Oryx Universal College proudly welcomed its first cohort through a meticulously organised and a trail-blazing orientation event, hosted on 11th April 2020. It was a first of its kind virtual induction programme for the MSc students, presented with the state of the art digital environment of the College. The event was a massive hit amongst its students as it had a 100% student turnout. The staff of OUC addressed the students from the Al Messila campus; an attractive, spacious and convenient site located in the west side of Doha, while responsibly practicing social distance. Though they were in the same building, every staff member joined the orientation event digitally from their own workstations.
The president of the College, Mr Azmy Ameer, addressing the students as OUC’s heart and soul, and Professor Alison Cotgrave, from Liverpool John Moores University, addressing the event from the UK, invited the students to LJMU’s graduation ceremony held at Liverpool Cathedral to receive their degree certificate. The students were also given a comprehensive run-down on what they can expect from their educational journeys at OUC by the Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr Tony Auchterlounie. Dr Barbara Kramarz, the Coordinator of the MSc Project Management programme also elaborated on what is expected of the students as postgraduate researchers and how the students can take advantage of the opportunity to develop themselves both personally and professionally as future leaders of project management industry.
The students were welcomed by the academic team of OUC, bringing in experience and knowledge from their diverse and rich backgrounds. The orientation event included a welcome note from the Coordinator of the Civil Engineering programme, Engineer Dilba RK, and Coordinator of the Computer Science programme, Professor Ali Jaoua, as well.
The president of the College also addressed the inevitable circumstance all of humanity is living through globally. He asserted how OUC was always built with a strong digital backbone and that the College is fully geared up with state of the art technology to continue to serve the community during the most difficult times. He assured that OUC intends to deliver the highest quality student experience irrespective of the medium of delivery of the programmes.
The Al Messila campus of OUC boasts dedicated spaces for postgraduate research, with access to useful resources and facilities to support research work. The College has made substantial investment in designing and developing its facilities to provide a better in-campus experience for all students. But during these difficult times where we must take precautions and follow social distancing, the College will continue to operate with the support of the strong digital backbone.
Now the College is rolling out its course offerings for the September 2020 intake. Applications will be accepted from 01/05/2020 for all four programmes. Students from the Qatari curriculum schools, as well as international schools, are invited to apply. Irrespective of the circumstances OUC will deliver all the programmes in Qatar during the academic year 2020/2021.