The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) welcomed hundreds of new undergraduate and postgraduate students to its campus in Dubai Knowledge Village for the autumn semester.
UOWD is set to record another annual increase in student numbers as the University welcomes its largest intake of 2013, with enrolments still open until the end of the month. This year has seen increased demand for programs in Logistics and Engineering in particular.
The Orientation and Enrolment event took place over two days and saw students and parents attend various sessions designed to help them get better acquainted with university life. The University President, Professor Spedding, delivered the welcome speech, followed by presentations introducing them to academic life and the broader student services, including the Career Centre, Student Academic Support, IT Services, Counselling, Healthcare, Sports and Recreation, Transportation, and the Library.
Parents attending the event were briefed on UOWD’s policies, academic credentials, student services, employment opportunities, and graduate outcomes. Throughout the two days, members of staff from the Marketing, Registrar, Finance, IT, Student Services and Faculty offices were on hand to answer questions and offer guidance to students and parents.
Enrolling in the Masters program in International Studies, Moroccan student, Maha Tazi, said, “I am very excited to be joining UOWD and looking forward to starting classes. UOWD was recommended to me by a number of graduates from my University back home and this is the reason I chose to come and study in Dubai. Being here will also give me the international exposure to go with my degree in international studies, and having the opportunity to work while studying allows me to be fully independent while continuing my professional education.”
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the University now hosts more than 4,000 students from over 100 nationalities, attracting a significant number of entrants from overseas markets in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and increasingly Europe, as well as Emirati nationals and expatriate UAE residents.
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