July 6, 2020, by Lisa Chin

C0VID-19: Graduate School updates (6 July 2020)

Ref. UNM/GS/C0VID-19/28/06/07/20

C0VID-19: Graduate School updates (6 July 2020)

This is part 28 of a series of updates which provides latest news and information from the Graduate School in light of the movement control order nationwide and campus closure. Don’t forget you can get in touch with us via Facebook and Graduate School Blog or by email at graduateschool@nottingham.edu.my.

The University is regularly updating advice and general FAQs on C0VID-19 on its web page. See more

The Vice Provost (Research and Knowledge Exchange) is also contributing to a more detailed page with guidance for postgraduate research students and research staff. See more

New version of Code of Research Conduct and Research Ethics released

The Code of Research Conduct and Research Ethics provides a comprehensive framework for good research conduct and the governance of all research carried out across the University

Given the current changes to how we undertake research and devolved working practices, it is even more vital to ensure the highest standards of integrity, rigour and excellence in all aspects of our research.

As part of the annual review of The Code of Research Conduct and Research Ethics, the University Research Integrity and Research Ethics Committee has reviewed and approved version seven, dated June 2020. This code applies to all research staff and students across our UK, China and Malaysia campuses.

The code is available here.

Training sessions 

We at the Graduate School will be organising training sessions entitled Introduction to the Code of Research Conduct and Research Ethics.

More information will be announced in due course.

UNM 2020 Virtual 3MT®


We recently announced the winners of this year’s UNM Virtual 3MT®. Congratulations once again to: Winner & People’s ChoiceSwaraj Sunilkumar Dube from the Department of Electrical and Electrical Engineering; and Runner UpSharoen Lim Yu Ming from the Division of Biomedical Sciences.

We wish Swaraj all the best as he progresses to the video round to compete against the other Nottingham campuses. The overall winner will represent the entire University of Nottingham at the Universitas 21 (U21) Final, also via video, which will be judged by an international panel of industry and academic professionals.

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Through the lens of the organisers

The 3MT® lead at UNM, Dr Tissa Chandesa, contributed a blog post where he wrote about some of the changes made to this year’s competition in view of the C0VID-19 pandemic.

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Nucleus, Graduate School Newsletter

This newsletter provides quarterly updates on past events and activities by us

You can also find out more information about our training and development provision for the whole month of July 2020.

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Researcher training courses

Weekly update of upcoming courses

Light Your Fire – Motivational Tools for Researchers

  • Monday 6 July 2020, 10am – 12noon

  • This course will explore procrastination and discuss time management techniques.

  • Sign up

Introduction to the Skills of Teamwork for Researchers

  • Thursday 9 July 2020, 10am – 12noon

  • This course will highlight the benefits of teamwork as well as identify and analyse the features of an effective team.

  • Sign up

Call for participation

Online survey 

Dr Tze Peng Wong and Dr Csaba Zoltan Szabo, from the School of Education, invite you to take part in their research study about factors that affect students’ participation and learning at UNM, focusing on how students from protected groups experience learning together with everyone else.

Watch video to find out more about it and take part in the survey

You don’t have to feel ready to take action

Waiting to feel ready is a quick route to not writing

In this article, Katherine Firth of the Research Degree Insiders writes about why you should start writing even though you “don’t feel ready”.

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Next updates from us

Our next C0VID-19: Graduate School updates will be posted on Monday 13 July 2020

In the meantime, please continue to observe and follow the safety advice and precautionary measures by our local authorities and University.

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