Congratulations to our offer holders!
Offers are still coming in and we are pleased to be celebrating more success – our latest offers are below. Please note that a lot of UK and US universities are still processing applications up until the end of March at least.
Omar Afifi – Engineering – Heriot-Watt University Dubai and University of Birmingham Dubai
Noah Ainembabazi – Law – University of Exeter, University of Kent, University of Brighton and University of Sussex
Alilya Narikbayeva – Journalism – City, University of London and London Metropolitan University
Natangwe Nghipondoka – Business – International Business & Management – University of Brighton
Ghena Radi – Human Resource Management – York University Canada
Ridaa Rahman – Law – University of Exeter, University of Sussex, University of Plymouth and Coventry University
Although not essential if your child is able to study, research or find work placements on their own, summer programmes are a great way to enhance a student’s profile and help them find enrichment opportunities. They can also sometimes help students earn college credit. Most top universities are advertising their summer programmes on their websites such as Harvard, Yale, Cambridge, Warwick, EHL and more! Simply visit individual websites and search for summer programmes on offer. Students should prioritise courses which include lectures, workshops and projects in line with their chosen university course. Summer programmes are one way of gaining knowledge and skills, but students should also consider:
The most important is for students to be able to reflect on their experiences, what they have learnt and how they can demonstrate the skills and knowledge gained.
INVESTIN also provide quality internship summer programmes at a reasonable cost, in collaboration with top universities. SISD students will receive 10% discount on all programmes including summer programmes, using the SISD10 discount code.
Please also see below the Spring Camp opportunities in the “Upcoming Events in Dubai” section.
Monday 7th March, 1:45-2:40pm: G11 University & Career Talk with Leila Hoteit
Leila Hoteit is the Senior Partner & Managing Director of Boston Group Consulting and was elected one of the Top 50 businesswomen in the Middle East. She studied at Imperial College London where she obtained a PhD in electrical engineering. Leila Hoteit also has an MBA in Business Administration from INSEAD. Leila Hoteit has delivered TED Talks and is a truly inspirational speaker!
Thursday 17th March, Period 6, 1:45-2:40pm: Career Talk with Chef Varun Menghani & SEG Group
Chef Varun studied Culinary Arts in Switzerland and will talk to our students about his experience in Switzerland and the career choices he has made. Chef Varun is an inspirational speaker with a great deal of humour and energy, he clearly has a passion for what he does! He will be accompanied by Fauz Gataby who will introduce the SEG group and their Hospitality and Culinary Arts institutions based in Switzerland.
Upcoming events online:
7-8 March, all day: Italia Virtual Fair (G11-12 students)
The Embassy of Italy in the United Arab Emirates will hold its first virtual fair open to students from the Gulf countries, promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation, the Ministry of University and Research, the Ministry of Interior and Uni-Italia (non-profit association).
You must register to be able to access the platform on the days and attend plenary sessions, thematic webinars and individual meetings faculties of chosen universities.
Tuesday 8th March, 5-8pm: Unifrog Virtual Next Steps Fair
Unifrog, our university preparation platform, is organising a large virtual fair with not only 50+ university representatives but also top employers and apprenticeship providers. Having attended many Unifrog events in the past as a Counsellor, I fully recommend attending! Their events are smooth, well organised and thorough, with lots of resources to download and absorb at a later date.
Wednesday 9th March, 5:00-8:30pm (1:00-4:30 UTC): Africa & Middle East Study Abroad Fair
This is a highly recommended virtual fair where students and parents will be able to:
Please ensure students watch this short video on how the platform works which includes how to register for the event.
11-20 March: Southampton Science & Engineering Festival
This event is an award-winning interdisciplinary science festival that allows students to explore and discover the world of STEAM and what it has to offer. Access the Festival timetable and book tickets for any session you wish to attend.
Upcoming events in Dubai:
18-20 March, Repton Dubai: Harvard Innovation Conference
Application deadline: Saturday 5th March.
See poster below for details.
The whole SISD team has been working hard to ensure that your children are healthy and safe in the school for their return after the summer break.
Please find below our detailed protocols in place to ensure optimum health and safety measures.