GUST Host 15 High Schools in Open Day on Campus
Gulf University for Science and Technology welcomed students from 15 different high schools from around Kuwait in an open day organized by the Recruitment Dept. at the university. The visitors, which consisted of both male and female students, got to explore the university and partake in several activities within the campus over two days.
Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Raghad Al Kazemi, said “It is always a great sight when we have group of enthusiastic high school students on our campus. We take this opportunity every year very seriously as it provides a chance to help them determine the right career paths for them, and find out more about the programs they are interested in. We provide them with the opportunity to talk our faculty, interact with students attending the classes in order to get a better idea of how well it matches their own interests, and to explore the kinds of options and experiences they can expect.”
The students started their visit with a presentation about the university given by the OSC advisors, and were then treated with giveaways and a tour around campus. The tour started at the A. M. Al Refai Library, followed by the bookstore, Art & Music Dept., radio & TV studios, gym, swimming pool, and amphitheater, and was conducted by members of student clubs.
Students were then able to meet and converse with various university department personnel at the center including the Office of Student Life, One Stop Center, College of Business Administration, College of Arts and Sciences, Athletics Dept., and the Admissions and Registration Dept. At the end, they were presented with free coupons to enjoy a meal from the available vendors around the fountain area, and enter a raffle on an iPhone X.
Other activities the students got to experience were some interesting workshops organized by the faculty and students of the Mass Communication and Media Department. The workshops, which revolved around photography, fine art, advertising, and digital illustration, came as part of a three-day cultural industry conference under the name “THE SEEN”.
The Open Day is the second to be organized by GUST, and is just one of many ways that the university openly and actively engages with high school students. Every year, GUST participates in all of the major educational exhibitions, and is due to set up a booth at the Avenues from the 19th to the 21st of this month, where students and parents can stop by to enquire about the courses the university offers and the registration process