The Foundation Programme Student Affairs at Qatar University’s (QU) Foundation Programme at the Deanship of General Studies organised a three-day Open Day event for students enrolled in the courses.
The event, which was attended by around 300 students, aimed to introduce the students to QU, the programme polices, and various students support services.
QU’s Foundation Programme 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.
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 Foundation Programme Student Affairs, Hayat Samad welcomed the students and showcased the policies and services in an interactive way via the Kahoot e-education programme.
She said, “The programme 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 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 familiarisation with university policies and university administration.”
The services offered to the students include observing the academic level of each students and providing support when needed through workshops and awareness sessions.
The Foundation Programme also instils 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 honoured during the event through various awards.
Winning students expressed their appreciation and support they received.
Abdul Jalil Abdul Majid, winner of the Distinguished Student Award and Student Achievement Award, expressed pride at being nominated for both awards by his teachers.