April 28, 2021, by Lisa Chin

COVID-19: Graduate School updates (28 April 2021)

Ref. UNM/GS/COVID-19/53/28/04/21

COVID-19: Graduate School updates (28 April 2021)

In light of the conditional movement control order (CMCO) extension till 17 May 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 resume on-campus working 

We are returning to our normal on-campus working, under strict adherence to the guidelines by the government and University. We are operating business-as-usual and our staff offices remain open during standard office hours of the University.

As a safety and precautionary measure, if you would like to meet and consult any of our staff members, we would strongly encourage you to make an appointment prior to meeting us. You can make an appointment by emailing the respective staff member. Our contact details are available on our website.

Bulletin Issue 03/21 (31)

In case you missed it, next month’s issue of our Graduate School Bulletin is available on our blog.

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A reminder on the U21/PwC Innovation Challenge

Call for participation is still open

Have you got what it takes to enter the U21/PwC Innovation Challenge?

Showcase your critical thinking and share your ideas with PwC and their clients to win a 7-day trip to Dubai and some exclusive world-class training and professional development opportunities. *Disclaimer: Travel will only take place when it is safe to do so and will be in accordance with global travel guidelines.

Closing date: Friday 28 May 2021

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Training and development

Upcoming courses

As CMCO continues, we wish to update you on our continuing provision to keep your research training and development going.

Researcher Development Programme (RDP)

Research ethics & integrity

  • Wednesday 28 April 2021, 2pm – 4pm

  • This course will study the importance of research ethics and integrity, and further outline the ethics procedures in UNM.

  • Sign up

Communicating your research: Dealing with media

  • Wednesday 5 May 2021, 10am – 12.30pm

  • This course will discuss the importance of dissemination and wider public engagement in the research process, elicit media interest in your work, and deal with sensitive issues and potentially hostile questioning.

  • Sign up

Supplementary workshop

Time to write

  • Tuesday 11 May 2021, 10am – 12nn

  • This session will assist in structuring periods of writing and limiting distractions while providing the necessary guidance and motivation to write efficiently and effectively.

  • Join now

On our blog

Getting published and making an impact

In this blog post, we write about a recent session on getting published and outline some of the focal points highlighted in hope that you will find them useful in gaining knowledge and insights into the world of academic publishing.

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On other blog

Fieldwork in the Yucatan during the COVID-19 pandemic

This blog post features an interview with Karla G. Hernandez-Aguilar,  a UoN PhD candidate on the Palaeobenchmarking Resilient Agricultural Systems (PalaeoRAS) project. From planning the research trip and arranging the logistics, getting travel permits to monitoring community restrictions, undergoing the mandatory quarantine and performing fieldwork, overcoming challenges to collecting data, find out more about how Karla navigates her research amidst the global pandemic.

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Nuzul Al-Quran

As Nuzul Al-Quran falls on Thursday 29 April 2021, it is therefore a public holiday. Nuzul Al-Quran is a Muslim holiday during the month of Ramadan, on which is celebrated at the beginning of the revelation of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad.

Salam Nuzul Al-Quran to all Muslims.

Wishing a blessed time upon all Muslims preparing for Aidilfitri in these restricted circumstances

And in advance, all of us at the Graduate School would like to take this opportunity to wish all Muslims Eid Mubarak and Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Maaf Zahir dan Batin.

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 before the end of next month where you can find out more about our training and development provision for the following month.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need any other clarifications or support from us via email to graduateschool@nottingham.edu.my. 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!

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