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Study at University of Nottingham Malaysia!

Search for the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) online and you would get a barrage of information on the courses offered, fun facts about the environment the University is situated in, the famous alumni, the first class facilities and much more. As such, this post will also add to the topic of why you …

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Alumni Testimonial: Dr Siva Genapathy (2015)

My journey started just like you 11 years ago when I chose to do pharmacy upon realising that my interest lay in the science behind medicine. During the early years of MPharm, UoN provided me with many opportunities to explore the best of pharmacy education, and equipped me with the knowledge and skills of various …

The Road Less Taken: Best Decision I’ve Ever Made

By, Nora Ramli (BA (Hons) English Language and Literature).  I flirted with the idea of pursuing English Literature all throughout high school, but ended up studying in Ireland as a medical scholar. My background was Pure Science, and I had a knack for Biology; my mother naturally dubbed me ‘the first doctor’ in the family, …

Changing how research output is evaluated

In this blog, I introduce a global shift towards the responsible use of publication metrics. It describes the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), explains what this means for UNM, and also opens a call for academic staff to get involved in that decision making process by joining the UNM Task and Finish group …

Call for nominations: UNM Best Supervisor Award 2020

Overview This award recognises exceptional performance and conduct in doctoral supervision. This year, the Graduate School is giving three Best Supervisor awards of RM750 each in prize money to be spent on research activities and personal development. Eligibility This award is open to all academic and research staff who can demonstrate sustained activity and interest …

Annual Potluck & CNY Celebration

Potluck is an annual event of the School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM). All academics staffs and postgraduate (PG) students were invited to be part of the activity. This year our potluck recorded the highest number of participants as our school has the highest number of academics staffs and postgraduate students in the …

The Collar Project

The Collar Project is a CSR project organised for the Second Chance of Animal Shelter at Hulu Hangat, Selangor, on 10 November 2019. It was organised by UNM IChemE Student Chapter and supported by Student Association and Faculty of Science and Engineering. As the number of stray dogs keeps increasing over the years, improving animal …

Chemical & Environmental Engineering Year 1 Student Activity Week (Autumn 2019-2020)

The week of 25 November to 29 November 2019 will forever be etched in the minds of all UNM Year 1 Chemical and Environmental Engineering students who attended the activity week organised by Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department. The theme of this activity week was Renewable Energy on Campus: A 8000 t/year Biodiesel Plant. This …

Fun podcast with Dr Jess

UNMC Diaries is a podcast run by students, for students, in the University of Nottingham Malaysia. Their 17th episode features Dr Jess Price, and looks at various topics from tackling exams to tackling attendance monitoring! (The entire podcast can be found here: https://anchor.fm/unmc-diaries) UNMC Diaries is also on Facebook!

LSGPDF 2019: A Journey Towards Diversity and Growth

My trip to the UK campus, from 13 to 20 November 2019, visiting the Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Psychology and Biosciences was truly an eye opening experience. I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the UK colleagues for their warm hospitality and discussion sessions with me. Their enthusiasm …

Sakura Science Program in Kobe University

Day 1 – Gather at Kobe University, Grouping into 5 groups, Discussion for SDGs, Lab visit Kobe University, Japan offers a five-days extraordinary programme “Sakura Science Programme” for undergraduate and postgraduate researchers from Malaysia, Taiwan, Indonesia and Thailand. This programme aims to nurture young researchers to develop a sustainable research mindset in correlation with the …

Astro, YongYou Malaysia and PrimeXcess Visit School of Computer Science

In March, a lot of companies have visited our School to discuss potential collaboration opportunities, such as internship and job opportunities, collaborative research projects, GRP, FYP and Master project collaborations. Dr Chen ZhiYuan (PG Director/Industry Liaison) and Dr Amr Ahmed (HOD) met with Astro Team on 22nd March. YongYou Malaysia visited us on 25th March. …

Graduation Speech by Jasmin Irisha Jim Ilham

A very good afternoon to Professor Nick Miles, OBE, Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Nottingham; Professor Graham Kendall, CEO, Provost of University Of Nottingham Malaysia Campus and Pro-Vice Chancellor of University of Nottingham, esteemed members of the faculty, distinguished guests, fellow graduates. Dear Class of 2017 – Congratulations! You made it. Today is your day. A special, momentous …

American Disruption

Professor Todd Landman reviews the inauguration of Donald Trump and the days that followed. Friday 20 January  and Saturday 21 January 2017 will go down in American history as some of the most dramatic and starkly contrasting days in US politics for some time. The inauguration of Donald Trump on 20 January 2017 as the 45th …

Farewell Dr Irwin

Dr Derek Irwin, Head of School of English, was celebrated with an evening of performances at the Drama Studio last Thursday as he bids UNMC goodbye to further his research at the Ningbo campus. UNMC’s Performing Arts Platform held an open stage farewell performance, themed ‘Departure’, featuring choral numbers, orchestral pieces, poetry recitals, video screenings …

Nottingham in Parliament Day

I stood looking over the House of Commons Terrace at 2200 on Tuesday evening after the final event of Nottingham in Parliament Day feeling enormous pride in what had just unfolded, and wondering, ‘how on earth did we pull that off’? The day had started the day before, with a radio interview when I was …

10th ANNIVERSARY SHARING SERIES – Student Experience on Campus (Part II)

Here comes to second part, what have the students said about their peers and feeling upon graduation? Say something about your classmates? Celestine: I love how close-knitted we are; only having 23 students in Nutrition. I love how I know every single one of my classmates by name, if not by the outfit they wear. …

Conference: Funding Research on a Changing Landscape (24-25 Aug Aug 2016)

On the 24-25 Aug 2016, in conjunction with MIDA (Malaysian Investment Development Authority), the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) held the inaugural “Funding Research on a Changing Landscape” conference. We were very fortunate to have an excellent line up of speakers, led by Prof Tan Sri Zakri, the Chief Scientific Advisor to the Prime …

Transnational education – growth at the expense of quality? A @uniworldnews webinar, 24 May 2016

On 24 May, I had the opportunity to participate in a highly interactive webinar session hosted by University World News in partnership with DrEducation, LLC. The successful webinar attracted 950 higher education professionals globally. The aim of the webinar is to accomplish three things, which I felt the hosts did. They are to create an …

Ben Hunte: 3 Ways UNMC Has Changed My Life (So Far!)

Happy 15th Birthday, UNMC! I remember arriving at the campus for the first time, standing at the back of the Students’ Association building, and looking at the insane view – jungle as far as the eye could see. Just a few days earlier, I was packing up my room in London, preparing to move to …

The end of last week was quite empty in the CELE corridor, since over half the team had gone to the MELTA conference in Kuching. This is a large academic conference, focused on the wider world of English language teaching in Malaysia and beyond, this year featuring Asia TEFL- thus making it two conferences in …

KL’s new financial district

KL’s new financial district Recently, myself and my colleague, Nafis Alam wrote a piece for an online publication called “The Conversation”. Our article was prompted by the ambitions of the Government of Malaysia to transform Kuala Lumpur into a major financial centre through the construction of the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX). In our article we sought …