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5th Promotion Days in EMU

5th Promotion Days in EMU

Day 1

Organised by Eastern Mediterranean University in collaboration with the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Ministry of Education, “5th EMU Promotion Days” commenced at EMU Lala Mustafa Paşa Sports Center on 25 February 2015. On the first day of the event, teachers, counselors and around 700 high school final year students from Polat Paşa High School, Karpaz Vocational High School, Eastern Mediterranean Doğa College, Famagusta High School of Trade, Gazimağusa Vocational High School, İskele Bekir Paşa High School, Geçitkale Cumhuriyet High School, İskele High School of Trade, Dr. Fazıl Küçük Vocational High School, Haspolat Vocational High School, Namık Kemal High School, Gazimağusa Turkish Maarif College and Erenköy High School attended the activities.

Within the framework of the 3-day “5th EMU Promotion Days” organisation,  every day between 9:30 and 12:00, along with academic activities, other entertainment activities as well as competitions will be taking place. While discovering the multicultural campus environment where over 19,000 students from 120 different countries receive education, high school students will also be receiving information on academic units and assistance on their prospective career choices.

Taking place under the sponsorship of North Cyprus Turkcell, Heyday Music and Ektam Ltd., “5th EMU Promotion Days” will be hosting high schools from Nicosia region on 26 February 2015 and high schools from Girne and Güzelyurt regions on 27 February 2015.

EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Osam also attended the first day of the “5th EMU Promotion Days” and stated his pleasure on behalf of the university in receiving the attention and interest of the students. Prof. Dr. Osam added that it is not easy to create a multi-cultural environment and, thus, students should not miss this opportunity. Prof. Dr. Osam also put forth that they are proud of their university as it appears among the best universities throughout the world.At the end of his speech, Prof. Dr. Osam invited all high school students to benefit from the opportunity of receiving high quality education in EMU.

Vice Rector for Promotion Prof. Dr. Hasan Amca stressed that EMU offers study opportunities to around 19.100 students from 120 different countries and added that while catering for international students, EMU also gives special importance to students from our own country. Prof. Dr. Amca put forth that EMU endeavors to bring up professionals who possess qualities and skills at world standards and this includes the nationals of the TRNC, too.

Day 2

Organised by Eastern Mediterranean University in collaboration with the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Ministry of Education, “5th EMU Promotion Days” commenced at EMU Lala Mustafa Paşa Sports Center on 25 February 2015 and will finish on 27 February 2015. On the second day of the event (26 February 2015), more than 500 high school final year students from  Bülent Ecevit Anadolu High School, Turkish Maarif College, Lefkoşa Turkish High School, Sedat Simavi Vocational High School, Güzelyurt Vocational High School, Değirmenlik High School and TED College attended the event.

While discovering the multicultural campus environment where over 19,000 students from 120 different countries receive education, high school students will also be receiving information on academic units and assistance on their prospective career choices.

Taking place under the sponsorship of North Cyprus Turkcell, Heyday Music and Ektam Ltd., “5th EMU Promotion Days” will be hosting high schools from from Girne and Güzelyurt regions on 27 February 2015.

Day 3

Organised by Eastern Mediterranean University in collaboration with the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Ministry of Education, 5th EMU Promotion Days which commenced on 25 February finished on 27 February, 2015. Through the event, final year high school students from schools throughout the country had a chance to explore the educational and structural qualities of EMU in detail. On the final day of the event, around 300 students, counselors and school representatives from Güzelyurt Turkish Maarif College, Kurtuluş High School, Cengiz Topel Vocational High School, Lefke Gazi High School and Lapta Yavuzlar High School visited EMU.

Taking place under the sponsorship of North Cyprus Turkcell, Heyday Music and Ektam Ltd., 5th EMU Promotion Days provided the students the opportunity to discover the multicultural campus environment where over 19,000 students from 98 different countries receive education.

Students’ Comments on the 5th Promotion Days:

Eliz Beyaz

Eliz Beyaz - Gazimağusa Turkish Maarif College Final Year Student

I am glad that I attended EMU’s promotion days as I have all my questions answered now. We also received detailed information on EMU’s education system. I would like to study at EMU’s Psychology Department. I trust in the quality of education in EMU and am glad that the university offers internship opportunities.

Vicdan Karaşahin

Vicdan Karaşahin – Namık Kemal High School Final Year Student

We have found the answers to our questions so I believe the organisation is quite good. Having the medium of instruction in English is an important point. We received useful information in EMU’s Promotion Days and, at the same time, had a day filled with fun and entertainment.

Ali Ülker

Ali Ülker – Dr. Fazıl Küçük Industrial High School Final Year Student

I currently study at IT Department. In line with the information we received today, I believe I will give a good decision. EMU offered us an enjoyable day. Having made up my mind on my higher education, I can say that I will study in EMU.

Merve Nur Irmak

Merve Nur Irmak - Dr. Fazıl Küçük Industrial High School Final Year Student

I believe the best university in the TRNC is EMU. Today, I had a chance to receive detailed information about my prospective department. I would also like to thank EMU for offering different activities for us today.

Dilara Kavuş

Dilara Kavuş – Gazimağusa Vocational High School Student

Other universities’ promotion days were not as colorful as EMU’s.We both had fun and spent a day full of information. I heard about the quality of education in EMU before. I would like to study at First and Emergency Aid Department. EMU is definitely my top choice.

Sevinç Kanmaz

Sevinç Kanmaz – Gazimağusa School of Trade Final Year Student

This is the first time I am taking part in promotion days. Academic staff was really helpful. I am thinking of studying at “Accounting Department”. I now have sufficient information about my department, thanks to EMU.

Hüseyin Karakeleş

Hüseyin Karakeleş – Haspolat Vocational School Final Year Student

Today, I am extremely happy as I am receiving information in a different and entertaining environment. As of today, my first choice will be EMU.

Hatice Çetin - Sedat Semavi Vocational High School Final Year Student:

This is my first time in EMU and I am extremely happy to be here. I have not decided what to study yet but I believe the information I received today will help me decide. EMU is my top choice.

Orhan Çokbekler - Lefkoşa Turkish High School Final Year Student:

The promotion days are quite useful and full of entertainment. We found the answers to our questions and this is important for us. EMU is a beautiful, big and highly-developed university.

Murathan Kaçar – Bülent Ecevit Anadolu High School Final Year Student:

We learnt about the faculties and the departments operating under them. We also had a chance to receive information from experts. I am now more aware of the educational quality of EMU and feel a step closer to it.

İpek Durmaz – Güzelyurt Vocational High School Final Year Student:

This is my second time here in EMU, the best university within the TRNC. The educational system here is of high quality. We also had fun with activities specially organised for us.

Nizamettin Önal – Değirmenlik High School Final Year Student:

I had another department in my mind before coming here but in line with the information I received, I changed my mind. I believe Public Relations and Advertising Department would be more suitable for me. I thank EMU for the interest and support.

Söylem Çoli – Nicosia Turkish Maarif College Final Year Student:

Promotion Days are useful as we receive answers to our questions. I already knew that EMU is an institution of higher education with international quality. I can see it here today as well.

Sevgi Özbarışçı – Kurtuluş High School Final Year Student

This is a different experience for us. We have our questions answered. My priority choice is EMU  as I believe it is the best university within the TRNC.

Dila Yeşilırmaklı – Lefke Gazi High School Final Year Student

We received valuable information about departments and this helps us make more accurate choices in terms of our career preferences. If I choose to study in the TRNC, I will definitely prefer EMU.

Berk Aner – Güzelyurt Turkish Maarif College Final Year Student

I haven’t made up my mind about which department to study at but the information I gained here today will definitely assist me. It is nice to receive information from experts who help us make better choices.

Abdurrahman Hayat – Cengiz Topel Vocational School Final Year Student

I would like to study Computer Programming in EMU. Today, we had a chance to talk to experts face to face. I am happy to be here.

Senem Oğuz – Lapta Yavuzlar High School Final Year Student

EMU has proven its quality with its successful graduates. I haven’t made up my mind about my prospective department but the information I received today will definitely help me do so. My first choice will be EMU. 

Comments of Counselors

Zuhal Akterzi

Zuhal Akterzi - Gazimağusa Turkish Maarif College Counselor

During promotion days, students have a chance to receive information from staff members who are experts in their fields. Those students who have doubts in department preferences have now made up their minds about it.

Bengül Akyüz

Bengül Akyüz - Gazimağusa Vocational School Counselor

Promotion Days carry special importance for students as information on departments and educational system is delivered to students. EMU is extremely successful in Promotion Days.

Bilal Çalıkuşu

Bilal Çalıkuşu - Gazimağusa School of Trade Tourism Teacher

EMU Promotion Days provided useful information for our students. Students also spent nice time, thanks to entertaining activities integrated into the program. We see EMU as a continuation of our education.

Sündüz Koçarslan – Sedat Semavi Vocational High School English Teacher:

I am a 2010 graduate of EMU and I am proud of it. Bringing my students to EMU is another source of excitement for me. I know about the high quality of education in EMU and that’s why the majority of our students choose to study here.

Fatma Oğul - Bülent Ecevit Anadolu High School Counselor:

We take part in EMU’s Promotion Days every year. I find it quite useful as students are taken to various departments, receive detailed information about the university and, most importantly, find answers to their questions. It is also nice to see that they have fun during the day through entertainment activities.

Ali Erden – Değirmenlik High School Counselor:

Our students receive information at first hand at Promotion Days and this motivates them a lot. EMU has taken important steps with regards to its quality and that’s why it is the best university of the TRNC with high quality students.

Zalihe Saygılı – Nicosia Turkish High School Counselor:

We attend EMU’s Promotion Days every year. Students not only receive detailed information about their prospective choices in terms of departments but also have fun during their stay at the university.

Halide Rehber Liman – Nicosia Turkish Maarif College Counselor:

EMU is the top choice university. I find it quite useful that students receive face-to-face information about EMU. The medium of instruction being in English is also an advantage for the students. I am also a proud graduate of EMU. 

Hüsen Ünüvardır – Lefke Gazi High School Counselor

As a state university, EMU is a prominent institution. Promotion Days are really useful in assisting students regarding their prospective program choices. Their decisions are largely affected by the information and interest they receive.

Sevda Serin Tanyel - Güzelyurt Turkish Maarif College Counselor

EMU provides instruction in English and I believe this is a big advantage for students. EMU is a top choice university within the TRNC.

Pembe Beteri – Cengiz Topel Industrial High School Counselor

Promotion Days are extremely important for students as they have a chance to receive answers to their questions. The organisation had a warm and friendly environment. It is good to see students from different schools here.

Nagehan Öner – Lapta Yavuzlar High School Counselor

These type of organisations are quite useful for the promotion of universities. While receiving information, students also take part in various entertainment activities. The biggest element underlying EMU’s success is its focus on educational quality, not financial issues.