The Guild of Students at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine, 1962-2012
132 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in
- Published: December 2013
In 2012, the Guild of Students at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, celebrated its fiftieth anniversary, a milestone it shared with the national and regional community, as both Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica celebrated their fiftieth year of independence.
This volume represents one of the first efforts at the University of the West Indies to craft a history of the Guild of Students on one of its campuses. Pantin and Peters give a general picture of the main issues, personalities and events at the St Augustine campus. Throughout its history, the guild confronted many recurring problems; two of the most important were its relationship with the administration of the university and the students’ general apathy towards extracurricular engagement. It is the hoped that this history provides a glimpse of key developments and personalities that can generate further detailed study of the Guild of Students.
Message from the President of the Guild of Students
Continuity and Evolution, 1962–1968
Two Steps from the Maelstrom, 1968–1973
Redirecting Radical Consciousness, 1973–1980
Societal Division Abounds, 1980–1989
The Continued Growth of the Guild, 1990–1999 Conflict and Development, 2000–2011
Appendix 1 Timeline of the Guild of Students
Appendix 2 Past Presidents of the Guild of Students
Appendix 3 Student Numbers, University of the West Indies, St Augustine