27th August 2018, Berakas – The Brunei Students’ Union in the UK and Eire (BSU) organized a forum and dialogue session between the high council of BSU and Brunei society leaders in the UK and Eire at the International Convention Centre, Berakas (ICC). Also attending the event was Cikgu Irmawati binti Haji Ahmad, former Director of Studies, Unit Penuntut-Penuntut Brunei. The aim of the forum is to increase communication and coordination between Bruneian students in the UK and Eire, through their representatives.
BSU’s president, Ak Muhammad Hisyam Al-Yura bin Pg Haji Zainal Abidin started the forum by introducing the high council to the society leaders and audience present. Among the matters discussed during the forum were event sponsorship procedures, media promotions and regional coordination. Society leaders were also updated on the changes regarding societies standards and awards, which adopted a new system. In addition, mental health issues were also discussed during the forum, stressing the importance of students’ mental health, and providing help for students who needs it. The forum ended with a question and answer session, to provide more clarity regarding the things discussed.
The forum allowed more transparency between the BSU’s high council and students through their society leaders. Following the forum, BSU’s 8th Presidential Conference with the theme “Frame of Mind: The 21st Century Youth” was held in the afternoon at the same venue, with invited speakers from governmental and non-governmental bodies to openly discuss matters about but not limited to, unemployment and entrepreneurship.
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