January 31, 2022, by Lisa Chin

Graduate School Bulletin, February 2022

Bulletin Issue 01/22 (37)

The needs of the postgraduate and early career researcher community are at the heart of what we do at the Graduate School.

Read on for all the latest news from us.

News and guidance

Update from our Associate Dean

Happy New Year…

Firstly, let me thank UNM management for giving me the opportunity to serve as Associate Dean of Graduate School, UNM. I started officially on 1 January 2022.

Under the new structure, Graduate School will be managing all strategic and operational matters pertaining to postgraduate research (PGR) at UNM which includes MRes, MPhil and PhD. Our goal is to make Graduate School a one-stop centre to handle all PGR matters while the schools will provide the supervision expertise. In other words, Graduate School will collaborate and support both faculties’ PGR students in line with our aim to establish ‘UNM PGR Community’.

Engagement and Communication are the key to foster UNM PGR Community, therefore Graduate School is committed to engage and communicate with all our stakeholders from time to time via town hall meetings, Learning Community Forums (LCFs), seminars, etc. to get your feedback and suggestions. Please feel free to write to us or drop by at the Graduate School office to meet and discuss with our team your issues and suggestions.

Wishing you all the very best with your PGR journey and may Graduate School be your FRIEND throughout your journey.


Maniam Kaliannan

Dr Maniam Kaliannan
Associate Professor of Human Resource Management
Associate Dean of Graduate School

Training and development

Find out more about our training and development provision for postgraduate students.

Postgraduate Student Teachers (PST)

Preparing to teach in higher education

  • Monday 7 February 2022, 10am – 12.30pm

  • This course will introduce the practices, roles and responsibilities involved in teaching at a higher education level.

  • Sign up

Demonstrating in laboratory practicals

  • Tuesday 8 February 2022, 10am – 12.30pm

  • This course will consider the purpose and practice of practical classes, and subsequently develop skills in managing such classes.

  • Sign up

Lecturing for learning

  • Wednesday 9 February 2022, 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.

  • Sign up

Marking and assessment

  • Thursday 10 February 2022, 10am – 12.30pm

  • This course will consider the purpose and practice of assessing and giving feedback on students’ work.

  • Sign up

Small group teaching

  • Friday 11 February 2022, 10am – 12.30pm

  • This course will give advice on ways of designing, planning and leading small group teaching sessions such as seminars and tutorials.

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Health and safety

  • Friday 11 February 2022, 2pm – 4.30pm

  • This course will identify hazardous factors and inform preventive measures to ensure that the risks are adequately controlled at all times.

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Presentation skills – Theory

  • Tuesday 22 February 2022, 10am – 12nn

  • This course will consider and discuss the skills of preparing an effective presentation. It is a prerequisite to the practical sessions.

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Presentation skills – Practical

  • Wednesday 23 February 2022
    Thursday 24 February 2022
    10am – 12nn

  • These practical sessions will provide a friendly platform to practise and improve the skills of delivering an effective presentation. *Please make sure you have met the prerequisite before attending the session. You can choose one of the two available practical sessions.

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Other support

Writing consultation

The Centre of English Language and Foundation Education (CELFE) is continuing its offering of writing consultation service specifically for postgraduate students.

These sessions, schedule by appointments only, provide personalised task-specific writing support for postgraduate students with the goal of helping you become a better writer. They do not provide proofreading or editing service for students’ theses and dissertations.

For any queries, please email in-sessional.english@nottingham.edu.my.

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On our blog

Our reward scheme

New merchandise is now available for redemption under our Graduate School reward scheme.

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On other blog

Refresh you writing ideas

In this blog post by Professor Pat Thomson from the School of Education, UoN UK, you can explore some useful advice and guidance about refreshing your writing ideas.

“If you are in the middle of revising a draft, or coming to the end of a big text you won’t want to stop right now to read. But now might be the very time that you need to step back. It is always worth considering taking a little time out to refresh your take on academic writing. Through using reading.”

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Empowering your postgraduate and research ambition

Warmest wishes for Chinese New Year from all of us at the Graduate School.
Happy Chinese New Year in advance!

Look out for our next issue of newsletter next month!

Don’t forget you can get in touch with us via Facebook or by email at graduateschool@nottingham.edu.my.

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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