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Monday, 26 November 2012 07:16

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Greetings Readers! It has been over nine months since the last tweet-up...but the wait it over. Announcing the Movember Tweet Up! Stay tuned to @BruneiTweet on Twitter for more details!

Friday, 23 November 2012 14:54

Press Release from the British High Commission

Young Bruneian Attends Global Changemakers 7th Global Youth Summit in the UK

Dk Hanna Afiqah bte Pg Hassanal Ali Saifuddien, who is an A Level student at Maktab Sains PSBS, will be attending the Global Changemakers 7th Global Youth Summit from 25 November to 1 December 2012 in High Wycombe, England. The Global Youth Summit will bring together 60 young social entrepreneurs, community activists and volunteers aged 16 to 21 from around the world to exchange best practices and developing action plans for projects that tackle issues ranging from AIDS/HIV and corruption to education and human rights.

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Dk Hanna with British Deputy High Commissioner to Brunei, Sunny Ahmed

Dk Hanna was honoured to be given the opportunity to be a part of the Global Changemakers network and attend the Global Youth Summit. She said, “I’m looking forward to networking with inspiring global changemakers from all over the world when we gather at the Global Youth Summit and to exchange ideas that if cultivated can potentially help societal issues and help our own local communities back home.”

During the summit, participants will work in issues-based groups (e.g. environment and climate change, social entrepreneurship, education, human rights) to develop plans for joint and individual projects aimed at addressing these issues and raising awareness about them. In addition, the participants brought into the network at the Global Youth Summit become eligible to apply for individual grant funding and support. They will also join existing workgroups collecting knowledge, ideas and best practices and share their ideas and experience with the wider Global Changemakers community.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 11:09

 

Article and Video Source: An interview with HRH Prince Haji 'Abdul 'Azim dated 20th November 2012 by The Brunei Times

The Brunei Times was granted an exclusive interview with His Royal Highness to express his views of the nations' youth. This is the first of a two part series, and is released in conjunction with The Brunei Times' special supplement 'Youth Speak'.

In this video, HRH Prince Haji 'Abdul 'Azim responds to a number of Youth related questions including: "What are Your Royal Highness' views on current youth development?", "What is Your Royal Highness' take on how youth can contridute to Vision 2035?", "What are Your Royal Highness' views on current developments on creative industries?", etc.

Monday, 12 November 2012 23:59

Greetings Readers! I was brainstorming a couple of weeks ago about how to up the ante of my social media interactions. One of my ideas was to literally "check-in" and "like" stuff. I worked with a graphic designer and today I picked up my customised social media gear. Watch this space.

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Monday, 12 November 2012 17:17

Greetings Readers! I was invited to Curtin Sarawak's Open Day in September 2012. I have friends who have studied there but it was my first time on campus. One of their friendly officers showed me around and I took the liberty of taking photographs from time spent on campus. Before you scroll down to view the pictures, here's an excerpt about Curtin Sarawak from their website.

“An Australian campus in an exotic Sarawakian setting” - It has often been described a piece of Australia transplanted in Sarawak. Many equate it to stepping into another world. Thus is the uniqueness and allure of our campus.

With the opening of the impressive 300-acre campus in the suburb of Senadin to the north of the city in 2002, Curtin established a firm foothold in Malaysia. Developed as a joint venture between Western Australia's Curtin University and the Sarawak state government, it was Curtin's first offshore campus and one of the first foreign branch campuses to be established in the country. In the years hence, it has become the largest of Curtin's branch campuses spread across the Asia-Pacific region.

Such scenery reflects Sarawak's environment of constant greenery, water and bountiful wildlife, which many find truly fascinating. Coupled with Miri's famed sunsets and Senadin's location away from the bustle of the city, the ambience of the campus is one our students find tranquil, inspiring and conducive for studying.

Photographs from the Curtin Sarawak website

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The use of modern technology on the campus is also very extensive as Curtin places great emphasis on utilising technology to support teaching, learning and research. Significant investment in computing and networking facilities continues to be made to ensure facilities are state-of-the-art.

The campus currently has 14 computer labs with over 400 PCs for student use in addition to terminals located in the library that provide access to the library's online databases. Furthermore, sophisticated IT linkages provide access to the online resources of Curtin’s main campus in Perth.

As research activities are an essential component of academic excellence at Curtin Sarawak, the campus boasts a number of state-of-the-art science and engineering labs, including Chemical Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Electrical Power, Electronic and Communication, Embedded System, Networking, Renewable Energy and Geophysics labs.

Film and television students, meanwhile, can count on a custom-built Film Lab and Editing Suite equipped with the latest broadcast-quality film-making equipment and software.

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