February 12, 2019, by Lisa Chin

Invitation: Induction & Research Boot Camp

This post is written by Dr Jiin Woei Lee, Research Training Development Manager.


In conjunction with our monthly Coffee & Cake session, the Graduate School will be holding an induction for our new postgraduates on Friday 22 February 2019 from 2pm-3pm in H1B13.

To the new postgraduate students – come along to the venue, help yourselves to free coffee and cake, get to know new fellow students and learn about what the Graduate School does and can do for you! Not-so-new students are welcome too as it would be great to know the newbies! Gaining new colleagues and friends will help you settle into postgraduate life a lot quicker and easier!

Research Boot Camp

The Graduate School offers a boot camp twice a year. It consists of a series of courses aimed at new postgraduate research students to get going on their research degrees. The boot camp courses are all conducted in H1B13.

Attendees will be able to obtain credit hours, which is compulsory for Engineering and Science students. The details are as follow.

Monday 4 March 2019, 10am-12pm: Nature of the PhD and the Supervision Process (2 credit hours)

Introduce students to what is expected of a Nottingham PhD candidate. Provide an understanding of the roles of both supervisors and research students. Provide information about the possible difficulties that may arise and offer advice on how to overcome them during a PhD journey.

Monday 4 March 2019, 2pm-4pm: Getting into the Habit of Writing (2 credit hours)

Develop good practice in writing by introducing the different styles and approaches that exist. Discuss and develop what makes “good” academic writing.

Tuesday 5 March 2019, 10am-12pm: Planning Research and Time Management (2 credit hours)

This course will support the development of good time management and enable students to plan their research development more efficiently.

Tuesday 5 March 2019, 2pm-4pm: Philosophy of Science (2 credit hours)

This course seeks to encourage critical and independent thought on science; its foundations, methods and implications.

Wednesday 6 March 2019, 10am-12pm: Creative Thinking (2 credit hours)

Promote and develop critical thinking outside of the box by introducing students to the creative thinking process, tools & techniques, as well as associating creative thinking with problem solving.

Wednesday 6 March 2019, 2pm-4pm: Introduction to Development Needs Analysis and Goal Setting for PGRs (2 credit hours)

A tool to evaluate and plan personal, professional and career development that has been endorsed by UK HE funding bodies, UK national body for learning and teaching and the UK Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.

Thursday 7 March 2019, 10am-5pm: How to be an Effective Researcher (6 credit hours) 

Inform and support students to develop into a more proactive and effective researcher.

To the new postgraduates, we hope to see you at the boot camp! To register, please click on the course title. This will direct you to our Moodle page where you can log in using your University credentials.

For any queries, please email us at graduateschool@nottingham.edu.my.

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