The Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Education Faculty, Department of Elementary Education organized an orientation event with the aim of adapting new students to the department and university. The said event was attended by Vice Dean of the EMU Education Faculty Asst. Prof. Dr. Hatice Nilay Hasipoğlu, EMU Education Faculty, Department of Elementary Education Chair Prof. Dr. Elif Yeşim Üstün, academic staff members Prof. Dr. Ayşe Işık Gürşimşek and Asst. Prof. Dr. Eda Kargı as well as research assistants and newly registered students.
Speaking at the event Vice Dean of the EMU Education Faculty Asst. Prof. Dr. Hatice Nilay Hasipoğlu wished all new students a very pleasant four years at the department.
EMU Education Faculty, Department of Elementary Education Chair Prof. Dr. Elif Yeşim Üstün thanked the new students for choosing EMU, providing detailed information about the courses they will be taking. Prof. Dr. Üstün also advised the new students to attend social activities and participate in cultural exchange by forming friendships with students from different nationalities.
“EMU is an International University”
In a speech of her own, EMU Education Faculty, Department of Elementary Education academic staff member Prof. Dr. Ayşe Işık Gürşimşek stated that they will educate the new students in the best way possible stating that they are part of a very good university. Indicating that EMU is an international university, Prof. Dr. Gürşimşek noted that the students will be graduating as teachers in four years’ time. Expressing that being at EMU is an opportunity for students to develop themselves socially and culturally as well as academically, Prof. Dr. Gürşimşek advised new students to develop their foreign languages.
Meanwhile, EMU Education Faculty, Department of Elementary Education academic staff member Asst. Prof. Dr. Eda Kargı noted that they have worked efficiently and are ready to do all they can to educate individuals that will be valuable to society.
The departments’ research assistants also took to the stage one by one, making speeches and introducing themselves to the new students. The research assistants underlined that they are ready to help in any way they can. Following the speeches a question and answer session took place. After EMU Education Faculty, Department of Elementary Education academicians answered student questions, they handed out the “Student Handbook” that contains all that needs to be known about the 2017-2018 Academic Year.