May 31, 2023, by Lisa Chin

Graduate School Newsletter, June 2023

Bulletin Issue 04/23 (48)

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

Tri Campus Awards 2023

These prestigious awards celebrate outstanding postgraduate researchers, research teams and research supervisors across the University of Nottingham.

This year, the awards ceremony took place on Wednesday 17 May 2023. Here is a snapshot of the award winners:

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Call for applications: UNM PhD Scholarship 

Application call for our PhD Scholarship is still open.

This competitive scholarship offers full tuition fee waiver and monthly stipend for the three years of our PhD programme. This year, in line with the University’s commitment to research excellence, we offer two types of scholarship, PhD High Achiever Scholarship and Research Excellence Scholarship. 

Submit your application by Friday 9 June 2023.

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Call for participation: Postgraduate Showcase

Present a poster that clearly describes your research to a general audience, and stand a chance to win RM1,000!

This is a great opportunity for postgraduate researchers to share with us the impact of your research, refine your presentation skills, and engage with a wider audience. This year, the competition will be held as part of the Research and Knowledge Exchange Showcase. As the University launches its new Interdisciplinary Research Clusters, this is an exceptional and unique opportunity for you to put a spotlight on your research to research leaders and senior members of the University.

Submit your entry by Friday 30 June 2023.

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Events and activities

Research Supervisor Series

The University is committed to developing and maintaining the highest standards in doctoral supervision. This series of seminars and talks is aimed at University staff involved in research supervision of masters and doctoral students. They cover topics that are essential for Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) requirements and also have been highlighted by supervisors as areas where they would like more advice and practice-sharing opportunities.

Introduction to UNM’s Quality Manual expectations for postgraduate research students (PGRs)

Friday 2 June 2023, 10am – 12nn, Online (MS Teams)

At the University of Nottingham, all research students follow a series of assessments and monitoring throughout their period of supervised study. The basic principles of the assessment and monitoring process (i.e. supervision and annual review) are common to all research students and all years of registration. In this session, Dr Eunice Ngai, Associate Professor at the School of Biosciences and Chair of Graduate School Research Operations Group, will share information on key stages of the annual review process and roles of supervisor in meeting the university requirements and ensuring satisfactory progression. Case studies involving common and uncommon scenarios will also be highlighted and discussed.

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Research Integrity Week

A reminder that Research Integrity Week takes place from 19 – 23 June 2023 with a programme of sessions for researchers, staff and students. The University is committed to embedding a culture of research integrity and good research practice. The Research Integrity Week underlines this commitment and researchers across the UK, China and Malaysia campuses are invited to register for online sessions.

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Training and development

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

Researcher Development Programme (RDP)

Postgraduate life cycle

    • Thursday 1 June 2023, 10am – 12nn, H1B13

    • This course will inform the purpose and nature of postgraduate research, identify the responsibilities of students and supervisors and further provide a realistic set of expectations for building good relationship with supervisors.

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What do I want to get out of a conference

    • Thursday 8 June 2023, 10am – 12nn, H1B13

    • This course will discuss key issues when choosing a conference and how to maximise participation.

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Strategies for academic writing

    • Thursday 15 June 2023, 10am – 12nn, H1B13

    • This course will explore the best approaches to effectively present research in writing that is suitable for postgraduate level. It will also explore how research can be communicated effectively to academic audience.

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Structuring your thesis

    • Monday 19 June 2023, 10am – 12nn, H1B13

    • This course will consider ways of structuring a thesis and further facilitate you in working on your thesis structure.

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Starting your literature review

    • Wednesday 28 June 2023, 10am – 12nn, H1B13

    • This course will consider the purpose and basic requirements of an effective literature review and provide guideline on overall literature writing process.

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On our blog

Renewing communal ties and bonds

In conjunction with the festive celebration, we hosted our postgraduate students to a Hari Raya luncheon on 10 May 2023. For us at the Graduate School, the best part about celebrating Hari Raya is the renewing of communal ties and bonds. So it was wonderful and great to be able to share the joy of celebrating Hari Raya together with our postgraduate community.

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Empowering your postgraduate research ambition

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