Welcome events

Starting university is a busy and exciting time. Make sure you know what events you should attend for your course, and find other activities and events that you won't want to miss from across the university and the Student Association.

Welcome January 2024

Programme inductions

Programme induction timetable
Monday 8 January 2024

Foundation, 10:00 - 12:00 in the Auditorium 

Saturday 13 January 2024

Computer Science, 9:00 - 11:00 in 0209

LLM, 9:00 - 11:00 in 1208

Urban Planning, 9:00 - 11:00 in 1211

Advance Practice in Healthcare, 9:00 - 11:00 in 1405/1406

Manipulative Physiotherapy, 14:00 - 16:00 in the Auditorium 

Engineering, 14:00 - 16:00 in 1208

Health Data, 14:00 - 16:00 in 1211

Education, 14:00 - 16:00 in 1405/1406

Service inductions

When collecting your ID badge don’t forget to pick up a UoBD tote bag which will include some UoBD Merch!

The UAE Ministry of Education requires all students to complete their Health and Safety Induction. As well as what you will hear in the Services induction, you must complete the online Canvas Course.   

Service inductions
Monday 8 January 2024

Foundation services induction/welcome talk, 14:00 - 15:00 in the Auditorium 

Canvas induction, 15:00 - 16:00 in 0411

Saturday 13 January 2024

Canvas induction, 11:00 - 12:00 in Computer Lab 0411

PG services induction, 12:00 - 13:00 in the Auditorium (12:00 - 12:30 networking lunch)

Transition to Postgraduate study, 13:00 - 14:00 in the Library 1203

Student events

The welcome zone will be in the atrium all week where you will be able to collect your ID card, meet the Wellbeing team, see the on-campus nurse, sign up for clubs and groups, and much more!

Student events
Tuesday 9 January 2024

Mix and mingle cereal cafe, 10:00 - 12:00 in the Old Joe Pod

Try a range of cereals with toppings galore while chatting to your friends at our cereal café. Just turn up to Old Joe pod for a extra Dubai style breakfast.

Games night, 16:00 - 19:00 in the Burj Pod 

Join us for games night - where fun meets competition! Whether you like card games, board games or PlayStation games– we guarantee there’s a game for everyone! Registration not required, just bring your A-game!

Wednesday 10 January 2024

Clubs and groups fair, 12:00 in the Atrium

Come and meet some of our clubs and groups leaders to join their societies. This will also be you opportunity to propose a new club.

Outdoor cinema, 16:00 - 20:00

Relax at dusk watching a popular family movie, movie to be released closer to the date! Settle in with a beanbag, popcorn and good company.

Trip to Al Seef, 15:00 transport provided from campus

Transport will be provided to and from Al Seef.

Come on an exciting trip to Al-Seef and explore ancient Dubai, hidden gems, souks and museums. For the day we will take a ride on the Abra across to the Gold Souk, where you can purchase gifts and barter for goods! Towards the end of the visit, we will have an optional dinner at a restaurant with views of the boat bays and city lights.

Book Al Seef

Thursday 11 January 2024

Sunset hike (Mushriff Park), 14:00 - 18:00 transport provided from campus

Transport will be provided to and from Mushriff Park for the hike.

Join your university peers for a beautiful sunset hike at Mushrif Park! Experience a trail that goes beyond paths, featuring wooden stairways, bridges, and scenic spots offering breath-taking views of Ghaf tree landscapes. Don't miss out on this nature-filled adventure with fellow students!

Book sunset hike

Friday 12 January 2024

Intra-college sports day, 10:00 - 12:00 on the Parkland

Compete alongside UoBD staff in sports activities on behalf of your school! Challenges include egg and spoon race, sack race and tug of war to name a few!

Saturday 13 January 2024

Networking lunch, 12:00 in the Auditorium

A great opportunity to meet new friends and reconnect with friends over lunch, provided by the university.

Campus tours will be taking place throughout the week.

Vice-Chancellor's welcome address

Here's our Vice-Chancellor, Adam Tickell, with a message to all new and returning students


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