Over 150 Omani graduates welcomed
More than 150 students from Oman were felicitated by the British Council’s Oman UK Alumni Network’s ‘welcome back’ event at the InterContinental Muscat last week. The students graduated in different courses from the universities from the UK.
The British Council’s Oman-UK Alumni Network is in its fourth year and has reached over 1,500 UK alumni. The network gives UK alumni access to a diverse professional network, opportunities to develop their careers and to share some of their knowledge and experience with the future generation of UK graduates in Oman.
Speaking about the event, Helen Mehta, British Council director, said, “This event enabled UK graduates who are more advanced in their careers to share some of their experience and wisdom with more recent graduates in a structured way. Through events such as this we aim to support Omani UK graduates in their career development, as well as maintaining their connection with the UK.”
For the evening, the theme of the event was ‘Capacity Building’.
Speakers from diverse fields included Sayyida Mayya al Said, life coach at Whispers of Serenity; Sulaiman bin Hamed al Harthy, group chief personal banking officer in Bank Muscat; Dr Lamya al Haj, Professor at the Sultan Qaboos University, and Sharifa al Barami, an entrepreneur. They shared their experiences in deciding on a career direction.