Virtual STEM Carnival 2022

STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education is largely considered to be the key to meet the demands of constantly evolving job markets, as well as the challenges that emerge with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0). As part of an effort to nurture students’ interests and provide students a platform to explore STEM-related subjects, …

2nd Pharmacy-Biomedical Sciences Photography Contest

The photography competition has almost certainly become a tradition in the School of Pharmacy and Division of Biomedical Sciences. Photography is an exciting way to document our journey through life and share our perspectives with others. Despite the year-long lockdown, the contest was held as usual. This year’s theme was ‘Covid-19 vaccination’. All entries must …

Valedictorian Speech: School of Pharmacy Class of 2021

On 4th August 2021, we held our Graduation Function and Awards Ceremony, which for the second year running has been held online. Hana Sadida Qaulan, the School of Pharmacy Class Representative 2020/2021, gave a virtual valedictorian speech that shines light on the struggles and extraordinary effort of class of 2021 to cope with the challenge …

“I AM HERE”

COVID-19 pandemic has substantial impact on our daily life, including but not limited to teaching and learning. The sense of loneliness and isolation is growing larger day by day, which could take a toll on our mental health. To combat this together, UNM School of Pharmacy and Division of Biomedical Sciences academics and students expanded …

Valedictorian Speech: School of Pharmacy Class of 2020

LIFE CHANGING VALEDICTORY ADDRESS Good morning Everyone! This year’s virtual graduation ceremony is unusual, credits to Coronavirus, as you are not seeing a valedictorian standing physically in front of you wearing an academic square hat and the black graduation gown instead you are witnessing me carrying the love of my parents and the pride of …

Revamping How Science Is Taught In Schools

It is undeniable that life today has changed significantly compared to the past, and we owe this to the scientific breakthroughs and discoveries that continue to awe us. Despite that, there is a vast body of knowledge that we have barely scratched the surface of. In an attempt to revamp science education and reignite students’ …

Annual Potluck & CNY Celebration

Potluck is an annual event of the School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM). All academics staffs and postgraduate (PG) students were invited to be part of the activity. This year our potluck recorded the highest number of participants as our school has the highest number of academics staffs and postgraduate students in the …

Valedictorian Speech: Biomedical Sciences Class of 2019

Professor Graham Kendall, Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Nottingham and Provost and CEO of University of Nottingham Malaysia, Professor Fon Sim, Ong, Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning), University of Nottingham Malaysia, Professor Deborah Hall, Vice-Provost (Research and Knowledge Exchange), University of Nottingham Malaysia Esteemed members of the faculty, Distinguished guests, Parents, friends and my graduating …

Tropical Medicine and Beyond: Third World Network

I was thoroughly impressed with the summer programme students in my seminar session. Their enthusiasm and lively engagement in what was a completely new topic – the role of patents on medicines prices and on research and innovation – was much more than I had expected. They dove into the subject with confidence and curiosity, …

At Tropical Summer School

Colin Nicholas and I sampled life as lecturers at Tropical Medicine and Beyond (TMAB) Summer School, at the University of Nottingham Malaysia. Twenty years ago, Colin could have gone on to the charmed life of a Professor of Anthropology, having won a distinction for his doctoral thesis on the politics, development, and identity of the …