July 13, 2020, by Lisa Chin

C0VID-19: Graduate School updates (13 July 2020)

Ref. UNM/GS/C0VID-19/29/13/07/20

C0VID-19: Graduate School updates (13 July 2020)

This is part 29 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

Latest update & guidance

Issuance of certificate for Postgraduate Student Teachers (PST) programme 

We are resuming certificate issuance for PST programme that was halted in light of the MCO and campus closure.

Postgraduate research students who have attended the necessary workshops and are therefore eligible for the PST certification, please follow the guidelines detailed below:


  • Make a certificate request between Friday – Wednesday via email to graduateschool@nottingham.edu.my
  • Choose to (1) get a soft copy first (collect hard copy at a later date when the campus is fully open to all) or (2) collect hard copy*
    *only those who are allowed to be on campus
    have the option to collect the hard copy certificate during RMCO (in accordance to FAQ3 – Access to Campus – this is a live document so please note that the nature of its content means that it is subject to change from time to time)  
  • If (2), we will advise the time slots available for you to choose from (collection is  scheduled for Thursdays, between 10am – 3pm)


  • Come to our Graduate School administration office (BA02a) according to your appointment (only 1 student can enter our office at a time)
  • Collect your certificate placed on the reception table (hand sanitiser is provided for your use)
  • If you miss your time slot, you must make another appointment with us

For any enquiries or more information, please contact us via email to graduateschool@nottingham.edu.my.

Researcher training courses

Weekly update of upcoming courses

Planning Research and Time Management

  • Monday 13 July 2020, 10am – 12noon

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

  • Sign up

Shut Up and Write

  • Session 07/02: Tuesday 14 July 2020, 2pm – 4.30pm

  • This session will assist in structuring periods of writing and limiting the distraction at home while providing the necessary guidance and motivation to write efficiently and effectively.

  • Use this token to join the session in Microsoft Teams: bkjn59

  • Join now

 What Do I Want to Get Out of a Conference?

  • Thursday 16 July 2020, 10am – 12noon

  • This course will discuss key issues when choosing a conference and how to maximise participation when attending a conference.

  • Sign up

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Fantastic progress as we accelerate our on-campus research

In this blog post, Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, provides an update on the progress towards the return of research at UK campuses. In addition, she highlights a couple of activities by UNM, namely: C0VID-19 Conversations, a series of online lectures by the Asia Research Institute Malaysia (UoNARI-M); and the town hall meetings for research staff and postgraduate research students, hosted by Professor Deborah Hall, our Vice Provost for Research and Knowledge Exchange.

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Next updates from us

Our next C0VID-19: Graduate School updates will be posted on Monday 20 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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