1st AKU Congress of Student Experience

November 23-25, 2018

Office of Student Experience

The 1st AKU Congress of Student Experience will catalyse the conversation around student experience in higher education; the current state, and the possibilities. We will ask and answer questions on how universities can innovate to be more engaging and student-centred. Through a variety of activities both academic and experiential, with a strong sense of fun throughout, we will challenge students to be the owners, co-creators and designers of their educational experience. The first of its kind, this Congress is sure to shift perspectives on what it can mean to be a student in the region and beyond. 

Congress Tracks

  • Teaching and Learning - TL
  • Gender Equity - GE
  • Campus Life - CL

Pre-conference workshops (November 23, 2018)

Keynote speeches (November 23, 2018)

  • Women, wellness, & sports by Sana Mir
  • Student centeredness in university design by Wasif Rizvi

Passion ponds (November 24, 2018)

  • Networking breakfast with mentors

Plenary sessions (November 24, 2018)

  • Being young in Pakistan by Adil Najam
  • Student centred design for academic spaces (TL)
  • Gender equity in university design (GE)
  • Students as partners: preparing future leaders (CL)

Parallel sessions (November 24, 2018)

  • Living well: viewing the world from different lens (CL)
  • Career in science and technology in Pakistan: dream, mirage or horizon? (GE) 
  • Exploring an entrepreneurial approach to student learning and impact (TL)
  • Students and civic responsibility (CL)
  • Incorporating humanities in higher education (TL)
  • Campus safety: what’s New on the horizon? (CL) 

Student festival (November 25, 2018)

  • Centre stage talks
  • Student theatre performance
  • Career counseling
  • Short film screenings
  • Drum circle

We look forward to having you join us for 3 action-packed days from November 23rd to 25th, 2018.

Dates and timings:

9:00 am to 6:30 pm Friday, November 23, 2018

9:00 am to 9:00 pm Saturday, November 24, 2018

9:00 am to 1:30 pm Sunday, November 25, 2018

Participate in Student Competitions


Centre for Innovation in Medical Education, AKU Auditorium, and Sports and Rehabilitation Centre at AKU, Stadium Road, Karachi


Saad Zubair
Office of the Dean of Students
021 3486 3734