Past Events & Activities

UWE – VC Graduation 2019

The UWE – VC Graduation 2019 was held on 16th November 2019, Saturday in Dharubaaruge.

A total of 345 students graduated from undergraduate and postgraduate programmes from the University of the West of England. Addressing the gathering in the welcoming remarks, Rector of Villa College, Dr. Ahmed Anwar highlighted that the College is constantly reviewing processes to ensure that the graduates are ready to meet the challenges they will face in the real world. The Vice-Chancellor of UWE Bristol, Professor Steve West and Associate Dean - Strategic Partnerships, Dr. Fiona Jordan were also in attendance for this auspicious occasion. Vice-Chancellor of UWE Bristol, Professor Steve West advised the graduates to believe in their abilities, to be wise and using their skills and knowledge to make the world a better place than before, in his welcoming remarks.

After the conferment of degrees, graduates who achieved the Villa College Book Prize, the College Medal and Qasim Ibrahim Award for Excellence were given certificates and prizes. The Villa College Book Prize was awarded to 35 students from 10 different programmes. Certificates were awarded to the winners by the Rector of Villa College, Dr. Ahmed Anwar.

RECIPIENTS OF THE VILLA COLLEGE BOOK PRIZE

BA (HONS) ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE 

AISHATH JANAAN AHMED

MARIYAM SHAUSHAN

MOOSA SAMEEH

NAISH MOHAMED NAEEM

SAADHA IBRAHIM

BA (HONS) BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 

AHMED ARZAN

FATHIMATH MIZUNA

BA (HONS) BUSINESS MANAGEMENT WITH MARKETING 

AMINATH JIMNA

BSc (HONS) NURSING (INTERNATIONAL)

HAWWA AZUFA

SIYAMA ALI SALEEM

BA (HONS) PRIMARY EDUCATION (ITE) 

HAWWA SUMA AHMED

BSc (HONS) COMPUTER SCIENCE 

ALI SHAIF

AHMED THOLAAL

HUSSAIN RIZA

MOHAMED ANEEL

MOHAMED FAZAL

MOHAMED HUSAM

NISHATH IBRAHIM

SHIYAN HUSSAIN

MSc ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 

ABDULLA YAMEEN

AHMED NASIR

AMINATH AFEEF

AMINATH JEEHAN

AMINATH RIUMAN WASIF

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 

AMINATH FARHA SHAREEF

MSc INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 

ABDULLA FARIS

AHMED RASHEED

HASSAN MOHAMED

IBRAHIM NASEER

RASSAM ABDUL RAZZAQ

THOIL SHAREEF

MSc PUBLIC HEALTH

ABDUL MAANIU ABDUL RASHEED

AISHATH NISHANA

FATHIMATH IBRAHIM MANIK

KHADEEJA NASHWA

 

From this year onwards, the prize attached with the College Medal will be sponsored by industry leaders and professional bodies. This will give the graduates more opportunities to connect with the industry. This years’ College Medal was received by 17 students from 10 different programmes. Prizes were awarded to the winners by the Rector of Villa College, Dr. Ahmed Anwar.

RECIPIENTS OF THE COLLEGE MEDAL

BA (HONS) ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE - Sponsored by: Crowe Maldives

AISHATH JANAAN AHMED

MARIYAM SHAUSHAN

NAISH MOHAMED NAEEM

BA (HONS) BUSINESS MANAGEMENT - Sponsored by: LUX* South Ari Atoll

AHMED ARZAN

FATHIMATH MIZUNA

BA (HONS) BUSINESS MANAGEMENT WITH MARKETING - Sponsored by: Universal Foundation

AMINATH JIMNA

BA (HONS) PRIMARY EDUCATION (ITE) - Sponsored by: Teachers' Association of Maldives

HAWWA SUMA AHMED

BSc (HONS) COMPUTER SCIENCE - Sponsored by: Dhiraagu

AHMED THOLAAL

HUSSAIN RIZA

MOHAMED FAZAL

BSc (HONS) NURSING (INTERNATIONAL) 

SIYAMA ALI SALEEM

MSc ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT - Sponsored by: Bank of Maldives

ABDULLA YAMEEN

AHMED NASIR

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - Sponsored by: Maldives Airports Company Limited

AMINATH FARHA SHAREEF

MSc INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Sponsored by: Allied Insurance Company

HASSAN MOHAMED

THOIL SHAREEF

MSc PUBLIC HEALTH

KHADEEJA NASHWA

 

The Qasim Ibrahim Award for Excellence was awarded to 9 students from 9 different programmes. The prize was presented to the winners by the Founder of Villa College, Honourable Dr. Qasim Ibrahim.

RECIPIENTS OF THE QASIM IBRAHIM AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

BA (HONS) ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE

MARIYAM SHAUSHAN

BA (HONS) BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

FATHIMATH MIZUNA

BA (HONS) BUSINESS MANAGEMENT WITH MARKETING

AMINATH JIMNA

MSc ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

ABDULLA YAMEEN

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

AMINATH FARHA SHAREEF

BSc (HONS) COMPUTER SCIENCE

MOHAMED FAZAL

BSc (HONS) NURSING (INTERNATIONAL)

SIYAMA ALI SALEEM

MSc ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

ABDULLA YAMEEN

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

AMINATH FARHA SHAREEF

MSc INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

HASSAN MOHAMED

MSc PUBLIC HEALTH

KHADEEJA NASHWA

 

Founder of Villa College, Honourable Dr. Qasim Ibrahim emphasized on the importance for the graduates, of using the knowledge acquired from Villa College to improve and bring further growth to the country, in his address to the participants of the ceremony. The ceremony was concluded by a speech from a graduate. The speech was delivered by the recipient of the Qasim Ibrahim Award for Excellence from MSc Information Technology, Mr. Hassan Mohamed.

Congratulations to all the graduates and award winners. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

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3 new programmes launched for the upcoming Jan 2020 intake

Villa College has launched 3 new programmes for the upcoming January 2020 intake.

The new courses launched in the upcoming intake are the MSc Nursing (International), Bachelor of Psychology and Certificate Level 4 in Creative Arts and Design.  

MSc Nursing (International) was launched by the Minister of State for Health, Dr. Shah Abdulla Mahir. The Bachelor of Psychology programme was launched by the Hinnavaru Constituency MP, Ms. Aminath Jeehan Mahmood. Finally, the Certificate 4 in Creative Arts & Design programme was launched by the Permament Secretary of the Ministry of Planning and Infrastructure, Ms. Zeeniya Ahmed Hameed. 

The new intake offers the opportunity to join 97 different courses from Certificate level 1 to Master’s Degree programmes in different fields, including Information Technology, Computer Science, Teaching, Education, Sharia, Law, Islam, Business Management, Human Resource Management, Accounting and Finance, Banking and Finance, Marketing, Economics, Research, Pharmacy, Psychology, Public Health, Nursing, Marine Studies and Water Sports.

Among these, there are 12 Master’s programmes, 5 Postgraduate Diploma/Certificate programmes, 21 Degree programmes, 17 Diploma programmes, 14 Certificate level 4 (Degree Foundation) programmes, 12 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, ACCA Knowledge level, Skill level and Professional level is also offered in the upcoming January 2020 intake.

In the programmes that were launched, Bachelor of Psychology and C4 in Creative Arts & Design is the College’s own programmes, while MSc Nursing (International) is from University of the West of England, a prestigious university of the UK.

Application deadline for the upcoming January 2020 intake is 26th December 2019, with studies set to commence within two weeks of the month of January.

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Villa College signs an agreement with Addu City Council to develop a Higher Education Institute

Villa College has signed an agreement with the Addu City Council to acquire land from Hithadhoo, Addu City.

The agreement was signed upon winning the bid proposal as submitted by the College, on 21st October 2019, in Addu City by the Addu City Council Mayor, Mr. Abdulla Sadig and the Vice Rector of Villa College, Dr. Ali Najeeb.

Addu City Council had opened for bid proposal 29th April 2019, to develop a Higher Education Institute in line with the Addu Development Plan and its target to be the "The Education City of Maldives".

Villa College has already been providing quality Higher Education opportunities for Addu City with a campus in Hithadhoo. The new campus shall enable the College to expand its operation in the region.

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Application for the January 2020 Intake is now open!

Villa College is now open for applications for the January 2020 Intake.

The new intake offers the opportunity to join 97 different courses from Certificate level 1 to Master’s Degree programmes in different fields, including Information Technology, Computer Science, Teaching, Education, Sharia, Law, Islam, Business Management, Human Resource Management, Accounting and Finance, Banking and Finance, Marketing, Economics, Research, Pharmacy, Psychology, Public Health, Nursing, Marine Studies and Water Sports.

Among these, there are 12 Master’s programmes, 5 Postgraduate Diploma/Certificate programmes, 21 Degree programmes, 17 Diploma programmes, 14 Certificate level 4 (Degree Foundation) programmes, 12 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, ACCA Knowledge level, Skill level and Professional level is also offered in the upcoming January 2020 intake.

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

Besides the opportunities to study at the QI campus in Male’, the same opportunities are available at all the Villa College campuses around the country.

Application deadline for the upcoming January 2020 intake is 26th December 2019, with studies set to commence within two weeks of the month of January.

Students will have the option to make their payments easily in monthly instalments throughout their programme. In addition, the students have the opportunity to study all the Bachelor’s Degree Programs offered in Villa College, through the Free First Degree Scheme by the government.

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Happy Teacher’s Day 2019!

Teacher’s Day was celebrated in Villa College on 2nd October 2019. In a joint effort by the Villa College Staff Club and the HR Department, a ceremony was held on the occasion. Addressing our teachers in this ceremony, our Rector, Dr. Ahmed Anwar praised the effort the teachers put into delivering their best to the students. Dr. Anwar stressed the importance of celebrating such a day in order to mark the hard work and dedication of teachers around the globe.

Tokens of appreciation were given to all the full-time academic staff of Villa College in this ceremony, followed by the cutting of the Teacher’s Day cake. The ceremony was then capped off with refreshments and some wonderful performances by the Villa International High School students for the VC academic staff.

Teacher’s Day is being celebrated throughout the country this week, with various activities being held on this delightful occasion.

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