September 14, 2020, by Lisa Chin

C0VID-19: Graduate School updates (14 September 2020)

Ref. UNM/GS/C0VID-19/38/14/09/20

C0VID-19: Graduate School updates (14 September 2020)

This is part 38 of a series of updates which provides latest news and information from the Graduate School amidst the ongoing C0VID-19 pandemic. 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

Notice of postponement

Postgraduate Welcome Programme

Our upcoming Postgraduate Welcome Programme, originally scheduled for Monday 28 September 2020, has been postponed to a later date which will be announced in due course.

In the meantime, please get in touch with us via email to for any enquiries or more information.

Researcher training course

Weekly update of upcoming course

Communicating Your Research – Dealing with media

  • Tuesday 15 September 2020, 10am – 12noon

  • This course will discuss the importance of dissemination and wider public engagement in the research process, elicit media interest in your work, and deal with sensitive issues and potentially hostile questioning.

  • Sign up

Malaysia Day greetings

Happy Malaysia Day

Although we had just celebrated our country’s 63rd Independence Day two weeks ago, there is another significant day ahead of us as we celebrate 57th Malaysia Day on Wednesday 16 September 2020. We would like to take this opportunity to greet all our fellow Malaysians a very Happy Malaysia Day in advance!

Our favourite patriotic ads this year

A truly Malaysian tradition, the merdeka month calls for patriotic commercial advertisements. We have watched most of them; some got us feeling nostalgic and some got us feeling proud. So here are some of our top picks this year:

A heartfelt video showcasing local artisans in creating masterpieces that are uniquely Malaysian. 

A music video embracing our colourful and vibrant Malaysian culture.  

A passionate narrative video with a backdrop of our national heroes and everyday Malaysians, igniting the patriotic spirit in all of us. 

How about you? Which is your favorite? Share it with us on our Facebook or Graduate School Blog in the comment section!

Next updates from us

Our next C0VID-19: Graduate School updates will be posted on Monday 21 September 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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