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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 …

Recapping the Year 2013

It’s hard to believe that another year is almost over. It has been quite a year here at the School of Psychology, UNMC! Here’s a quick recap of the year: 1.       Grant Success The School received two grants from the Fundamental Research Grants Scheme (FRGS). Dr Kirsten McKenzie has received RM63,000 to examine the ‘Sensory …

Psychology Postgraduate Students Awarded with Universitas 21 Prize Scholarship

We are delighted to announce that two postgraduates from the School of Psychology in UNMC have won the Universitas 21 (U21) Prize Scholarship to spend a month at a U21 partner institution. The purpose of this scholarship is to fund activities that will help enhance students’ research and career developmental opportunities. Universitas 21 is the …

My Three Years Here…

They say that time flies when you’re having fun, and in a blink of an eye, I have handed in my final year project and have taken my final exams. These 3 years have been nothing short of fun, amazing, crazy and of course stressful moments too. Some of the things that I will always …

Only an Illusory Comfort?

Other animals do not have it as easy as we do. To communicate a message (whether or not animals truly communicate is debatable, but that deviates from the objective of this post), they can only use their bodies and vocal cords, and they are completely reliant on other members of their species being able to …

Life of an Intern – Research in Neuroscience

I had the privilege of conducting my summer internship abroad at the UK campus with Dr Roger Newport. The 10 weeks spent on English soil was by far the most thrilling and enlightening adventure I have ever embarked on. The amazing landscape, the historical structures, the friendly people and the cold summer was an absolutely …

Differences as a Reminder

Putting on winter socks, shoes, scarf, and winter coat, then taking about a half-hour walk to the opposite end of the campus, taking off scarf and winter coat after getting a seat in class, sitting in a lecture with about 200 other students, then putting on scarf and winter coat again at the end of …