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Freshers’ week for new UBD students

Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) organised the UBD Freshers’ Week opening ceremony and Vice-Chancellor’s special address yesterday. The ceremony welcomed 356 students, including 172 undergraduates, 118 Masters, 172 PhD and 28 Unibridge students for the January 2021/2022 intake.

Acting Vice-Chancellor of UBD Pengiran Dr Mohammad Iskandar bin Pengiran Haji Petra, senior management team, staff, students and parents attended the virtual event.

Prior to the opening ceremony, the Pre-Freshers Week was held from December 18, 2021 to yesterday. New students were required to complete registration, payment of fees and purchase of insurance coverage.

New students will continue to attend briefings for four days from January 6 and 8 via CANVAS, Microsoft Teams and Zoom.

Among the important live sessions are Brunei Government scholarship, faculty briefing, module registration and examinations.

There will also be religious talks on Quranic Journey and Bicara Ulum.

Students will be also be given a sexual harassment awareness talk by Acting Head of Royal Brunei Police Force’s (RBPF) Women and Children Abuse Investigation Unit DSP Norkhatijah binti Haji Zainal and an HIV awareness programme for peers and youth (happy programme) organised by Legislative Council member and the President of Brunei Darussalam AIDS Council Yang Berhormat Iswandy bin Ahmad.

Freshers Week will end with a Bicara Ulum and Doa Selamat on January 8.

ABOVE & BELOW: Acting Vice-Chancellor of UBD Pengiran Dr Mohammad Iskandar bin Pengiran Haji Petra; and students during the opening ceremony. PHOTOS: UBD