GUST Hosts Over 30 High Schools in Open Day on Campus
GUST welcomed students from over 30 different high schools from around Kuwait in an open day organized by the Recruitment Department at the university. The visitors, which consisted of both male and female students, got to explore the university and partake in several activities on the campus over two days.
Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Raghad Al Kazemi, said “It is always a great sight when we have a 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 welcoming speeches from the university’s President, Professor Walid Bouhamra, and the Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Raghad Al Kazemi, which were then followed by a screening of an introductory short film about GUST. The students also got a chance to enjoy and in engage in activities, which included music performances and Japanese calligraphy art, around campus set up by the Anime Club, and were treated with giveaways, coffee, snacks, and a tour around campus. The tour started at the A. M. Al Refai Library, followed by the bookstore, the Art & Music Dept., radio & TV studios, gym, swimming pool, and amphitheater.
Students were then able to meet and converse with various university department personnel, including the Office of Student Life, One Stop Center, College of Business Administration, College of Arts and Sciences, Athletics Department, and the Admissions and Registration department, to ask specific questions pertaining to their individual needs.
The Open Day is the third to be organized by GUST, and is just one of many ways that the university openly and actively engages with high school students. Throughout the year, GUST participates in all of the major educational exhibitions, and hosts events that further connects the university with prospective students. Later this month, GUST is due to host a Parents Gala Dinner, where parents of freshmen enrolled at the university can enquire about the courses, services, and facilities the university offers for its students.