Exploring Students’ Activities Expo

It comes as no surprise that the AUN community comprises people from many different cultures and backgrounds.

True to its commitment to securing a diverse and inclusive learning community, AUN hosts an activities expo every semester. This event helps students find clubs and societies that foster their interests. They also provide a platform for students to socialize, debate, share ideas, support one another, and grow as individuals and as a community

The commencement hall venue for this year’s event was a beehive of activity. In the early hours, various societies set up their banners vividly displaying mission statements.

Against this backdrop, we interviewed second-year Natural & Environmental Science major, Muhammad Balarabe, who’s Entrepreneurship Politics & Leadership Society was launched at the Expo.

Mr. Balarabe explained that the entrepreneurial and politically inclined global community is the primary reason he chose to establish the society. He listed the needs for young, emerging leaders in the world today and hoped that EPLS would drive students here.

VP of Student Life and Dean of Student Affairs, Mr. Byron Bullock, a pioneer of the  Expo, told us that he introduced this event because he thought it was a chance for students to “connect” with one another and to develop their “social, cultural, and leadership skills.”

He also envisaged that being a part of a club or society could help advance students’ research skills which could contribute to their senior design projects. The overall intent of the activities expo is to engage students, especially first-year students and introduce them to the range of extracurricular activities on offer at AUN. This year’s event just like its forerunners will set the tone for a truly rewarding social and academic life for students.

Reported by Zulqarnain Mahmood