Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

The University Role Model Contest Boosts the Charisma and Creativity of UQU Female Students

On Tuesday 12 Rajab 1440 AH., the final round of the University Role Model contest (season 3) was held at Al-Jawhara Hall in Al-Zahir, as part of the "Be a Good Role Model" initiative adopted by His Royal Highness Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, and the Emir of Makkah Region, within Makkah Cultural Forum. Each college nominates a role model in preparation for choosing the overall university role model, with the results to be announced next week in a ceremony organized by the Vice Deanship of Student Affairs for Activities and Cultural Affairs.

The contest aims at fostering a creative and competitive environment that motivates the female students of Umm Al-Qura University, spreading a culture of setting an example among the female students, and enhancing the students' self-confidence in line with the comprehensive vision of Makkah Emirate. Each female student gave a seven-minutes introduction of herself in which she described her skills and experiences. They provided several designs in presentation aspects in creative ways, making use of their personal characteristics including; charisma, influence, fluency, positive interaction, body language in addition to self-development skills.

Each female student was assessed by a judging committee of five members consisting of the Vice Dean of Student Affairs for Activities and Student Training, Dr. Kholoud Abu Al-Naja, the Vice Dean of Student Affairs for Student Services, Dr. Loloah bint Saleh Al-Harthi, the Vice Dean of Postgraduate Studies, Dr. Maisoun Al-Bunian, the Vice Dean of Admissions and Registration, Dr. Fatimah bint Ali Al-Ghamdi, and the Vice Dean of the Preparatory Year for the Medical Stream, Dr. Ashjan bint Yusuf Ba-Mahfouz.

The winners will receive cash prizes and appreciation certificates, with the first place winner receiving twenty thousand riyals, the second place winner receiving fifteen thousand riyals, the third place winner receiving ten thousand riyals, while the winners in the first phase will receive one thousand riyals each.