AS IT prepares to attract a new batch of students for its July intake, Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) is holding the Open Day 2015 to welcome members of the public to explore the various educational programmes and academic opportunities at the university on February 14-15 at the Chancellor Hall.
Themed ‘Creative, Innovative, Entrepreneurial’ to reflect the university’s commitment to produce a generation of leaders with creative and entrepreneurial capabilities, the event will provide an opportunity for members of the public to meet with programme leaders to explore various programmes on offer, including the UniBridge programme, undergraduate programme and postgraduate programme, and know about the administration criteria as well as the application procedures.
The UBD Open Day is an opportunity for prospective students to gain an overview of how their undergraduate/graduate programme expectations can be aligned with their personal and career goals.
According to a press release, the opening ceremony of the Open Day will be officiated by the Dato Paduka Dr Haji Zulkarnain bin Haji Hanafi, Vice-Chancellor of UBD and Permanent Secretary (Higher Education) at the Ministry of Education.
The ceremony will see the launching of an online application for admission in UBD, which is introduced to ease the process of application for local and international students.
The all-day event will highlight UBD’s GenNEXT undergraduate programme, Discovery Year programme, entrepreneurship initiatives and research opportunities in the university.
Individuals wishing to pursue higher education are encouraged to speak with programme leaders, faculty members and current students on their expectations and academic experience at the event.
Members of the public who wish to enroll in UBD under government scholarship may also receive guidance on the HECAS applications by the Ministry of Education.
The GenNEXT Programme is UBD’s flagship programme, designed for students to excel according to their individual learning styles.
Having a broad-based and transdisciplinary approach, the programme provides flexibility for students to explore their potential through experiential learning across disciplines.
The GenNEXT Programmes offer Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Health Sciences, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering.
Individuals interested in pursuing graduate studies may opt for Master by Research or Coursework, and PhD studies in various disciplines such as Policy Studies, Public Health, Petroleum Geoscience, Environmental Management and Humanities.
Those interested in graduate studies may also find out more information on financial aid with the Graduate Research Scholarship (GRS) at the Open Day.
In promoting student life and activities on campus, the UBD’s Student Association (PMUBD) will also showcase its new initiatives of student extra-curricular activities in the field of health and safety, spiritual, career and leadership development, social and culture.
The UBD Open Day 2015 is organised by the UBD Student Association (PMUBD), with support from the Student Affairs Section, Admissions and University Liaison Office.