April 26, 2022, by Lisa Chin
Graduate School Bulletin, May 2022
Bulletin Issue 03/22 (39)
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
Call for applications: UNM PhD Scholarship
We are pleased to announce that the UNM PhD Scholarship is now open for applications to high-achieving final year undergraduate students of UNM who are interested to apply for entry onto PhD programmes at UNM. This competitive scholarship offers full tuition fee waiver for the three years of the PhD programme.
Closing date: Sunday 15 May 2022
Reminder: Swinburne Sarawak Postgraduate Research Conference (SSPRC)
In collaboration with Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus, we are supporting its 3rd SSPRC: Sustaining Impactful Research in a Post-Pandemic Future scheduled for 11 & 12 August 2022, featuring both physical conference in Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus and virtual conference via MS Teams. For the very first time, this conference is extended to all our postgraduate research (PGR) students. Highlights include keynote speeches as well as best paper and poster awards.
Closing date: Sunday 15 May 2022
A series of pre-conference workshops is also available to provide participants with an opportunity to extend your knowledge and strengthen your skills in key areas that will be addressed in the workshops. These workshops also provide additional interaction between participants and speakers.
Invitation: Research Integrity Week
The University is committed to embedding a culture of research integrity and good research practice. Research Integrity Week (20-24 June 2022) underlines this commitment and researchers across our UK, China and Malaysia campuses are invited to register for online sessions on:
An introduction to the Code of Research Conduct and Research Ethics
Good research practice and a healthy research culture
Papers, Publications and Retractions
Gathering Research Data Online: Ethical Considerations
Digital Research and Libraries supporting Research Integrity
Research Ethics and Big Data
Events and activities
Tri Campus Awards presentation ceremony
Thursday 12 May 2022
This live event celebrates outstanding postgraduate researchers, research supervisors and postdoctoral researchers across University of Nottingham’s three international campuses.
Look out for the celebratory posts on our social media where you will get to see our UNM award winners and read about their accomplishments in research, publications, conferences and contributions to the postgraduate research community.
Friday 27 May 2022
3pm – 5pm
Our postgraduate induction features welcome talk by our Associate Dean of Graduate School and introductory presentations by our staff members on a range of support services and development opportunities for postgraduate students.
This session will provide you with the essential information to help you make a successful start to your research degree.
Training and development
Find out more about our training and development provision for postgraduate students.
Researcher Development Programme (RDP)
Preparing for your annual review
Tuesday 10 May 2022, 10am – 12nn
This course will discuss the elements of the annual review process and consider the possible structures of an annual review report.
Preparing for the viva
Wednesday 18 May 2022, 10am – 12nn
This course will delve into the main purposes of viva, its process and criteria as well as some key skills to consider in the lead up to, and during the viva itself.
IBM SPSS statistical software (Intermediate)
Wednesday 25 May 2022, 2pm – 5pm
This course will build on the skills taught in the previous introductory course and introduce a few statistical tests that support the analysis of nominal and categorical data. Although this course is aimed to be practically orientated with extensive use of the IBM SPSS statistical package, theoretical considerations related to the selection of an appropriate statistical test as well as assumptions involved will also be addressed.
On our blog
Showcasing the breadth and diversity of our postgraduate research and experience
We are proud of the innovative and transformative research undertaken at the University and we enjoy showcasing some of the notable work and experiences of our postgraduate researchers.
We appreciate learning new subjects and understanding different perspectives, so to further diversify our newsletter content we would like to invite our postgraduate students to share your writings with us.
From sharing of knowledge and experience to postgraduate life and internal or external engagement, there are no limits to what you can write. We hope that there are lots of great writers out there that are interested in contributing a one-page write-up. Potential contributors should expect that your work will be reviewed by our team and returned for revisions prior to publication.
On other blog
Creative writing for research
The separation between “research writing” (e.g. factual accounts of what goes on in laboratories) and “creative writing” (novels, poems, and so on) is a false dichotomy. In this blog post, independent researcher and author Dr Helen Kara identifies and dispels some myths about writing for research.
Empowering your postgraduate and research ambition
Warmest wishes for Aidilfitri from all of us at the Graduate School.
Eid Mubarak and Selamat Hari Raya, Maaf Zahir dan Batin.
Look out for our next issue of newsletter next month!
In the meantime, please continue to observe and follow the safety advice and precautionary measures by our local authorities and University.