On the gloomy morning of 2nd October 2018, the faint bustling of movement as people move about to ready their booths was eventually met with a gradual increase in the buzz as crowds slowly poured into the hall. The clock struck 10am as the Fair has begun! The Fresher's Fair is an annual event in conjunction with the welcome week we have here in Imperial College London While most of the ‘welcome week’ is a measure for freshers to familiarise themselves with their campuses and their lecturers – the Fresher’s Fair is a day of celebration for clubs to showcase what they truly are about.
Annually, the fair is attended by more than 8000+ people where they are given the chance to learn about clubs varying in range from sports, art and culture. ICUBS is no stranger to the Fresher’s Fair and has made a returning appearance this year. Whilst there are no major events to be hosted here in UK by ICUBS this year, we took this opportunity to introduce the Bruneian Culture to freshers attending the fair today.
In conjunction with this, we have pulled together a mailing list for weekly fun-facts and a bi-annual magazine focused on Science and Culture in Brunei. 3 committee members of ICUBS came to host the booth namely Teo Zhi Perng, Muhammad Azharuddin bin Haji Yakub and Muhammad Nasrullah bin Mohammad Zamri. They talked to the freshers about Brunei throughout the fair and invited them to join our mailing list. The booth was met with good reception. Soon, the fair took a quiet turn as 4pm approaches and we soon pack away our booth and head for home. In the coming years, ICUBS hopes to bring more to the booth, in terms of decoration, conversation and culture to bring to the people. Afterall, we’re not the one missing out on the unexpected treasures laying in the Bruneian kingdom – it’s always time to talk Bruneian to non-Bruneians.