|At law forum, students go online to
hone their skills
|By Peter Townson
A number of students from Northwestern University-Qatar (NU-Q)
have been given the opportunity to get some hands-on experience in communication and modern media at the Qatar
Law Forum that ended on Sunday.
Students Omer Mohamed (19), Florent D’Souza (19) and Ruba Braysh (21)
are all set to enter the second year of their studies in the communication course at NU-Q and the three
youngsters were given the opportunity to get some work experience at the legal event.
communication students have been employing modern methods of media to report on what has been going on at the
forum, posting regular updates on Twitter and Facebook, and uploading video coverage of the event on to
Braysh has even had the chance to work with a crew from the BBC, and she said the experience
had really helped her develop her
“I feel as if I can approach people with a
lot more confidence now,” she said, adding, “This has given me a wonderful chance to meet with people and
network with people in the media profession.”
All three of the students expressed their gratitude at
being given the opportunity to be “so involved” in the forum and noted their thanks to their student affairs
department for liaising with Forbes Associates to arrange the experience.
D’Souza said: “Being here is
a unique experience. There are so many people here, it’s important to get your name out there, and hopefully,
if you do a good job people will contact you again in the future.”
“We thought we might just be
sitting in and listening to the forum,” said Mohamed, adding, “But we are actually taking part and helping to
make this event known to people who couldn’t be here.”
Gulf Times also spoke to Chevening scholar and
former head of the Qatari Student Network, Hassan al-Ibrahim, who has been helping arrange volunteers for the
The 27-year-old is studying for a master’s programme in project management at Manchester
University in the UK, but came here to help with the organisation of the forum.
He said he had learnt
a great deal from being involved in the project, and also expressed his pride at seeing his country host such a
“The forum has allowed me to apply what I have been learning in classes,” he said,
adding, “It has been great to be part of this event which is the first of its kind both regionally, and