March 4, 2021, by Lisa Chin
Welcoming new postgraduate students
An introduction to the Graduate School
Our first postgraduate induction this year was held virtually on Friday 26 February 2021. This induction was specifically targeted at new postgraduate research students who were not able to attend our previous induction in October last year or had joined the University thereafter. Approximately 20 newcomers joined us at the induction via Microsoft Teams.
The induction featured welcome talks and introductory presentations by the interim Vice Provost of Research & Knowledge Exchange, Professor Andy Chan, and members of staff from the Graduate School. In addition to transformative training and development opportunities, the induction also introduced a range of dedicated support and services for postgraduate researchers.
A glimpse of the postgraduate community
Aside from the details of all-you-need-to-know from us at the Graduate School as a new postgraduate researcher to the slightly less exciting requirement guidelines, the induction also featured an introductory presentation about Postgraduate Students’ Network (PGSN) by Kelvin Tan, Students’ Association Postgraduate Officer. PGSN is a representative body of postgraduate students at UNM and it plays an important role in enhancing postgraduate students’ experience at the University.
In his presentation, Kelvin highlighted an upcoming event by PGSN which is a Virtual Game Night, and he further encouraged the new postgraduate students to join as it provides a good opportunity to meet and mingle with peers and seniors, albeit virtually. There are prizes to be won too! This event is scheduled for Thursday 4 March 2021 from 6.45pm to 10pm via MS Teams. Register here
In addition to PGSN, Kelvin also gave an introductory presentation about Students’ Association (SA). SA is the official organisation that represents all students, undergraduate and postgraduate, of the University. There is a wide range of events and activities organised by SA that postgraduate students can join and participate.
We hope the session provided a much needed platform for direct and meaningful communication and engagement between new postgraduate students, PGSN and us at the Graduate School as well as the interim Vice Provost of Research & Knowledge Exchange.
We will continue to cultivating a supportive culture in which our postgraduate community can advance and thrive, even during these unprecedented and uncertain times. We are here to support our postgraduate students and ensure they have a rewarding postgraduate experience.
Get in touch
As a postgraduate researcher, you may start your research degree at different times of the year. We send out a welcome email upon request to new postgraduate researchers which contains information about registering on Moodle, university support services and upcoming events as well as training and other opportunities.
We also send a monthly e-newsletter to keep you up to date with upcoming events and activities by us at the Graduate School.