Brac University is continuously monitoring latest government advice about the virus, and the broader situation. Latest Bangladesh government advice is available on the IEDCR page. Link belowhttps://www.iedcr.gov.bd/index.php/component/content/article/73-ncov-2019
In this extraordinary time, we are making all efforts to ensure that our students are best able to deal with this situation, this page will provide information, and updates regarding your academic matters. In addition, BU is putting together resources, and support mechanism to ensure students are supported from both academic and personal areas.
The Office of Student Life has launched a hotline to allow BU students to contact the university for any queries and support. This hotline is available from Sunday to Thursday from 9 AM – 6 PM.
Please contact us in case of questions or if you need assistance:
We appreciate you for being understanding during these times and we hope to maintain regular communication with our students. In addition to the hotline, you may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click to see BU Hotline:
Campus Community Engagement
Facebook Live ( past events)
- - Social Distancing (CU Counselor) - 2 April 2020
- - Healthy Ways to Cope with New Challenges and Take Care of Significant Relationships during Crisis Moment (CU Counselors and Peer Ambassadors) - 8 April 2020
- - Managing Relationship in the Time of Quarantine (Dr. Mehtab Khanam) -13 -April 2020
Facebook Live: On-going
- Yoga (30 min session) twice per week – Mondays/Thursdays
- Meditation (30 min-session) twice per week – Sunday/Wednesdays
- • Moner Jotno Mobile-e (National Telcounseling for Health Care Professionals) - Shami Suhrid has joined the national tele counseling effort for managing mental well-being that is being sponsored by BRAC, PHWC, Kaan Pete Roi and Grameenphone. It is in a soft launch at the moment.
- • The entire Counseling Team joined the BRAC Outreach to health workers across Bangladesh. The team is calling 350+ people across all local landscape doing check-in. The calls took place between (10-17 April) Thus far, the feedback has been positive for both our staff the recipients with such comments as it is humbling feels good to talk with the frontline workers, there is resilience, good return energy to staff, felt positive to have the staff call them.
- • Coping with Stress during the COVID-19 Outbreak - 24 March
- • Healthy Usage of Social Media – 15 April
Circulated Infographics to the Campus Community on:
- • Counselors are conducting 1:1 sessions with students, flagging high-risk student for additional support if needed
- • Promoting the availability of online counseling session for student via social media platforms
- • Peer Ambassadors as they do peer-to-peer mentoring and listening of students concerns
- • Established a relationship with a Psychiatrist for providing highly vulnerable students to the additional treatment that might be needed.
Summary - Student Activities/Student Life
- 14 April - Bengali New Year Message - Student Life
- 14-20 April – Support the BU Adventure Club (BUAC) - Virtual 7K run for COVID-19 Relief Fund. Student raised and donated 5,000 DBT to Bidyanondo Foundation. The winners were awarded virtual medals and certificates. There were 10 participants who donated 500 BDT as a registration fee for the event. (if you need more details, I can provide the clubs full description of the event)