University of Bolton RAK Student Declared University Topper

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It is with great pride that the University of Bolton Academic Centre in Ras al Khaimah announce their First Class Honours student Duaa Sair (pictured) has scooped the Governors Prize for the Highest Final Assessment Academic Achievement across the University of Bolton Off Campus Division. This award is given to the topper student in the school and recognises their significant achievement and commitment to their studies.


Duaa Sair talks in her testimony about her personal journey; “While facing all the challenges and overcoming the hurdles in the first year, I had also come across a drastic change in my personality; from an introvert to an extrovert. Embarking on that journey, at the same time, I was coping with my assignments, exams and presentations and tried to balance my social life as well. Year 2 is when I geared myself up and started studying day and night, pouring everything I had into my academics… I cannot thank my parents, teachers and friends enough for supporting and guiding me throughout. I give credit to them as they shaped me into a bright, outstanding individual. Their motivation and support made me who I am today.


Raj Nambiar – Director of Administration said; “We are thrilled to have another of our students from RAK receive the Governor’s prize, especially in the face of adversity during this Covid-19 pandemic. It has been a testing time for all our students and staff, who have put in stellar efforts to keep their studies on track. This award is a prestigious accolade that celebrates our student reaching her potential but also the dedication and support shown to our students by the teaching team and support staff. We wish Duaa the very best for what will surely be a bright and prosperous future.”


Ayesha Adeel, Course Manager for Psychology adds “Duaa really took note of the importance of her studies, putting all her efforts in and can now see the benefit of giving her all. Duaa is an incredibly bright young lady and a credit to our student body. We look forward to her graduation and welcoming her back as part of our Alumni.”


The University of Bolton Academic Centre in Ras al Khaimah is working with the UAE Ministries and Academic Zone authorities to open its doors again in September. Despite the current Covid-19 crisis, students’ studies have not been at all interrupted with the teaching team continuing to support all disciplines through an online learning platform with modified assessment processes.


In the heart of UAE – there is an undeniably British attitude of “keep calm and carry on”. Prospective students can join the September intake for all programmes by emailing Programme details can be found on

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