September 2, 2021, by Lisa Chin

COVID-19: Graduate School updates (2 September 2021)

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COVID-19: Graduate School updates (2 September 2021)

As the National Recovery Plan (NRP) Phase I continues, 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

Our e-newsletter

Bulletin Issue 06/21 (34)

This month’s issue of our Graduate School Bulletin is available on our blog where you can find out more information about our training and development provision for the whole month.

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Our 3MT® Winner 

Watch our UNM winning presentation 

Our UNM 2021 3MT® (Three Minute Thesis competition) Winner, Chong Yuet Tian from the School of Biosciences is now progressing to the video round to compete against the other Nottingham campuses. The overall winner will then represent the entire University of Nottingham at the Universitas 21 (U21) Final, also via video, which will be judged by an international panel of industry and academic professionals.

Her video presentation is now available for your viewing.

Watch now

Postgraduate Showcase 

Virtual Live!

We are pleased to invite all our staff and students to join us at our virtual Postgraduate Showcase 2021 Live! competition on Wednesday 8 September 2021 at 10am. Watch our doctoral researchers presenting their research to a panel of judges.

In addition to showing support to the participants, you will get to hear about their research work and how it matters to us.

Join now

Preparing and presenting a poster

In line with the Postgraduate Showcase, we would like to share some posts on poster preparation and presentation in this edition of our COVID-19: Graduate School updates. We hope these aid to the final preparation for participants in the competition this year.

Make a poster – it may also help you to write a paper

In this blog post by Professor Pat Thomson from the School of Education, UoN UK, you can explore some advice and guidance about making academic posters.

Making an academic poster is about clear and effective communication via a judicious choice of images, headings and texts. Posters also offer a chance to be a bit creative.

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How to design an award-winning scientific poster at your next conference

In this blog post on, Dr Echo Rivera shares some tips on designing poster.

A good storyboard is like having a GPS when working on your presentation or poster. It helps you stay focused and keeps you from getting lost in your own data.

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How to prepare a presentation in 8 steps

In this video by Alex Lyon, a communication coach, you can learn more about how to prepare for a presentation in 8 key steps.

95% of how a presentation turns out is determined by how you prepare!

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DSpace data-storage

A digital repository system for all researchers at UNM

As you are aware, the use of DSpace was recently launched by our Vice Provost for Research and Knowledge Exchange. At UNM, this service is open to all academic staff and postgraduate research students.

This repository is to be used for the following:

    • store research data set for public access upon publication of research articles

    • store research data only for private access

It should not be used to store private data, and is not a replacement for public cloud-drive or file-sharing services.

See the user guide

Should you have queries or face issue(s) upon using it, please direct your queries to for further assistance.

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Malaysia Day greetings

Selamat Hari Malaysia

Although we had just celebrated our country’s 64th Independence Day, there is another significant day ahead of us as we celebrate 58th Malaysia Day on Thursday 16 September 2021.

We would like to take this opportunity to greet all our fellow Malaysians a very Happy Malaysia Day in advance!

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 monthly e-newsletter. The next one will be delivered to your inbox before the end of this month where you can find out more about our 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 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!

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