Globalization in the present world has created abundant opportunity and at the same time huge competition. And to last in the competition to grab opportunity the class room based education is not enough. Therefore, it is necessary to open more learning process to develop students’ mental faculty, intellectual ability and inner qualities.
This learning process can bring benefit when a student side by side with his academic curriculum participates in co-curricular activities i.e. debate, seminar, symposium, workshop, cultural program, community services program and games and sports of his own choice and likings.
With this aim in view, co-curricular activities of our university have been evaluated and accordingly the Directorate of Student Affairs has been set up which plays the central role in the development and growth of students in co-curricular activities. These student activities are promoted through a number of student clubs. The clubs are UIU Debate Club (UIUDC), UIU Cultural Club (UIUCC), UIU Theater & Film Club (UIUT&FC), UIU Business Club (UIUBC), UIU Computer Club (UIUCCL), UIU Electrical & Electronic Club (UIUEEC), UIU Photography Club (UIUPC), UIU Social Services Club (UIUSSC), UIU Sports Club (UIUSC), UIU MBA Club (UIUMC)
The clubs are having student committees administered by the Moderator (Faculty Member).The club activities are coordinated by the Directorate of Student Affairs (DSA) headed by the Director of Student Affairs assisted by the Executive & Asst. Director of DSA. The Directorate provides all sorts of support services to the student clubs. The clubs are engaged in continuous innovation and intellectual creativity.
One of the major Services of Directorate of Student Affairs (DSA) Office for creating the opportunities of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities for the student is to nurture a several number of clubs to explore and support the talents of students. DSA also arranges interest free loan for the Students in the emergency and urgent need of them. Since last one year, UIU DSA office has disbursed at least 30 lacs taka as interest free loan among the UIU students. In addition to that, UIU and United Group provide donation or financial support from ‘UIU Welfare Fund” to the Students who suffer from the sudden crisis happening during the Study life at UIU.
UIU provides round – the-year indoor and outdoor recreational facilities.UIU indoor sports center is located at the main campus.UIU clubs organize indoor and outdoor games, debates, seminars, workshops, cultural programs, educational tours and also participate in different inter university tournaments.UIU students also participate in voluntary blood donation program, community and humanitarian services program Some of the clubs publish newsletters, magazines etc.
There is a separate common room for the female students with light equipments for physical exercise.
UIU Gymnasium is well equipped and it is run by Asst. Director, Physical Education (Professional Instructor) to train the Gym enthusiasts.
Clubs Under DSA
UIU Debate Club (UIUDC)
UIUDC has a long heritage of Success in debate arena from last 11 Years. During this time UIUDC has achieved 12 Champion & 17 Runners up Trophy.
UIU Debate Club participated in World University Debate Championship (WUDC) 2013, at four different universities in the United Kingdom (UK) and also in the UK Parliament House for debating and adjudicating purposes from October 2012 to January 2013. UIU debate team has participated in different international tournament in Malaysia, Philippine, Berlin (Germany), Oxford IV, and Cambridge IV etc.
UIU Cultural Club (UIUCC)
UIUCC is performing the healthy Cultural activities for last 10 years. They used to arrange Pahela Baishak, Mega Hunt, Art & Essay Competition and Some other program every year. They have earned some big achievements given below:
Champion of Bikyo.com Flash mob Performance -2014
NSU Canvas Club Champion-2014
All University Art Competition champion-2014
3rd Position in ICC T20 Flash mob Performance- 2013
UIU Theater & Film Club (UIUT&FC)
There are mentionable achievements of UIT&FC in last 10 years. They used to arrange Drama & Short Film, Workshop & other Competition every year. Some of their achievement given below:
Theater & Film Club Achievements:
International Short Film Festival Organized by Dhaka University 2 Films are screened -2015
1st Position in Intra-varsity essay competition-2014
In Mirakkel Akkel Challenger -8, Shawon Mojumder was only one Mentor from Bangladesh-2014
In Short film Festival on earthquake, organized by Jica , supported by CNCRP & Bangladesh Govt. Gunjan Odhikari got 6th position & Mohammed Imranul Hoque got 8th Position-2014
UIUPC used to arrange National Photography Competition, Muthography and Workshop related program Every Year. UIUPC has some mentionable achievements some of the achievements of UIUPC Given below:
UIU Student Darshan Chakma in Photographic Competitions:
Finalist in IPA Photography Competition in Asia 2012
“Commended Photographer” Award in Sony World Photographic Competition in 2011
First Prize in Life Category in ‘Airtel Break the Circle Competition’ in 2011
Best Portrait Award & BPS Trophy in 2011.
UIUBC used to arrange Marketing Samurai, The Millionaire Mind, different Workshop & Seminars every year. UIUBC participate in Different Program like Brandwitz & other.
The BUSINESS CLUB at United International University is for dreamers and doers. Our fundamental belief is that all students have immense entrepreneurial potential, and we are here to help student discover and act upon that potential.
UIU Sports Club (UIUSC)
This is the only club which organizes all the sports activities of United International University. UIUSC organize Intra-Varsity Cricket Tournament, Intra-Varisty Football Tournament, and Inter University Table Tennis Tournament every year. UIUSC participate on different Cricket, Football & Table Tennis & Chess tournament and so on.
UIU Social Service Club (UIUSSC)
UIU Social Services Club (UIUSSC), established in 2011, is one of the leading student activity clubs of United International University (UIU), with an aim to provide assistance to the underprivileged section of society. The main purpose of this club is to provide social services voluntarily to people who are deprived of basic facilities and opportunities. This club arrange winter clothing program every year and an information booth of blood donators and some other.
UIU Electrical & Electronics Club (UIUEEC)
UIUEEC started its journey on February, 2013. This club is active with different events like seminars, workshops, study tours, competitions, exhibitions etc
Model United Nation Club (MUN Club)
UIU MUN Club members have already participated in several international programs like Asian International Model UN 2011 (AIMUN), China, Global Model UN Conference 2011 (GMUN), South Korea, Columbia Model United Nations VI (CMUNNY), New York, USA, Bangladesh International MUN 2012 (BIMUN) and Bangladesh MUN 2012 (BIMUN).