Gulf University for Science and Technology’s (GUST) Office of Student Life (OSL) awarded the student-run Debate Club the ‘Club of the Year’ award in a ceremony held at their campus. The award is presented annually to the club that demonstrates the most initiative, creativity, and actively inspires students by offering educational and engaging activities throughout the year.Dr. Raghad Al Kazemi, Dean of Student Affairs at GUST was present at the event to honor the winning club.
The Debate Club was the clear winner of this year’s award due to their exceptional presence on campus all year round and their diligent organization of 33 engaging and practical events, including winning second place at the Kuwait University Debate League, and first place at the 5th Arab Universities Debate Competition in Bahrain, and the Kuwait University National English Debate League. In addition to organizing a university-wide debate competition, holding various seminars among which was the “Effect of Declining Oil Prices on the Arab Region”, and setting up several workshops and charity events.
The purpose of the event is not only to recognize the efforts of a few clubs, but also motivate the other student run clubs and acknowledge their hard work throughout the year academic year, and show them that GUST as a university appreciates all efforts invested by students in organizing club activities.
This year, the number of clubs at GUST participating totaled to 16, and included: The Entrepreneurs Club, the Media Club,the Anime Club, the Talent Club, the Debate Club, the Islamic Finance Club, the Management Club, the Marketing Club, the Computer Science Club, the English Club, the Public Relations Club, the Technology Club, the Human Development Club, the Human Rights Club, the Investment Club, the Accounting Club, and the Foundation Club.