U21 and PwC Innovation Challenge 2018/2019

This post is written by Dr Tissa Chandesa, Research Training Development Manager.  2018/2019 marked the first time University of Nottingham took part in the U21 and PwC Innovation Challenge competition. In a nutshell, the Innovation Competition is a world-class opportunity for postgraduate students to showcase their skills to PwC and its client base by answering …

2nd Call: 3 Minute Thesis Competition

This post is for PhD students who have passed their first year confirmation review and it is posted on behalf of Dr Jiin Woei Lee and Dr Tissa Chandesa, Research Training Development Managers. Can you condense your research into a brief, engaging presentation and present it using a single static presentation slide to a non-specialist …

A year of lab attachment in Spain

This post is contributed by Xin Yi Wong, a PhD student from the Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering.  A year of lab attachment in Spain This chapter was made possible after my supervisor, Dr Kasturi Muthoosamy, met Prof Arben Merkoçi through a research conference. Subsequently, after several meetings, I was proudly invited to join …

New online course: Literature Searching and the Literature Review

This is posted on behalf of Dr Jiin Woei Lee, Research Training Development Manager. Literature Searching and the Literature Review This new Moodle course has been developed by the Graduate School and Libraries to cover all aspects of the Literature Review process from finding literature to writing a plan. You will construct a portfolio and …

Coffee & Cake Session 2/2019

We had our Coffee and Cake session on 29 March 2019. This was the second session held this year and it was well attended by the postgraduates. Take a break, have some coffee and cake! When the busy workdays get to be too much, it’s always a good idea to step out of the lab …

Graduate School Newsletter, April 2019

Nucleus Issue 02/19 (34) Read on for all the latest news from the Graduate School. Don’t forget you can get in touch with us via Facebook or by email at graduateschool@nottingham.edu.my. Highlights Shaping UNM’s Graduate School for research leaders of the future  In VPRKE blog post 6, Professor Deborah Hall gives an update on initiatives …

1st Call: 3 Minute Thesis Competition

This is posted on behalf of Dr Jiin Woei Lee and Dr Tissa Chandesa, Research Training Development Managers.  An 80,000 word PhD thesis would take 9 hours to present. Their time limit… 3 minutes. First developed by the University of Queensland in 2008, the Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT®) challenges research students to communicate the …

Getting Started! Workshop for Part-Time PGTs

This post is written by Dr Tissa Chandesa, Research Training Development Manager.  Since January 2018, Graduate School has extended its support to Postgraduate Taught (PGT) students on campus. Since most workshops that we deliver takes place at our Semenyih campus, therefore, many part-time PGT students are unable to attend them. On Saturday (23rd February 2019), …

Research @ UNM & Research Supervisory Seminar Series: An Introduction

This post is written by Dr Tissa Chandesa, Research Training Development Manager. 2019 has started off on the right foot! As Graduate School continues to establish a strong foot hold in developing its Early Career Researchers’ (ECRs) programme, we ran two back-to-back workshops aimed at ECRs on January 23rd and 24th 2019 respectively. The first …

Graduate School Bulletin, March 2019

Issue 02/19 (14) This bulletin provides monthly updates on upcoming events and activities by the Graduate School. Training Courses Researcher Development Programme (RDP) We are offering the following RDP courses in March. Date Time Course 4 March 2019 10am – 12noon Nature of the PhD and the Supervision Process 4 March 2019 2pm – 4pm …