October 2, 2018, by Lisa Chin
Graduate School Newsletter, October 2018
Nucleus Issue 04/18 (32)
This newsletter provides quarterly updates on recent events and activities by the Graduate School.
Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®)
First developed by the University of Queensland in 2008, the 3MT® competition challenges research students to communicate the significance of their projects to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes.
We organised our annual 3MT® competition on 5 September 2018. The competition was judged by a multidisciplinary panel consisting of academic and industry professionals.
The winner will now progress to the video round to compete against the other Nottingham campuses, The overall winner will then represent the entire University of Nottingham at the Universitas 21 (U21) Final.
Anusha Devi Nawoor, School of Biomedical Sciences
Title: The future – Personalised medicine!
Yap Jing Ying, Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Title: Papaya leaf for dengue?
2nd Runner Up
Denesh A/L Sooriamoorthy, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Title: A tick in time saves lives
Postgraduate Prize Awards
The annual University of Nottingham Postgraduate Prize Awards recognise accomplishments in research, publications, conferences and contribution to the postgraduate community.
The prize winners and their guests were invited to an awards ceremony on 27 July 2018. The awards were presented to some of the University’s top postgraduate research students by Professor Deborah Hall, Vice-Provost of Research & Knowledge Exchange.
Tham Shiau Ying, School of Biosciences
Jecksin Ooi, Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Lee Shi Ting, School of Pharmacy
Student-led Interdisciplinary Research Conference
LINK is an annual research conference by postgraduate students, for postgraduate students. Its goal is to empower postgraduate students to share and celebrate their research in a positive, constructive and collaborative space, and to facilitate the development of interdisciplinary connections and networks.
The second installment of LINK Conference was held on 26 July 2018. It was organised by the Postgraduate Students’ Network (PGSN) and supported by the Students’ Association (SA) and Graduate School.
Best PGR Presenter
Yen Yee Chong, Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Title: Catalytic Pyrolysis of Empty Fruit Branches with Metal Oxides
Runner Up for Best PGR Presenter
Kumbirai Ivyne Mateva, School of Biosciences
Title: Root System and Architecture in Bambara Groundnut (Vigna subterranea (L.) Verdc.) Genotypes
Best PGT Presenter
Zerin Momtaz Chowdhury, Nottingham University Business School
Title: Factors Influencing Work-Life Balance of White Collar Women in Private Sector of Bangladesh
Anusha Devi Nawoor, School of Biomedical Sciences
Title: Development of the High Resolution Melt (HRM) Method to Detect the HLA-B*58:01 Allele in Order to Prevent Allopurinol-Associated Drug Hypersensitivity
What’s happening next
Postgraduate Welcome Programme
This programme aims to introduce the scope of the Graduate School to the postgraduate community on campus, in terms of support and development opportunities. It is a good opportunity for new postgraduate students to assimilate into the postgraduate community and hit the ground running, socially and academically.
This is scheduled for 1 October 2018 in H1B13. The full details are as follows:
|9.40am||Introduction to Our Support and Services|
|10am||Introduction to Training Programmes and Campus|
|10.30am||Thinking About Your PhD|
|11am||SWIRL – So What’s It Really Like? *The panel consists of current PhD students and alumni|
|12.30pm||Networking Lunch (in H1B11)|
|2pm||A Session with Supervisors *The panel consists of PhD supervisors|
Faculty of Science Induction
The induction for the Faculty of Science is scheduled for 2 October 2018 at 10am – 1pm in H1B13.
Research Boot Camp
This is an intensive programme of courses, from the Researcher Development Programme (RDP) module, that are designed to get your PhD off to a flying start.
|2 October 2018||2pm – 4pm||Nature of the PhD and the Supervision Process|
|3 October 2018||10am – 12noon||Planning Research and Time Management|
|3 October 2018||2pm – 4pm||Philosophy of Science|
|4 October 2018||10am – 12noon||Creative Thinking|
|4 October 2018||2pm – 4pm||Introduction to Development Needs Analysis|
|5 October 2018||10am – 5pm||How to be an Effective Researcher|
|8 October 2018||10am – 12noon||Getting into the Habit of Writing|
Training Courses & Workshops
Researcher Development Programme
Apart from the Research Boot Camp, we are also offering the following RDP courses this month.
|10 October 2018||10am – 12noon||Preparing for Your Viva|
|15 October 2018||10am – 12noon||Introduction to ORIS for New Postgraduates|
|19 October 2018||10am – 12noon||Understanding How to Use EndNote|
|22 October 2018||10am – 12noon||Understanding How to Use Mendeley|
|29 October 2018||10am – 12noon||Communicating Your Research: Dealing with the Media|
|31 October 2018||10am – 12.30pm||Creating a Poster in PowerPoint|
Research and Academic Development
We are offering the following workshop for all academics on campus, especially early career researchers.
|17 October 2018||2pm – 5pm||Academic Promotion|
Coffee & Cake Session 6/2018
Our sixth and last Coffee and Cake session of this year is scheduled for 26 October 2018 at 3pm – 4pm in H1B14.
We welcome all our postgraduate students to attend this casual yet interactive session.
Call for entries
Images of Postgraduate Experience Photography Competition
Can you creatively capture the essence of your postgraduate experience with just one photo and an abstract?
If you are a postgraduate student with a flair for photography, we would like to hear from you!
On our blog
Coffee & Cake Sessions
The fourth and fifth Coffee and Cake sessions for this year were held respectively on 27 July and 28 September 2018. These social gathering sessions were great avenues for postgraduate students to temporarily get away from their work and catch-up with fellow postgraduate students whilst enjoying coffee and cake.
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