, PhD student in Education, leading the conversation.

• Properly planning and executing events in dual mode given the constraints of social distancing



UWI Mona Annual Report 2021 - 2022

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