Zayed University introduces a first of its kind badging program in peer assistance leadership in the region
Abu Dhabi, UAE: Zayed University booth witnessed hundreds of young students, who familiarized themselves with current bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, which are on offer at the university during the first two days of Najah Education and Training Exhibition and Career Fair in the capital.
The three-day fair, which was held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (Adnec), started on October 25th and will end today (Thursday).
Zayed University booth also attracted many fresh graduates and job seekers, who came to decide their career path to pursue with valuable advices from acknowledgeable staff and faculty members.
Professor Reyadh AlMehaide, Vice President of Zayed University, inaugurated the first day of Najah Exhibition at Adnec in the presence of Dr Fatima AlDarmaki, Assistant Provost for Student Affairs and other administrative staff, faculty members, and members of Zayed University Student Council.
Professor AlMehaideb said: “We are pleased to participate in this year’s edition of Najah Exhibition, which acts as an ideal platform for higher education institutions to network with students and fresh graduates, help them making the right educational choice, and drive up student recruitment activities at Zayed University.”
During the fair, AlMehaideb announced the launch of a pilot project, which considers the first of its kind in the region and is designed to build a positive university climate through youth leadership, engagement, mentoring, peer helping, and service learning.
“The new program, which will be implemented at the beginning of next year, is part of the Peer Assistance Leaders (PALs) Support Center’s activities, which are focused on peer interaction, peers support and role modeling to strengthen the impact of academic success, especially when students work together.
The program will allow students to earn an electronic badge (ZU PAL, PAL Mentor, PAL Manager) based on number of hours spent weekly to support other students, who might be daunted by some obstacles they face, in addition to a certified academic and extracurricular activities record as an evidence based practice following graduation,” Professor AlMehaideb added.
PALs are students who generally have a good academic standing and are willing to support other students who need help. They must complete at least two semesters at Zayed University and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.
About Zayed University:
Zayed University is today the premier national university in the United Arab Emirates and a regional leader in educational innovation and change. It has created and implemented a skills-rich, outcome-based general education program that systemically develops student skills, knowledge, and values associated with liberal learning and provided a solid foundation for pursuit of disciplinary majors and future careers. Zayed University welcomes national and international students, and provides them with a high quality education, offered by seasoned teaching scholars to prepare them to shape the future of the United Arab Emirates.
Zayed University offers Undergraduate and Graduate degrees in the following Colleges: College of Arts & Creative Enterprises (recognized as substantially equivalent by NASAD), College of Business (Accredited by AACSB), College of Communication & Media Sciences (Accredited by ACEJMC), College of Education (Accredited by NCATE), College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Natural and Health Sciences, and College of Technological Innovation (Accredited by ABET).