September 21, 2020, by Lisa Chin

C0VID-19: Graduate School updates (21 September 2020)

Ref. UNM/GS/C0VID-19/39/21/09/20

C0VID-19: Graduate School updates (21 September 2020)

This is part 39 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

UoN 2020 3MT®

Winner of the tri-campus round

Yoong Xin Pang from the Ningbo campus (UNNC) was awarded the highest score in the tri-campus 3MT® and has been selected to represent UoN in the global online U21 3MT®. Many congratulations!

Voting in the U21 3MT® People’s Choice will open *Monday 21 September 2020 and close on *Monday 5 October 2020. To support Yoong Xin Pang, you can cast your vote via this link.

*UK time

Nevertheless, we would like to also congratulate our UNM winner, Swaraj Sunilkumar Dube. We are extremely proud of him for his effort and commitment.

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About 3MT® 

3MT® is an academic research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia.

The challenge is for doctoral researchers to explain the complexity and relevance of their research to a non-specialist audience in a concise and engaging way. Presenters have a maximum of three minutes to pitch their research and can only use one slide.

Weekly update of upcoming courses

Postgraduate Student Teachers (PST) programme 

Preparing to Teach in Higher Education

  • Monday 21 September 2020, 10am – 12.30pm

  • This course will introduce the practices, roles and responsibilities involved in teaching at a higher education level.

  • Sign up

Demonstrating in Laboratory Practicals

  • Monday 21 September 2020, 2pm – 4.30pm

  • This course will consider the purpose and practice of practical classes, and subsequently develop skills in managing such classes.

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Health & Safety

  • Wednesday 23 September 2020, 10am – 12.30pm

  • This course will identify hazardous factors and inform preventive measures to ensure that the risks are adequately controlled at all times.

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Lecturing for Learning

  • Wednesday 23 September 2020, 2pm – 4.30pm 

  • This course will take on a very practical look at the task of giving a lecture to undergraduates; explore the aspects of preparation and delivery; and build both confidence and abilities of those who are relatively new to the role of lecturing.

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Marking and Assessment

  • Thursday 24 September 2020, 10am – 12.30pm

  • This course will consider the purpose and practice of assessing and giving feedback on students’ work.

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Small Group Teaching

  • Friday 25 September 2020, 10am – 12.30pm

  • This course will give advice on ways of designing, planning and leading small group teaching sessions such as seminars and tutorials.

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Next updates from us

Our next C0VID-19: Graduate School updates will be posted on Monday 28 September 2020

This will be our final edition as the University is set to reopen its door next month.

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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