Dear Students

On behalf of Royal University for Women I would like to welcome you all to another Academic Year 2016-17, full of challenges and opportunities. We will work together to make this year a very successful one, both in academics and other co-curricular activities.

Last year has been a very eventful year as RUW celebrated its 10th Anniversary with an array of activities and achievements. RUW is among the first two universities in the Kingdom of Bahrain to be listed on the NQF, we participated and successfully completed the National Accreditation project, RUW successfully organised a two day Conference on Women and Society in April 2016 and the students organised a very successful RUW Carnival. In addition there were many more successful events and activities where our students, staff and alumnae participated with enthusiasm and zeal.

RUW is working towards achieving its mission of excellence, providing knowledge and offering a teaching methodology that brings harmony between the well-established Middle Eastern values and the old value system of the West. We are proud of the fact that we provide a multicultural environment that promotes harmony and critical thinking. We have students representing 14 different nationalities and faculty members from 17 countries. The faculty members are professionals with vast experience in their areas of specialization. All this will provide a very conducive and healthy teaching & learning environment to you at RUW.

As per our commitment to enhance the teaching and learning experience at RUW, from AY 2013-14 the revised curriculum in all colleges for all academic programmes has been implemented. Please keep yourselves updated with the information which is available in the Programme Handbooks and the RUW website.

Academic advising is integral to your academic aspirations in university life. Each one of you is assigned to a faculty member for academic advising. If you have any query about the registration, study plans, choice of courses, schedules, examination, or any other academic issue please fix an appointment with your advisor. They are there to help you with your academic plans and related issues and you can meet with them. I encourage you to follow the study plans made by colleges, take courses in summer semester and meet your academic advisors on a regular basis.

As our endeavour to make RUW a Smart Campus in near future, we have Power Campus, e-learning and blended learning. I would like to encourage the optimal use of Self Service by you all. Also, please use your RUW email ID as all communication from the University will be done on that email. Attendance is another issue I want to emphasize. We at RUW follow the Attendance policy and it is important for you all to attend your lectures and Studio classes regularly.

RUW is the first purpose built, ‘women only’ University and we are providing you with an excellent infrastructure in terms of class room facilities, latest software and materials. Our mission is to enable you to make a mark for yourself and become competent and confident in your chosen fields through well-structured educational courses taught in an excellent learning environment and with the help international faculty and world class infrastructure.

Wishing you an enjoyable and fruitful learning experience in this Academic Year.

Dr. Mona Suri,

Academic Vice-President