First Day at UNMC

This post is contributed by Saira Riaz, a postgraduate student from the School of Education, undertaking Masters in Educational Leadership and Management.   I still remember my first day at UNMC. When the taxi stopped at the main gate and I got out, I saw the lush green landscape and my mouth opened wide. I kept …

Dr Jane Wellens wins U21 award

The Universitas 21 (U21) Award was created in 2012 to recognise the innovative work being delivered at U21 member universities towards the internationalisation of higher education. Head of Graduate School at the UK Campus, Dr Jane Wellens, is the University’s representative within the U21 Group of Deans and Directors of Graduate Studies. The award honours …

PhD in Multicultural Malaysia and UNMC

This post is written by Mariam Altaf Tarar, PhD student from the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, and edited by Dr Lee Jiin Woei, Research Training Development Manager.   A PhD degree is getting more common day by day. The number of doctorate is increasing worldwide with time. However it does not mean that …

The Doctoral Journey: Perspectives

This post is written by Dr Kalaimani Markandan, UNMC alumna.  “Easy choices, hard life; hard choices, easy life,” Jerzy Gregorek. Four years ago, it was time for me to make a tough decision; declining an offer as process engineer and deciding to pursue PhD at University of Nottingham. My road to PhD had been exhausting …

My LINK ’17 Experience

This post is written by Janet Tan Sui Ling, Best PGR Presenter of UNMC LINK ’17 PG Conference. UNMC LINK ’17 Postgraduate (PG) Conference was the first ever conference on campus organised by PG students, for PG students. Yeah, something for us! With that, I felt obliged to participate in this conference. It was a …

How to enjoy the limelight for 3 minutes

This post is written by Sia Ming Yean, UNMC 2017 3MT® Runner Up.  Taking part in the 3MT this year was actually my second attempt in the competition. I had initially given it a pass but was later convinced by a very persuasive friend to try again. Through 3MT, I learned how to structure my talk …

My 3MT Experience: What is the worst that could happen?

This post is written by Olaoluwa Duro-Bello, UNMC 2017 3MT® Winner. I reckon I was the last contestant to register for the 3MT competition this year. Every time I received an email from the Graduate School reminding students about registering for the competition, I would simply mark the email as read and procrastinate registering. But on …

Research Showcase Experience #3

This post is contributed by Lahari Murali, recipient of the Best Press Release Award. Participating in the Research Showcase this year was a formative experience. Apart from giving an opportunity to communicate my work and its significance, this competition helped me realise the importance of science communication in the present world. Before the competition, I …

Research Showcase Experience #2

This post is contributed by Rayan Sabra, recipient of the People’s Choice Award. During my previous years, I only had the opportunity to take part in oral presentations but never in poster presentations. So the Research Showcase was literally my fist ever experience in poster designing and presentation. It was definitely enjoyable and beneficial! The …

Research Showcase Experience #1

This post is written by Tham Shiau Ying, Overall Winner and the recipient of the Best Poster Award. I was a little apprehensive to begin with the task of preparing a 250 word press release in a simplistic layman version of my PhD work. Yet, the experience was both challenging and unique because I had …