October 5, 2021, by Lisa Chin

Covid-19: Graduate School updates (5 October 2021)

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Covid-19: Graduate School updates (5 October 2021)

As we transit into Phase 3 of the National Recovery Plan (NRP), 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

Welcome to new and returning postgraduate researchers

This is your Graduate School

We would like to welcome new and returning postgraduate researchers and remind you that we at the Graduate School together with faculty postgraduate representatives and your supervisors, are here to offer support throughout your postgraduate research journey.

We send out a welcome email upon request to new postgraduate researchers which offers a snapshot of the dedicated training, resources and activities available. We also send a monthly e-newsletter to keep you up to date with upcoming events and activities by us at the Graduate School.

Please email us at graduateschool@nottingham.edu.my for more information. You can also engage with us via Facebook and Graduate School Blog.

Join us at our next postgraduate induction

Our postgraduate induction features welcome talk by our Vice-Provost for Research and Knowledge Exchange and introductory presentations by our staff members at the Graduate School on a range of support services and development opportunities for postgraduate students. The next one is scheduled for Friday 22 October 2021 at 3pm – 5.30pm.

This time, key members from the faculties will also join us in guiding and preparing you to start your postgraduate journey. The inclusion of a session with your respective faculty will make sure that you receive the support, information and supervision that you need.

Join now

Our e-newsletter

Nucleus Issue 04/21 (44)

This month’s issue of our Graduate School Newsletter is available on our blog where you can find out more information about our training and development provision for the whole month.

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Application is still being welcomed

The Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES) is an innovative global competition developed to raise awareness among postgraduate students, postdoctoral and early career researchers on how ideas from science and engineering can be commercialised.

Training and mentorship worth RM4,500 will be provided as scholarship to shortlisted teams. Prizes worth RM7,500 await winners!

Closing date: 20 October 2021

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Training and development

As we enter into NRP Phase 3, we wish to update you on our continuing provision to keep your research training and development going.

Researcher Development Programme (RDP)

Research ethics and integrity

  • Tuesday 5 October 2021, 2pm – 4pm

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

  • Sign up

Postgraduate Student Teachers (PST) programme

Presentation skills – Theory

  • Monday 11 October 2021, 10am – 12nn

  • This course will consider and discuss the skills of preparing an effective presentation. It is a prerequisite to the practical sessions.

  • Sign up

Presentation skills – Practical

  • Session #1 – Tuesday 12 October 2021, 10am – 12nn
    Session #2 – Wednesday 13 October 2021, 10am – 12nn
    Session #3 – Thursday 14 October 2021, 10am – 12nn

  • These practical sessions will provide a friendly platform to practise and improve the skills of delivering an effective presentation. Please make sure you have met the prerequisite before attending the session. You can choose one of the three available practical sessions.

  • Sign up

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As I am approaching the end of the first year of my PhD and am preparing for my confirmation review, I am taking some time to reflect on the things that I did over the last year that made the first year of my PhD a little less stressful and little more enjoyable. If you are a new PhD student, are about to enrol or even just considering applying – this post could be good for you! So here they are, my top 10 tips for the first year of your PhD – from a first year PhD student.

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In this post, Solena Davine, a recent PhD graduate in Cognitive Neuroscience at UC Irvine, shares some of her tips and tricks for surviving graduate school.

The transition to graduate school from undergraduate can be challenging, but once you realise that graduate school is what you make of it, you will see doors open for you. Here are my top 3 tips for surviving graduate school.

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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 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 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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