Graduation Ceremony in Nottingham and Malaysia Campus

This year I have the privilege to attend both graduation ceremony at Nottingham Campus and the Malaysia Campus for our second batch of Biomedical Sciences (BMS) students. There were two Transfer students attending the UK graduation while the rest attended graduation in Malaysia. Dr Mustafa Al-Shagga and myself attended as part of the academic procession …

Life as a BMS Exchange Student in the UK

My experience My name is Jonathan Chooi and I am a final year Biomedical Sciences student from UNMC. Last semester, I decided to come on an exchange to the university’s main campus in Nottingham, United Kingdom.  My initial experience when I landed in the UK was: “Wow, this place is cold!” It was a shock as I …

Biomedical Sciences Society Potluck Dinner

The Lunar New Year was nearing, and what better way to celebrate it than to have a potluck dinner! The BMed Society once again organised a potluck dinner at the beginning of the second semester, with Year 1s, Year 2s, Year 3s and our postgraduate students coming round bringing in home-cooked food and spreading good …

More than a summer experience

In July last year, a team of 29 students and 3 academic staffs from different faculties from the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus with other volunteers from a few non-government organisations (NGOs) went to a rural village in Sarawak (Borneo) with a few objectives to improve the living standards of this community. This project was …

My graduate training experience at Novartis Malaysia

Upon graduating from the University of Nottingham in Biomedical Sciences, I spent some time abroad to explore the world and learn more about myself in a new environment. At the same time, I was pondering about my career plan upon my return from my travels. After coming back to Malaysia, I developed an interest to work in a healthcare-related industry, preferably in the …

Biomedical Sciences (BMED) Society day trip to Chiling waterfalls

  In desperate need of a getaway to somewhere secluded and close to nature, the BMED society organised an outdoor activity to Chiling waterfalls at Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor. BMEDers from year 1, year 2, year 3, and students from other courses came together in one bus for the trip, which departed from campus at 6 am …

My summer adventures with Aiesec at China!

During the summer break, I participated in a program organised by Aiesec (International Association of Students in Economic and Commercial Sciences). Aiesec is an international non-governmental not-for-profit organisation that aims to provide young people with leadership development and cross-cultural internship and volunteer experiences to enable them to make an impact in the society. August 2015 …

Biomedical Sciences Society welcomes our latest BMS students

The journey of starting off fresh in the university is never easy, so to aid the integration process of the freshers of Biomedical Sciences undergraduates(class of 2018) into the exciting adventure in UNMC, BMed Society organised a much needed ice breaking event to foster a sense of belonging to the BMed community in UNMC.   …

My Summer Internship Experience at Eli Lilly

I undertook an internship this summer for 3 months at Eli Lilly, a pharmaceutical company. I found out about it through an email sent out by the Careers Advisory Service (CAS), sometime in January this year. All I had to do was email CAS with my latest CV and they sent it to the company. …

High school students visit UNMC.

The Department of Biomedical Sciences is actively involved in reaching out to high school students to provide them with an opportunity to experience tertiary life at UNMC and also have a taste of what studying Biomedical Sciences feels like. During the summer break, our department hosted a group of 40 homeschooled students on campus for the “Experience …