BSU RAK Welcomes Students from 32 Nations as Academic Year Begins; Dr. Nasir, UK Link Tutor, Inspires BSU RAK Students
September 5, 2023
As the academic year 2023-2024 kicks off at BSU RAK, the campus is abuzz with high spirits and eager anticipation. The first day of school is always a special occasion; this year was no exception. Academic and Non-Academic staff went all out to ensure that students were welcomed warmly and well-informed about the exciting journey ahead.
The day commenced with orientation sessions meticulously organised for all students. These sessions served as a bridge to familiarise students with their respective modules and faculty. Additionally, crucial policies regarding academics and university life were explained, setting the tone for a smooth and successful academic year.
The atmosphere on campus was nothing short of electrifying. New and returning students expressed their enthusiasm about their first-day experience. Many students shared their positive impressions of their initial interactions with teachers, while others were excited to reunite with old friends and make new ones. The campus echoed with life, laughter, and cheers throughout the day. Smiles were shared as students conversed over food, drinks, and academic discussions.
One of the standout features of this academic year is the diverse array of 32 nationalities represented within the student body: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Canada, China, Comoros, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Zimbabwe, are part of the vibrant BSU RAK community. This rich cultural tapestry promises to enhance the learning experience and create a truly global atmosphere on campus.
Adding to the day’s excitement, Dr. Nasir Salari, the BSU UK Business Link Tutor, graced the RAK Campus with his presence. Dr. Nasir’s visit coincided with the start of classes, and he could have not done better in sharing his valuable insights with Business and Management students. He shed light on the academic processes that bridge the gap between the UAE and U.K. campuses, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of their educational journey.
Dr. Nasir’s engaging self-introduction set the stage for an enlightening discussion. He delved into the fascinating history of BSU, explaining the significance of the name “Bath” and recounting the history of the Roman Baths. Dr. Nasir also proudly highlighted BSU’s numerous nominations and awards, such as being nominated for the Times Higher Education Business School of the Year Award and ranking as one of the top business schools by The Guardian.
Regarding academic matters, Dr. Nasir addressed critical topics, including the grading system, business majors, the number of credits students should earn in a year, the Minerva platform, academic policies, and assessments. He emphasised the importance of students becoming independent learners and future leaders, encouraging them to strive for excellence in their academic pursuits.
A particularly significant point of emphasis in Dr. Nasir’s talk was sustainability, focusing on including Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the curriculum. This forward-thinking approach underscores BSU’s commitment to producing socially responsible and environmentally conscious graduates who can positively impact the world.
As the day ended, students left the campus with a newfound purpose and motivation. Dr. Nasir’s visit informed them about the academic journey ahead and inspired them to reach for the stars and make a difference.
With high spirits, diverse perspectives, and dedicated educators like Dr. Nasir, BSU RAK is set for a remarkable academic year ahead.