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Buthayna Qutaina

MSc in Energy Engineering Management

Buthayna studied Energy Engineering at An-Najah University, Nablus. In Durham she is  pursuing her interests in this field.. Sustainable energy development is her passion. She was active in undergraduate scientific societies to promote this field of study through conferences and workshops, including an international conference in Brazil. She has worked in energy companies and as a volunteer in the community to help young people understand more about the environment and sustainable energy.

Dalya Saleh

MA Intercultural Communication and Education

Dalya is a graduate of Al-Quds Open University having studied English Language and Teaching Methods. She has further professional qualifications – including those of nursing and translation – from the University College of Applied Sciences (UCAS) and the Islamic University of Gaza. 

She has worked for 6 years as teacher of English with UNWRA (the United Nations Relief and Work Agency). As a volunteer she has worked with the on-line Hands Up project to improve the communication skills of learners.

 She is keen to develop innovative ways of teaching and learning and to build international understanding.

Ahmad Ashqar

MSc Sustainability, Energy and Development

Ahmad studied Mechanical Engineering at An Najar University Nablus. He has worked as a student counsellor at an international school and in organisations focused on community development, He has worked on off-grid energy systems in the Massafer Yata region concerned with water filtration and solar energy. He has helped develop youth work as part of the World Vision Programme to promote higher levels of environmental awareness and community engagement for sustainable change.

Diana Hindya

MSc Civil Engineering

Diana is a graduate of Civil Engineering from the An-Najah National University in Nablus. She has worked as a teacher of STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Maths). She has also worked as a teaching assistant at the university, helping students understand software and other civil engineering concepts like structural analysis. She worked with colleagues in the Nablus Municipality and actively participated in student groups promoting engineering involvement throughout her studies. Diana is passionate about strengthening the engineering foundation in Palestine and bridging the gap between higher education and productive industries.

Zein Hamayel

Master of Laws

Zein is from Al-Bira and studied Law at Birzeit University. Prior to her arrival in Durham she was in training as a lawyer in a legal practice in Palestine.  Before then she taught English in a language centre focusing on legal language. Her interests are in international human rights law and International Criminal Law. She has volunteered with Palestinian human rights organisations such as Addameer and the Right to Education Campaign. Her interest in law arises from her and others’ experiences of having been denied its protections.