Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

Studies commence for the May 2019 semester
Studies commence for the May 2019 semester

Studies for May 2019 semester commenced with the Welcoming and Orientation Session for May 2019.

The Rector of Villa College, Dr. Ahmed Anwar welcomed the new students and delivered a passionate and informative speech.

In this session, certificates were awarded to students who received the Villa College Scholarship for the year 2019 as well. Moreover, the Villa College Alumni Association gave a presentation about student experiences in Villa College. In addition, applications for the Villa College Student Ambassador for 2019 was launched in this session.

Furthermore, representatives from the Ministry of Higher Education provided information about the Government Free First Degree Scheme for the students.

The new semester offered the opportunity to join 102 different courses from Certificate level 1 to Master’s Degree programmes in different fields, including Information Technology, Computer Science, Business Management, Teaching, Education, Sharia, Law, Islam, Quran, Human Resource Management, Accounting, Public Health, Nursing, ACCA, Research, and Marine Studies.

Among these, there are 13 Master’s programmes, 6 Postgraduate Diploma/Certificate programmes, 21 Degree programmes, 20 Diploma programmes, 13 Certificate level 4 (Degree Foundation) programmes, 13 Certificate level 3 programmes, 2 Certificate level 2 programmes and 1 Certificate level 1 programme, as well as 8 programmes in Marine Studies.

In addition to Villa College’s own programmes, these include Master’s and Degree programmes from the prestigious university of the UK, University of the West of England.

Besides studies commencing at the QI campus in Male’, studies will be commencing at Villa College Hithadhoo campus, Villa College Naifaru campus, Villa College Addu campus, Villa College Kulhudhuffushi campus, Villa College Lakeside campus (Sh. Fonadhoo), Villa College L. Gan Campus, Villa College Guraidhoo Campus and in Villa College Mahibadhoo campus. Programmes will also commence in islands with Villa College learning centres as well, namely: HA. Hoarafhushi, R. Alifushi, R. Maakurath, B. Eydhafushi, AA. Ukulhas, ADh. Maamigili, Dh. Kudahuvadhoo, N. Kendhokulhudhoo, F. Nilandhoo, HA. Dhihdhoo, B. Thulhaadhoo, Sh. Komandoo, R. Ungoofaaru, GA. Villingilli, and GDh. Gadhdhoo.

Students will be able to make payments easily in monthly instalment basis, which is being practiced since September 2017. In addition, the students have the opportunity to study all the Degree Programs offered in Villa College, through the Free First Degree Scheme by the government.

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Villa College signs a MoU with ADK Hospital
Villa College signs a MoU with ADK Hospital

This MoU was signed between Villa College and ADK Hospital who agreed to create a platform to provide clinical education to the Villa College students enrolled in Nursing and health related programmes.

The MoU was signed by Dr. Ahmed Anwar, Rector of Villa College and Mr. Ahmed Afaal, Managing Director of ADK Company Pvt. Ltd.

This agreement will create opportunities for students of Villa College to gain further knowledge and valuable experience in their respective fields.

It also covers the roles and responsibilities of both parties that will form the basis of any joint activities that are to be undertaken as part of this collaboration.

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Villa College signs a MoU with Maldives Open Source Society (MOSS)
Villa College signs a MoU with Maldives Open Source Society (MOSS)

This Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) sets for the terms and understanding between Maldives Open Source Society (MOSS) and Villa College (VC) to collaborate on projects and giving industry know-how to students. It also covers the roles and responsibilities of both parties that will form the basis of any joint activities undertaken as part of this collaboration. 

 

This MoU was signed by Dr. Ahmed Anwar, Rector of Villa College and Mr. Yusuf Abdulla Shunan, President of MOSS. 

Under this MoU, Villa College will collaborate with MOSS to work out ways to enhance students’ practical ICT skills and knowledge required for the industry. This includes but is not limited to guiding to the students in selecting assignments and projects that are required for the Industry, giving a chance for the students to work on practical technological requirements needed in the industry and giving exposure to the students to new technologies in the ICT Industry. MOSS will collaborate with Villa College in acquiring man-power, marketing and facilities needed for the betterment of MOSS goals.

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OUM - VC Convocation 2019!
OUM - VC Convocation 2019!

The Open University Malaysia (OUM) and Villa College (VC) Convocation 2019 was held on 20th April 2019. This was the last convocation for the OUM students. The event was held in the Villa College QI Campus.

The ceremony was held in three separate sessions where first of which was the OUM Convocation, followed by two sessions of the VC Convocation Ceremony. The OUM Convocation Ceremony was attended by the Vice Chancellor of the Open University Malaysia, Prof Dato’ Dr. Mansor Fadzil. He addressed the graduates as well, highlighting that there are more than 1800 alumni students of OUM from the Maldives.

Vice Rector of Villa College, Dr. Ali Najeeb welcomed the graduates in the VC Convocation sessions, emphasizing on the fact that 30% of the graduates were from Villa College campuses and learning centers from all over the country. Moreover, Dr. Najeeb highlighted that 51% of the graduates are women, thus shows the gender equal nature of opportunities in Villa College.

Rector of Villa College, Dr. Ahmed Anwar conferred the VC Convocation 2019.

77 students graduated from the OUM Convocation, while 232 students graduated from the VC Convocation.

The latest group of students from our campuses across the nation stepped out as

professionals equipped with the knowledge and skills to handle the different working

conditions in diverse working environments.

This was an event eagerly anticipated by all students and staff of Villa College.

 

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Villa College holds 1st Multicultural night of 2019
Villa College holds 1st Multicultural night of 2019

Multicultural Night is one of the assessment tasks in English Proficiency One module. This event provides students with the opportunity to learn about various aspects of different cultures. The main aim of this event is to enhance research and presentations skills amongst students. 

 

This years' event was held on 11th April 2019, Thursday. During the module the students were grouped and given a country to represent. For the event, students designed a stall representing their country and were dressed traditionally. They also presented other features of the culture through traditional food, dances, songs, arts and many activities that represent the uniqueness of various cultures.

 

As one the most exciting academic events of the semester, this event encourages students to learn beyond the four walls of the classroom and facilitates students to hone soft skills such as communication, leadership and teamwork.

 

It is noteworthy to highlight that, there were a total of 18 stalls in this semester presented by 188 students from QI and Hulhumale' campus.

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Ministry of Communication, Science and Technology endorses the “International Conference for Research & Innovation” – ICSRI 2019 by Villa College.
Ministry of Communication, Science and Technology endorses the “International Conference for Research & Innovation” – ICSRI 2019 by Villa College.

Ministry of Communication, Science and Technology endorses the ICSRI 2019 by the Institute of Research and Innovation (IRI) of Villa College. The endorsement ceremony was held in the Ministry of Communication, Science and Technology on 11th April 2019.

The conference is now open for applications.

This is the 4th ICSRI by Villa College. This years’ conference is set to be held between 17-18 July 2019. The main theme of this years’ conference is “Transformative thinking: Leap to the future”.

The areas of paper submission in this years’ conference are, Business Management, Finance, Corporate Governance, Psychology, Education, Health, Nursing, Social work, Religion, Arts, Politics, Policy, Law, Governance, Environment, Technology, Language, Media and Communication.

The conference is set to have panel discussions of 6 main areas. They include, Research & Education, Business & Economy, Technology, Health, Environment & Sustainability and Democracy.

For candidates who are interested in submitting papers or posters the abstract submission deadline is 25th April 2019. Moreover, registration for the conference will be open from 13th June 2019 to 4th July 2019. Call for papers for the conference, Abstract guideline, important dates and further information will be available from the conference website; https://www.villacollege.edu.mv/icsri and from the Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/ICSRI2018/

The main purpose of this conference is to give a platform for researchers to submit and share their papers with the specialists of the respective fields. Moreover, to give an opportunity to meet with these experts and commune with them regarding different fields of their expertise whilst also giving the participants the opening to publish their work through the Villa College journal, “International Journal of Social Research and Innovation”.

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FBM conducted an 'Ask the Expert' External HR professionals panel Q & A session
FBM conducted an 'Ask the Expert' External HR professionals panel Q & A session

FBM conducted an 'Ask the Expert' External HR professionals panel Q & A session for students studying Management Skills module in BA (Hons) Business Management, BA (Hons) Business & Human Resource Management and BA (Hons) Business Management with Marketing courses. 

The experts for the session were Hussain Suaz and Asiyath Mohamed from the Bank of Maldives.

The aim of the module is to provide the students with an opportunity to understand and practice some of the skills that are necessary for effectively managing people in the workplace for future line managers and HR professionals. In particular, the module focuses on interviewing, reviewing performance, conducting negotiations and delivery of training.  The skills workshops are also designed to help them to learn and develop the skills, which will assist them in the applications for placements and graduate jobs and in managing and developing their own career. The module is organised thematically with each week’s teaching contributing to the understanding of a fundamental management skill.  The combination of preparation sessions containing the relevant theory and practical sessions involving role-plays, will ensure that our students get the opportunity to apply and practice the relevant skills and are made aware of the linkages from theory to ‘real-life’ application. The workshop sessions give them an opportunity to present their learned skills along with a great scope to enhance via received feedback.

 

And tonight's session was about bringing the HR practitioners to reflect their experiences in their field of operation and provide insights of such as well as to interact with the students in a discussion with relation to the module.

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Ms. Helen Dewar from UWE visits Villa College
Ms. Helen Dewar from UWE visits Villa College

The Partnership Operations Manager of University of the West of England, Ms. Helen Dewar has visited Villa College.

Ms. Helen arrived in Male’ on 17th March 2019, Sunday. The primary purpose for her visit was to discuss various matters related to teaching and administrative work. Ms. Helen met with staff of FBM & FSL to finalize the summer board dates. Moreover, meetings were held to discuss various matters related to students and teaching.

Ms. Helen also met with all the faculties conducting UWE programmes to discuss the operational plan for the Academic Year 2019/2020. This discussion enabled the joint input of UWE and Villa College in the development of timelines and identification of any points of concern.

Ms. Helen’s visit to Villa College will end on 20th March 2019. Her visit helped to ensure flawless operations in conducting UWE programmes in Villa College.

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First Staff Meeting of 2019
First Staff Meeting of 2019

 

The first staff meeting of 2019 was held on 06th March 2019 in the college hall.

The meeting was attended by all VC staff and some guests. One of the most standout items was the speech by the Principal of Ghiyasuddin International School, Mr. Thoha Saleem on the topic “Character: The ultimate secret to success”. It was an engaging and inspirational speech which was enjoyed by the staff.

The meeting also saw the introduction of new staff. The tradition of the introduction of all the new staff continued as 20 new staff members introduced themselves.

Villa College achieved the global pass rate in the December 2018 ACCA examinations. Hence, a letter of appreciation was awarded to 2 ACCA lecturers, Mohamed Haleem and Ahmed Salim, for their contributions in this great achievement.

The announcement of the winners of the International Mother Tongue Day 2019 competition held between 21st February to 28th February 2019 was also made in the staff meeting. Winners from 4 categories were announced, and were awarded prizes accordingly.

The most applauded item in the agenda was the distribution of certificates to the Villa College men’s and women’s futsal teams. Notably, the women’s team dispatched VSTC by a large goal difference in the final of the tournament to win the ultimate prize, which was displayed in the hall throughout the meeting. Congratulations, VC Women’s futsal team!

Moreover, the staff newsletter (issue number 05) was released by the Vice Rector, Dr. Ali Najeeb. The newsletter has now been rebranded as Villa College Bits and Bytes. In addition, the Villa College mascot was introduced for the first time, and feedback on what changes needed to be made to the proposed version was given. This was followed by the presentation of the new programmes of the college and the sharing of new policies.

One of the highlights of the meeting was the speech by the Rector, Dr. Ahmed Anwar. He stressed the importance of team work and doing one’s best in everything. His speech was aimed exclusively at the upcoming convocation: the Rector emphasized the importance of giving everything everyone has to offer in order to make it a successful event.

Every staff meeting is an important step towards cohesive interaction among the staff. It can shape the corporate ethos and lead to ultimate success.

Staff Meeting 06.03.19

 

 

 

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Champions of the SAS Invitational Futsal Tournament 2019!
Champions of the SAS Invitational Futsal Tournament 2019!

Villa College women’s team won the SAS Invitational Futsal Tournament 2019.

The tournament was held from 1st March to 5th March 2019. Villa College participated in the men’s and women’s category, winning the latter in a scintillating final match.

The VC Men’s team faced off in a tough group and unfortunately lost both the group matches despite some brilliant performances from the players.

The women’s team had other ideas. Winning the first match 3-2 against V-Media cemented their place in the final. Next up was their final group match against fellow finalists Villa Shipping and Trading Company. The match ended in a 1-1 draw poising the final match nicely as both teams had equal chances of winning it. The VC Women’s team however, had too much in the locker for the opposition as they crushed VSTC in the final, winning 5-0 in a memorable night for Villa College.

SAS Invitational Futsal Tournament 2019 was held between the staff of different companies and institutions of the Villa group.

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3 new programmes for this years’ May Intake!
3 new programmes for this years’ May Intake!

Villa College has launched 3 new programmes for this years’ May Intake.

The new courses launched in the upcoming intake are the Diploma in Nursing, Diploma in Banking and Finance and Certificate Level 4 in Pharmacy.  

Additionally, the new intake offers the opportunity to join 102 different courses from Certificate level 1 to Master’s Degree programmes in different fields, including Information Technology, Computer Science, Business Management, Teaching, Education, Sharia, Law, Islam, Quran, Human Resource Management, Accounting, Public Health, Nursing, ACCA, Research, and Marine Studies.

Among these, there are 13 Master’s programmes, 6 Postgraduate Diploma/Certificate programmes, 21 Degree programmes, 20 Diploma programmes, 13 Certificate level 4 (Degree Foundation) programmes, 13 Certificate level 3 programmes, 2 Certificate level 2 programmes and 1 Certificate level 1 programme, as well as 8 programmes in Marine Studies.

In addition to Villa College’s own programmes, these include Master’s and Degree programmes from University of the West of England, a prestigious university of the UK.

Besides the opportunities to study at the QI campus in Male’, the same opportunities are available at Villa College Hithadhoo campus, Villa College Naifaru campus, Villa College Addu campus, Villa College Kulhudhuffushi campus, Villa College Lakeside campus (Sh. Fonadhoo), Villa College Mahibadhoo campus and Villa College L. Gan Campus. Programmes are planned to commence in islands with Villa College learning centres as well, namely: HA. Hoarafhushi, R. Alifushi, R. Maakurath, B. Eydhafushi, AA. Ukulhas, ADh. Maamigili, Dh. Kudahuvadhoo, Th. Guraidhoo, GA. Villingilli, and GDh. Gadhdhoo.

Villa College is planning to start programmes in other islands as well.

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Application for the May 2019 Intake is now open!
Application for the May 2019 Intake is now open!

Villa College is now open for application for the May 2019 Intake.

 

The new intake offers the opportunity to join 102 different courses from Certificate level 1 to Master’s Degree programmes in different fields, including Information Technology, Computer Science, Business Management, Teaching, Education, Sharia, Law, Islam, Quran, Human Resource Management, Accounting, Public Health, Nursing, ACCA, Research, and Marine Studies.

 

Among these, there are 13 Master’s programmes, 6 Postgraduate Diploma/Certificate programmes, 21 Degree programmes, 20 Diploma programmes, 13 Certificate level 4 (Degree Foundation) programmes, 13 Certificate level 3 programmes, 2 Certificate level 2 programmes and 1 Certificate level 1 programme, as well as 8 programmes in Marine Studies.

 

In addition to Villa College’s own programmes, these include Master’s and Degree programmes from the prestigious university of the UK, University of the West of England.

 

Besides the opportunities to study at the QI campus in Male’, the same opportunities are available at Villa College Hithadhoo campus, Villa College Naifaru campus, Villa College Addu campus, Villa College Kulhudhuffushi campus, Villa College Lakeside campus (Sh. Fonadhoo), Villa College L. Gan Campus and in Villa College Mahibadhoo campus. Programmes are planned to commence in islands with Villa College learning centres as well, namely: HA. Hoarafhushi, R. Alifushi, R. Maakurath, B. Eydhafushi, AA. Ukulhas, ADh. Maamigili, Dh. Kudahuvadhoo, Th. Guraidhoo, GA. Villingilli, and GDh. Gadhdhoo. Villa College is planning to start programmes in other islands as well.

 

Application deadline for the upcoming May 2019 intake is 11th April 2019. Studies are set to commence within two weeks of the month of May.

 

Students will be able to make payments easily in monthly instalment basis, which is being practiced since September 2017. In addition, the students have the opportunity to study all the Degree Programs offered in Villa College, through the Free First Degree Scheme by the government.

 

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Villa College is in MIECE 2019
Villa College is in MIECE 2019

Villa College is participating in the 4th Maldives International Education & Career Expo. The expo is set to be held from 28th February to 2nd March 2019. MIECE 2019 includes 20 colleges, universities and educational institutions providing an opportunity to meet and discuss various career opportunities. 

At this fair, the visitors will get the opportunity to meet with our lecturers, staff and students. Information will be given about our programs ranging from Certificate level to Undergraduate and Postgraduate level programs. It will also include the programs from the University of the West of England (UWE) which is a prestigious university from the UK.

Visit us in MIECE 2019 to learn more information about our programs and to explore exciting career opportunities and transform your life through our college. 

 

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