OSL Launches Official Student Life Records Transcripts

Date: 
Apr 10, 2017

Gulf University for Science and Technology’s (GUST) Office of Student Life (OSL) announced today the launch of its Student Life Records Transcript.  Originally piloted in the 2015/2016 fall semester, this transcript officially recognizes the student’s accomplishments and involvements in the university’s out-of-class activities. This initiative aims to expand learning beyond the academic setting, all the while supporting their future career options through the recognition of these activities.

GUST seeks to foster a dynamic environment and is committed to improving the student’s social intelligence while steering them towards a promising future and a successful career. It also provides student-centered services, programs, and experiences through exposing the students to out of the classroom learning opportunities, engaging them in different events and activities internally and externally, locally and internationally. This includes collaborating with students through OSL to engender a diverse and energetic campus life in.

The transcript will validate students’ non-class related achievements, activity history, and social activities. These records will enlist and verify all participations in arts and music, athletics, student clubs, community services, honors and awards, student bodies and entities, and training and workshop seminars. Student participations in the university’s student employment program are also recognized and documented in the transcript. Each semester, more than 70 students are hired by various university departments as tutors, note-takes, photographers, and administrative assistants. Notable previous community service participations include the Guinness World Record Clothes Charity Drive, New York City Homeless Aid Initiative, and Flower Giveaway on Mother’s Day.

Head of OSL, Anwar S. Al-Sabah said, “Life experience gained at the university is as crucial as the academic journey. We believe that students’ involvements and their professional performance outside the classroom should be recognized and documented officially. This co-curricular transcript is an initiative that will attest to the student’s participation in these activities.”

                                                                                                                        

Known for its lively campus and active student life, GUST’s 16 student clubs hold more than 80events a year. These events include expos, seminars, discussions, competitions and tournaments, exhibitions, performances, charity drives, and trips. Students are also presented with various volunteering opportunities within the university where they learn event organization, teamwork, creativity, time management, and leadership.

 

As for sports, students partaking in any of the Athletic Department’s teams participate in local and international tournaments and championships. All of these aforementioned activities are officially recognized by the university and are recorded in the new Student Life Records Transcripts.

GUST seeks to foster a dynamic environment and is committed to improving the student’s social intelligence while steering them towards a promising future and a successful career. It also provides student-centered services, programs, and experiences through exposing the students to out of the classroom learning opportunities, engaging them in different events and activities internally and externally, locally and internationally. This includes collaborating with students through OSL to engender a diverse and energetic campus life in.