October 31, 2023, by Lisa Chin

Unlocking the future: Your postgraduate research journey begins

This is where your research journey begins

Embarking on the postgraduate research journey is an exciting yet challenging chapter of academic pursuit. At the Graduate School, we are committed to providing a nurturing and enriching environment for our vibrant postgraduate research community.

Welcome to our vibrant community 

Our recent postgraduate research induction, held on Friday 27 October 2023, was a pivotal platform for us to establish direct and meaningful conversations with our new postgraduate research students. This induction brought together fresh faces and our dedicated Graduate School team. It went beyond its fundamental purpose of acquainting newcomers with postgraduate research life and resources.

We place great importance on cultivating a sense of community among our postgraduate research students. We believe that successful research thrives in an atmosphere of collaboration, inspiration, and support. Our induction was designed to be the first step in introducing this spirit of camaraderie to our new postgraduate research students.

Led by our Associate Dean of Graduate School, Professor Maniam Kaliannan, together with our dedicated Graduate School staff, the induction covered essential topics ranging from academic guidelines to crucial training programs and resources. This ensured a robust foundation for our new postgraduate research students as you begin your research journey. Networking over light refreshments served as an icebreaker, adding to the warm atmosphere of support and welcome.

Your postgraduate voice 

Beyond the informative presentations, we had the privilege of introducing the Students’ Association (SA) and the Postgraduate Students’ Network (PGSN) through an introductory presentation by the outgoing SA Postgraduate Students’ Officer, Muhamad Hishamudin bin Mohmad Hasim.

PGSN serves as the voice of postgraduate students at UNM and is committed to enhancing postgraduate student experience. As an integral part of our close-knit community, PGSN plays a vital role in fostering connections, providing support, and advocating for postgraduate needs.

Hisham’s tenure concludes at the end of this month in October, and the announcement of the newly elected representative will be made in due course. Stay tuned for updates, which will be communicated through PGSN’s social media channels on Facebook and Instagram.

Our unwavering commitment 

Our induction serves as the beginning of a meaningful relationship with our postgraduate research students. As you commence your postgraduate research journey, the Graduate School will be there as a trusted companion, guide, and source of unwavering support. The adventure of postgraduate research is not a solitary endeavor but a shared voyage, and we are excited to see where this journey takes you.

Welcome on board, where your postgraduate research ambition comes to life!

We are your Graduate School

Have any queries or need more information? Feel free to reach out to us at graduateschool@nottingham.edu.my. Stay connected and engaged with us on Facebook and the Graduate School Blog to stay updated with the latest news and events.

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