GU-Q’s New Student Orientation prepares 2024 batch for return to QF campus studies Sep 28, 2020 0 818 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaGeorgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) has launched a comprehensive New Student Orientation (NSO) that runs virtually from July 12 to August 20 for the largest incoming cohort of first-year students in the school’s history, in the latest signal that QF-partner institutions are gearing up for a successful fall semester despite the public health crisis.Through a combination of pre-recorded modules and online engagement with staff, faculty and current students, this year’s six-week virtual NSO programme aims to provide 141 new students with the resources, guidance and strategies needed to thrive at GU-Q. Members of the Class of 2024 will be bonding with their classmates, learning about clubs, activities and co-curricular and research opportunities, putting together their course schedules and preparing for the exciting four years to come. In his welcome address to the new students, Dean of GU-Q Dr Ahmad Dallal stressed the need for future leaders who would take up the task of building a better future for humanity in light of ongoing global turbulence. “You were chosen to join GU-Q because you demonstrated a number of excellent qualities. But the one that makes you truly a ‘Hoya’ is your willingness to work for positive change in the world,” he said. The NSO programme is organised by Assistant Director for Student Programmes Uday Rosario, who said, “This year 30 GU-Q students will be mentoring incoming students as Orientation Advisors, which is twice as many as last year, to make sure we provide our largest incoming class with the best possible introduction to our programme and our community and to make sure they have access to all the resources they need to succeed.”Reflecting on this year’s NSO theme ‘Multiculturalism in a Digital World’, International Politics major Malak Elmoh, one of the two students helping to organise the programme as NSO Coordinators, said: “We are looking at accommodating and sustaining diversity to encourage healthy dialogue and discourse regardless of differences.” The Class of 2024 will be joining a diverse student body at GU-Q of more than 40 different nationalities. Culture and Politics major Heba Mohamednor, another NSO Coordinator, predicts that future NSO’s will continue to include virtual elements. “The transition to college life can be very stressful, even without the challenges of a pandemic, because there is so much new information to take in. Offering aspects of the programme online means students can go at their own pace, and still have time to engage with their advisors and with other members of their incoming class for a smoother transition that doesn’t overwhelm them.” The NSO programme will culminate in the annual New Student Convocation ceremony, a formal initiation into Georgetown’s academic community. Pages 1234 RELATED ARTICLES VCUarts Qatar opens application process for 2021 Sep 28, 2020 0 6377 Integrated diabetes care education programme is launched virtually for primary healthcare providers Sep 28, 2020 0 6466 CRA extends the temporary assignment of extra spectrum for Ooredoo and Vodafone Sep 28, 2020 0 662 IBPC bids farewell to V-P Malhotra tribune news network doha THE Indian Business & Professionals Council (IBPC), which functions under the aegis of the Indian Embassy, bade farewell to its Vice President (V-P) Sumit Malhotra recently. Sumit has been in .. Vodafone achieves yet another milestone in safety performance tribune news network doha VODAFONE Qatar held its quarterly Health & Safety (H&S) Forum, bringing together staff and key telecom vendors to present their H&S results for the second quarter of the year. In the presence of .. PHCC is set to launch new advanced website services qna doha THE Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) has announced the launch of its new website soon, as part of the larger plan to develop and digitise its services for the public, in addition to providing easy access to ..