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Internet Service Information technology has been one top priority in the University’s development, which includes providing an educational networking resource that is accessible to all students. Every student at Bangkok University has access to Internet, which runs at 4 Gbps. More than 100 computer servers and 6,000 computer terminals are available. The URSA Online (University Records System Access) offers services to check courses offered, class schedule, grades and personal information, to register on-line and receive grade report via mobile devices. For more information on services available, students can e-mail compcenter@bu.ac.th Seminar and Conference Facilities In addition to teaching, Bangkok University aims to promote academic and social services to students, faculty and public. Seminars, workshops and conferences are organized in the-state-of-the-art seminar facilities. Supporting Student Services Student Counselling and Job Placement The Counselling Office has experienced personnel who offer confidential consultation on academic planning, course selection, personal and social adjustment problems, and assistance to students in crisis. Each new student is also assigned a faculty advisor with whom academic and personal problems may be discussed. The Career Center, a part of the Counselling Office, gives assistance and advice on job placement, self-preparation for job applications as well as information on availability in the job market. Students may also consult the Center about pursuing further education locally or abroad. Financial Aid and Emergency Fund Students who need financial aid may apply for the University’s Emergency Fund at the Counseling Office. Student Loans Bangkok University has secured an allocated governmental fund for student loans for those in need of financial aid. The loans, however, are reserved for those who meet the conditions and terms of the student loans set by the Thai government. Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) In line with the Thai government’s policy of compulsory five-year military training for Thai male citizens, the University encourages male students who have not undergone any military training before entering the University to enroll in the ROTC course. Such students will, however, have to be certified as physically fit for the training. BANGKOK UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL 39