April 3, 2017, by Lisa Chin
Coffee and Cake Session #2/2017
The second Coffee and Cake session for this year was held on 31st March 2017. It was a casual session where postgraduate students from across all three faculties met and established rapport with one another whilst enjoying coffee and cakes.
The format of the Coffee and Cake session was revamped early this year where the first session in February saw a great turnout. The second session was also very well attended and the postgraduate students seemed to appreciate the opportunity to temporarily get away from their work and catch-up with fellow postgraduate students in a relaxed environment. It was aimed to reduce the social isolation among the postgraduate students and subsequently increase their sense of belonging within the postgraduate community on campus.
Missed the Coffee and Cake session this time? Keep a lookout for the upcoming dates!
26th May 2017
25th August 2017
29th September 2017
24th November 2017
A session with the Postgraduate Student Network (PGSN)
Prior to the Coffee and Cake session, a meeting was held between the representatives of PGSN and some of the members of the Graduate School. The meeting was initiated by Ms Deepa Kumari, Head of Graduate School, and it was a constructive avenue for discussion to further enhance the engagement of the Graduate School with the postgraduate students on campus. The meeting, which lasted about 40 minutes, was held in a casual setting and this made it easy for the representatives to share their ideas and opinions.
One of the key things discussed during the meeting was Postgraduate (PG) Link Conference which has been annually held at the UK Campus for the past three years. This year, following the footsteps of the UK Campus, the PGSN at the Malaysia Campus will organise its first PG Link Conference in collaboration with the Graduate School. This conference is aimed at PhD students across all faculties and at any stage of their research. In addition to student presentations, the conference will include talks from guest speakers and networking opportunities. Whether you are interested in exchanging your academic opinions, meeting new people or just enjoying the atmosphere, this is one conference that you should not miss out! Stay tuned for more details!
If you have any questions or queries, please get in touch by contacting the SA Postgraduate Officer, Mohammed Ayoub Juman at firstname.lastname@example.org.