Academic Programmes

  • School of Humanities and Education

    Offering: A Bachelor of Education programme in three specializations ‐ Mathematics Education, Language and Literacy Education and Curriculum Education.

  • School of Management, Science and Technology

    Offering: Bachelor of Social Sciences programmes in a number of specializations, including Economics, Computer Science, Information Technology, Accounting, Finance, Banking, Management, Marketing, and Tourism and Hospitality.

  • School of Health and Behavioural Sciences

    Offering: A Bachelor of Nursing programme.

Our Principal

Professor Densil A. Williams was appointed as the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Five Islands Campus on May 13, 2020. His appointment was approved by the University Council and the Government of Antigua and Barbuda has indicated its keenness to work with Professor Williams in advancing the Five Islands Campus as a key objective within The UWI's strategic plan. His appointment is for a period of three years, commencing the 2020/2021 academic year and he has accepted the position in addition to his current portfolio as Pro Vice-Chancellor for Academic, Industry Partnerships and Planning at The UWI.

Prior to his appointment, Professor Williams was one of the lead authors of The UWI Five Islands Campus' feasibility study which was approved by the University Council. He has remained active in the affairs of the Five Islands Campus and is Chair of its Infrastructure Committee, which negotiated with the Government of Antigua and Barbuda for a grant of over US$20million to build out the Campus' infrastructure.

Professor Densil A. Williams

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal

During his tenure as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Campus Principal, Professor Williams will provide leadership on multiple strategic objectives, including project management in order to maintain compliance with the business model on which the Campus was established; maintaining effective operations; and collaborating with the Government of Antigua and Barbuda in building out a cost effective infrastructure and HR architecture.

Professor Densil A. Williams has built a career in business and academia for almost 20 years. A UWI alumnus, he completed both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees at the Mona Campus. He graduated with a B.Sc. (First Class Honours) in Economics and Management Studies in 1999, an M.Sc. in International Business in 2001 and then moved on to the University of Manchester in the UK to pursue his Ph.D., which he earned in 2006.

Following a stint in the private sector, Professor Williams served The UWI since 2007 in a number of roles at the Mona Campus. Among these include as taskforce member on the Response to The UWI Strategy 2007-2012 at the Department of Management Studies; a member of the committee which designed and implemented the M.Sc. in Agricultural Entrepreneurship offered jointly by the Department of Management Studies and the Department of Life Sciences; Chairman for the Research Committee in the Department of Management Studies; Head of Department of Management Studies; Deputy Executive Director and then Executive Director at Mona School of Business and Management. More recently, since 2016, he held the portfolio of Pro Vice-Chancellor, Planning, which involves oversight of The UWI's Strategic Plan and institutional research to enhance the operational and strategic direction of the regional University.

Professor Williams boasts an impressive record of public service, research and scholarly work. His general area of academic specialisation is international business and he has authored five books, over 30 refereed journal articles, 27 peer reviewed papers conferences and scientific papers, a book chapter and an edited collection. He is also a member of several regional and international associations. Outside University life, he has served on a number of boards of state entities, private sector boards and committees, regional as well as international editorial boards.

Background

On May 27, 2019, the University Finance and General Purposes Committee (UF&GPC) approved the establishment of Five Islands Campus as The UWI's 5th Campus and its 4th landed Campus, located in Antigua and Barbuda.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles made the official announcement at a media conference hosted on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at The UWI Regional Headquarters in Jamaica.

"This is a matter of great pride for The University of the West Indies. It provides a development platform for countries of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and expands The UWI's regional capacity to deliver higher education for the 21st century ".

Governance & Oversight

Oversight Steering Committee

Chaired by Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Mona Campus, Prof. Dale Webber, it includes all Campus Principals and representatives from the Governments of Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and Antigua and Barbuda

Implementation Committee

The Implementation committee is co-chaired by Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Open Campus, Dr. Luz Longsworth and Pro Vice-Chancellor Board for Undergraduate Studies (Prof. Alan Cobley up to July 31 and Prof. Clive Landis from August 1, 2019). There is wide representation from all UWI campuses and the Antigua State College and Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in Antigua and Barbuda.