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Trip to Bahrain National Charter Monument

Trip to Bahrain National Charter  Monument

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Jordanian Quality Assurance Certificate

الشيخ الدكتور خالد بن محمد آل خليفة رئيس مجلس الامناء الرئيس المؤسس لكلية البحرين الجامعية يتسلم شهادة ضمان الجودة الاردنيه من الاستاذ الدكتور / ظافر يوسف الصرايرة (رئيس مجلس هيئة اعتماد  مؤسسات التعليم العالي وضمان جودتها. حيث حصلت كلية البحرين الجامعية على شهادة ضمان الجودة الاردنية مع كامل امتيازاتها وحقوقها وذلك بعد تحقيقها معايير ضمان الجودة من هيئة اعتماد مؤسسات التعليم العالي وضمان جودتها في المملكة الاردنية الهاشمية

Jordanian Academic Accreditation

University College of Bahrain is the first university in the Kingdom of Bahrain to obtain Jordanian academic accreditation from Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission for Higher Education Institutions (AQACHEI).

Rebranding Workshop

On this workshop you will get the answers of many questions such as What is Branding?

-What are the types of Branding?

- What is the difference between a brand and a logo?

- What is rebranding?

- Do you really need rebranding?

- Rebranding Dos & Don'ts.

- Good and Bad Interesting Examples of Rebranding.

 

 

Navigating through the Industrial Revolution 4.0 workshop

In this workshop we will learn about the industrial revolution, which is characterized by increased digitization and interdependence between value chains, products and business models, affecting all disciplines, economies and industries.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution will certainly ensure economic growth and contribute to improving people's quality of life

 

How to Determine your University Path

Please join our workshop with Mr. Fahmy Hassan to learn how to determine your university path.

 

First Aid workshop

First  Aid Basics is an introductory workshop in basic first aid skills suitable for any audience. The goal is to make learners comfortable and confident with the first aid skills and knowledge.

 

Team Building Stages Workshop

In this workshop you’ll learn the stages of team building and you’ll practice a fun team activity.

 

How to write strategic plans

Exploring modern methods of strategic planning, as an administrative process, in protecting capital and improving performance in organizations, plus discovering the impact of digital transformation on strategic planning.

Corporate Sustainability Workshop

Bring on your most provocative thoughts to discuss the limits and opportunities of the social responsibility of business.

Dr. Pierre El Haddad will explore the concept of sustainability from the business perspective.

Attendees will engage in a discussion to understand more on how to develop sustainability strategies.

 

The art of positive communication

The way we communicate matters because it has consequences. This session is an introduction to the art of positive communication. It is based on the premise that the “spoken word, spoken honorably and well, can make a difference that no other form of communication can equal.” 

Presentation Skills Workshop

Presentation skills play an important role both in academic and professional life. In this workshop we will explore different techniques to deliver an effective and memorable presentation.

 

 

Academic Writing Workshop

This workshop will guide participants in charting the academic research practice and techniques, make participants aware of academic research with respect to format and structure, and encourage participants to initiate their own research according to their research fields.

 

Annual Career Day

Join UCB’s Career Day that will be held Tomorrow Wednesday 30/3/2022 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Students may take this opportunity to secure internship opportunities, and for the ones who are looking for full-time or part-time employment, CVs can be presented to the companies at the event. It will also prove beneficial to students in their 1st and 2nd year as the event will provide good exposure to the diverse industries in Bahrain.

 

Writing a CV workshop

Finding a great job starts with writing a great CV. In this session you will learn more about how to write a professional CV, what sections and information to be included. A CV that stands out and get you to the interview and land a job.

 

Interview Skills

A key to a successful interview is to connect the role requirements with your personal experiences. Join us in the upcoming workshop dedicated to learning more about the required interview skills and the tips for real success. This workshop will not only help you to learn how to maintain a positive and motivated attitude during an interview but also to succeed in the job candidate selection process.

 

Bahraini Youth day

On the Occasion of Bahraini Youth Day, UCB is holding an event with the keenness to implement royal directives to support and hone the skills of Bahraini youths in various fields. This year UCB is delighted to welcome Ms Dana Zubari, a pioneer in the triathlon field as one of the first Bahraini women to complete a 70.3 Ironman in 2013 in Mallorca Spain, and Co-founder of Tru Active sportswear company.

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Mobile Journalism Basics”, and “From Pen & Pad to Premiers

In collaboration with the American Embassy in Bahrain, You are cordially invited to attend a very interesting and informative Workshop on “Mobile Journalism Basics”, and “From Pen & Pad to Premiers”. The workshop will be delivered by Dr. Fredric Kendrick, a media and communications expert known for his expertise in mobile videography, journalism, and content creation.

Mobile Journalism Basics will focus on the process of sourcing, shooting, writing, and editing a news story with a mobile phone while in the field is often called backpack or mobile journalism. Smartphones are the heart of mobile journalism, and are increasingly used by journalists for instantaneous creation and submission of news content for immediate consumption.

From Pen & Pad to Premiere will focus on the process of sourcing, shooting, writing, and editing a news story does not have to be complicated. In a fast-paced news cycle environment, one must be quick and accurate, while maintaining professional standards.

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Time Management Workshop

“Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.”
One of the biggest advancements in managing our time is achieved when we become proactive with how we spend it. Join us in Time Management Workshop and learn more about how to manage your time effectively and efficiently.

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International Women’s Day

As March is a month to celebrate women, there is no better way to commemorate it than to shine light on the ladies who have contributed to our society with their talent, perseverance, and timeless wisdom.

In celebration of International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to women equality and empowerment, UCB is hosting an event to celebrate the exceptional performance of women in Bahrain and to recognize their achievements and applaud their contributions to our society. UCB’s guest speaker for this year is Mrs Hala Ramzy Fayez, Shura Council member, Vice Chair of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Women’s Office.

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How to overcome study anxiety and stress

This workshop will focus on understanding test anxiety and examine the reasons why we become anxious when faced with taking tests. The workshop will suggest ways to overcome the fear’ and panic that often arise at final examination time. The goals of this workshop are to help students devise study strategies and learn anxiety reduction techniques which will serve to increase their chances for success when taking tests and examinations. 

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Smart city workshop

Designing security system for Smart City based on Artificial Intelligence Techniques 

The lecture aims to explain the different components of Smart Cities and elaborate the need of security in Smart City. It also aims to implement security mechanism for Smart Cities with the help of Artificial Intelligence. 

 

Story Sources for Film Scripts

Story Sources for Film Scripts  

The lecture aims to present how to search for stories sources that inspire writers to write film scripts 

 

Art of managing stress workshop

The art of managing stress under the Covid-19-pandemic

The lecture aims to shed light on some of the psychological skills and techniques that help the individual to face psychological, health, social and financial pressures and burdens and other shocks that individuals may be exposed to during the Covid-19 pandemic. This workshop will also explain the psychological mechanisms on how to overcome this stage with the least possible side effects in order to achieve balance and psychological stability towards better life.

 

Job Skills Workshop

The University College of Bahrain has the honor to organize a workshop entitled " Job skills"  on the 20th of February at 3 pm. Today, whoever possesses job skills is the closest to getting the dream job. The workshop will answer all of the following questions and more: How do you stand out from all and shine your star? What are the skills required to be one of the elite employees or entrepreneurs in the future? Is a university degree enough today to get the job of your dreams? What is the importance of emotional intelligence in today's job market? 

 

German Language Course

University College of Bahrain in collaboration with the German Embassy in Manama presents German Language Course 

The course starts on March, 8

For query and registration: Link in bio or via this

number: +973 1779 0828 / 414 .. or via WhatsApp

+973 3642 1516

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From surviving to thriving in health

On the occasion of Bahrain Sports Day, you are cordially invited to attend a workshop titled "From surviving to thriving in health". UCB’s guest speaker Ms. Naz Grimley, Health and Nutrition Coach, will provide her insights on nutrition, fitness, and health care.
Looking forward to seeing you there!

 

What the Nobel System Looks Like and How the Nomination and Selection Process is Done

His Excellency, Vidar Helgesen, Executive Director of the Nobel Foundation since January 2021, has worked as a lawyer, diplomat and politician; this has included serving as Norway’s State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Minister of European Affairs, Minister of Climate and the Environment, and Special Envoy to the international High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy. Helgesen has also been the Secretary-General of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) and has previously worked for the International Red Cross. During his period as State Secretary, Helgesen brokered peace negotiations in Sri Lanka and the Philippines. He has also served on the boards of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue in Geneva and the Norwegian Refugee Council, among other organisations.

He will take a live and interactive session with University College of Bahrain (UCB) Students and Faculty on " What the Nobel System Looks Like and How the Nomination and Selection Process is Done" on March 18, 2022 at 01:00 pm, Bahrain time.

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The future of jobs with the emergence of artificial intelligence

The University College of Bahrain has the honor to organize a workshop entitled " The future of jobs with the emergence of artificial intelligence"  on the 24th of January at 2 pm. As the advancement of artificial intelligence has created fears that human workers will become obsolete, this workshop will explain the impact of artificial intelligence in future of jobs. The workshop will answer the following doubts: Will a Robot Take Your Job? What do you need to do to prepare for an AI driven future?

 

Sports and its health, psychological and social effects

The University College of Bahrain has the honor to organize a workshop entitled " Sports and its health, psychological and social effects "  on the 17th of January at 2 pm. This workshop will explain the physical and physiological benefits of sports and their unlimited impacts on education and social life. You will have a better understanding of how sports benefit you in all courses of life for the sake of starting healthy mental and physical life.

 

TV preparation and presentation skills and requirements

The University College of Bahrain has the honor to organize a workshop entitled " TV preparation and presentation skills and requirements "  on the 13th of January at 11 am. This workshop will explain the key skills and practices required for presenting a successful show. You will learn how the media works today, key principles of dealing with the media, and tips on presentation skills for television. 

 

Workplace Etiquette

The University College of Bahrain has the honor to organize a workshop entitled “Workplace Etiquette ” on the 10th of January at 5 pm. The workshop will encounter the art of showing confidence and professionalism in the workplace environment. You will learn how to be approachable and engaging in a professional manner and how to improve communication skills in the workplace 

 

Volunteering culture

The University College of Bahrain has the honor to organize a workshop entitled “Volunteering culture” on the 30th of December at 12:30 pm. Volunteer work concepts. The workshop will encounter the following topics: volunteering culture, foundations of volunteering, the importance of volunteering in life, benefits of volunteering for the individual and society, volunteer work ethics, volunteer duties and fields of volunteer work.

UCB Graduation Ceremony
Adobe Photoshop Workshop for beginner

The University College of Bahrain has the honor to organize a workshop entitled “Adobe Photoshop workshop for beginners” on the 28th of November at 2:00 pm.  This workshop will help you learn the basics related to photoshop, and the most effective tools and elements that can be used to edit photos. At the end of the workshop, you’ll be capable enough to create your first digital artwork. 

 

How to speak English professionally?

The University College of Bahrain has the honor to organize a workshop entitled "How to speak English professionally?"  on the 21st, 23rd & 25th of November at 2:30 pm. This workshop will help you to speak English professionally: In person, Online and On the Phone.  It will help you to boost your English-speaking skills. Throughout the workshop, you will adjust how you speak English, and you will become more fluent and accurate when you speak. 

 

University Sports Team

Explore your passion for sport and make bonds for life

Join a university sports team (Football or Basketball) to have fun and exceed your athletic goals

For further information, kindly contact: 17790828 ext 236 

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Workshop on Consumer Protection

The University College of Bahrain has the honor to organize a workshop entitled " Consumer Protection " on the 3rd of November at 10 am. This workshop will explore emerging consumer-related issues with governments, civil society, businesses, and academia.   

 

Future Pioneers Program workshops

University College of Bahrain, in cooperation with Keepers Bahrain, is organizing several workshops within the Future Pioneers Program, which will last for 5 days from October 31 to November 4 at 5 pm 

For more information:  

call +973 1779 0828 ext 414

 

Developing a magnetic personality at work Workshop

The University College of Bahrain has the honor to organize a workshop entitled " Developing a magnetic personality at work Workshop" on the 21st of October at 2 pm. In this workshop, you will learn how to portray an attractive personality through body language, and how to explore your strengths in order to leave a better impression on others.  

 

Student Council Elections Nomination

Dear Students,

It is time of the year to call for UCB’s Student Council elections. We strongly encourage you to take part and make a significant impact on our community. 

Please note that the following positions are open:

 

  1. President
  2. Vice President
  3. Secretary
  4. Treasurer
  5. Head of Sports Affairs
  6. Head of Student Events and Activities
  7. Head of PR & Media

 

Nomination Form:

https://www.ucb.edu.bh/fs/form-manager/view/d409f7fb-3696-44ea-afc0-36a4e5c95bcb

French Language Beginner Course

University College of Bahrain in collaboration with Alliance Franchise Bahrain presents French Language Course for Beginners (FULL A1 LEVEL) starting from November 2021

Certificate will be given to participants

For query and registration: Link in bio or via this number: 973 1779 0828 + / 414

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Breast Cancer Awareness Seminar

The University College of Bahrain has the honor to organize a workshop entitled "Breast cancer prevention" on the 14th of October at 4 pm. In this seminar, you will learn what breast cancer is, the risk factors, signs, and symptoms, and how you could reduce the risk of getting breast cancer and understanding the importance of spotting cancer early.

 

Emotional Intelligence Workshop

The University College of Bahrain has the honor to organize a workshop entitled "Emotional intelligence" on the 30th of September at 1 pm. This workshop will teach you how to gain respect from everyone you come into contact with and how emotional intelligence can eliminate the headaches that come from miscommunication and misunderstandings 

UCB Open Day 21 August 2021

University College of Bahrain welcomes you to our campus for Open Day on August 21, 2021 from 4 pm to 9 pm.

This is your opportunity to have questions answered and to meet your Academic Advisor and the Admissions and Student Recruitment Teams and get your instant admission at UCB campus.

Safety precautions will be applied

 

UCB Open Day

The online UCB Open Day on Wednesday, 30th June at 3 pm, is your chance to ask any and all questions you may have concerning our Undergraduate and Graduate programs. Our trusted Student Recruitment Office will be ready to guide you through our admission requirements and application process. 

 

Cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Industry and Commerce

University College of Bahrain signed a cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Industry and Commerce on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 to enhance the cooperation between the university and the ministry members.  

The agreement allows the Ministry’s employees and their relatives to benefit from offers and scholarship on the programs offered by the University College of Bahrain 

Improve your language skills to succeed in universities’ interviews

The University College of Bahrain has the honor to organize a workshop entitled “Improve your language skills to succeed in universities’  interviews” on 21th of June at 3 pm.
Through this workshop, you can successfully pass the universities’ interviews in English as a high school fresh graduate student. The workshop will highlight some key tips that will help you to gain self-confidence in speaking English and answering the interview questions fluently

 

UCB's Annual Career Day

Under the patronage of His Excellency Mr. Jameel bin Muhammad Ali Humaidan, Minister of Labour & Social Development, University College of Bahrain is holding a virtual career day on 17th of June at 11am through Microsoft Teams platform.

 

Is Artificial Intelligence impacting our future?

The University College of Bahrain has the honor to organize a workshop entitled “Is Artificial Intelligence impacting our future?” on 16th of June at 4:00 pm. The workshop discusses the views of artificial intelligence in the future and the ways it shapes our future in addition to the challenges it will face.

 

Let's Take Action for the Sustainable Development Goals

The University College of Bahrain has the honor to organize a workshop entitled " Let's Take Action for the Sustainable Development Goals" on 8th of July at 5 pm. In this event you will be having new knowledge and common understanding about the sustainable development goals and you will have thoughts and ideas on how to contribute, as individual to reach these ambitious goals 

 

Career Passion - Your gateway to determine your future career tendencies

The University college of Bahrain has the honor to organize a workshop entitled "Career Passion" to know your future career tendencies on 2nd of June at 4 pm. In this event you will be able to discover and precisely choose the career path that suits you and in which you will excel through and can keep up with the challenges of the labor market after graduation.

 

Alumni Meeting

As a part of its eagerness to maintain an ongoing relationship with its Alumni, UCB held it’s Virtual Alumni Meeting for the academic year 2020/2021 on Thursday the 27th of May, 2021. The meeting was held in the presence of Shaikh Dr. Khalid Al Khalifa, UCB's Founder and Executive Chairman, Dr. Rasha Samir, Acting President, Dr. Abdullah AlHadrami, Head of the Business Administration Department, along with a high number of UCB’s staff, Students and graduates. The annual gathering kicked-off with a speech by Shaikh Dr. Khalid Al Khalifa, followed by Dr. Rasha Samir, and Dr. Abdullah AlHadrami. The graduates shared their success stories and experiences, and how UCB contributed to preparing them for their careers, both in theory and in practice. The meeting was concluded with a heartwarming discussion between the participants.

Virtual Exhibition - Department of Communication and Multimedia

You are cordially invited to attend the Virtual Exhibition organized by the Department of Communication and Multimedia at UCB.This exhibition is to showcase graduation projects, as well as passion projects that PR, Multimedia and Graphic Design students worked on during the spring 2021 semester

 

Find your passion for choosing the right program to study

The University college of Bahrain has the honor organise a workshop entitled "Find your passion for choosing the right program to study" to determine your course of study on 18th of May at 5 pm. In this event you will be able to discover and precisely choose the university path that suits you and in which you will excel through and can keep up with the challenges of the labor market after graduation.

 

World Health Day - King Hamad Hospital

University College of Bahrain gives its sincere gratitude and salutes the esteemed front-line medical team for their noble sacrifice and commitment to protect our nation during these unprecedented and challenging times in the fight against Corona virus  

Resume Writing workshop

Resume/CV writing is one of the most significant and intimidating step in the job search process. Many fresh graduates or final year students are not aware of the requirements to make their resume stand out of the crowd and to get the recruiters attention.

Resume Writing workshop showed the students and graduates how their resume should look like, what sections and information to be included, and what mistakes they should avoid. The webinar was held on Thursday 8th April 2021, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm.

Fintech and Business in GCC Countries

“Fintech and Business in GCC Countries” webinar was organized by UCB’s Business Administration Department on Monday 5th April 2021, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.

This Webinar discussed how Financial technology (fintech) has opened opportunities for entrepreneurs to leverage technology to deliver business services more efficiently. 

Business students should observe and understand current and upcoming business trends by the tech industry.

Earth Hour

As part of its community engagement initiatives, University College of Bahrain joined the world on Saturday 27 march 2021, in marking “Earth Hour” in support of nature and our planet, by switching off unnecessary lights at all its buildings from 8:30 to 9:30 pm.Earth Hour started as a lights out event in Sydney, Australia in 2007.

Top 10 Corporate/Business Soft Skills” workshop

The Department of Communication & Multimedia at UCB held a workshop entitled “Top 10 Corporate/Business Soft Skills”. This workshop gave a basic understanding of corporate skills and corporate account management, and how global organizations are employing corporate skills. Attendees were taught how to develop leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills. This workshop was held on Sunday 4th of April 2021, from 11:00 to 12:00 am.

 

UCB's Student Participation @ F1 race Bahrain

Mohammed Shaji, Senior Student and President of the Student Council at UCB, during his participation as a Chief Post Marshal at #F1 race #Bahrain. Proud of UCB students.

The latest Trends of Hospitality Management

The Department of Business Administration at UCB held a virtual webinar entitled “The latest Trends of Hospitality Management”.

In this session Mr. Charbel Hanna, Deputy General Manager at Gulf Hotel, talked about the different trends in hospitality management including guest experience, revenue management, and team welfare.

This webinar was held on Wednesday 31/3/2021, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm.

 

Interim Reporting Mistakes with Real Life Scenarios

The Business Department at UCB held a webinar entitled “Interim Reporting Mistakes with Real Life Scenarios” on Sunday 28th of March 2021. The webinar was delivered by Mr. Abdulla Rawanbakhsh, Senior Group Internal Auditor at Bahrain National Holding.

Throughout the webinar, participants learned more about Interim Reporting, General Ledger & Sub-Ledger Reconciliation Process, and Provisions and Assumptions.

The workshop was concluded with an interactive Q&A session.

Creating an Online Portfolio

An online workshop titled “Creating an Online Portfolio” was conducted on Thursday the 25th of March 2021 by Mr. Munawar Mokhtar, Graphic Design lecturer, at UCB.

The workshop started with an overview of the different website builder tools followed by providing step-by-step recommendations to set-up a personal portfolio website using an online website builder, starting from creating an email account to finally publish the online portfolio. 

The workshop was concluded with an interactive Q&A session.

Virtual University Fair organized by Injaz Bahrain

UCB participated in the Virtual University Fair organized by Injaz Bahrain on 14th March 2021.

Dr. Rana Sawaya, Director of Admissions and registration, represented UCB and introduced the university’s academic programs, admission procedures and student life.

"The Role of 5G in IOT" webinar

 

“The Role of 5G in IOT” webinar was held on the 1st of March 2021 and was delivered by Dr Bilel Jamoussi- Chief of the Study Groups Department at the International Telecommunication Union Standardization Bureau in Geneva Switzerland. The webinar explained how the ITU is bringing together governments, industry, international organizations and academia to develop consensus based international standards for 5G and IoT, and how this work is shaping smart cities. The webinar also explored how 5G supports IoT applications across various industry sectors.

BSc IT Student Faisal Al Touri participated at The First National Research Competition

The Scientific Research Department of the Secretariat General of the Higher Education Council, in cooperation with the British Council and the UK Science and Innovation Network, organized a virtual ceremony to honor the winners of the "“The First National Research Competition for Undergraduate Students in institutions of higher education in the Kingdom of Bahrain ".UCB’s BSc IT student- Faisal Abdulrahman Al-Touri, participated in the competition for his project “Smart Magic Mirror”. 

 

MBA Orientation

The MBA Department organised an orientation session for its new students on the 18th of January, 2021 through Microsoft Teams. The students were welcomed by the Head of Business Administration Department and Director of the MBA program Dr. Abdullah Hadrami, introducing the faculty and administrative staff of the MBA department and discussing the program study plan, followed by the Registrar, Dr. Rana Sawaya explaining the policies and procedures, and culture at UCB. Brief presentations were made by Assistant Professors, Dr. Manal Taqata and Dr. Muhammad Rizky to introduce programs like Microsoft Teams and Turnitin used for online classes and assignment submissions. The event concluded with a question and answer session between students and faculty members.  

Guest Lecture: Data Integration – Concepts on Analytics, Data Science and Big Data

The Department of Information Technology  organized a webinar with Mr. Rajib Bhattacharya, Global Leader -Data Integration-Analytics, Data Science & Big Data Cargill, India on Dec 20, 2020 through Microsoft Teams. Mr. Rajib is a seasoned analytics professional, with skills in the areas of Analytics, Data Science, Big Data, Data Warehousing, Cognitive Computing and Blockchain.  

In the session Mr. Rajib explained Data Integration and how it is being used in different industries, elaborating detailed concepts of analytics, data science, management of big data, methodology of using data science and big data in industry. He also described how machine learning algorithms are applied to various kinds of data (i.e., text, numbers, audio, video) to retrieve data insight, generate Artificial Intelligence System, so business users can utilize such systems in their business for analysis.  He explained how data science integrates statistical, analytical, programing skills to collect, analyze and interpret meaningful information from large data sets. 

The webinar included a detailed discussion on data driven solution for major business challenges and how big data is used in various fields of industry, like finance, communication and retail industry and how data analytics are used in sectors like healthcare, travel and gaming. Students and faculty members greatly benefitted from the lecture which concluded with an interactive question and answer with Mr. Rajib.  

Guest Lecture- COVID-19 and Its Impact on Economy, SMEs, and Education

The Department of Business Administration hosted a webinar titled ‘COVID-19 and Its Impact on Economy, SMEs, and Education’ through MS Teams on Dec 20, 2020. The session hosted three guest speakers from Indonesia and Bahrain discussing the consequences of COVID-19.

Dr. Sutan Emir Hidayat- Director of Islamic Economy Supporting Ecosystem at the National Committee for Islamic Economy and Finance (KNEKS) in Indonesia explained the impact of the pandemic on the international economy, followed by Dr. Ahmad Rafiki- Head of Research, and the Head of Islamic Management and Halal Industry Center at Universitas Medan Area, Indonesia presenting the influence of the world health crisis on SMEs globally. Lastly, Dr. Adel Sarea- Associate Professor of Accounting and Economics at Ahlia University from Kingdom of Bahrain discussed the changes in the educational system as a result of this pandemic. The webinar was highly informative and interactive, concluding with a question-and-answer session between student, faculty members and the guest speakers.

Guest Lecture- How to be competent as a writer

The General Studies Unit in collaboration with the Student Affairs Office hosted Ms. Noor Toorani, Deputy Editor at the Gulf Daily News, Bahrain for an online webinar titled “How to be competent as a writer” on the 30th of November 2020.

 

Ms. Toorani is a seasoned journalist, prolific speaker and trainer with vast experience in strategic communication, planning media campaigns, possessing exceptional writing and editing skills. During the session she highlighted simple steps on how to improve written communication skills, expressing one’s views in writing, how to avoid plagiarism, and how to use citations. The event concluded with an interactive question and answer session with students and faculty members relating to journalism and the current media market.

Breast Cancer Awareness Session- Not just for October

The Student Affairs Office organised an online breast cancer awareness session with Dr. Julie Sprakel, the Founder and President of Think Pink Bahrain, the first stand-alone breast cancer NGO in Bahrain. The aim of this session was to create breast cancer awareness among students and staff members not just for the month of October, highlighting the fact that being aware of the disease is a year around process. Early detection is the best protection.

Being a breast cancer survivor, Dr. Julie has volunteered her skills in developing the charity’s three core pillars- Education, Awareness and Research. During the session she shared valuable information about the ICheck Think Pink App emphasizing the importance of self- evaluation. Students and staff members greatly benefitted from the event which concluded with an interactive question and answer session with Dr. Julie.