PMUBD Virtual Showcase
24th January, 2022
Written by: Wajihah Ramlee (20B8036)
Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) through its Persatuan Mahasiswa/I UBD (PMUBD) held yet another PMUBD Showcase for session 2021/2022 Semester 2. This semesterly event was held virtually through Microsoft Teams, for 3 consecutive days, from the 24th of January to 26th of January 2022.
PMUBD stands for ‘Persatuan Mahasiswa/I Universiti Brunei Darussalam’, whereby it is the official students’ association of UBD led by members of the Student Representative Council. With the motto “Run By Students, For The Students”, it aims to fulfil the needs of all PMUBD members and lead them towards human excellence. Thus, to achieve the university’s motto, “Towards human excellence”, this showcase will support the motto by producing graduates who are extracurricular talented and a marketable individual rather than being a one-dimensional being.
The PMUBD Virtual Showcase also aims for the students to develop their characters, nurture their talents, to remain pro-active in their social-working environment such as commitment, leadership and effective communication through Students Representative Council, student bodies and clubs offered, that will benefit the students for their university life as well as the future. Furthermore, for this semester’s showcase, “Netflix” was the chosen theme, which represents connection through digitalization during the pandemic.
This event of 3 days started off with a Virtual Opening Ceremony on the 24th of January, 2022 through PMUBD’s Instagram (IGTV) with the recital of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa Selamat led by Muhammad Hazim bin Aladin (Acting Chief Executive of Religious and Spiritual Affairs Session 2020/21), and followed by a speech from Fatin Aimuni Binti Haji Suffian (Vice-President of Student Representative Council Session 2020/21), then several video performances by the Dance Culture Club and Phonemics Club was presented after. The ceremony ended with closing remarks by Fatin Aimuni and a concluding video about PMUBD.
After the Virtual Opening Ceremony, The PMUBD Virtual Showcase began from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. according to time slots provided for each executive, clubs and student bodies on Microsoft Teams for 3 days, featuring on the first day were, Executive of Leadership and Innovation (ELI), Executive of Entrepreneurship (ENTRE), Netball Club, Global Discovery Programme (GDP), Kelab Silat Varsiti Gerak 41 (KSVG41), Korean Culture Club (KCC), Platun Kadet Tentera UBD, and UBD Billiard/Pool Club.
The second day of the PMUBD Virtual Showcase, on the 25th of January 2022, was featured with Badan Perhubungan Kesejahteraan Mahasiswa/i Akademi Pengajian Brunei (BPKMAPB), Volleyball Club, Eksekutif Keugamaan dan Kerohanian (EKK), Executive of International Affairs and Students Ambassador (EIASA), School of Business and Economics Student Council (SBESC), Guild of Gamers, and Writers’ Movement.
On the 26th of January 2022, was the last day of the PMUBD Virtual Showcase, featuring Executive of Community Service and Student Welfare (ECSW), Executive of Media and Public Relation Officer (EMPRO), UBD Toastmasters, Badan Pergerakan Mahasiswa/i Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (BPMFASS), Faculty of Science Student Body (FOSSB), Executive of Sports and Recreation (ESR), UBD Volunteering and Charity Club (UVC), and Brunei Japan Friendship Association (BJFA UBD).
The 3 days of PMUBD Virtual Showcase was held successfully despite the challenge of conducting it online with limited time slots of about 30 minutes given for each of the executives, student bodies and clubs to promote their platform and for students to explore their interest from the virtual showcase.