BUiD supports the Intercontinental Spelling Bee 2021 as the academic partner

Dubai, UAE: The British University in Dubai (BUiD) supported the Intercontinental Spelling Bee (ICSB) 2021 as its academic partner. Our support covered the whole 2021 event from the launch in February where Hugh Martin, the Registrar and Chief Administrative Officer, was the guest of honour, through to the finals of the competition which were held in Dubai recently.

The ICSB brought together more than 50 secondary school students from Africa (including Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa) and the UAE who had passed the preliminary rounds in their own countries and were able to make the journey to Dubai under the current pandemic protocols. Over two days, students undertook written and oral tests culminating in the traditional spelling bee.

BUiD encourages its staff and students to be involved and engaged with the community through participation in activities that have a positive impact on the wellbeing of people around us. We collaborate with different organisation in our efforts to disseminate knowledge and to inspire students’ interactions with their local community.

Hugh Martin commented, “We are very proud to support the ICSB 2021 which showcases our community engagement. As a not-for-profit higher education institution, we understand the importance of voluntary work that emphasises our commitment to society.” Prizes were awarded by HE the Consul-General of the Republic of South Africa, HE the Consul-General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and the Registrar and Chief Administrative Officer of The British University in Dubai.

The ICSB is a charitable organisation which organises competitions for secondary school children in Africa and the Middle East. The event was organised by Mind Guider Consultancy in the UAE.


About The British University in Dubai

The British University in Dubai (BUiD) was established by law number 5 in 2003, by His Highness the late Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, as a not-for-profit entity. The University grew out of collaborations between British and Dubai academic, government and commercial organisations to make a unique contribution to the UAE and the Gulf region. The founders of the University are the Al Maktoum Foundation, Dubai Holding, Rolls-Royce, the British Business Group of Dubai and the Northern Emirates, and Emirates NBD.

The University is governed by a Council formed every three years by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, under the chancellorship of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

BUiD is licensed by the UAE Ministry of Education and our qualifications are also recognised internationally by NARIC. The academic support that BUiD enjoys from its alliance with Russell Group universities in the UK has contributed to its success. These universities include the University of Edinburgh, the University of Glasgow, and the University of Manchester – all in the world’s top 100.

BUiD’s internal quality assurance include processes that ensure our programmes and students’ achievements are of standards on a par with those of our UK Universities Alliance partners.

BUiD offers full and part-time research based Doctorate and PhD programmes, Masters and MBA programmes, and Postgraduate Diplomas, in the fields of education, business, law, engineering, finance, construction, and IT.

BUiD also offers undergraduate programmes in the fields of computer science, AI, engineering, finance, and business.

BUiD works in collaboration with leading organisations and institutions including its major contributing partner the Knowledge Fund Establishment, Atkins, the UAE Ministry of Education, and government and associated bodies across the UAE’s public and private sectors.

We provide an important and growing community and resource for young professionals, leading academics, corporate managers and aspiring leaders of all description.

© Press Release 2021

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