|Frequently Asked Questions
- How can I gain membership to Clubs/Communities?
- How club/community activities take place?
- Rules to be observed in the activities of clubs/communities
- Spring Festival
- I have a discipline sanction, how can I get it off the record?
- How can I volunteer for SRC?
- What needs to be done in the process of launching a new project under the SRC?
- How can reach guidelines for Social Responsibility Center?
- What kind of support is provided in the context of the Center for Students with Special Needs?
- Are there outlets where we can send unused clothes, textbooks or other materials of aid?
- Where is the Career Center?
- In which areas can I seek assistance from the Career Center?
- How can I reach the Career Center?
- What are the daily working hours of the Career Center?
- How can I make an appointment with the Career Center?
- What is interview rehearsal?
- What am I supposed to do for an interview rehearsal at the Career Center?
- Do you help in correcting CVs that we provide?
- How can I follow the dates and programmes of activities?
- Where is the Psychological Counseling and Development Center (PCDC)?
- What is the Communication information of PCDC?
- What are the working hours of PCDC?
- What am I supposed to do to fix an individual appointment with the Center?
- Do I have to have a serious psychological problem to apply to the PCDC?
- Will my application to the PCDC be kept in privacy?
- How can I enlist for Working Group and Seminars?
- How are they announced?
- What are the times of Working Group and Seminars?
- Are services charged for?
1. How can I gain membership to Clubs/Communities?
- Any student desiring membership to Clubs/Communities reaches selected club/community via Student Councils Coordination Office.
- Club membership form supplied by the Coordination Office or the president of the club concerned is submitted to the club after being filled in. Club presidents are responsible to furnish the Student Council these membership application forms.
- At the beginning of each academic year, the Student Council arranges a fair through which clubs are introduced. It is an event through which clubs gain new members.
2. How club/community activities take place?
- Any club planning an activity is supposed to inform the Student Council about this activity at least 10 days prior to the date of the activity.
- This information is supplied by filling in full the form Club/Community Activity Request Form which is supplied by the Secretariat of the Student Council.
- Only the president and vice-president of the club are authorized to fill in the Club/Community Activity Request Form.
- Clubs closely follow whether their request has been approved or not. No announcement can be made unless such approval is obtained.
- Content of any activity approved is announced to the university through posters (by the club concerned) and e-mail (by the Student Council).
3. Rules to be observed in the activities of clubs/communities
- Meeting with the Student Council Coordinator prior to applying for the invitation of guest speakers (politicians, businessmen, journalists, etc.),
- Arranging for a conference hall appropriate to the number of expected audience * and ensuring that sufficient audience is present during the event,
- Selecting a right time for the event (i.e. with due account of holidays, exams, etc.),
- Informing relevant faculties, departments and academic staff depending on the subject matter of the event,
- Arranging starting and finishing hours of the event with due consideration of class hours,
- In activities such as panel discussion/lecture/conference etc. introducing speakers to the audience and giving information about their career,
- Reserving time for questions and answers at the end of the activity,
- In case guest speakers will dine at the university, identifying in advance persons to be present and inviting relevant university staff,
- Follow up for the publication of the event in Bilkent News,
- Delivering photos taken during any activity to the Secretariat of the Student Council for archiving,
- Avoiding any sponsorship engagement without the approval of the Student Council and Dean of Students Office.
Elections for the Student Council are held every academic year under the supervision of the Vice-Rector in charge of students affairs and coordination of the Dean of Students Office. The Election Board chaired by Vice-Rector prepares the election schedule and announces it to students. Election procedures are governed in line with the Student Council Regulations.
5. Spring Festival
The Spring Festival is organized in early May under the joint coordination of the Student Council and Dean of Students Office. The Spring Festival Organization Committee under the Dean of Students Office is composed of administrative and academic staff and students. Clubs and communities take active part in the organization of the programme for the Festival. Further, students who want to take part in this organization may join various sub-committees.
6. I have a discipline sanction, how can I get it off the record?
Senate Resolution dated 14 September 2007: Article 31: With the exception of expulsive sanction, for any student facing one of the other punitive measures, the department head and the deanship concerned may recommend the Presidency the removal of the sanction given that the original sanction is executed and that the student concerned has behaved well for one year following the termination of the sanction and also taken part and performed well in the Social Responsibility Center (SRC) of the University. In case found appropriate by the Presidency, the record about the sanction is removed and not entered in any document issued for the student concerned.
7. How can I volunteer for SRC?
The Volunteers Sharing Seminar is one of the activities carried out within September in the context of SRC Introduction Day and GE 100 Starting University Life Course where volunteer application forms are disseminated. You can fill in one of these forms or send your application by mail to the address email@example.com.
8. What needs to be done in the process of launching a new project under the SRC?
A detailed project offer (budget, duration, objectives, target population, stakeholders, etc.) should be presented to the Dean of Students Office for approval.
9. How can reach guidelines for Social Responsibility Center?
You can use the link TDP yönergesi.
10. What kind of support is provided in the context of the Center for Students with Special Needs?
Depending upon the nature of disability and special needs of the individual concerned, this support may take various forms including transportation and dormitory assistance; provision of physical facilities; special exams and course environments; provision of special materials; identification of specific needs and suggesting solutions; psychological support; support in joining social life and activities; peer support if needed
(i.e. exams, orientation, courses, etc.); and various trainings and seminars.
11. Are there outlets where we can send unused clothes, textbooks or other materials of aid?
Necessary information can be found at: http://www.bilkent.edu.tr/bilkent-tr/admin unit/dos/ssm/yardim_duyuru.html.
12. Where is the Career Center?
The Career Center is located at the central campus, Student Council Building U, no 16 first floor (Sketch).
13. In which areas can I seek assistance from the Career Center?
In order to provide adequate support to students while they plan for their career, the Center is enlarging its spectrum of services every year. Individual counselling, interview rehearsal, company communication information, CV preparation and mentoring are some of the services extended to students in this context. You can obtain information about the realities of business world by attending Business Promotion Days, Personal Development Days, Career Fair and Company Promotion Meetings that are organised under the Career Days every year.
14. How can I reach the Career Center?
You can reach the Career Center via phone, fax or e-mail.
Telephone: 290 1326
Fax: 266 4376
15. What are the daily working hours of the Career Center?
The Center is available for students from 08:30 to 17:30 during working days.
16. How can I make an appointment with the Career Center?
We are working through the appointment system to spare more time to individual applicants. You can call our Center for an appointment to benefit from our services and get information about CV preparation, interviewing and individual counselling.
You can call 290 2486 - 290 2958 and 290 1131.
17. What is interview rehearsal?
It is an individual work conducted with you prior to your internship or business interviews. The point is to help you in staying calm and expressing yourself in best possible way during business interviews.
18. What am I supposed to do for an interview rehearsal at the Career Center?
You can call 290 2486 - 290 2958 and 290 1131 for appointment with the Career Center.
19. Do you help in correcting CVs that we provide?
Yes. We are ready in our Office to overview and correct CVs with you. Please make an appointment by calling the career Center at 290 2486 - 290 2958 and 290 1131.
20. How can I follow the dates and programmes of activities?
You can follow the activities of the Career Center through the Bilkent News, RadyoBilkent, Whats On, Career Center website and Career Center announcement panels in buildings in the campus.
21. Where is the Psychological Counseling and Development Center (PCDC)?
PCDC: Bilkent University Central Campus, Buildings, Block 20, nos. 5-6-7-8.
22. What is the Communication information of PCDC?
You can reach the PCDC by telephone, fax or e-mail.
Telephone: 0 (312) 290 1785 1786
Fax : 0 (312) 266 4694
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
23. What are the working hours of PCDC?
The Center is available to students from 08:30 to 17:30 everyday within the week.
24. What am I supposed to do to fix an individual appointment with the Center?
You need to apply personally to the Center and fill in the student file. Right after our psychologist will have a preliminary interview with you as soon as he/she is available. If the psychologist is too busy at the time an appointment date will be fixed according to suitable hours you have given earlier and you will soon be informed about it.
25. Do I have to have a serious psychological problem to apply to the PCDC?
No. The PCDC deals not only with psychological problems but also with various other problems that you may be facing. These could be, for example, problems with your roommates, self-confidence, sexual orientation, age, etc.
26. Will my application to the PCDC be kept in privacy?
Yes. Privacy is a rule in .PCDC services. Information about your PCDC application or its content is not shared with any third party.
27. How can I enlist for Working Group and Seminars?
Upon their announcement, you can apply to the Center for enrolment.
28. How are they announced?
You can follow announcements through Bilkent News, our webpage, program brochures supplied to departments and e-mails sent to you.
29. What are the times of Working Group and Seminars?
Our programs run twice in an academic year, during the first and second terms. Program dates will be sent to you by e-mail after your enlisting.
30. Are services charged for?
No. Our services are free for students attending Bilkent University..