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[Invitation] Researcher Boot Camp

The Graduate School, in collaboration with the faculties, is pleased to invite all researchers on campus to attend its inaugural summer boot camp. All postgraduate research students are welcome to attend. This boot camp covers topics that have been highlighted by researchers as areas where they would like more advice and practice-sharing opportunities. It is …

Research Showcase Experience #1

This post is written by Tham Shiau Ying, Overall Winner and the recipient of the Best Poster Award. I was a little apprehensive to begin with the task of preparing a 250 word press release in a simplistic layman version of my PhD work. Yet, the experience was both challenging and unique because I had …

Summer Course: Publishing in High Quality Journals

Most of you would have probably heard of the phrase “publish or perish”. This phrase reflects the importance of academic publishing. It is generally known that publishing in academia is important, but what about publishing during your PhD studies? Publishing is important if you want to remain in academia after your PhD. It does not …

Summer Course: Preparing for the Viva

Handing in a PhD thesis is a tremendous achievement, but it is not the end of the journey for doctoral students. The next step is to prepare for an intellectually-gruelling hurdle: a viva. This oral examination is where you will defend your thesis. To put it simply, you should think of it as a verbal …

Nucleus, June 2017

June 2017 edition of Nucleus is appended herewith, for your viewing and reading pleasure. Alternatively, click here to view the web version. We will be introducing a simplified version of our newsletter next month. The new version will provide monthly updates on upcoming events and activities by the Graduate School. Henceforth, the publication of Nucleus …

UNMC Research Showcase 2017: Best Press Release

Title: Exploring the Cannabinoid Receptors Marijuana, hashish, weed… whatever it may be called, the subject of cannabis is quite a head turner, and often for the wrong reasons. But cannabis requires an accomplice to have its notorious effects – the cannabinoid receptors (CBR). These receptors are biological molecules (biomolecules) found in the human body that …

Coffee and Cake Session #3/2017

The third Coffee and Cake session for this year was held on 26th May 2017. The social gathering session was a good platform for the postgraduate students to temporarily get way from their work and catch-up with fellow postgraduate students whilst enjoying coffee and cakes. The Coffee and Cake session was aimed to reduce the social …

Postgraduate Prize Awards Presentation 2017

The University of Nottingham Postgraduate Prize Awards recognise accomplishments in research, publications, conferences and contributions to the postgraduate community. Students were nominated by their Head of Schools for excellence across the aforementioned areas. On 17th May 2017, prize winners and their guests were invited to a tri-campus awards ceremony hosted by the Graduate School. The ceremony was …

Summer Courses

Get ahead. Stay on track. Catch up. We are offering the following Researcher Development Programme (RDP) courses over the summer for our postgraduate students. It is a unique opportunity to get ahead, stay on track or catch up while still enjoying summer downtime on campus. Date Time Course 5 June 2017 10am – 12pm Preparing …

Role models, advisors, mentors…

This post is written by Dr Maysoun Mustafa, CFF-UNMC Doctoral Training Partnership Manager.  Education today has evolved and changed considerably, particularly for postgraduate students. Technology is constantly advancing, boundaries between disciplines are increasingly blurred, and data is much more abundant. Additionally, the people involved in the educational sphere have increased in both number and diversity. …