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Frequently Asked Questions

If I have a problem with an instructor, to whom should I talk?

You must talk to your Academic Counselor.  If the Academic Counselor is unable to solve the problem, you can refer to the Student Affairs Office for assistance.

If I have a problem with a friend, to whom should I talk?

You can talk to a Student Counselor in the Student Affairs Office.

If I have a family problem that is negatively affecting my studies, what should I do?

You can talk to a Student Counselor in the Student Affairs Office. Everything you tell them will be confidential.

I often feel anxious and stressed during exams, which negatively affects my studies and results. Who can I talk to about this?

You can talk to a Student Counselor in the Student Affairs Office. They can help you to overcome problems relating to stress and anxiety.

Are there any rules relating to dress-code and general appearance for students at LC?

You should always dress in a way suitable for the educational environment and the UAE’s culture and traditions. Guidelines include:

  • Makeup (for female students) should be applied lightly
  • Hair should not be dyed in unnatural colors
  • Lip, nose, and eyebrow piercings are not allowed

Is smoking allowed in the College?

No, smoking is not permitted on any LC Campuses.

Does the College provide transportation and what are the conditions?

The College provides transportation in the Abu Dhabi area and suburbs at reasonable costs for female students only and registration starts at the beginning of each semester.

Are there entertainment programs and who is responsible for them?

The Student Affairs Office organizes trips throughout the Academic Year, in addition to celebrating religious and national occasions.

Is it permitted to take photos in the College?

The use of cameras is not permitted. Students need formal permission from the administration to take photos.

Is there a student council that represents students?

Yes, there is. It is comprised of elected members from each group level. The Student Council is responsible for representing students, defending their rights, encouraging academic cooperation, and helping to preserve the College’s reputation.  It meets regularly under the supervision of the Student Affairs Office to organize and coordinate activities that promote fitness and sports among students. It also organizes cultural and intellectual activities.

What are my rights as a student in Liwa College?

You are entitled to receive:

  • A quality education
  • A general plan of your program at the beginning of each semester that includes the number of credit hours, course descriptions, objectives, and references or resources that can be used as complementary materials
  • Knowledge of graduation requirements, registration procedures, and course availability, timetable, and fees
  • Knowledge of the penalties in cases of fraud or plagiarism
  • Knowledge of the attendance policy and the consequences in case of non-compliance
  • Immediate notification in the case of cancellation of a classes
  • A set schedule of classes as per the Academic Calendar
  • Information related to any changes in classroom rules
  • Confidentiality in terms of your grades and personal circumstances
  • The right to review your student file

What are my responsibilities as a student?

You must:

  • Follow the necessary procedures for registration, withdrawal, or addition of courses as explained in the Student’s Handbook
  • Attend fully and on time
  • Respect the instructor’s decision about the attendance policy
  • Respect the instructor’s right to determine the course content, methodology, and evaluation
  • Take into account the right of the instructor to determine the deadlines for assignments and be aware of the penalties imposed in case of failure to comply with these deadlines
  • Complete assignments by yourself. Plagiarism will not be tolerated
  • Take tests and examinations as scheduled by the instructors
  • Take responsibility for class absences
  • Follow up on and implement what is stated in the regulations and policies of the College

What offenses might result in disciplinary procedures?

  • The deliberate absence from mandatory lectures and activities in accordance with the regulations of the College
  • Submitting assignments after the deadline
  • Any action against religion or morals, or any act that may tarnish the reputation of the College, such as:
    • Any act of blasphemy, insulting the divine (God), religion, the Holy Quran, or the prophets
      Stealing items from the College, staff, or students
    • Drinking alcohol or using banned substances
    • Any offense, whether verbal or physical, against employees or students
    • Damage or misuse of College property or resources, or the property of others, including students, staff, and visitors
    • Publishing, exchanging, or downloading hostile or illegal materials, such as insults or pornography
  • Transmission of false information to the College, forgery, or impersonating a student in an exam
    Being convicted of a crime
  • Insulting a member of staff or another student
  • Lack of academic integrity, including plagiarism or cheating

What are the penalties for violating LC bylaws?

  • Verbal warning
  • Written warning
  • Expulsion from the classroom
  • Being prohibited from attending lectures
  • Being prohibited from participating in activities
  • Being prohibited from taking exams
  • Making reparations to what has been physically damaged
  • Suspension from the College
  • Receiving a mark of zero in case of plagiarism or cheating
  • Course failure
  • Enforced withdrawal from a course
  • Dismissal from the College

Note: The student will be notified of the penalties in writing by the Manager of the Student Affairs Office. In case of dismissal due to misconduct, the decision will be signed by the President of Liwa College and a copy kept in the student’s file.