August 3, 2020, by Lisa Chin

C0VID-19: Graduate School updates (3 August 2020)

Ref. UNM/GS/C0VID-19/32/03/08/20

C0VID-19: Graduate School updates (3 August 2020)

This is part 32 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

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

Graduate School Bulletin

This bulletin provides monthly updates on upcoming events and activities by us

Find out more information about our training and development provision for the whole month of August 2020.

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Researcher training courses

Weekly update of upcoming courses

Time to Write 

  • Session 08/01: Monday 3 August 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

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The Conversation: Your needs are our priority

Discuss with us!

Postgraduate training programmes are offered to provide appropriate opportunities for doctoral students to develop their research, subject-specific, communication and other skills in order to become an effective researcher. It is the time of the year where we reflect on the evaluations and the training needs of our postgraduate researchers to ensure our training plan supports your ongoing personal and professional development needs.

Following this we would like to have a consultation session with all our postgraduate research students to hear your suggestions and thoughts on your training needs. The primary focus of this session is to capture and understand the general and specific needs before we start planning our training schedule for the next academic year.

The session is scheduled for Thursday 6 August 2020 at 2pm – 3pm. Use this code to join the session in Microsoft Teams: hd3wuyx

We look forward to your engagement and feedback.

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Postgraduate Induction

Calling all our new postgraduate research students to join us in our upcoming virtual postgraduate induction

This is an opportunity for all new postgraduate research students to hear about how we can support you with training and development opportunities. It features welcome talks and presentations by senior staff from the Graduate School introducing a range of support services, training programmes, public engagements and activities for postgraduate research students. It also features an introductory talk about Postgraduate Students’ Network (PGSN) by the Students’ Association (SA) Postgraduate Officer.

The upcoming induction is scheduled for Friday 7 August 2020 at 3pm – 4pm. Use this code to join the session in Microsoft Teams: booxq0d

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Next updates from us

Our next C0VID-19: Graduate School updates will be posted on Monday 10 August 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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