Communications, Marketing & External Relations

We provide the communications, marketing & external relations function of the University. Staff promote BUiD at local, regional and international levels and to a variety of stakeholders – students, industry, government and higher education.  We maintain the university’s website and social media, produce a variety of publications, and run events and campaigns to encourage people to engage with BUiD.


Nishath Syed

Head of Communications, Marketing & External Relations

Telephone: +971 4 279 14 22


Nishath is a strategic marketing professional. And for past ten years she has contributed immensely towards profile building and brand awareness of the University. Nishath holds a Masters in Strategic Marketing from UOWD and has completed her CIM certification in Data and Analytics. Her expertise is in the area of content marketing and she has been invited as a speaker at conferences and seminars relating to Digital Marketing.



Samar Alkhatib

Communications Manager

Telephone: +971 4 279 14 24


Samar joined The British University in Dubai as a Marketing Assistant in November 2010, and later was promoted to Marketing Coordinator. Before moving to the UAE Samar was living in Canada. She held similar positions in Canada and UAE between 2006-2009.



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