Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) welcomed 1,124 students, including international students, for the first semester of the academic year 2017/2018 during the annual Freshers' Week which began on 24th July 2017 at the Chancellor Hall.
The week-long orientation programme, aimed at familiarising the new students with their higher education career for the next four years, is organised by the Student Affairs Section alongside the Student Representative Council and aided by volunteers.
Freshers' Week is an event where new students are briefed on important matters related to life in university and what UBD has to offer. New students will also be set to know more about UBD and modules offered as they will be introduced to the programme leaders of their respective faculties as well as their faculty members. The students will also be briefed on course registrations for their first semester, Discovery Year programme as well as the extra-curricular activities that are offered in UBD.
They will also be educated on the GenNext programme as well as registration and examinations in UBD. A motivational religious talk, dubbed Bicara Ulum Ad-din, will also be delivered by an invited speaker from Pusat Da’wah Islamiah, which will not only be beneficial to Muslim students, but to non-Muslims as well.
On top of additional briefings by the Centre for Networking, Employment and Careers Training (CoNECT), the new students will also participate in a Fun Run to support the “healthy lifestyle, healthy minds” concept that UBD strongly embraces. The PMUBD Showcase will also begin on the same day.
The new students will also be given tours of the campus and library, followed by sharing sessions from UBD graduates which will be held at the Senate Room, Chancellor Hall.
Freshers' week will end on 29th July with the ‘Sukan Ria’ at the Sports Complex, officially marking the start of the new semester.
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