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GUST Clubs Excel in Tough Conditions

Date: 
14 June 2021

 

 

 

Kuwait City, XX June 2021: Student-led clubs at Gulf University for Science and Technology were highly active during the 2020/21 Academic Year, showcasing great organizational skills and progressing activity with meaningful events despite obstacles set by the global pandemic. Due to health and safety protocols set by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education, clubs performed all their events virtually and used social media platforms to their advantage by presenting highly interactive events.

 

Since the 2019/20 summer semester and including the 2020/21 academic year, clubs have produced a total of 153 events. Consisting of virtual panel discussions, interviews, musical performances, academic lectures, cultural events/activities, and much more. There were also competitions and raffles where students got the chance to win prizes and awards. Clubs also worked together on collaborative events by offering their help to the Office of Student Life’s (OSL) “GUST Cares” initiative which took place during the holy month of Ramadan. Where they provided their own food and necessity boxes for families in need.

 

Moreover, OSL promotes competition amongst clubs to allow for greater innovation and creativity by awarding one club every year with the title of “Club of the Year”. For the 2020/21 academic year they awarded the Bayan Cultural Club with the title of “Best (Outstanding) Virtual Club of the Year” due to their exceptionally active and well received programs.”

 

Student Clubs Officer for the Office of Student Life, Noor Al-Huda Al-Azzawi said “Despite the conditions and obstacles laid out by the current global pandemic, our student clubs did not hide from the challenge of organizing events and activities from a distance. All clubs deserve to be awarded for their constant efforts for the GUST community.”

 

Currently, GUST has more than 12 active student clubs that constantly serve as a great example of GUST’s extraordinary student life and environment. For those interested in following all club activities and events, visit https://events.gust.edu.kw/ which showcases all past and upcoming events.