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QU Foundation Program hosts annual Open Day for new students | Qatar University

QU Foundation Program hosts annual Open Day for new students

مدير البرنامج التأسيسي د. حزام العوة- افتتاح اليوم المفتوح لطلبة البرنامج التأسيسي خريف 2019

Foundation Program Student Affairs (FPSA) at Qatar University’s (QU) Foundation Program (FP) at the Deanship of General Studies organized a three-day Open Day event for students enrolled in the FP courses. The event, which was attended by around 300 students, aimed to introduce FP students to the QU and FP polices, and various students support services.

QU’s FP Director Dr. Hezam Al-Awah welcomed the students in his speech and encouraged them to persevere in their first year and make the most of the services offered by FPSA office. He also encouraged the students to focus on courses that would help them qualify for their majors successfully. Dr. Al-Awah noted the importance of joining students’ clubs and participating in various activities within the QU community.

Assistant Director for FPSA, Hayat Samad welcomed the students and showcased the policies and services in an interactive way via the Kahoot e-education program. In a speech during the event she said, “The FP aims to enhance student’s success in their university journey by developing English and math skills. I urge you to make use of your time in the FP and hone your skills, which will be a base for you to succeed in your future disciplines. A positive university experience is gained through student’s familiarization with university policies and university administration.”

The FPSA office offers many services to insure student success. This includes observing the academic level of each students and providing support when needed through workshops and awareness sessions. The Foundation Program also instilled a “Success Zone,” which offers learners one-on-one tutoring in English and math skills. The teachers behind the Success Zone, which focuses on at-risk students, gave a presentation during the Open Day to educate the students on how the work can complement the lectures.

In addition, outstanding students were honored during the event through various awards. Winning students expressed their appreciation towards the FPSA and the support they received. Abdul Jalil Abdul Majid, winner of the FP Distinguished Student Award and Student Achievement Award expressed his pride at being nominated for both awards by his teachers. He says, “Thanks to my teacher and to the FP Success Zone teacher assistants for their support.” He added, “Following this year, I hope to be admitted to medical school and achieve my ambition to become a doctor.”

Hajar Al-Sayed, winner of the FP Distinguished Student Award noted the benefit of the FP saying, “It is one of the most useful programs, which helped to qualify me academically and develop my English skills. It gave me the opportunity to get to know the university, its regulations and laws and encouraged me to volunteer and participate in conferences and activities.”