Activities

Have the time of your life

At ALU, we believe that you should live an exhilarating life and never experience a dull day. ALU is a time for you to engage with brilliant minds, to laugh, support each other, and do almost anything you ever imagined. You will find an environment where you are encouraged to enjoy life to its fullest, because we believe life is too short not to have fun. Initiatives like ALUAlive and Student-Run ventures help you to make the most of your experience at ALU and have the time of your life!

ALUAlive!

Your life matters immensely to the world, and we want you to live such a long life so you can achieve your big goals. As such we have developed the ALU Alive! programme to help you pace yourself, eat healthily, experience emotional well-being, exercise, have an active social life, and so much more. ALU Alive is a framework that empowers you to consciously craft and maintain your own well being. It consists of 5 components: ALU Connect, ALU Move, ALU Give, ALU Maintain and ALU Unplug. All the parts of ALU Alive work together to ensure that you remain active, happy and fulfilled.

ALUConnect: Engage with the world around you. Integrate into the ALU and Mauritian community, culture and customs. Build and maintain lifelong friendships and networks through advisory squads, shared living spaces, social outings and just making time for friends and family. ALUConnect lets you laugh and share with those around you.

ALUMove: Maintain a healthy body and mind through physical activity. Get active and participate in physically engaging games and challenges such as ultimate frisbee, swimming, soccer, volleyball, basketball and more. Build your team spirit through team sports.

ALUGive: Give your time and resources to help others. Utilize your strengths, talents and resources to give back to the community. We partner with SOS Poverty Mauritius and other local organisations to mentor in the community and clean the environment.

ALUMaintain: Ensure harmony and balance in mind, body and spirit. Focus on your overall alignment and well being with guided nutrition and hygiene talks, counselling, fitcamp and spiritual engagement.

ALUUnplug: Taking time out to recharge, reflect, recover and rest. Find your center. Hike and do yoga to take time to reflect, rest and recover during Quiet time and recharge during Time Out sessions

Student-Run Projects

ALU is all about you. Here at ALU you take ownership of your own experience and are given the freedom to design the ALU of your dreams. Through the Entrepreneurial Leadership foundation course where soft skills and leadership mindsets are learned, you are able to create numerous student-run projects that enhance your learning experience. Some projects and clubs include Snack Time, an on-campus convenience store and ALU’s first student-run project, and Banza, ALU’s first club and online literary publication.

Student Committees

Assembly: What do you do when your busy, engaging and fruitful week is finally coming to an end? You go for an ALU Assembly. This is a time when the entire ALU community comes together to reflect on the past week. The Assembly Committee organises a show that entertains, informs, educates and inspires everyone.

ALU Awards: This committee organises a yearly ceremony to recognise outstanding members of the ALU community.

Crisis Management: The Crisis Management Committee is working with the institution’s administration to create ALU’s Crisis Management Plan. This outlines various elements of emergency preparedness, risk assessment, mitigation initiatives and emergency responses.

#Give: #Give is the community service arm of ALU’s signature wellness programme #ALUAlive. It encourages students to give of their time, resources and gratitude to serve others and work towards improving their conditions.

Honor Code: The Honor Committee is laying the foundation for an ALU Honor Code that fully embraces the culture of student ownership. It is a team of passionate and dedicated students who not only believe in the core values of honor and integrity but also strive to live them. It engages and collaborates with the student body throughout the thought, design and implementation process and believes in “one student body, one Honor Code.”

Student-Led Initiatives Committee (SLIC): SLIC facilitates and supports student initiatives. It encourages students to get involved in on campus activities either through joining or managing a club, starting a business or planning an event. SLIC also offers funding and marketing tips to new start-ups. Their motto is, “you are never alone.”