MENA & Oman Studies Taster Day

This event is aimed at students with an interest in studying the Middle East region and Oman, Arabic, International Relations/Politics, Diplomacy and History at university. It is open to students in Sixth Form, on a Gap Year or otherwise applying to university.

About the event:

This is the second year BOS have run this event, which proved extremely popular with our previous attendees.

Participants gain a good introductory understanding of careers that might follow their University studies, approaches to diplomacy in the Middle East region, what Arabic language learning entails and what some of their chosen University course content may cover. You will also get an introduction to some of the funded student schemes BOS runs in Oman. They will leave the course with a ‘certificate of completion’ from the Society which may be used as evidence of attendance as part of a University application.

"Insightful and inspiring across all activities...a fantastic introduction."

"Extremely helpful, great insight into Oman and Arabic, and possible career paths."

Date: Monday 9th April 2024 (previously 8th April - date changed due to rail and tube strikes)

Time: 11am - 3:15pm



10:45am - 11:00 am: Arrival

11:00am: Intro to BOS

11:10am: Student Volunteers Oman presentation 

11:45am: Diplomacy in the Middle East 

12:30pm: Lunch 

1pm: Documentary Screening

1:45pm: Studying MES at University 

2:30pm: Arabic Language Taster Session

3:15pm: End of Day

Lunch and refreshments are included. Some travel reimbursement is available for students that must travel a significant distance to attend the taster day. This will be handled on a case-by-case basis, so please get in touch if you have any queries. 

A full review of the pilot edition of the MENA Studies Taster Day is available here.


Advance booking required:

This event is free to attend but spaces are limited. If you would like to attend, please email to confirm your space and write 'Taster Day' in the subject line. Kindly include your full name, your year group, the name of your school/educational institution and whether you have any dietary requirements.