AFD Hosts Orientation for New Students

One hundred and eighty-two students participated in an orientation for new registered students hosted by the Academic Foundation Department (AFD) of the University of Cambodia (UC). The orientation was held on February 23 at the Conference Center and was led by Dr. Y Ratana, Director of AFD and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, with assistance from AFD staff members.

Associate Deans and other members of the faculty and staff were also in attendance.

The orientation provided students with important information on the Foundation Year Program, Code of Conduct, registration procedures, entrance exam, Foundation Year policies, curriculum, grading policies, credit transfer policy, and foundation year certificate. It also covered the AFD Strategic Plan, as well as strategies for students to achieve academic excellence.

Students were given tips on how to study effectively and encouraged to work hard in their courses. They were also told to pay attention to AFD and UC policies and announcements. At the end of the two-hour session, students asked staff members clarifying questions regarding the entrance exam, grading requirements, credit transfer, and curriculum.

This orientation is conducted twice a year for all new students who join UC’s Foundation Year Program. The Foundation Year Program, which is a part of undergraduate degree program at UC, is composed of two academic terms per year: the first term begins from October to February and the second term starts from March to July. Students, both Cambodians and foreign nationals, can apply to study in the program in only the first or second term.

“The orientation meeting ended with fruitful results, and students appeared to be very happy to participate in the meeting,” according to Song Sophoat, Deputy Director of AFD. “They learned all the basic information about studying in the Foundation Year at the University of Cambodia, and they are ready to enter the undergraduate programs at UC.”