Student Association

As a student in Dubai, you will have the opportunity to help shape the voice of students through our Students’ Association.

From your first day on campus until your last, we’ll make sure the right support is there for you whenever you need it. You’ll also find plenty of opportunities to develop your skills, play an active role in university life and prepare for the world after your studies.

You can take advantage of a wide range of opportunities beyond the curriculum including sports, community volunteering, arts and culture. From joining the gym or a sports club to meeting like-minded people in a society, you will have plenty of opportunities to socialise, network and enjoy your time with us.

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Voice of the students

As a student in Dubai, you will have the opportunity to help shape the voice of students within our community through the Students’ Association. Annual student elections for the positions of Student Leaders mean that you can vote for the person you think will best represent you. Our student elections were a little different this year, you can read about the elections and your Student Leaders in a student blog post here!

Your Student Leaders

Alisha, BSc Business Management

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Joe, BSc Computer Science

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Scarlett, MSc International Business

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Arjun, BSc Accounting and Finance

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Rahil, BSc Money, Banking and Finance

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Lakshmi, BSc Business Management with Marketing

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Clubs and societies

Working in partnership with the University, you will be able to set up student clubs and organise trips and extracurricular activities – a great way to meet people and try something new! We have a wide range of clubs to cater for many hobbies and interests, some of these include:

  • The Global Society, which also incorporates the Afro-Caribbean Club, Pakistan Club, MENA Club and Indian Club.
  • Drama Society
  • Book Club
  • Plant and Animal Welfare Society
  • Astronomy
  • Photography
  • Entrepreneurship Club
  • Football
  • Cricket
  • Dance
  • Robotics club

And many more!

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Mishal

Mishal

BSc Accounting and Finance

“Everyone is really friendly, if I ever need anything the Student Services team are always willing to help with a smile. The community is really close knit and it’s really easy to meet people, socialise and make new friends. It’s really fun to hang out in the Student Association room between classes and play foosball!”

Social, health and wellbeing

We understand that adjusting to university life can be a challenge. Your health, wellbeing and personal development is as important to us as your academic achievement. To help with this we have a dedicated Student Wellbeing Officer who can assist you with any academic or wellbeing concerns that you may have during your time with us.

You can take advantage of a wide range of opportunities beyond the curriculum including sports, community volunteering, arts and culture. From joining the gym or a sports club to meeting like-minded people in a society, you will have plenty of opportunities to socialise, network and enjoy your time at the University of Birmingham Dubai.

Hawwa

Hawwa

BSc Psychology

“My experience has been great because we’re a community; there is a lot of academic support as well as welfare. You can walk up to anyone and they’re always ready to help.”