A Customer Service training was conducted for the Villa College staff by Mr. Masood Ali on 26th September 2019. This training included various customer service techniques and practices. Our staff were engaged in a lively session where they identified numerous areas, in which the techniques and practices discussed in the session, that can be applied in the workplace.
Our 3rd Staff Meeting of 2019 was held on 17Th September 2019. As per usual, the first item on the agenda was the Staff Café Talk. Dr. Ali Fawaz Shareef delivered a motivational speech on the topic “Develop your brand” in this meeting’s edition of the Staff Café Talk.
Afterwards, the staff who joined after the previous staff meeting was introduced, giving each new staff an opportunity to introduce themselves. This was followed by a presentation by the Marketing department regarding the new and upcoming programmes in Villa College. The Assessment Policy was then shared by Mr. Moosa Mohamed followed by a presentation on Learning Support by Mr. Ahmed Yasir. Certificates were also given to the Employees of the Month from January 2019 to July 2019, after which the Staff Newsletter Issue: Volume 04 No. 01 was released by our Vice Rector, Dr. Ali Najeeb. Appointment letters were given to the promoted staff in Center for Postgraduate Studies (CPS), Center for Open and Distance Learning (CODL) and Faculty of Educational Studies (FES) and also to the newly elected members of the Villa College Staff Club (VCSC) Executive Committee.
Certificates and gifts were given to the winners of the Bookmark Competition organized by the Villa College Library and to the users who borrowed the most items from the library. It was followed by a presentation by the VCSC President, Ms. Hidaya Mohamed Zahir, regarding the planned activities and the Anniversary plan. Ms. Selina Mohamed from the Registration department, gave a presentation on the tasks for the upcoming UWE Graduation 2019.
Our Rector, Dr. Ahmed Anwar delivered a passionate speech regarding the upcoming UWE Graduation. Dr. Anwar stressed the importance of teamwork and giving 100% for this event.
Villa College Gan Campus has been officially inaugurated on Monday, 29th July 2019. The campus was officially inaugurated in an auspicious ceremony by the Rector of Villa College, Dr. Ahmed Anwar. Rector, Dr. Ahmed Anwar expressed his hope that the students in Laamu Atoll will make ample use of this opportunity to continue their higher studies in their home atoll, in his address. Moreover, the manager of the Villa College Gan Campus, Mr. Thoha Abubakur stressed the importance of students making use this opportunity to study from different fields while staying in their islands or atoll. Villa College Gan Campus is already home to some VC programmes of different fields and Mr. Thoha indicated that he hopes the students will make full use of this prospect. With the official inauguration of the Villa College Gan Campus, there are 7 Campuses and 16 Learning Centres throughout the atolls in Maldives.
The 4th International Conference for Social Research and Innovation, ICSRI 2019 has ended.
The closing keynote address was given by Dr. Arvind Mathur, WHO Representative to the Republic of Maldives on the topic "Taking the bull by the horn: #BeatNCDs". Dr. Arvind Manthur stressed the importance of facing challenges head on and achieving your targets in an engaging address.
Certificates were given to the participants, moderators and evaluators. Moreover, the immense contributions of the endorsers, sponsors and the partners were commended by the awarding of certificates. Furthermore, certificates were given to the Best Papers of ICSRI 2019.
Dr. Ahmed Ali Didi addressed the gathering on behalf of the Evaluation Panel. Dr. Ahmed Shahd, Dean of Research, Institute of Research and Innovation delivered a passionate closing remarks, stating the importance, quality and academic excellence displayed through the conference.
The conference was held on two days, 17th and 18th July 2019, in the Villa College, QI Campus.
The 4th International Conference for Social Research and Innovation, ICSRI 2019 has begun. This years’ conference was inaugurated with the opening ceremony held today in the Villa College Hall.
The Rector of Villa College, Dr. Ahmed Anwar stressed the importance of research and how research can help to initiate and drive further inquiry and creative solutions, in his welcoming remarks.
2 keynote speakers, Minister of Environment, Dr. Hussain Rasheed Hassan and the Vice Chancellor of the University of Seychelles, Dr. Justin Davis Valentin delivered their keynote speeches in the ceremony. Minister of Environment, Dr. Hussain Rasheed Hassan focused his keynote address on environmental challenges faced by island nations like the Maldives and ways to overcome them. Meanwhile, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Seychelles focused his address on the topic “Making educational reforms in small systems relevant for the implementers: A case study from Seychelles”.
The International Journal for Social Research and Innovation (IJSRI) Vol 3, Issue 1 and the "Qualitative Research Handbook" authored by the Dean Research, Institute of Research and Innovation, Dr. Ahmed Shahid was released by our Rector, Dr. Ahmed Anwar in this ceremony as well.
The conference is held on two days, 17th and 18th July 2019, in the Villa College, QI Campus.