The HCT-Al Ain Women’s campus (AAW) organized a clubs’ extravaganza, under the title of “Clubs Meet and Greet” on February 5, 2019, providing students with a diverse array of interesting and fun clubs to join.
The event took place outdoors to make the most of the lovely weather and saw the following 14 active clubs exhibit their offerings in order to appeal to students.
Each club prepared question and answer sessions, along with gifts and prizes for event participants. In addition, all who visited the meet and greet event had a chance to participate in the “Go Green” initiative, in which anyone who brought five plastic bags received a gift of a reusable tote bag.
Each club organized their own fun and interactive activities to attract students to join, and to give them an idea of what their respective club offers and what they are all about.
- Photography Club
This club works to improve the photography skills of interested students and assists in covering AAW events.
- Sports Club
This club focuses on helping students achieve a healthy, athletic lifestyle. Students will register to help organize sports events around the year.
- Ounak Club
This club emphasizes the traditional traits of Emirati culture and aims at reviving them by teaching them to the current generation of young Emirati women.
- Art Club
This club is for students who are interested in all kinds of drawing (digital and manual). At present, students are printing their final drawings onto mobile phone covers.
- Student Council Club
This club includes all SCA members who receive inquiries and suggestions from students, as well as answering their questions.
- Happiness Club
Members discover and develop their different positive character strengths and strengthen relationships. They also learn to manage problems, reduce stress, boost confidence, and accomplish goals.
- UAV Club
The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Club is started by the Aeronautical Engineering Technology (AET) Program. The club mainly aims to allow its participants/members to be engaged in many activities that are related to the design, building, and flying of different types of aerial systems. The club is supervised by Eng. Youssef Matter, and currently has 42 members. Its long term objectives are to develop the students’ skills and to enhance their understanding and abilities of designing and flying of RC fixed-wing and rotary-wing airplanes. Members will be able to participate in UAV competitions at the national and international levels. The UAV club is funded by a special grant awarded by the Boeing International Company.
- Sparx Club
This club develops computer security and programming skills in a fun way.
- Talk Master Club
This is a spoken communication club that provides a supportive learning-by-doing environment that allows students to achieve their goals at their own pace. The clubs will enhance student skills in communicating and presenting.
- Reading Club
Students choose a book to read and discuss among each other. This club emphasize the importance of reading and encourages students to read more and explore reading.
- Korean Club
Students discuss and enjoy Korean culture, food, music, and language.
- Accounting Club
This club offers accounting related subjects.
- CSR Club
The main goal of this club is to encourage students to learn how to reduce their carbon footprint, to recycle, save the environment, and conserve energy. The club will foster student participation at both individual and community level. The club’s initiatives are in line with the strategic goals of the UAE towards environment sustainability.
- Personality Grooming Club
This club enhances the soft skills of students in order to make them ready for the employment market, as well as for internships.
The AAW Club Meet & Greet was a great success, with many AAW students attending and registering in all 14 clubs.
Hala Shaabani, AAW Student Services Officer, commented: “This event 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.”