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Welcome to Student Affairs at Canadian University Dubai.
We work with students from their day one on campus until their graduation day (and sometimes even beyond), offering students opportunities and support to be part of both the CUD and wider Dubai communities. Whether you’re looking for career counselling, learning support, sport and activities, or health services, the Student Affairs department can help.
Our aim is to support the University’s academic mission and vision, by creating events and activities that integrate learning, culture, community awareness and social experiences to help students reach their educational, personal, and professional goals.
To link student events to General Education Courses so as to bring valuable learning outcomes
To align with the Schools and Academics, to improve collaboration and involvement of administrative departments of the University
To develop, train and empower the Student Councils
To Increasing awareness of Student Councils and provide students a voice through Student Councils
To work effectively with the Communications Department to ensure activities are promoted to students
To make events and activities as attractive as possible to as many students as possible in order to satisfy the diversity of our student community
To behave ethically as a corporation by raising funds and awareness for charity associations, increasing our CSR levels and developing positive government and NGO relations
To create a positive perspective on student activities and raise pride in the University and the schools
Our active campus life has consistently been a draw for new students. From performing arts, sports, technology, culture or community engagement, we have something for every student at Canadian University Dubai. Here’s a snapshot of student activities at CUD:
Clubs & Activities
Model United Nations
Sports at CUD
Students are encouraged to take part as an active role in sports at university can help them develop practical skills like team work, discipline, sportsmanship, cooperation, dedication and decision making, supporting both their physical and personality development, and helping them progress in the future.
Our dedicated Sports Program offers students the opportunity for regular training and practices, intra and inter-mural competitions, and our sports teams play matches in tournaments and events across the UAE.
Our facilities on campus include an outdoor sports court and a fully-equipped fitness room. Our sports programs include:
Basketball team training
We also have teams representing the university in:
For further information about the Canadian University Dubai Sports Program contact:
Mr. Dusan Popovic
Robotics at CUD
Robotics is an active area of interest for many CUD students and the CUD Robotics Club, established in Fall 2015, brings together students from across the University to work together to create functioning robots.
Participation in the club is a fun way to develop new skills and explore the future of technology, while meeting other students with similar interests. Members also have the opportunity to take part in external events and competitions, in the UAE and wider region.
The Robotics Club operates under three main categories.
Mechanical: This involves working on building a robot from scratch; transforming the imagined robot design into a real robot.
Electronics: This involves creating the connection between the different robot parts through various boards, and then connecting to an active object that can be read by a PC or be controlled by a wired or wireless controller.
Software: This involves writing codes to make the robots sensor active and readable, and to give commands that make the robot functionally work.
If you’re a CUD student with an interest in any aspect of robotics and a desire to learn something new, you are invited to join the Club. For more information you can email Roboto@cud.ac.ae
Dr. Sherif Moussa
The purpose of the Student Success Center (SSC) is to guide and support you through your personal and academic journey at CUD. Visit the SSC to learn how to manage your time and stress, develop optimal note-taking strategies, understand assignments, improve your math skills, or enhance your English, reading, writing, grammar, and research skills.
Workshops that promote personal development and academic success are offered throughout the semester or upon request. These range from improving study skills, academic writing skills, and exam taking skills to building higher levels of confidence and reaching your academic goals.
The SSC is a place where you can receive personal and academic support, attend valuable workshops, work on your assignments, find resources, and prepare for exams. Academic success is about knowing the right strategies and having the right skills, and we’re here to help you succeed! For more information, email SuccessCenter@cud.ac.ae.
Common issues university students face include stress, anxiety, time-management, motivation, self-esteem, life transitions, and identity development. With personal counselling, you are given a safe and nonjudgmental environment to discuss, understand, and effectively handle these issues, and any others. While counselling is offered, referrals are provided if further or long-term services are needed.
All sessions are strictly confidential.
We work closely and with absolute confidentiality with students to accommodate their individual needs and ensure they have equal opportunity to reach their maximum potential. Academic accommodations include exam scheduling and time limit extensions, note-taking support, learning resources, and a distraction-reduced environment. These are handled on a case-by-case basis that takes into account the student’s unique needs and the course or programme learning objectives.