March 17, 2021, by Lisa Chin
COVID-19: Graduate School updates (17 March 2021)
In light of the conditional movement control order (CMCO) extension till 31 March 2021, we are providing this update to our postgraduate community outlining latest news and information from us at the Graduate School.
The University is regularly updating advice and general FAQs on COVID-19 on its web page. See more
More detailed guidance for postgraduate research students and research staff is available on SharePoint. See more
News and update
Our staff at the Graduate School have returned to on-campus working, albeit on a rotational basis
We have returned to on-campus working with staggering work schedule, and under strict adherence to the guidelines by the government and University.
With the return of on-campus working, albeit on a rotational basis, it allows us to resume some of our services.
Issuance of certificate for Postgraduate Student Teachers (PST) programme
We are resuming the certificate issuance for PST programme that was halted in light of the movement control order (MCO).
Postgraduate students who have attended the necessary workshops and are therefore eligible for the PST certification, please follow the guidelines detailed below:
Requisition & collection
Make a certificate* request for the next issuance batch scheduled for next month via email to email@example.com by Wednesday 14 April 2021.
Choose to (1) get a soft copy first (collect hard copy at a later date) or (2) collect hard copy now
If (2), we will advise the time slots available for you to choose
*Please note that the PST certificate is issued only once throughout studies.
For any enquiries or more information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training and development
As CMCO continues, we wish to update you on our continuing provision to keep your research training and development going.
Researcher Development Programme (RDP)
Structuring Your Thesis
Monday 22 March 2021, 10am – 12nn
This course will consider ways of drafting and structuring a thesis.
Drafting a Chapter of Your Thesis
Thursday 25 March 2021, 10am – 12nn
This course will identify the features of good academic writing, discuss effective writing plan, and consider techniques for starting and finishing a thesis chapter.
Creating a Strong Argument for Your Thesis
Tuesday 30 March 2021, 10am – 12nn
This course will discuss the background to the nature of arguments and consider the thesis as an ‘argument’ and its structure.
Additional resource on online presentation skills
Tips for presenting online
The Researcher Academy recently produced a video providing tips and advice for delivering online presentations. Although this video is targeted to support the upcoming online 3MT competition, it is also relevant to all other online presentations.
On our blog
A network by Students’ Association for postgraduate students
In this blog post, you can find out more about Postgraduate Students’ Network (PGSN) and their support to postgraduate students of the University.
On other blog
MS Teams: Keyboard shortcuts
In this blog post by UoN Learning Technology, you can find out more about some useful tricks and shortcuts when using MS Teams.
Next update from us
Look out for our next edition of e-newsletter
We will continue to provide succinct news, information and updates on our training and development opportunities for our postgraduate community through our monthly e-newsletter. The next one will be delivered to your inbox by the end of this month where you can find out more about our training and development provision for the whole of next month.
Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need any other clarifications or support from us via email to email@example.com. You can also engage with us via Facebook and Graduate School Blog.
In the meantime, please continue to observe and follow the safety advice and precautionary measures by our local authorities and University. Stay safe!