[Call for Participation] 3 Minute Thesis Competition

This post is contributed by Dr Lee Jiin Woei, Research Training Development Manager. An 80,000 word PhD thesis would take 9 hours to present. Their time limit… 3 minutes.  The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) will hold its 2017 Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®) on 12 September 2017 at the Great Hall. First developed by …

Graduate School Hari Raya Celebration

Celebrating Hari Raya Hari Raya, or the festival of Eid, marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadhan and the start of a new month on the Islamic calendar, Syawal. In conjunction with the biggest festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide, we recently had our annual Hari Raya celebration on 14 July 2017. The occasion saw …

Graduate School Bulletin, July 2017

Issue 01/17 (01)  We are pleased to introduce the new Graduate School Bulletin. This bulletin provides monthly updates on upcoming events and activities by the Graduate School. Researcher Development Programme (RDP) Upcoming RDP courses are listed below: Date Time Course 26 July 2017 10am – 12.30pm Word Essentials for Researchers – Advanced 28 July 2017 …

[Call for Abstracts] UNMC LINK ’17 PG Conference

Student-led Interdisciplinary Research Conference The inaugural UNMC LINK ’17 is a research conference by postgraduate students, for postgraduate students. The goal of this conference is to empower postgraduate students to share and celebrate their research in a positive, constructive and collaborative space while facilitating the development of interdisciplinary connections and networks. This conference will be …

[Invitation] Researcher Boot Camp

The Graduate School, in collaboration with the faculties, is pleased to invite all researchers on campus to attend its inaugural summer boot camp. All postgraduate research students are welcome to attend. This boot camp covers topics that have been highlighted by researchers as areas where they would like more advice and practice-sharing opportunities. It is …

Summer Course: Publishing in High Quality Journals

Most of you would have probably heard of the phrase “publish or perish”. This phrase reflects the importance of academic publishing. It is generally known that publishing in academia is important, but what about publishing during your PhD studies? Publishing is important if you want to remain in academia after your PhD. It does not …

Summer Course: Preparing for the Viva

Handing in a PhD thesis is a tremendous achievement, but it is not the end of the journey for doctoral students. The next step is to prepare for an intellectually-gruelling hurdle: a viva. This oral examination is where you will defend your thesis. To put it simply, you should think of it as a verbal …

Nucleus, June 2017

June 2017 edition of Nucleus is appended herewith, for your viewing and reading pleasure. Alternatively, click here to view the web version. We will be introducing a simplified version of our newsletter next month. The new version will provide monthly updates on upcoming events and activities by the Graduate School. Henceforth, the publication of Nucleus …

UNMC Research Showcase 2017: Best Press Release

Title: Exploring the Cannabinoid Receptors Marijuana, hashish, weed… whatever it may be called, the subject of cannabis is quite a head turner, and often for the wrong reasons. But cannabis requires an accomplice to have its notorious effects – the cannabinoid receptors (CBR). These receptors are biological molecules (biomolecules) found in the human body that …

Coffee and Cake Session #3/2017

The third Coffee and Cake session for this year was held on 26th May 2017. The social gathering session was a good platform for the postgraduate students to temporarily get way from their work and catch-up with fellow postgraduate students whilst enjoying coffee and cakes. The Coffee and Cake session was aimed to reduce the social …