March 14, 2023, by Lisa Chin

Welcoming new postgraduate research students

Our induction for postgraduate research students 

We understand that starting a research degree can be somewhat unsettling, or even daunting. At the Graduate School, we host induction events for all our new postgraduate research students where you will get to know information about postgraduate life at the University and the wide range of resources and support services available to help you make a successful start to your research degree.

Introducing our roles in supporting your postgraduate research journey 

Our first induction this year was held on Friday 3 March 2023. 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.

The induction featured a warm welcome address by Professor Maniam Kaliannan, Associate Dean of Graduate School. He also gave an introductory presentation covering details of all-you-need-to-know about Graduate School which offered a walk-through of our dedicated support and services to postgraduate students.

Connecting you with the wider postgraduate community

The induction also featured a joint introductory presentation about the Postgraduate Students’ Network (PGSN) by Muhamad Hishamudin bin Mohmad Hasim, Students’ Association (SA) Postgraduate Officer, and Nur Aina Maisarah binti Muhd Shahrulmiza, General Secretary of PGSN.

PGSN is a representative body of postgraduate students at UNM and it plays an important role in enhancing the postgraduate students’ experience at the University.

Find out more about the PGSN Team 2022/23

Getting to know the progression support and resources for your postgraduate research degree

A substantial part of the induction was a brief, yet comprehensive presentation of progression details and requirement guidelines by our Postgraduate Research (PGR) Operations Team.

Our commitment

We hope the session provided a much needed platform for direct and meaningful communication and engagement between new postgraduate research students, PGSN and us at the Graduate School.

We will continue to cultivating a supportive culture in which our postgraduate community can advance and thrive. We are here to support you and ensure you have a rewarding postgraduate research 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.

Please email us at for more information. You can also engage with us via Facebook and Graduate School Blog.

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