October 16, 2020, by Lisa Chin
C0VID-19: Update for early career researchers (16 October 2020)
Author: Dr Tissa Chandesa, Research Training Development Manager at the Graduate School
In light of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) as well as campus closure from 14 – 27 October 2020, we are providing our early career researcher community with this one-off update. Please rest assured that we at the Graduate School are operating as business as usual during the next two weeks.
Keep up to date
The University is regularly updating advice and general FAQs on COVID-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
The SHOW MUST GO ON! – Upcoming training courses
Below are a list of upcoming training and development courses:
Wednesday 21 October 2020, 2pm – 4pm
This workshop will give an overview on the process of handling student complaints in accordance to the Student Complaint Procedure at UNM.
Improving YOUR scientific presentation
Thursday 22 October 2020, 4pm – 5pm
This session will explain the challenges involved in writing precisely for the broader scientific audiences and further demonstrate communication techniques for writing to a broader scientific base.
Wednesday 28 October 2020, 2pm – 4pm
This workshop will delineate the steps of the publication process from choosing the journal to the acceptance of the manuscript.
Supervising Doctoral Studies (SDS) online course
University of Nottingham offers a set of self-directed online modules for new supervisors and those who have more experience. The online course has interactive content such as videos, quizzes and a personal portfolio. Kindly use your university credentials to join the course. You may access the online course via the following link.
Graduate School in the UK is now known as Researcher Academy. Head of the Graduate School Dr Jane Wellens introduces the Researcher Academy, which is being created to further cultivate excellence across our whole research community. Read more & See video
In addition, our Vice Provost for Research and Knowledge Exchange Professor Deborah Hall also wrote about the Researcher Academy and how it connects to us at UNM. Read more
Wear your mask, but think about deaf students
Drs Pourret and Saillet discusses about the importance of face masks to contain the spread of COVID, but lecturers and universities must find ways to be inclusive. Read more
Research integrity: nine ways to move from talk to walk
Professor Mejlgaard and his team of researchers discusses on how institutions can share resources to promote best practice in science. Read more
Why does a high-impact publication matter so much for a career in research?
Dr Couch provides justification to the above-mentioned question and asks: should academic science reconsider the definition of success? Read more
In the meantime, please continue to observe and follow the safety advice and precautionary measures by our local authorities and University.