November 13, 2020, by Lisa Chin

COVID-19: Update for early career researchers (13 November 2020)

Ref. UNM/GS-ECR/COVID-19/14/13/11/20

Author: Dr Tissa Chandesa, Research Training Development Manager at the Graduate School

In light of the announcement that the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) have been extended to Monday 6 December 2020, we continue to provide support to our early career researchers community via this update. Please rest assured that Graduate School are operating as business as usual during this extended CMCO.

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

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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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