The University of Dubai (UD) recently held a colourful event on the occasion of student registration for the Fall Semester of the academic year 2011/2012. The students began their undergraduate experience with a very interesting program called – Bidayaat.
The Bidayaat sessions were very rich and beneficial as they talked about academic majors, registration, scholarships, careers, counselling, health care and other activities such as sport activities, social activities and clubs. Students got the chance to meet their academic advisors, discussed their study plan, learned more about the offered courses and received their ID cards.
Amina El Marzak, Director of Student and Alumni, said: “It was a good opportunity for the new students to get acquainted with the UD community, meet faculty, staff members and classmates. In addition, they got the chance to receive answers for all their questions. I’m sure they are all excited to experience the university life which is a first step in reaching their ambitions.”
The Bidayaat program was open to students coming directly from high school, transferring from other universities and non-traditional students. Parents were encouraged to attend the sessions in order to understand their children’s transition to university life and be familiar with UD and its system.
The program was organized by the Department of Student Services in collaboration with a group of volunteer students, faculty and staff. For more information, please call +971 4 2242472 or visit the university website: www.ud.ac.ae .