Orientation 2016

The semester is off to an enthusiastic start. Orientation for new students has ended. Understandably there was lots to cover. Administration, faculty and members of the student executive committee were all on hand to support the new students as they settle in to a new environment.

Mrs. Valderine Major, Student Services Manager coordinated an extensive orientation programme over several days. New students are engaged in a multitude of presentations covering:

  • Adjusting to a new culture
  • Managing conflict
  • Budgeting and life away from home
  • Immigration and trailing courses
  • Balancing time and studies
  • Housing and residence life
  • Safeguarding you and your environment
  • Circle of friends

Mrs. Rollins, in Accounts, reviewed the procedures for payment of fees, collection of tickets and school supplies and other important information related to the services provided by the accounting office. Mrs. Carey, Ms. Glinton and Ms. Mackay also welcomed students and introduced their respective roles.

Practical matters are also being attended to as students registered for classes, got settled in to their apartments, completed banking, took ID photos, and met the faculty and staff. And of course, no orientation would be complete without  social events to the mall, beach and that first (shocking) visit to the supermarket.

Ofcourse, the much anticipated Director’s Cocktail event was a smashing success. New students received their assigned ‘nickname’s’ and had the opportunity to relax and get to know each other as well as faculty and staff.

The CHTM extends a warm welcome to our new students who will call this home for the next two years.  It is our hope  that it will be a personal and academically rewarding experience for all.

To our returning students, may your final year here be a source of joy and pride as you solidify friendships and prepare for life beyond CHTM.

With best wishes for a successful semester,

The Faculty and Staff of CHTM

Director’s Welcome 2016

You are now beginning the most amazing journey of your life. One that may be a little daunting, but in the end it will be positively indelible. The CHTM has been a beacon in Caribbean tourism and hospitality education for 40 years and you will benefit from your association with us as a student and later as an alumnus.

We are committed to providing a most rounded experience that will help you to be the best you. As part of the Faculty of Social Sciences, UWI Mona, you are part of a wider community that is building capacity in key areas that will impact the growth and development of the Caribbean and indeed the world at large.

The Centre has produced movers and shakers who have gone on to do great things for the industry worldwide, and we hope that you will capitalize on this wonderful opportunity to be a part of brand CHTM.

Together, we must continue to build on the legacy of those before us, and I challenge you to be worthy ambassadors of the Centre as we strive be the leading institution for teaching and research in hospitality and tourism in the region.

I wish you a productive and successful academic year!

Andrew Spencer, PhD

Student Executive Welcome 2016/17

‘… when we lyme, let it always be fun, caz u neva aguh  know when di pawty aguh done.’  ~ CHTM Pledge

At CHTM we believe that college is the best time in your life. It is when you find yourself, explore your passions, try new things and have fun.

We, the student executive, will be here to guide you every step of the way throughout the course of your study. Here, we are a family and we stick together through thick and thin. During this two year journey you will be exposed to a diverse mix of cultures as you share classes and accommodations with fellow students from different parts of the Caribbean.

You will make new and lasting friendships, you will learn, you will teach, you will share, and you will grow. Some days you will laugh and some days you may cry but at the end of it all you will leave with an excellent education, memorable experiences, and a greater appreciation for what the hotel and tourism industry has to offer.

Embrace it all, as we embrace you, be focused, courageous and never be afraid to take risks. As you enter our family remember that  you are here to succeed, and with the right attitude you will not only succeed, you will excel! Welcome to UWI CHTM.

Student Executive Committee Members 2016/17

Neil McIntyre, President

Keron Best, Vice President

Aliyah Ramkaran, Public Relations Officer

Jalisa Cumberbatch, Secretary/Treasurer

Shanice Jordan, Activities and Events Coordinator

Jenielle Rhone, Assistant Activities and Events Coordinator