Students in Universiti Brunei Darussalam can have a piece of mind when it comes to health and welfare matters. The institution have been structured in such a way that students will be able to obtain assistance from their peers and student representatives, departmental officers and fellow academics.
styleStudents who need medical attention for minor ailments, Pengiran Anak Puteri Hajah Muta-Wakkilah Hayatul Bolkiah Health Centre is only a 5-minute drive from the university. Due to its strategic location, the national hospital known as the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha Hospital is only 20 minutes away at the heart of the capital, Bandar Seri Begawan.
The main religion practiced in Brunei Darussalam is Islam and this is reflected in the availability of designated praying rooms in the university campus. Every college, faculty, institute and departmental office have a prayer room close-by. This includes all the residential colleges, the administration building, the university library, the IBM-UBD building, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences building, Central Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Science and the Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah Institute of Health Sciences. The campus also has a university mosque which is shared with the neighboring community for religious gatherings and events.
The catering services offered in campus has a great range of food and drinks. In the main campus, there are two eateries available, the UBD cafeteria and a PMUBD Shop. The latter is where students who are on the go could grab ready-packed food and drinks and rush to their respective classes. Meanwhile, if you have more time to sit, relax and enjoy your meal with your friends you might want to dine in the cafeteria where a wider variation of food and drinks are available.
All residential colleges including The Core, Male Residential College and Female Residential College open their canteen doors to the university staff and students, and the wider community. All three eateries offer sit-and-dine menu which are also available for takeaways.
The Student Affairs Section (SAS) in the university has the overall responsibility of overseeing the welfare and student life on campus. The units in SAS include:
Shuttle busses and public busses are available in the campus ground. The former is especially for residents from The Core residential college. Van rental is also available for students and visitors which can be used for transportation on and off campus.
Students can also opt to rent a bike for more convenient mode of transportation. These bikes can be rented from PMUBD Rent-a-bike service. The bicycles can be found in the Male Residential College. There are four bike parking spots available on campus including Student Affairs Section, Educational Technological Centre, Male Residential College, and the Central Lecture Theatre.
There are two locations for ATM Service machines, The Core Residential College and the Student Affairs Building. The former is for Standard Chartered Brunei and Baiduri Bank suscribers while Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam, and Tabung Amanah Islam Brunei subscribers have their ATM services at the latter location. Hong Kong Shanghai Bank and Baiduri Bank ATMs are located in a department store, Giant Hypermart, about 5 minutes off campus.