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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.
The three 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 YouTube.
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 event.
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 prestigious event.
“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 globally.”

under the patronage of H.H. the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani , H.E. Hamad Bin Jassem Bin Jabor Al-Thani inaugurated the Forum works

PM to open Qatar Law Forum today 30- 5-2009


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