Newsletter - July 2015

 
Synergy University Dubai Campus demonstrated its unlimited support for Women Leadership and Entrepreneurship by sponsoring Hadafi Women Entrepreneurship Program, which is a program that enhances economic opportunities for women by carrying out affirmative actions in support of starting, formalizing and growing the enterprises. Read More...
WiFi changing the face of education in UAE
Dubai - The spread of WiFi and advances in technology are changing the face of education in the UAE, according to the regional sales manager of global WiFi technology company Ruckus Wireless. In an interview with the Khaleej Times, Muetassem Raslan said that the increased use of WiFi can transform the way students interact with each other and with their institutions. “For example, teachers today can stream their sessions so that students can be anywhere on campus, where they can sit and see the lesson happening live or record it through WiFi,” he added.
more (Khaleej Times)
 
Around 33,000 students sit for final exams
Dubai: While the majority of students across the UAE have started their summer vacation, around 33,000 students are still taking their final examination during Ramadan. The Ministry of Education announced earlier this week that a total of 33,539 grade 12 students sat for the first day of exams on Sunday. Students in the science stream will finish their exams on June 30 while students studying in the arts stream will finish on July 2. The students’ examinations are taking place during the month of Ramadan, which some students say is challenging.
more(Gulf News)
UAE’s gifted children not being identified in classrooms, expert says
DUBAI - Up to 30% of gifted children are not being identified in classrooms, an expert says. This can often lead to these children being disruptive in class, or becoming reclusive. As a result, schools and parents have been urged do more to nurture an environment in which they can flourish. Dr Martin Stephen, project leader for Gifted and Talented Education at Hartland International School, which opens in Nad Al Sheba in September, said it was vital these children were identified from an early age. Although most gifted children are spotted either by parents or teachers, there are still about 30 per cent who are not, he said.
more (The National)
 
Dubai Cares calls for gender equality in education
Dubai Cares has marked International Women’s Day with a call for improved education for girls across the developing world. The organisation, which works to provide children with access to quality education, said the education of girls in particular was key to progress and development. Tariq Al Gurg, chief executive officer of Dubai Cares, said: “It is an unfortunate fact that in many of the countries we work in, girls’ access to education is extremely limited when compared to boys.
more (7Days)
Video contest: Compete for a full academic scholarship
Synergy University Dubai Campus has launched a video contest to give students who are interested in the fields of Entrepreneurship or IT a chance of a lifetime! This is their chance to win a full academic scholarship for a globally accredited program! Contestants will have to submit a video and compete in an online quiz relevant to the field of their interest.
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WORD FROM THE EDITOR
Synergy University Dubai Campus provides a range of Scholarships and Tuition Fee Grants offering financial support to UAE Nationals and International Students. Students are also offered flexible payment plans and means to earn a reduction in fees.
For further details please get in touch with me at mkhan@synergydubai.ae Enjoy reading! 
Mariam Khan 
School Outreach Manager
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