Sultan Qaboos University provides a number of services to assist students, including the Student Counseling Centre. The center provides a comprehensive program of support services to help Sultan Qaboos University students to adjust to the demands of the university environment. These services are designed to enhance the student's educational experience by supporting his/her development and helping him/her to grow self-awareness, to identify his/her needs and problems, and to develop appropriate problem-solving techniques so s/he will be able to meet the demands of college life and be better prepared for work life on the completion of his/her studies. The Centre's counseling services provide individual counseling, group counseling, psychological consultation, a developmental counseling program, workshops, specialized training courses, and other services provided by specialist counselors.
As the student moves into this new stage of his/her academic life, he or she will find the university environment and academic study different from that of high school. Consequently, the student may well have many questions and concerns. If so, s/he should not hesitate to visit the Student Counseling Center where help with all aspects of life (academic, personal, or social) is offered.
If the Student Affairs Officer refers a student to the Student Counseling Center, s/he should follow this advice because the Student Counseling Center may be in a better position to help the student. After visiting the counselors there, the student should return to the Student Affairs Officer in the Foundation Program to brief them on the counseling s/he has received.