On August 14 and 15 the Sharjah Men’s campus (SJM) held an activity-filled Orientation Day for all new students joining the HCT family for the 2017-2018 academic year.
This day was aimed at helping new students adapt to the change from high school to university life; providing them with the information they need to begin their college experience, as well as introducing them to the wide range of academic, intellectual, cultural, and social experiences available to them at the college.
In his welcome speech to the new students, Dr. Abdulla Al Suwaiji, SJM Director, congratulated the young men on joining the HCT family and wished them a bright future ahead. He also congratulated them on their decision to join HCT and asked them to play a role, after graduating, in the development of their country in order to fulfill the aspirations of the UAE leadership to make the UAE one of the best countries in the world.
Dr Al Suwaiji called on students to focus on their studies, be responsible for their learning and choose the right majors that both suit their talents and interests and are relevant to the needs of the labor market. He also urged them to take part in the extracurricular activities which play an important role in the development of the students’ skills and character.
Highlights of the Orientation Days activities’ included an information session with experienced supervisors, meeting and knowing the achievements of the Campus Student Council, college tour, team building session and students were informed about college requirements, services, and resources. Students were also handed the HCT Student Pack which details the Student Handbook, Methaq (Code of Conduct), Academic Advising and the Volunteering Program.