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How we are trained to give presentations; a blog post from PhD student Sia Ming Yean

September was a very hectic month for me, for I took part in three competitions, all held in the same week. I must say that it worked out pretty well, as I managed to come in second in two of the competitions; the Three Minutes Thesis (3MT) and the UNMC Postgraduate LINK Conference. Both competitions …

Interview with Business FM

On Thursday February 2, Dr Steve J. was interviewed by Business FM. In the interview, he talked about autobiographical memory, which is people’s recollection of events that they have personally experienced. Autobiographical memory includes any personal event; from everyday events, such as what you had for breakfast, to highly significant events, such as when you …

The true percentage of scientific articles that never get cited

Every so often I see a message passing on social media in which someone claims that ‘90% of scientific articles will never be cited’. While I do not agree with the notion that a publication’s value is solely determined by the number of citations it receives, such statements can be damaging to science, because they …

Dame Vicky Bruce’s visit

On February 19, Dame Vicky Bruce (Newcastle University) visited our campus and gave a talk about face recognition.

From the lab to the zoo: Fieldwork at the UNMC with Dr Neil Mennie

The deadline fast approached and then passed, by first days and then weeks. In the death throes I fired off one final email chasing up my funding application to carry out fieldwork at the Malaysia campus for three months. I had no expectation for a prompt response, so I was caught completely off guard half …

An Italian student in Malaysia

I have thought about sitting down and writing about my experience at UNMC so many times, but I never got round to it, probably because there are just too many things to say! If I had to describe this experience in one word, I would definitely choose “amazing”. I had the time of my life …

How I felt about the summer internship at UNMC

One of our first-year BSc Psychology students, Andrea, had the opportunity to work with Dr. Jess Price over the summer to gain some relevant research experience after she successfully completed her first year. This is what she feels she gained from the whole experience. First off, I think the work was excellent. It was very …

Last Minute Tips… (Exams!)

The end of the academic year is just around the corner, and soon the senior students will be getting ready for their graduation, while the others prepare for their internships or holidays or a combination. This only means that it’s that time of the year (EXAMS!) where the night owls in us are awakened, and …

Does Listening to Music Help Improve Our Productivity?

When I first found myself working in an office shared with about 25 other people, I was a little overwhelmed from my colleagues busily typing away on their keyboards and laptops. So, to cope with that, I started plugging in my headphones with the playlists of the day on loop. The music did help with …

What Does Your Musical Preference Reveal About You?

I’ve always been fascinated by a person’s music preference, from the tunes he/she chose to play in the car to their CD collection. To me a person’s music taste acts as a window to the person’s personality. Intrigued by this notion, I decided to Google for some answers. The main research that was cited time …