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Oh What a Week it Was at UOWD!

Thursday, 14 September, 2006

The University of Wollongong in Dubai hosted its first ever O Week, 10th-12th September. The three-day event attracted a significant number of prospective students and their families. The O Week events were as varied as they were entertaining, designed to ensure that participants had a glimpse of what student life is like at UOWD. Activities ranged from the serious - academic advising and enrolling - to the fun - games and competitions. Students and their accompanying family members participated in competitions such as the football goal score, cotton picking, chocolate counting, karaoke competition and many more with prizes ranging from the latest mobile phones to DVD players and recorders. A hearty lunch was on offer on each of the three days for the visitors as was a raffle draw. The various UOWD student clubs entertained the visitors with song and dance performances while the Arabic Majlis arena attracted Emirati and international students with henna artistry and traditional coffee, affording visitors a chance to sit back and enjoy a bit of local culture. The final day ended with a Snack bar for prospective Postgraduate students. All in all, the new students enjoyed the fare on offer and went home looking forward to starting their new and exciting life at UOWD on 17th September.

UOWD in the news

Bodour Al Qasimi promotes Mohammed Al Musharrakh to CEO of ‘Invest in Sharjah’

By Gulf Today, Gulf News, Total UAE

Mohammed Juma Al Musharrakh had been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Sharjah FDI Office (Invest in Sharjah). More...

UOWD hosts inaugural Middle East CASE Conference

By Yahind

Conference supports advancement of education in the region through shared insights and knowledge. More...

Indian Billionaire B. R. Shetty Is Now Venturing Into Higher Education

By Dubai Forum, Wealth-X

After building a healthcare empire in the U.A.E., Abu Dhabi-based Indian billionaire B. R. Shetty is entering the region’s lucrative higher education sector. More...

Sarra scoops multiple honours in rowing and swimming

By Khaleej Times, The Middle East North Africa Financial Network

Rising sporting star Sarra Lajnef continues to excel in rowing and swimming championships in the region. More...

Dubai Electronic Security Center Receives Overwhelming Interest From Regional and Global Universities For The AED 700,000 ‘Innovation In Cyber Security Award' Competition

By Dubai PR Network, Total UAE, The Middle East North Africa Financial Network

Call for submission for the ‘Innovation In Cyber Security Award’ has earned overwhelming response from regional and global universities. More...

UOWD logistics students tour Jebel Ali Port in Dubai

By Arabian Industry, Dubai Forum

The Master of Science in Logistics at UOWD has been running in the UAE for the last 10 years and is one of the region’s most popular postgraduate courses. More...

Career focus need not stymie personal advancement

By Gulf News Smart Edition

Commitment to study runs deep in employed aspirants, experts say. More...

Most postgraduate students are working people

By Gulf News,

Most of the postgraduate students in the UAE are working people, said universities in the UAE. More...

Chairman Of Dubai-Based University Awarded Order Of Australia

By UAE Today, YaHind, Dubai Forum, Dubai Informer, Go Dubai

Peter Robson, Chairman of the University of Wollongong in Dubai’s, UOWD, Board, has been awarded the Order of Australia, OA. More...

9th Sustainable Development & Inclusive Growth Congress discusses ways to achieve global sustainability

By Go Dubai

Congress focused on the need to follow the principles of sustainable development and inclusive growth to meet global challenges and global sustainability More...

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