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White Coat Ceremony | Class 2023

Today, Newgiza University held the “White Coat” ceremony for the third consecutive year. The aim of this celebration is to instill professional foundations for all medical students, through the recital of the white coat oath by the first year students of the life and health sciences’ schools (Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy) upon the beginning of their new academic year.

The annual tradition of NGU was inaugurated by Prof. Dr. A. Sameh Farid, NGU President. In the presence of the following honorable guests from UCL University:

Prof. Dr. Deborah Gill “Medical School Director, UCL”
Prof. Dr. Duncan Craig “Director, UCL School of Pharmacy”
Prof. Dr. Scott Rice “Prof. of Dentistry & EDI Consultant Radiologist”
Prof. Cate Whittlesea “Chair in Pharmacy Practice, UCL”
Gaynor Jones “Head of UCL Medical School Management”
Petra Dimmers “Portfolio Manager, UCL School of Medicine”

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Exciting News for the Business School Students

Exciting News for the Business School Students

From King’s College London


Exciting news brought to you by Prof. Stephen Bach, Dean of King’s Business School. As of this academic year, all students of the School of Business and Finance have the opportunity to compete for attending one year abroad at KCL, as well as participating in a student exchange program with KCL.

1)  Students exchange 

Up to five students per year could come on a full overseas-fees basis. They will have to apply to the Study Abroad Undergraduate programme, via the Admissions Portal, and must be considered by Admissions just as other Study Abroad student.



2) One year abroad

The best two students per semester, selected competitively, can come on a reciprocal basis (i.e. no fees).

For them, NGU will use the Study Abroad Exchange Undergraduate programme route, even though there is no exchange agreement in place yet. These two students will need to be nominated by NGU and then by applying via the Exchange programme no fee will be levied.

Nominations and how to apply – https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/abroad/study-abroad-guidance.aspx

22 Tips for the Class of 2022

22 Tips for the Class of 2022

You are now at the very beginning of a roller coaster ride. Not much to your surprise, you must know that millions of people were at the same starting point as you. Some knew how not to panic when their track inverts upside down and mostly everyone inevitably thinks that this is the very end.


Here are 22 tips to always regain control of yourself on such a ride, because we will always have an inverted track that we should be able to control:


  1. Everyone Is You, You Are Everyone


As everyone else, you are a newbie in the queue. You are not familiar with the route of this roller coaster, nor the surroundings and not even your neighboring companions that will keep screaming throughout the ride. No one does either. It’s okay not to know, don’t ever feel left out or ignorant about it.


  1. Accept All


Everyone you will meet will always have something different to you. That should be something you benefit from rather than shy away to what you find more convenient. It is your chance to grab lessons in life without sitting a class for it.


  1. Give It a Shot


If you do not know anyone, befriend everyone. Make your day and everyone else’s better by simply smiling at them. Greet them in the morning. Be open to friendships and hangouts. If you are new to the city or the country, explore it all with them. Plan something together, try out the food you never tasted, go on walks and learn the proper language of a commoner (it’ll help you understand everyone mostly)


  1. Patience


No smarter advice can be given to anyone making new steps other than not rushing into everything. Sit, think and choose wisely. As you try everything out, keep in mind that they are trials and do not limit yourself to what you bump into first. Your academics, companions and student life activities is what will shape your journey.


  1. Be Different


Luckily, being who you are, is the new different. Do not change ‘you’ to fit in. Do not be shut down with every struggle or challenge you meet and rather embrace it as a CHANGE to your perspective. Be open to that type of change. You are learning new things, meeting new people and you are slowly growing into your true character.


  1. Attend Your Lectures


We all learn differently and we have come to terms that the effort you put into anything in comparison to someone who puts in half of your effort might bring you to the same result. That is totally fine, everyone has their abilities and that is why you must know that your life is not centered around being a bookworm but rather on the basics that will help you reach your desired result. It will all start with at least listening to your professors at your lectures. That is half of the work you need to do, done.


  1. Find A Club


Your circle should not be limited to your academic companions, but with people who you work with on other projects. That is your unpaid internship in which you are given a job to handle, meetings to attend to and decisions to make. Make use of this experience and you will either discover a skill within you or foster it.


  1. Have a Plan


Organizing your steps will make life a little easier, especially around the time when you are trying to cram everything into a tiny schedule at the end of the year. Have a timetable, note down your goals for the day, week and month. Keep a record of everything you possibly need to achieve your target.


  1. You are A member Of The Family


Family sticks together, they do not fight one another. If you find yourself stuck in a situation of that sort, try to remain calm and do not turn people against each other. Do not slip into a cycle of gossip or make it a harder time for someone and even worse, yourself. You will not be hurting anyone but yourself.


  1. Agree To Disagree


You must have heard that phrase a lot. Accept that you should respect everyone’s opinion just as they should respect yours. Feuds always started with major disagreements where there was no room for discussions.


  1. Involve Yourself


You have a voice for a reason, so speak up for anything you think is wrong and for your own rights. Remain respectful and know your duties to receive your merits.


  1. Find a Calm Spot


Your free time needs a place to free your mind. Discover these spots in your campus and make it a safe haven.


  1. Help Others


Always be a helping hand to those who need it. Do not wait to be asked and rather offer it yourself. We all deserve to stand by one another.


  1. Make A Study Group


Studying will become a lot easier when you share your knowledge. This goes back to dividing the workload and working as a team, you will benefit more from what your friends will teach you and what you’ll teach them.


  1. Stay Healthy


Take a good care of your physique and nutrition. You will be astonished by how big of an impact it will have on your performance and attitude towards life in general.


  1. Don’t Add Too Much To Your Plate


Although trying a lot of different things is beneficial, being all over the place and inefficiency is not. If you find yourself unable to do every activity and duty it’s justice, take a step back and reevaluate your decisions.


  1. Manage Your Time


You’ll be surprised on how much you can achieve in a day if you use your time well. It’s the only thing you can spend and not take back, so spend it wisely.


  1. Ask Questions


Don’t leave your inquiries unanswered till when it’s very late. Learning is done in gradual steps, and you’ll stay stuck if you don’t understand a point before you move onto the next one.


  1. Read


Your academic readings shouldn’t be the only reading you do. Your mind needs to feed on inspiring novels, funny stories and anything that allows you to be more creative.


  1. Stay Focused On Your Goal


You’ll find yourself drifting away from your target at a certain stage, you might become less interested or just tired. If you think of it is a short break, don’t let it displace the real purpose of why you attended University. Take full responsibility for your actions and choose the right path.


  1. Have Fun


Don’t take everything too seriously. You’re young and you’ll never be as young as you are again. Be fun to have around and seek joy through your friends and the activities around you.


  1. Never Give Up


As cliché as it might sound, it’s not the end of the world. No matter what the world throws at you, you have to know that you and everyone around you will have their route inverted upside down. Things will not go as expected and you might think that you are out of luck. Remind yourself that a rollercoaster always inverts its way back on track and life goes on. Stay true to yourself and everyone around you.

Autism Awareness – Guest Lecture

Student were invited to attend a guest lecture to learn more about Autism from Mrs. Maha Helali, Founder of the Learning Resource Center (LRC) and Chairman of the Egyptian Society for Developing Skills of Children with Special Needs.

World Autism Awareness Day

NGU Students and Faculty members pledged to wear Blue for World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, 2017.

Mrs. Maha Helali, Founder of the Learning Resource Center (LRC) and Chairman of the Egyptian Society for Developing Skills of Children with Special Needs visited NGU on April 5, 2017 where students got to learn more about Autism and how to deal with it correctly.

Cairo Model World Health Organization (CMWHO)

27 NGU students participated in the Cairo Model World Health Organization (CMWHO) entitled “Refugees crisis and its global health implications” that took place early February.  One student quoted “It was a true eye-opener and we reached a resolution that every country should welcome refuges to abolish such a worldwide crisis”.

NGU students standing here with Dr. Lamis Ragab, NGU’s  Vice President. Throughout the years, Dr. Ragab is not only an academic supervisor to CMWHO, she is a platinum cofounder as well. She has been supporting CMWHO since its very beginning in 2012 and supporting CMWHO by all means, giving the most wise pieces of advice at every time it is needed; opening CMWHO to valuable networks that would have never existed except for her support; and foremost sharing every important moment of CMWHO success story.

White Coat Ceremony

At the NGU’s 1st ever White Coat Ceremony, students pledged their commitment to their professions and to the health of the patients they will serve in the future. In attendance at the ceremony were Dr Sameh Farid, Prof Deborah Gill, President of the Supreme Council of Universities Ashraf Hatem, British Ambassador John Casson, and Dr Lamis Ragab, NGU Vice President. As this first class of Newgiza University students embark on their academic journey, they will forever remember this day, when their familiar lab coat came to symbolise something much more impressive: the care and healing of others

Redox Regulation of Cardiomyocyte Renewal

Students attended the Redox Regulation of Cardiomyocyte Renewal Seminar presented by guest speaker Dr. Hesham Sadek who obtained his medical degree from Ain Sham University in Cairo, Egypt, and his PhD from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed clinical training in Internal Medicine and cardiology at the University Hospitals of Cleveland, and post doctoral-fellowship in cardiac regeneration at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is a practicing cardiologist with board certification in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Echocardiography. Dr.Sadek’s research focuses on mammalian heart regeneration, and the link between metabolism and cell cycle regulation. He is currently an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, and Associate Director of Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, where he holds the J. Fred Schoellkopf, Jr. Chair in Cardiology. The Sadek laboratory is funded by grants from NIH, AHA, NASA, CPRIT and CRSM.