February 17, 2021, by Lisa Chin
COVID-19: Graduate School updates (17 February 2021)
In light of the movement control order (MCO) extension till 4 March 2021, we are providing this update to our postgraduate community outlining latest news and information from us at the Graduate School.
The University is regularly updating advice and general FAQs on COVID-19 on its web page. See more
More detailed guidance for postgraduate research students and research staff is available on SharePoint. See more
Training and development
As MCO continues, we wish to update you on our continuing provision to keep your research training and development going.
Postgraduate Student Teachers (PST) Programme
Preparing to Teach in Higher Education
Monday 22 February 2021, 10am – 12.30pm
This course will introduce the practices, roles and responsibilities involved in teaching at a higher education level.
Demonstrating in Laboratory Practicals
Tuesday 23 February 2021, 10am – 12.30pm
This course will consider the purpose and practice of practical classes, and subsequently develop skills in managing such classes.
Lecturing for Learning
Wednesday 24 February 2021, 10am – 12.30pm
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.
Health & Safety
Wednesday 24 February 2021, 2pm – 4.30pm
This course will identify hazardous factors and inform preventive measures to ensure that the risks are adequately controlled at all times.
Marking and Assessment
Thursday 25 February 2021, 10am – 12.30pm
This course will consider the purpose and practice of assessing and giving feedback on students’ work.
Small Group Teaching
Friday 26 February 2021, 10am – 12.30pm
This course will give advice on ways of designing, planning and leading small group teaching sessions such as seminars and tutorials.
Call for nominations: Postgraduate Awards 2021
The nomination call for our annual Postgraduate Awards is still open. The awards recognise accomplishments in research, publications, conferences and contributions to the postgraduate community.
Nomination is done through HOS/HOD and each school/department can only nominate one student. PGR students can nominate themselves to HOS/HOD for consideration.
Submission deadline: Friday 26 February 2021, by noon (local time)
Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Invitation: Postgraduate Induction 1/21
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 us from the Graduate School and Postgraduate Students’ Network (PGSN).
The upcoming induction is scheduled for Friday 26 February 2021 at 3pm – 4pm. Use this code to join the session in MS Teams: booxq0d
We look forward to meeting you!
Graduation without Borders
Congratulations to our Class of 2021 postgraduates!
Ahead of the graduation, we at the Graduate School would like to take this opportunity to congratulate our extraordinary Class of 2021 postgraduates on their achievements. Many congratulations!
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Next update from us
Look out for our next edition of e-newsletter
We will continue to provide succinct news, information and updates on our training and development opportunities for our postgraduate community through our COVID-19: Graduate School updates and monthly e-newsletter. The next one will be delivered to your inbox on 24 February 2021 where you can find out more about our online training and development provision for the whole of next month.
Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need any other clarifications or support from us via email to email@example.com. You can also engage with us via Facebook and Graduate School Blog.
In the meantime, please continue to observe and follow the safety advice and precautionary measures by our local authorities and University. Stay safe!