Discover Education CityHamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU) and its partner universities will host the annual student recruitment event for high school students, Discover Education City (DEC), on 1 and 2 October 2013 at the HBKU Student Center.

Open to all high school students across Qatar, along with their parents and school administrators, DEC draws thousands of visitors from across Qatar. The event gives the public an opportunity to learn about HBKU and its partner universities, including a look at the programmes offered, out of classroom opportunities, and information about admissions and standardised testing.

HBKU’s Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr Khalid Al Khanji, said:

This event is the one opportunity that high school students will have to meet all the universities in Education City in one setting. It is a chance for them to start thinking about their futures; what they want to pursue at university, and what they need to do in order get there.’

Representatives from HBKU and its partner universities will be present to elaborate on the undergraduate academic programs at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar (VCUQatar), Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q), Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ), Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMUQ), Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFS-Q), and Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q).

DEC is the kickoff event for a wider calendar of programs hosted by HBKU Student Affairs throughout the academic year. Through various events, HBKU aims to raise awareness among students, parents, and counselors on the importance of preparing for university, in addition to providing them with the information, skills and tools needed to succeed in pursuing their academic goals.

HBKU’s Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator, Khalifa Al Salahi, added:

We work with students of all ages, starting from Grade 7, until they finish high school.  We collaborate with the HBKU partner universities on all our initiatives, and are always available to provide support, advice and counseling to students looking to apply university.’

In recent years and due to its popularity, DEC was extended to welcome visitors over two days from 5 to 9 pm. Last year, more than 1,500 students attended DEC and benefited from the many sessions and activities it offers.

For more information, contact [email protected] or 4454 0272.