Postgraduate Christmas and Year End Celebration

A tradition It became somewhat of a tradition that we host a Christmas gathering for all our postgraduate students every year. Our annual Christmas and Year End celebration was held on Wednesday 4 December 2019. As always, the celebration was very well attended and the postgraduate students seemed to appreciate the opportunity to have an …

Call for participation: U21/PwC Innovation Challenge 2019/20

What is it? The U21/PwC Innovation Challenge is a world-class opportunity for students to showcase their skills to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and its client base, via a short 3-minute video clip response to a pre-set challenge. U21/PwC Competition winners will unlock and have access to unique training and professional development opportunities with one of the world’s …

Winners announced in 2019 Images of Postgraduate Experience photography competition

Announcement of winners We are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Images of Postgraduate Experience photography competition. The full results are as follows: Winner Kumbirai Ivyne Mateva, 3rd year PhD student at the School of Biosciences  Runner Up Mak Yin Ying, 2nd year PhD student at the Department of Biomedical Sciences People’s Choice …

Managing Complaints

A talk on handling complaints The sixth and final instalment of our Supervisory Research Seminar Series this year was held on Wednesday 27 November 2019. This session featured a talk on how to handle complaints from students in accordance to the Student Complaint Procedure of the University. Delivered by Dr Sue-Mian Then, the session was …

Examining a Doctorate

A workshop on examining a doctoral thesis This workshop, held on Wednesday 20 November 2019, was organised for academic staff undertaking or expecting to undertake the role of internal or external examiner of a doctoral thesis for the first time. The workshop was also aimed at supervisors whose prior experience is of different doctoral examination …

Graduate School Bulletin, December 2019

Issue 08/19 (20) This bulletin provides monthly updates on upcoming events and activities by the Graduate School. Call for applications International Research Collaboration Award 2020 This is a competitive award to a funded visit, up to two months duration, with a maximum of RM15,000, at a host organisation anywhere in the world that may act …

Deepavali celebration for postgraduates

Celebration of Lights Our annual Deepavali celebration for postgraduate students was held on Wednesday 13 November 2019. Deepavali, also known as Diwali, comes from the Sanskrit word dipavali meaning “row or series of lights”. Decorative oil lamps are an ever-recognisable feature of Deepavali, befitting its name of the Festival of Lights. In her welcome address, …

Voting is now open for Images of Postgraduate Experience photo competition

Vote for your favourite entry We are pleased to invite all our staff and students to vote for the People’s Choice award for the Images of Postgraduate Experience photography competition. About the competition The competition is designed for postgraduate students to take interesting and innovative photographs that best capture their postgraduate experience. The theme this …

Teh Tarik Session 5/2019

Experience sharing We organised a Teh Tarik session on Thursday 7 November 2019. The session featured a presentation by Nur Izzati Ridzuan, a PhD student at the School of Biosciences, on her research attachment with the Plant-Soil Interaction Group in Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) based at Lancaster University, UK. Izzati is one the …

Research Programme Funding

This post is contributed by Dr Faye Chong, Dr Amr Ahmed, Prof Asgar Ali, Dr Christina Vimala Supramaniam, Dr Ianatul Khoiroh, Dr Phei Li Lau, Dr Soma Mitra and Dr Vasanthi Sethu.     The Newton-Ungku Omar Fund 2019 Grand Challenge Research Programme Funding has enabled us to form a group of researchers with similar interests …