QU Graduate Studies holds Graduate Orientation Day
January 26 2021 12:45 AM
Qatar University campus.
A view of Qatar University campus.

Qatar University’s (QU) Office of Graduate Studies held its Graduate Orientation Day – Spring 2021 for the newly admitted graduate students, via WebEx, with the attendance of nearly 90 students. 
Dr Ahmed al-Own, acting dean of Graduate Studies at College of Arts and Sciences, QU, welcomed the gathering and discussed the nature of the study in the postgraduate level in comparison to the undergraduate level. 
Ghada al-Kuwari, assistant dean of Student Affairs at Office of Graduate Studies, made a presentation that included a tour of the website of Office of Graduate Studies on QU website and explained some of the important policies that students must consider during higher education. 
Dr Mary Newsome, assistant dean of Graduate Learning Support, talked about the services provided to graduate students, such as workshops for writing a thesis and dissertation, as well as events that the section conducts such as TED talks, TED boot camp and others supporting activities. She also discussed the Graduate Students Blackboard Community on QU website. 
Dr Sandy Rahme, senior graduate programmes review specialist, gave an overview of postgraduate programmes offered during Spring 2021 term and highlighted some academic tips on study plans and supervisions. 
Aldana al-Thani, senior student affairs specialist – registration, discussed the services available to graduate students, such as copying, printing, copying and providing the university card, as well as an overview on obtaining textbooks in both paper and electronic types. 
The event concluded with an open discussion session, during which students’ questions were answered by the dean and assistant deans of the Office of Graduate Studies.

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