Undergrads complete Brunei History Centre work placement

|     Azaraimy HH     |

FOURTEEN undergraduates from Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) have completed a 14-week work placement at the Brunei History Centre which ran from August 7 to November 11, 2017.

To mark the completion of the work placement, the centre held work deliberations and a certificate presentation ceremony recently.

Present at the ceremony was Pengiran Hajah Mahani binti Pengiran Haji Ahmad, a Senior History Officer at the Brunei History Centre.

The students were from diverse disciplines from the Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS) of UBD: four are studying Historical Studies, eight Malay Literature, one Geography and Development, and one is doing Sociology/Anthropology.

The work placement programme was introduced by the Brunei History Centre in 2001. The programme provides the students not only early exposure to working experience, but also opportunities for them to explore and get to know the Brunei History Centre better and learn new things.

Pengiran Hajah Mahani binti Pengiran Haji Ahmad, Senior History Officer at the Brunei History Centre (left) speaking during the ceremony. – AZARAIMY HH

During the work placement, the students were assigned a task or main project, which was to produce an essay on history, and conduct practical research such as through interviews and produce transcription through the interviews and various historical research methodologies.

Other than that, the students were also taught and exposed to writing and editing techniques to enable them to produce better and more organised writings.

The research writing produced by the students will be published in PUSAKA, the Brunei History Centre’s magazine publication. The centre has also stated that it hopes to compile the student essays into a book for future publication.