One of the best parts of being a student at Sohar University is being encouraged to get involved in a lot of extracurricular activities such as sports, peer tutoring, workshops, community service, and participating in various student clubs …etc.
Every year, our University provides an open campus tour for different schools in Oman during SU Student Week. I was so excited when my lecturer asked me to conduct a workshop on the safety procedures in a Chemistry Lab for visiting students from the Bangladeshi School in Sohar.
The students were very excited to be studying engineering at Sohar University!
I love being encouraged by my lecturers to share my experience and develop my skills
Subrajit Bosu, Bangladesh- Faculty of Engineering
My experience of campus life has been exciting and enriching with access to interactive lecture rooms, a digitalized library and modern well-equipped laboratories which allow me hands on experience and the chance to maximize my potentials.
Being a peer tutor over the past year has not only allowed me to build my confidence, it has given me the chance to help others and develop many skills.
I hope everyone gets the chance to join a University like mine where you are supported and encouraged to learn something new each day and discover yourself.
Being a peer tutor has taught me the importance of joining, sharing and exploring
Papiya Das, Bangladesh- Faculty of Engineering
Before coming to Sohar University, my specialization was undecided. With the help and advice of the staff at the University, I chose my path and have grown not only as a student, but as a person as well.
Sohar University has provided me with the opportunity to connect with people locally and internationally. It has also given me the opportunity to share my ideas with others. I recently established the Developers Student Club (DSC) within the University - one of the first chapters in the MENA region. Through the Club, my friends and I are developing our social and technical skills, as well as meeting professionals in different fields from within and outside of Oman.
Today, I am a student in the Faculty of CIT, specialized in Computer and Web Engineering. Tomorrow, my colleagues and I will be marching forward to build a knowledge nation.
Thanks to SU, I have been given the chance to create, share and grow.
Eariele Kiara Arango, Phillipines- Faculty of Computing & IT
I am an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Computing & IT. With my major being in Networking and Database, my Faculty has encouraged me and my colleagues to form a programming club to work on coding and assessing technical issues in our field. It has been a great experience for me being able to share my knowledge and skills with others in the club as well as those who have come to the workshops we have been running.
In addition, this whole experience has helped building my confidence and becoming more innovative and resourceful to the extent that I now even participate in IT competitions locally and throughout the region.
Extracurricular activities by students for students has helped build my confidence.
Noor Al-Mandhari, Oman- Faculty of Computing & IT
I was so lucky to participate in the collaborative "Grow Dome" research project with University of Sheffield from UK. This exciting project focuses on studying the sustainable increase in agricultural productivity and diversifying food systems. The project looks at ways to adapt positively to the climate change. I learnt about reducing carbon emissions in order to meet the national food security; developing green houses, renewable energy based water desalination, and evaporative cooling and irrigation systems.
This unique research experience has raised my awareness towards environmental changes.
Being part of collaborative research projects has raised my awareness of climate change and how we address it.
Joynab Mohammad, Bangladesh- Faculty of Engineering
Being a student here has been a great experience where we not only learn academic stuff but we are given a unique chance to explore the culture of Oman and live side by side with these guys and others from lots of other cultures.
The best part about my University is that people from multi-cultural backgrounds are always welcomed and made to feel like family. Kind hearts and motivating spirits are found everywhere at Sohar University. This place is what I like to call “Home”.
With great facilities and platforms, I have learnt what books alone couldn’t teach me. The faculty members are always here to guide us on the right path to success, encouraging us to become the leaders of tomorrow.
Home is where the heart is and my heart is here with my friends at SU.
Rabiya Zeeshan, Pakistan- Faculty of Business
I am Mohammed Talha from Bangladesh, a third year chemical engineering student at Sohar University. It gives me immense pleasure to say that my experience studying here has been absolutely amazing so far. I really like the overall learning environment within the University which constantly motivates me to strive harder and keep learning more. All the facilities here such as the lecture theatres, laboratories, the LRC and especially my department of chemical engineering offer so much and are so well-organized.
However, for me, the best part of studying at Sohar University is the opportunity we get to work on research projects with our professors. I was so excited to be part of an Undergraduate Research Grant project funded by The Research Council, Oman. It has given me hands-on experience and frequent access to the amazing research facilities in my Faculty and allowed me to improve my engineering skills which will surely help me in finding my ideal job after graduation.
Working with my professors on a TRC-funded project has been such an amazing experience.