- Help solve educational, social and psychological issues that students may be exposed to during their academic study in the university. As well as, pave the way for them to continue their academic career in a smooth manner.
- Organise programs to prevent and minimise the problems that may be the cause for students to fail or withdraw from the university.
- Help students understand the university’s environment, nature of the specialisation, study system and the rules and regulations specific to the students of the university.
- Develop positive values and attitude within students and motivate them to strive for excellence in their academic achievement.
- Coordinate with faculty members to address some of the educational, behavioural, social, psychological and health-related situations that may be experienced by some of the students.
- Conduct studies and research surveys to learn about the prevalence of some of the problems between the students and provide stakeholders the necessary recommendations to reduce these problems in the future.
- Organize some awareness and educational activities for students, academic and administrative staff of the university in order to develop their personal abilities and build their attitudes positively towards social counselling services.
Services provided to the students:
- Educational Counselling: It aims to follow up the students’ academic progress and address the problems that hinder their academic achievement.
- Social Counselling: It aims at building positive social attitudes among the students and to address some special cases.
- Psychological Counselling: It aims to provide assistance and necessary psychological advice to those students who need it.
- Preventive Counselling: It aims to educate students and prevent them from falling into problems; whether they were health-related, psychological or social, to maintain the positive features of their personality.
- Group Counselling: It is for those students who have similar interest, goals and issues; where those students get to learn how to gain self-confidence, communication skills, social interaction skills, group participation, and handling responsibility.
- Variety of information sources: Such as booklets, brochures, audio-visual materials relating to social counselling and enabling students to make use of them in order to help them better adapt with themselves and with others in various aspects of life.
Dr. Rawya Taher Abdulla Zmari
Manager of the Counselling Office