CUC Ulster University Qatar's Program Director of MBA (Women in Leadership), Miss Komal Beg, conducted an exciting and interactive workshop for participants at Muntada AlMarra Event in Muscat Oman. The topic of the workshop was 'Juxtaposition Female Leadership'
Happy and proud moments of the graduates in their grand graduation ceremony which was held on September 24th. We are very proud of you all and we wish you all the success in your next journey! Caps off to you graduates! 🎓💐👏
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We celebrated Inauguration of the New Campus on September 24th which took place under the Patronage of His Excellency Ambassador Jonathon Wilks, CMG, UK Ambassador to Qatar.
His Excellency Jon Wilks CMG, the UK Ambassador to Qatar, provided a speech during the inauguration, highlighting the success of the partnership between CUC and Ulster University, a UK education institution: “I always find joining celebrations of successful projects, particularly in the education sector, is one of the most uplifting and inspirational things that I get to do in my job. We know through the success of this project and other projects that there is demand for obtaining UK qualifications from educational institutions based in Qatar. To see these partnerships flourish, I think that is going to be really important going forward. I'm so glad that not only has this project been successful, but I think it provides great encouragement to others as well to show what can be done and what can be achieved.
An MoU earlier this year between the government of Qatar and the government of the UK was signed to strengthen ties around educational developments. The Secretary of State for Education came to visit in June and I think it is incredibly good news and is part of a very positive context to what we're celebrating here today.”
Dr. Khalid Al-Ali, the acting undersecretary for Higher Education and the Director of Higher Education Institutional Affairs in the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Qatar commended the partnership between CUC and Ulster University and said: “This university is part of the private sector and they are doing amazing work by educating the children of this country and the residents in this land. They are choosing programmes that are high in demand for the people living here. Of course, our role is to ensure the high quality of education and the standards to be the same as Ulster University, and always ensure that the programme offerings meet the needs of the country and provide access to those striving to obtain higher education qualifications.”
Komal Nanda Beg ( Course Director of the MBA Women in Leadership) , Our Programme Director and host of the graduation event for the Class of 22 commenced the ceremony with a sense of great pride and vivacity. She echoed the sentiments of many dignitaries and the VIPs present for the evening.
The ceremony was formally concluded on a high note of well wishes and a grand guard of honour.
Faisal Abdulrasheed and Hawraa Ali Abdulhussein, our CUC Ulster students said in their energy-filled speech:
“Four years ago, we started our journey with City University College as BTEC students and earned our Diplomas with a distinction award and transitioned to BSC Program with Ulster University Qatar. We both nailed that journey with a First Class Honours, and how incredible it has been. As a student, you go through a magnitude of emotions and debate about your future, career path, the subjects you have chosen and even the institution you’ve placed your faith in. However, all of our thoughts were very soon settled here. With lecturers that care not only for and encourage brilliance from all those they teach. Lectures were approached with students in mind, giving us the time to ask questions, properly understand course work that we could not get from a textbook as well speak on topics and situations that we may face in the real world which allowed us to truly immerse ourselves in what we were learning. A quality so difficult to find anywhere else but makes all the difference to university life. Without the support and encouragement from the lecturers we may not be standing before you today as a first-class honours students a title we are so grateful for.
When picking Universities, we knew we wanted to be at an excellent institution that offered opportunities unimaginable elsewhere. However, we did not realise we chose the University which provided us the greatest lesson of all: Learning to unapologetically be you. At CUC Ulster University Qatar, we turned self-expression into self-sufficiency by transforming our creative outlet into an employable field of study.
Although, our journey was unique to us, CUC Ulster University Qatar provided so many opportunities to grow, resources to use and questions to ask ourselves to uncover who we truly are. These opportunities gave us the skills to enter the real word.”
Hind Kamis AlKuwari, Ulster University Qatar’s Student Representative said in her Vote of Thanks: “I remember two years back when I decided to pursue my Bachelors degree in Business Studies as a part time student and full-time employee. It was quite challenging; I had my ups and downs but after all, I did it! Dear faculty, there was so much to learn from you. Thank you for your continuous support throughout our journey; you have provided us the tools that we are able to use to draw our career paths.”
Moemin Ali, CUC’s BTEC Student Representative said: “CUC has given us a multitude of opportunities to flourish in all aspects of our lives. We have been trained and pushed to achieve goals far beyond our expectations. There have been opportunities to grow, inspire, and be inspired. It is being in the company of other passionate, ambitious, and talented students and ever-caring educators; we learned one of the most important skills you can’t be taught in a classroom.”
Ulster University’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Paul Bartholomew highlighted the partnership between City University College and Ulster University and the celebration of the students’ achievements. He also acknowledged the contributions of staff and faculty to the academic success: “Today is significant for everyone gathered here. Not least to mark the bond between City University College and Ulster University, but also importantly to celebrate the achievements of our students. Together we are stronger and by working together in a spirit of partnership, we can develop new thinking and new opportunities to make a positive impact on the world. Forward looking institutions like ours have a vital role to play in creating these new opportunities for the societies we serve, for our staff and for our students.
The successful completion of any University course is always a momentous, personal milestone. As a University, we are proud of you. Your University staff – the lecturers, technicians and professional services teams – have also contributed to your learning experience and I extend my thanks to each of them.”