Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) welcomed 261 students for the January intake of the 2022/2023 academic year during Freshers Week which began on 10 Jamadilakhir 1444 / 03 January 2023 at Chancellor Hall in UBD.
This year’s Freshers Week will run until 6th January 2023 and it aims to introduce newly enrolled students to the relevant matters of their studies and formally welcome them to university life.
Freshers Week is organised by the Student Affairs Section (SAS) with support from the Student Representative Council (SRC) and volunteers.
The Freshers Week kicked off with the Vice-Chancellor’s Special Address and Student oath taking which was held at the Main Hall, Chancellor Hall UBD. The Vice-Chancellor’s address was delivered by the Vice-Chancellor of UBD and Guest of Honour Yang Mulia Dr Hazri bin Haji Kifle.
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, Bicara Ulum Ad-din, will also be delivered and it 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) there are also sharing sessions for graduate students and Discovery Year activities. The new students will also tour the Sports Complex and participate in a sports activities. The PMUBD Showcase will also begin on the same day.
This year’s Freshers Week will end on 6th of January 2023 with the morning activities started with the recitation of Surah Yaasin, Doa Kesyukuran, Talaqqi Al-Quran session as well as Tadabbur Al-Quran. The new students will also be given tours of the UBD campus and library and officially marking the start of the new semester.