Student Services


Transportation 

Currently Westline Bus Service provides transportation for students, faculty and staff commuting to the Belmopan Campus from Belize City, San Ignacio and Benque.  For complaints or suggestions, call 822-3680, Ext. 210 during normal working hours or 822-3680   before 8:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m.  Bus schedule follows:

Accommodation 

The University of Belize does not provide housing to students but assists students in finding accommodations. Students are urged to not sign any housing contracts until they are clear about the lease agreement. Student Affairs personnel are available to help in this regard.

 Tutoring Services 

Student Affairs in partnership with the academic faculties facilitates peer tutors in Writing, Mathematics and Accounting. The Faculty of Education and Arts has established Writing Centers at the FEA Campus, Belize City and Belmopan Campus (Library Building) and the Faculty of Management and Social Sciences in Belmopan has established an accounting tutoring program. Students desirous of becoming tutors in these two programs should contact the following faculty members:

Writing Center

Accounting

Mathematics

Students should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be recommended by a Faculty of Science and Technology Mathematics lecturer.

 Graduation 

Graduation ceremonies are currently held in February and June. Students completing their course of studies from all campuses and sites in December attend the February Graduation Ceremony which is held at the UB Recreational & Events Campus located on the Belmopan Campus.

In June two ceremonies are held; one in Belmopan City and one in Punta Gorda. Students who complete their programs at the Punta Gorda Campus participate in the Punta Gorda Graduation Ceremony and all other graduands attend the Belmopan City Graduation Ceremony held at the UB Recreation and Events Center. For further information on dates, practice, and regalia send queries to graduation2017@ub.edu.bz.

Student Exchange Program 

The University of Belize has signed several Memoranda of Exchange Agreements with Canadian Universities to provide our students with exchange opportunities.

  • Thompson Rivers University
  • University of Huron
  • FANSHAWE
  • CANADORE
  • Vancouver Island University

These are of one semester duration. Students are expected to cover the cost of the exchange. Application process begins the last Thursday in February. Student Services helps students acquire some funds but this process takes time. Applicants must be prepared to devote the time needed if they are to secure funding.

Summer Exchange-University of Quintana Roo, Chetumal, Mexico

Annually UB students participate in a Cultural Language Exchange Program for a duration of one month.  This exchange occurs in the month of June. Applications deadline is the second Friday of May.

For information on these programs contact spalacio@ub.edu.bz

 

Counseling

 

Why would I want to meet with the counselor at UB?

Most people experience difficulty in their lives from time to time. Many of us have friends and family members to whom we can turn, but some do not or prefer to seek confidential advice. Many times people who seek counseling say, “I’ve never told anyone this before” or “No one knows this about me.” Counseling at UB is FREE and it’s completely confidential. The only people who know you are coming to counseling are the student and the counselor. All information is kept private. Counselors can provide objective observations and options since they are not directly involved in the problem. They can provide support in decision making or overcoming difficulties. They can assist the student in achieving his/her goals.

What are some reasons for speaking to a counselor?

  • Transitioning from high school/junior college to university
  • Academic difficulty/failure
  • Choice of major (“Did I pick the right major?” or “What major best suits me?”)
  • Career direction/exploration
  • Difficulty concentrating, studying, taking tests
  • Time management
  • Stress maintenance
  • Anger and/or Conflict resolution
  • Struggles with making decisions
  • Relationship problems (friend, family, romantic partner)
  • Questions about sexuality or sexual and reproductive health (STIs, HIV/AIDS, contraception, etc.)
  • Grief and loss (death, separation/divorce, moving)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Threats/Harassment/Cyberbullying
  • Trauma/Abuse (past or present)
  • Physical Health problems
  • Disability and Accessibility issues
  • Identity (“Who I am? Who do I want to be? How can I get there?”)
  • Suicidal/homicidal thoughts or plans
  • “I’m just not sure what to do about (fill in the blank).”