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.”
Our Executive Dean, Dr. Faris Gorashi expressed his pride in recognition of the graduates’ achievements: “This celebration marks the culmination of many long hours of hard work and dedicated study that our students have so reverently put in. We have seen some remarkable work and results on both the BTEC and Ulster Degree programmes: a result of your dedicated efforts and the hard work of the amazing academic team.
We are proud to partner with Ulster University, as you will know, it has a national and international reputation for excellence, innovation and ranks in the top 25% of UK universities for world-leading research. We have a joint commitment to create one of the leading higher education institutions in the region by providing relevant, demand-led undergraduate and postgraduate higher education programmes and qualifications that contribute to Qatar's Vision 2030 initiatives. We are honoured to have a large Ulster delegation joining us as part of this momentous occasion.”
CUC in partnership with Ulster University celebrated the Class of 2022 during a grand graduation ceremony on Saturday, September 24th. Graduates were recognised for their excellent achievements and selected graduates were presented with Academic Excellence Awards. The ceremony had a live performance by the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra.
The event featured addresses from:the Executive Dean of CUC, Dr. Faris Gorashi; the Vice Chancellor of Ulster University, Professor Paul Bartholomew; Dr. Khalid Al-Ali; Student Representatives from both BTEC and Ulster Qatar students.
In her Commencement Address, Mrs. Fatima, Chief Human Resources Officer at Ooredoo Group, congratulated the graduates on their success: “I'm so proud of you. You should also be proud of the hard work and dedication you have put in to achieve your qualification. Today, you have the opportunity to celebrate and to enjoy the well deserved success and admiration of your professors, your families, and your friends.”
What a proud day! Class of 2022, we couldn’t be more proud of you. Warmest congratulations on your graduation. You made it! 🎓💐👏
We celebrated the Class of 2022 during a grand graduation ceremony on Saturday, September 24th. Graduates were recognised for their excellent achievements and selected graduates were presented with Academic Excellence Awards. The ceremony had a live performance by the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra.
The event featured addresses from:the Executive Dean of CUC, Dr. Faris Gorashi; the Vice Chancellor of Ulster University, Professor Paul Bartholomew; Dr. Khalid Al-Ali, acting undersecretary for Higher Education and the Director of Higher Education Institutional Affairs in the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Qatar, Commencement Address by Mrs. Fatima Al-Kuwari, Chief Human Resources Officer at Ooredoo Group; Student Representatives from both BTEC and Ulster Qatar students.
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CUC Ulster held a 1-day workshop, for women who are seeking leadership positions, where they identified their leadership style through psychometric profiling and learned the traits of new age leadership.
The workshop was delivered by Komal Beg, Senior Lecturer & MBA Women in Leadership Programme Director, at The Pullman Westbay Qatar