Students Facilities and Services
1. Student cards:
You can pick your student cards from the student card office located in each single Faculty as soon as your enrolment is confirmed.
2. Accessing online services:
In the first day of the University you will receive a welcome letter from the Student Centre which explains how to identify your USERNAME and PASSWORD for online services such as your student email account, and the library’s electronic resources.
3. Accessing student email accounts:
To access a student email account, student must:
a. Go to the website www.uokufa.edu.iq
b. Click on the option “webmail”
This will then take the student to a screen, which asks for the username and password of the student.
Once the details are entered, click on the “login” button.
4. Computer labs:
There are many of computer labs are available at the University of Kufa, the Main Computer Suite is located in the Information and Technology Research and Development Centre.
The aforementioned suite will be available for student use when not booked by classes. The University has a quota on Internet usage and printing. Domestic and International students are allowed 150mb per semester. Students must pay for any usage over this quota. Access to the Internet is provided for educational purposes, not for personal use.
To make sure that the computer room is used appropriately with the increasing number of students, a number of rules are necessary; please refer to the staff members for further information.
5. Library facilities on campus:
a. The University’s Central Library
Sunday-Thursday 8am-3pm; Saturday 8am-12pm
b. The Library of Medicine at the faculty of Medicine
It is a medical highly specialised library.
Sunday-Thursday 8am-3pm; Saturday 8am-12pm
6. Library facilities off campus:
There are a huge number of libraries around Najaf city, e.g. Imam Ali Holy Shrine library and Masjid Alkufa library. In these libraries there is a free use of computers and Internet, however the purpose of use has to be strictly for educational purposes.
The opening hours for both above libraries are: Sunday-Saturday 8am-10pm.
7. Photocopying facilities:
There are photocopying machines in the University’s Centre library on campus. To use these photocopiers, students will need to buy a photocopy card from machines near the photocopiers in the University’s Centre library. Students will also need to be aware of the copyright laws in place in Iraq that determine what and how much of other people’s work can legally be copied.
8. Discussion areas:
The University’s Central library
a. International lounge
b. Level 2 area-tables for discussion
Imam Ali Holy Shrine library
-Room can be reserved by groups
9. Cooking and eating facilities:
There are numbers of lounges located at each Faculty, students are welcome to visit any of these lounges. Here you will find a TV, pool table, microwave and more available to use.
10. Safety awareness:
a. Laptops: if you bring your own laptop with you to the University, to be locked away in a cupboard if left in the foyer.
b. Student ID cards: Carry with you all times. If you are asked to produce your Student ID card and identify yourself, your Department, your lectures and do not do so, you will be asked to leave the building.
c. Report any suspicious people in your area:
-Asking for non-student people or department/faculties
11. Emergency procedures:
If fire alarms sound or you discover a fire:
-Establish the location of the fire
-Advise nearest Floor Warden
-Alert other occupants near you
-Call fire Brigade on 115
-Floor wardens will control the evacuation and have the absolute authority
12. Students consultations:
There are three types of student/lecturer consultations available to students during their university study.
-Annual progress consultations
-Student at Risk consultations
a. Semestral progress consultations
The annual progress consultation is a compulsory consultation between lecture and student which occurs once every semester. It is an opportunity for students to discuss with their lecturer(s) their progress, acknowledge areas of strength, clarify areas of weakness, and set goals/strategies for improvement. The discussions will be documented in writing, and sign by both the student and lecturer. After the consultation, the student will receive a copy to keep for his/her own record.
The aim of semestral progress consultations is to provide students with feedback on their progress in the University studies.
b. Individual consultations
The individual consultations is an opportunity for students to meet with lecturer (s) out of class time to discuss concerns, learning strategies and/or action plans. Time allocated to each student for individual consultation in each term amounts to one hour in total (i.e. 15 minutes per week). Students are expected to have their discussion points and queries prepared before the consultation.
c. Student at Risk consultations
This consultation is to help students focus on key weakness in skill/study development. If a student has failed to improve in skill/study areas which necessary for passing their courses. Lecturer(s) will request a consultation with the student to discuss with him/her the particular areas of concern. The lecturer will explain to the students that due to the weakness, student may be at risk of not meeting the criteria to successfully complete the University degree. An explanation of the concerns and any recommendations will then be discussed and also documented.
13. Summer School:
Acting on feedback from the every year survey, this survey conducting by the University to find out what are the sessions/courses students needed, an inaugural Summer School will be programmed. We usually organise for a 3 weeks Summer School from 18th – 10th of July. The first week consists of an all day workshop presented by our guest Professors from nearby universities. The University of Kufa invites you to come along for workshops designed to build your knowledge of scholarly career, to prompt reflection on your current scholarly skills, and to make a space for you to interact and share your knowledge within a community of scholars. The second and third week will be for students to present their work and share their whole year experience. There will also be 30 min one-on-one sessions available to students to meet with experienced colleagues.
The Summer School program for every year should be a lovely informative few days to mingle with peers and take time out, there will be tea & coffee on arrival and drinks and nibbles will be provided on the last day to close.
14. Health Services:
University of Kufa believes that providing the highest quality healthcare to all University of Kufa students is vital. University Medical Centre is located on the ground floor of the Marries Staff Apartment Building (opposite Faculty of Science) at the North Entrance of the Main Campus.
A comprehensive range of services is provided, including:
- health checks
- immunisations and vaccinations
- women’s health
- skin care and travel medicine
- weight disorders
University Health is open Sunday to Thursday 8:45am to 3:00pm all year round except for Public Holidays. You can make an appointment by phone on 07 or by coming in and talking to the staff.
Both female and male doctors are available.