January 30, 2024, by Lisa Chin

Graduate School Newsletter, February 2024

Nucleus Issue 02/24 (54)

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: Call for applications and nominations for Tri Campus Awards

Get ready for the upcoming call for applications and nominations for our annual Tri Campus Awards!

These prestigious awards celebrate outstanding postgraduate researchers, postdoctoral researchers, research teams and research supervisors across the University of Nottingham. This is an opportunity for us all to come together to recognise colleagues who have made exceptional contributions to our researcher community.

Celebrating achievement: UoN wins U21 3MT® People’s Choice

We are delighted to share news of a momentous achievement for our University in the Universitas21 (U21) Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) 2023 Competition. 

The U21 3MT® competition gathers top doctoral students from around the world, challenging them to distill their thesis into a three-minute presentation that communicates the heart of their research to a global audience.

‌Diret Bitrus Tang’an, from our UK campus, has emerged victorious in the People’s Choice category with his presentation on utilising microwave heating to address petroleum contamination in the Niger Delta. 

‌Congratulations to Diret for this well-deserved triumph, marking a proud moment for the entire UoN community! 

Find out more

Events and activities

Postgraduate Chinese New Year Luncheon

Wednesday 31 January 2024, 12.30pm, H1B11

We warmly invite our postgraduate students to an early celebration featuring a delightful luncheon and festive get-together. Dive into the camaraderie and festive vibes as we gather for this early celebration. It is an excellent opportunity to take a break from your studies and connect with your peers.

‌No registration required, but here’s a friendly tip: the early bird catches the festive cheer so arriving early is your best bet. Our venue has limited capacity, and it is on first-come, first-served. So, secure your spot and join in the festive fun!

Coffee & Cake session

Friday 23 February 2024, 3pm, H1B14

Our Coffee & Cake session provides a relaxed opportunity for postgraduates to connect, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and build camaraderie. Beyond networking, it also doubles as breather, offering a platform for you to unwind and recharge. 

‌No registration needed so just turn up and engage in conversations with your fellow postgraduates.

Training and development 

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

Researcher Development Programme (RDP)

Preparing for your annual review

    • Thursday 1 February 2024, 10am – 12nn, H1B13

    • Delve into the elements of the annual review process and explore the possible structures of an annual review report.

    • Sign up

Postgraduate Student Teachers (PST) Programme

Preparing to teach in higher education

    • Tuesday 20 February 2024, 10am – 12.30pm, H1B13

    • Learn the practices, roles and responsibilities involved in teaching at a higher education level.

    • Sign up

Health and safety

    • Wednesday 21 February 2024, 10am – 12.30pm, H1B13

    • Recognise hazardous factors and identify preventive measures to ensure effective risk control at all times.

    • Sign up

Demonstrating in lab practicals

    • Thursday 22 February 2024, 10am – 12.30pm, H1B13

    • Consider the purpose and practice of practical classes, and subsequently develop skills in managing such classes.

    • Sign up

Lecturing for learning

    • Monday 26 February 2024, 10am – 12.30pm, H1B13

    • Explore the practical facets of undergraduate lecturing, from preparation to delivery, with a focus on building the confidence and capabilities of those who are new to the role of lecturing.

    • Sign up

Marking and assessment

    • Tuesday 27 February 2024, 10am – 12.30pm, H1B13

    • Examine the significance and methods of assessing and providing feedback on student work.

    • Sign up

Small group teaching

    • Wednesday 28 February 2024, 10am – 12.30pm, H1B13

    • Explore effective ways for designing, planning, and leading small group teaching sessions, including seminars and tutorials.

    • Sign up

Empowering your postgraduate research ambition

Look out for our next issue of newsletter next month!

Don’t forget you can get in touch with us via Facebook or by email to graduateschool@nottingham.edu.my.

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