January 2, 2020, by Lisa Chin
Graduate School Newsletter, January 2020
Nucleus Issue 01/20 (37)
Images of postgraduate experience
First started in 2014, our annual photography competition challenges postgraduate students to capture people’s interest and enthuse them about their postgraduate experience at the University.
The competition was held in November 2019 with the theme Endgame. The participants showed what is their ultimate goal out of the postgraduate course that they are doing, what do they want to achieve and where do they want to end up in their career.
Kumirai Ivyne Mateva, School of Biosciences
Mak Yin Ying, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Nguyen Nhat Tan, Nottingham University Business School
Call for participation
U21/PwC Innovation Challenge 2019/20
Participation is still being welcomed. This is an opportunity for postgraduate students to showcase their skills to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and its client base, via a short 3-minute video clip response to a pre-set challenge. The next awareness session is scheduled for Thursday 9 January 2020 at 10am – 11.30am in H1B13.
Closing date: Friday 24 January 2020
What’s happening next
Chinese New Year celebration
Our annual Chinese New Year celebration for postgraduate students is scheduled for Wednesday 15 January 2020 at 1pm – 2pm in H1B12.
Join in the merriment of stirring and tossing Yee Sang while wishing for a year filled with auspiciousness!
Researcher training courses & workshops
Researcher Development Programme (RDP)
We are offering the following RDP courses in January 2020. These are aimed at postgraduate students.
Preparing for Your Annual Review
Monday 6 January 2020, 2pm – 4pm, H1B13
This course will discuss the elements of the annual review process and consider the possible structures of an annual review reports
Understanding How to Use Mendeley
Monday 13 January 2020, 10am – 12noon, GD14
This course will inform students on how to create, populate and use Mendeley, a bibliography manager in organising their literature review
Preparing for the Viva
Wednesday 15 January 2020, 10am – 12noon, H1B13
This course will delve into the main purposes of viva, its process and criteria as well as some key skills to consider in the lead up to, and during the viva itself
Understanding How to Use Endnote
Monday 20 January 2020, 10am – 12noon, GD14
This course will inform students how to create, populate and use Endnote, a bibliography manager in organising their literature review
Further Presentation Skills
Thursday 23 January 2020, 10am – 1pm, H1B13
This course will identify and analyse the features of effective presentations. Students will get an opportunity to practise explaining their research and receive feedback on their presentation
Research & Academic Development (RAD)
We are offering the following RAD workshops in January 2020. These are aimed at academic staff.
Future Food Beacon in International Agricultural Development
Thursday 16 January 2020, 11am – 12noon, H1B13
This is an awareness session to support the call for the Nottingham-Rothamsted Future Food Beacon Studentships in International Agricultural Development
Target audience – all Future Food Malaysia academic staff
Mapping Your Research Career: Vitae’s Researcher Development Framework (RDF) for Early Career Researchers
Tuesday 21 January 2020, 10am – 12noon, H1B13
This workshop will consider ways of supporting own continuous researcher development in the RDF context
Target audience – academic staff, in particular early career researchers
On our blog
Postgraduate Christmas & Year End celebration
Deepavali celebration for postgraduates
Postgraduate Welcome Programme 2019
Teh Tarik session 6/2019
Teh Tarik session 5/2019
Coffee & Cake session 6/2019
Coffee & Cake session 5/2019
Examining a doctorate
Research funding programme
Turning food waste into compost overnight
Green economy and waste management
Visit for research collaboration opportunity
Grad School New Year Resolutions
Look out for our next issue of Graduate School Bulletin in February!