Students at the HCT-Al Ain Women’s campus (AAW) have been given a wide range of choices of clubs to join after the campus organized a clubs festival event.
The festival is held at the beginning of each semester to welcome students and encourage them to join new and existing clubs and enjoy activities and friendship beyond the classroom. It also opens up opportunities for students, staff and faculty to suggest new clubs in an atmosphere filled with a combination of cultures, colors, music, sports, movies, books and much more.
The 11 participating clubs at the festival, which attracted many students, were:
- Vegan Cooking Club – Teaches students about healthy lifestyles and how to substitute foods in their diets
- Personality Grooming – Students learn how to work on their CVs and prepare for future job interviews
- Arabic Communication – Teaches students how to preserve our Arabic language
- Digital Books Club – Students choose an e-book to read and discuss
- Movies and Books Club – Students choose a book or a movie to read and discuss
- Sports Club – The volleyball team registered students to help organize sports events throughout the year
- Traditional Hospitality Club – Teaches students to preserve their Emirati traditions and hospitality.
- Art Club – Involves students who are interested in all kinds of drawing (digital and manual). Students are printing their drawings into mobile covers
- Happiness Club – Students work on happiness activities to spread joy on campus
- Theater Club – In charge of producing theatrical performances all around the year with the help of faculty who have had experience of directing and writing plays
- Create your own Club – Opens a door for suggestions from faculty and students. One of the suggestions was to have a photography club.
Hala Shaabani, Student Services Officer, commented: “The clubs festival is a great opportunity to give the staff and faculty a chance to interact with students in an atmosphere outside of their studies which I think creates a strong bond between them. It also boosts the student life on campus.”