March 29, 2023, by Lisa Chin

Graduate School Newsletter, April 2023

Nucleus Issue 02/23 (50)

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

Coming soon

The nomination and participation calls for our annual Tri Campus Awards and Postgraduate Showcase will open soon so keep a lookout for the announcement emails!

Tri Campus Awards

These prestigious awards celebrate outstanding postgraduate researchers, research supervisors and postdoctoral researchers across the University of Nottingham, and recognise accomplishments in research, publications, conferences and contribution to the postgraduate and research community.

Postgraduate Showcase

This poster competition is for our postgraduate research students to showcase your research to a wider audience. It is an excellent opportunity for you to share and highlight the importance and impact of your research work to a general audience. The competition will take place in-person where you will present your poster to a live audience and judges.

Research Integrity Week

The University is committed to embedding a culture of research integrity and good research practice. Research Integrity Week (19-23 June 2023) underlines this commitment and researchers across our UK, China and Malaysia campuses are invited to register for online sessions on:

    • Introduction to the Code of Research Conduct and Research Ethics

    • Introduction to Research Ethics at UoN

    • Good research practice and a healthy research culture (UKRIO)

    • Trusted Research and Export Controls

    • Reproducibility in Academic Research

    • Introduction to Research Contracts – Tips and Advice

    • Open or closed? Finding the right balance with UoN Libraries and Digital Research

    • Running the Publication Ethics Gauntlet (UKRIO)

    • Research Post Award – Financial Management and Compliance

    • What does it mean to be ethical and socially-just in ‘decolonial’ times?

Find out more

Register now

Training and development

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

Researcher Development Programme (RDP)

Applying for jobs and preparing for interview

    • Tuesday 4 April 2023, 10am – 12nn, H1B13

    • This course will get you thinking about your career development and show you how to improve your chances of landing a job.

    • Sign up

Creating a strong argument for your thesis

    • Tuesday 11 April 2023, 10am – 12nn, H1B13

    • This course will discuss the background to the nature of arguments and consider the thesis as an ‘argument’ and its structure.

    • Sign up

Introduction to development needs analysis

    • Thursday 13 April 2023, 10am – 12nn, H1B13

    • This course will introduce the tool to evaluate and plan personal, professional and career development.

    • Sign up

Planning research and time management

    • Tuesday 18 April 2023, 10am – 12nn, H1B13

    • This course will support the development of good time management and enable students to plan their research development more efficiently.

    • Sign up

Other news

YSN-ASM Chrysalis Award

The call for applications for the Young Scientists Network (YSN) – Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) Chrysalis Award is open to final year Malaysian PhD students. This a chance for you to unleash your leadership and innovation mindset to be a leader in STIE.

This award aims to identify and nurture promising PhD candidates to be the future pillars of the Science, Technology, Innovation and Economic (STIE) ecosystem. Selected finalists will experience continuous support and mentoring for the next five years. The winners will get cash prizes worth RM10,000 (in total) for their professional development.

Closing date: 14 April 2023

Find out more

Apply now


Welcoming new postgraduate research students

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.

Find out more

PhD Comics: Make a plan

Empowering your postgraduate research ambition

Warmest wishes for Ramadan from all of us at the Graduate School.
Selamat Berpuasa and Happy Iftar.

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