By Hind Khalid

A habit is an action that is done consistently and is formed over a period of time. I’ll talk about my own experience with forming my habits and continuing with them every day alongside my university workload.

I started off by writing some goals down to get a clearer idea of where to go. Afterwards, I started breaking down each goal into smaller goals, attempting to identify what I have to do daily in order to achieve “the bigger” picture. …


By Maryam Khalifa Al Marzooqi

School is a time of change for many students, it is a period through which their interests and ambitions are developed. In many cases, students are driven to expand their social circles, create plans, and spend most of their time committed to their studies. As time goes on, students realize that their plate is filled with a variety of responsibilities and deadlines. This development process explains why around 70% of students are constantly suffering from procrastination and falling behind their schedules. Therefore, between the pressure of academics, extracurricular activities, and social life, the skill of…


By Sultan AlZarouni

For University life to be successful, we students must adopt good and healthy habits to help us sail through the University journey successfully. There are various things we students could do to ensure that our journey at the University is joyous and smooth.

Excellent organization skills is key. It is developed by simply prioritizing your work and organizing your week effectively in advance. This gives one a clear picture of what to expect and what to do at a particular time. Consequently, one can avoid the anxiety that results from unmet deadlines. One should make a list…


It’s all about taking a risk and putting yourself out there…

Getting involved in the local community is often associated with a sense of responsibility and can be a dreaded commitment. And to some people, it’s blatantly inconvenient. While that’s partly true, the rewards are far more promising. You get all the benefits of personal growth and fulfilment, be a contributor to society, and help grow yourself career-wise. You also get to have a network of people and create meaningful bonds and that’s the beauty of it all.

However, getting involved can be intimidating. You may not know what you…


Volunteering is a life changing experience…

University or any academic or educational experience puts us on a journey, which we hope will change our lives, help us achieve our goals and indeed realise our dreams. Some students during their academic journey choose to take on some extracurricular activities and one of these is becoming a volunteer. Drawing from personal experiences and those of others, volunteering is one of the most productive ways to invest your time and also to build up your skills. I personally think that volunteering is essential for any student. It shows you care for others and…


Don’t let that bright laptop screen stop you from your full potential…

Virtual platforms have given students around the world the chance to resume their education during the pandemic. While online school may save a lot of time and give you the opportunity to study at your own pace, it can be very mundane and demands a lot of self-motivation. Here are a few tips that might help you make the most out of online school:

Participate in class

Turn your camera on if you feel comfortable doing so, it will not only allow your peers and professor to see you and acknowledge…


Interview with Jamal Alhaj, a Zayed University International Affairs graduate

Short biography:

Jamal Alhaj is a civil servant working in the field of government and international affairs; he specialises in international and government cooperation with a focus on economic development. Passionate about research he aspires to one day be an academic.

Can you please introduce yourself?

“My name is Jamal Alhaj. I graduated from Zayed University in 2017 with a Degree in International Affairs and I currently work for the Federal Government.

What made you choose to get your undergraduate degree at ZU?

To be totally honest, I would have…


By Shaikha M.S.

Internships are something most people familiarise themselves with when they are enrolled into a university, but interning can be done prior to going into university. Although it may seem like internship opportunities are limited, finding one is not as hard as you might think! Interning can have a tremendous impact on the development of your skills. The benefits of interning early essentially outweigh the drawbacks. Some of the benefits include:

Gaining experience

One of the common benefits in interning is gaining experience, but what does that really mean? By interning early, you learn about different work environments and ethics…


By Mohammad AlShimmari

Starting a new academic year brings a world of opportunities and ventures for all students but leveling up from high school to the grounds of university is the most exciting transition for most students. University has more to it than just reading books and attending lectures, and it is very easy to miss this point once assignments start to pile up on your table from week one. Being a student in university is meant to be explorative and eventful, and you owe it to yourself to enjoy every second of it.

“But there is only so much…


By Shamma AlTamimi

Being a high school top honor student, I thought university life was just ‘another one’. However, only a few weeks in I realized that the journey and experience is completely different. It took me a while to understand what I was doing and how to do it. But eventually, I took control of the process and found it very enjoyable.

Below are very important guidelines that have helped me and will hopefully help you thrive in college, on both short and long term:

Prioritize

The biggest change that happens when you are a university student is that you…

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