The College of Arts and Sciences has a variety of resources available to students. Selected resources are listed below with a description of their services.
The AUS Writing Center is dedicated to helping students become better writers. Our peer-tutors help students become independent, confident writers through an interactive approach to writing. The Writing Center’s tutors do not proofread or edit students' assignments; rather, they teach students to recognize and correct their own errors with the goal of making them more confident and self-sufficient writers. The Writing Center helps students with the writing process in a shared effort that depends on student participation to succeed, so students must take an active role during tutorials.
The Writing Center offers one-on-one tutoring sessions by appointment or on a drop-in basis to students throughout the university. During tutorials, students and tutors work together on various aspects of writing: thesis development, organization, outlining, paragraphing, sentence-structure, wording, vocabulary and mechanics.
The tutoring sessions can help students brainstorm, organize their writing, review grammar, punctuation and mechanics in the context of their writing, or work to improve a draft that has been critiqued by their instructor.The Writing Center’s work is not limited to writing courses. Students are free to review writing for any course at AUS. In fact, students can even visit the Writing Center to discuss writing done outside of their courses at AUS. Many students bring CVs, cover letters, presentations, poetry and fiction writing to their tutorials.
The Writing Center also offers workshops on a variety of writing topics relevant to students' courses.
The AUS Writing Center is located in the AUS Library on the ground floor (LIB 024) and the satellite location in the School of Business Administration (SBA 1176).
Sunday–Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Students can make appointments with the Writing Center by registering with our online booking system: aus.mywconline.com The Writing Center is also available on a walk-in basis, but these times are limited because most of the appointment times are scheduled in advance.
The appointments are 30 minutes or one-hour long. If it is necessary to cancel an appointment, students must inform the Writing Center at least an hour before the scheduled appointment. If students are more than ten minutes late for a scheduled appointment, they are considered a "no show" and their time will be given to a student who is waiting for a walk-in consultation.
For any questions, you may contact the Writing Center by calling 06 515 2278/2251 or by writing to [email protected].
To find out more about us, please visit us at the sites below:
The Mathematics Learning Center (MLC) is located in room NAB 239A in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and in the LIB118 - Library. It provides students with a supportive atmosphere where they have access to assistance and resources outside the classroom. Free tutoring services are provided to all students and there is no need to make an appointment—just walk in!
· Individualized tutoring sessions for students enrolled in the remedial and freshman-level mathematics courses.
· Access to computers and non-textbook math titles for students use
· Pre-exam review sessions for some selected courses. These sessions are conducted by the most qualified tutors at the center.
The center opens during the fourth week of each semester and runs for 10 weeks. Service hours in NAB239 are from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and in LIB118 from 3:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m. as per the following schedule (refer to schedule below):
For more information or inquiries, please contact [email protected]
The Masters of Arts in English/Arabic /English Translation and Interpretation (MATI) program at AUS enjoys a fully functioning simultaneous interpreting lab. It is equipped with Tandberg conferencing equipment, the standard in the field. It features 11 single booths for simultaneous interpreting training and 10 points around a table for consecutive interpreting training. That setup can also be used to simulate conference events with principles seated at table and interpreters working in the booths.
The lab is used for graduate classes in the MATI program and for one undergraduate class in community interpreting.
Contact: Lamiaa Elanany, [email protected]
The MCM studio was opened to provide Department of Mass Communication students with a professional platform to practice their creative audio-video skills. The facility consists of a control room that houses a vision mixer, an audio mixer, a light controller and a 70-square meter soundproofed floor for video training and production. Students use three professional studio cameras and an anchor desk to conduct interviews and present newscasts. The studio also houses one audio production facility, a video editing space and a student lounge.
The MCM facility serves important academic and professional purposes relating to the preparation of students for the future challenges of the communications market. The studio supports students’ training and production needs in all MCM video-based courses. Those include, but not limited to, broadcast news writing and reporting, social media, advertising campaigns, documentaries, film and multiplatform journalism. It enables students to work in a semi-professional environment where they deal with production elements like cameras, editing systems, presentation technologies and interviewing settings. Video is a significant driver of visual media culture around the world as reinforced by multimedia and digital technologies in traditional and emerging contexts.
By harnessing the MCM studio resources, students have been able to generate high-profile productions that reflect the finest standards in this industry. In the past two years, MCM students have showcased their video works on Etisalat’s E-Life Channel as part of an MoU signed between AUS and Etisalat. This outreach opportunity, enabled by students’ access to the studio facility, has exposed the UAE community to a wide range of professional video works that reflect MCM students’ creative skills and potential to contribute to the communications industry during their program of study.
Contact Information: Anna Marie Castillo - [email protected]
The CAS Student Team (CST) is made up of eight students representing the various departments and majors in the College of Arts and Sciences. The main goals of the team are to:
Members from the CAS student team are available in their office throughout the day, allowing students to stop at their convenience for assistance and advice. The office is located in the New Academic Building (NAB), in room NAB 12B. The CAS Student Team can also be reached at [email protected] and on Instagram and Twitter: aus_cst
Astronomy Club is a student organization for anyone interested in astronomy. It aims to spread knowledge about this fascinating mysterious science and provide opportunities to gaze the skies and learn about the different celestial objects. The club organizes trips and events for students such as movie nights and trivia games.
Biology Student Club is devoted to providing opportunities for students to improve and communicate their scientific knowledge and to foster relationships between students and the scientific community. The club organizes events, activities and educational seminars in an effort to further student awareness of the dynamic field of biology.
English Department Fellows builds a culture of interconnectedness within the English major community, providing the necessary resources for English majors to succeed. The organization hosts events related to the English program, encouraging cultural, spiritual and intellectual growth for all members, creating a more literary climate.
International Studies Student Association (INSA): All international studies majors automatically belong to INSA and vote in elections for student officers each year. INSA officers take the lead in organizing the group’s activities throughout the year but all members are welcome to be involved. INSA provides an orientation session for first year students, hosts gala dinners in the fall and the spring to honor graduating seniors and, with the guidance of a faculty advisor, sponsors a student conference in the spring and publishes the student journal Siraj.
Model United Nations (MUN): The Department of International Studies hosts an MUN chapter that puts on a Model United Nations simulation every spring semester. Participants come from all over the region and Europe. MUN is open to any student at AUS. Officers of the organization must apply for their positions and are selected by the faculty advisors after a vigorous review process. In addition to hosting the Model UN, which attracted over 500 delegates in 2016, members of MUN attend other regional simulations and frequently attend related conferences in the United States.
Moot Court: Students selected for Moot Court draft and argue cases before simulated international courts. Students must take INS 350 Moot Court to be eligible to take part in the international competition. Completion of INS 350 does not guarantee participation as only the very best students will be selected by the faculty advisor. Recent competitions include the Jessup rounds in Washington, DC, and the International Criminal Court simulation at the Hague in the Netherlands.
Physics Club promotes physics by creating a community of students dedicated to developing the knowledge, competence and enthusiasm for advanced study and research in physics. The club also promotes a public interest in physics. It aims to connect students with physics professors and their research, organize physics-related trips and host speakers.
Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society, AUS Chapter (Alpha Chi Kappa): Established in Fall 2016, Alpha Chi Kappa:
The Math Club raises awareness about the different branches of math and their related applications by organizing several workshops and events. It also hosts many gatherings and fun activities for students to relax and eventually realize that math is indeed fun and plays an important role in our daily lives.