Valedictorian Speech: School of Pharmacy Class of 2020

LIFE CHANGING VALEDICTORY ADDRESS Good morning Everyone! This year’s virtual graduation ceremony is unusual, credits to Coronavirus, as you are not seeing a valedictorian standing physically in front of you wearing an academic square hat and the black graduation gown instead you are witnessing me carrying the love of my parents and the pride of …

Revamping How Science Is Taught In Schools

It is undeniable that life today has changed significantly compared to the past, and we owe this to the scientific breakthroughs and discoveries that continue to awe us. Despite that, there is a vast body of knowledge that we have barely scratched the surface of. In an attempt to revamp science education and reignite students’ …

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 …

Valedictorian Speech: Biomedical Sciences Class of 2019

Professor Graham Kendall, Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Nottingham and Provost and CEO of University of Nottingham Malaysia, Professor Fon Sim, Ong, Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning), University of Nottingham Malaysia, Professor Deborah Hall, Vice-Provost (Research and Knowledge Exchange), University of Nottingham Malaysia Esteemed members of the faculty, Distinguished guests, Parents, friends and my graduating …

Tropical Medicine and Beyond: Third World Network

I was thoroughly impressed with the summer programme students in my seminar session. Their enthusiasm and lively engagement in what was a completely new topic – the role of patents on medicines prices and on research and innovation – was much more than I had expected. They dove into the subject with confidence and curiosity, …

At Tropical Summer School

Colin Nicholas and I sampled life as lecturers at Tropical Medicine and Beyond (TMAB) Summer School, at the University of Nottingham Malaysia. Twenty years ago, Colin could have gone on to the charmed life of a Professor of Anthropology, having won a distinction for his doctoral thesis on the politics, development, and identity of the …

Tropical Medicine and Beyond (TMAB) Personal Experience

Tropical Medicine and Beyond (TMAB) is a pilot module aimed at educating Health Sciences students about all sorts of health and healthcare issues that exists in the tropics with introduction to some complementary and traditional medicine. This truly beautiful module started its first day on the 8th of July 2019 and I am sure it …

TROPICAL MEDICINE AND BEYOND: An Experience Beyond Classrooms

Students from UK and Malaysia Campuses got the opportunity to be a part of the brand-new module, Tropical Medicine and Beyond. With classes on Dengue to Tuberculosis, this module aimed at providing insights on prevalent diseases in the tropics. We were also taught about struggles in the indigenous communities and refugees.         …

UNM Biomedical Sciences students won oral and poster award in 30th IBS

The Intervarsity Biochemistry Seminar (IBS) is a scientific event organized by local and private universities alternatively and annually in collaboration with the Malaysian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (MSBMB). The event aims to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) to nurture young potential scientists of Malaysia. IBS also provides a platform for undergraduates …

Unveiling some well-knitted good memories with Honorary Professor Dave Kendall

Students from Division of Biomedical Sciences and School of Pharmacy had the privilege to learn and share plenty of usual and unusual things with the School’s Honorary Professor Dave Kendall for a week in March (2019). In this fascinating journey of life, we encounter countless people; people who we know, who we don’t know, who …