May 27, 2022, by Lisa Chin

Graduate School Bulletin, June 2022

Bulletin Issue 04/22 (40)

The needs of the postgraduate and early career researcher community are at the heart of what we do at the Graduate School.

Read on for all the latest news from us.

News and guidance 

Winners announced: Tri Campus Awards 2022

These prestigious awards celebrate outstanding postgraduate researchers, research supervisors and postdoctoral researchers across the University of Nottingham and recognise accomplishments in research, publications, conferences and contributions to the postgraduate and research community.

This year the awards ceremony took place on Tuesday 12 May 2022 and was streamed live. Here is a snapshot of the award winners:

Postgraduate Award Winners

  • Chong Zhi Xiong, School of Pharmacy

  • Hina Kamal, School of Biosciences

  • Chong Jia Wen, Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering

Outstanding Research Supervisor Award Winners

  • Professor Asgar Ali, School of Biosciences

  • Professor Show Pau-Loke, Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering

  • Dr Lee Kean Wah, School of Education

Postgraduate Research Award Winner for Outstanding Contribution to the Research Community

  • Chen Hui Ling, School of Environmental & Geographical Sciences

Research Team Award Winner for Most Supportive/Inclusive Research Environment

  • Professor Ting Kang Nee, School of Pharmacy and her research team

Postgraduate Assistant Award Recipients

  • Winner: Pang Li Yin, School of Pharmacy

  • Highly Commended: Elynn Tan, School of Media, Languages & Cultures

Find out more

Final call for applications: UNM PhD Scholarship

The application call for UNM PhD Scholarship is still open to high-achieving final year (Year 3/ Year 4) undergraduate students of UNM with potential First Class Honours, and final semester Master’s students of UNM. This competitive scholarship offers full tuition fee waiver for the three years of the PhD programme at UNM.

Closing date: Sunday 29 May 2022

Find out more and apply

Reminder: Research Integrity Week

The University is committed to embedding a culture of research integrity and good research practice. Research Integrity Week (20-24 June 2022) underlines this commitment and researchers across our UK, China and Malaysia campuses are invited to register for online sessions on:

  • An introduction to the Code of Research Conduct and Research Ethics

  • Good research practice and a healthy research culture

  • Papers, Publications and Retractions

  • Trusted Research

  • Gathering Research Data Online: Ethical Considerations

  • Digital Research and Libraries supporting Research Integrity

  • Research Ethics and Big Data

Find out more and register

Events and activities

Research Supervisor Series: Introduction to UNM’s Quality Manual expectations for PGRs

Friday 24 June 2022
10am – 12nn
*For research supervisors only

At the University of Nottingham, all research students follow a series of assessments and monitoring throughout their period of supervised study. The basic principles of the assessment and monitoring process (i.e. supervision and annual review) are common to all research students and all years of registration. This session aims to share information on key stages of the annual review process and roles of supervisor in meeting the university requirements and ensuring satisfactory progression. Case studies involving common and uncommon scenarios will also be highlighted and discussed.

Sign up

Coffee & Cake session

Friday 24 June 2022
3pm – 4pm

It’s back! We are resuming this in-person social gathering event on campus. Our Coffee and Cake session is open to all our postgraduate students including postgraduate research students (PGRs) and postgraduate taught students (PGTs).

A raft of research shows that taking break boosts productivity. Something about taking a break outside of work/study space refreshes us. It is always a good idea to come for our Coffee and Cake session where it provides you with a much-needed breather. So come and join the rest of the postgraduate community and enjoy the free refreshments! RSVP is required by Friday 17 June 2022 as space is limited, subject to first-come-first-serve basis.

RSVP now

Coming soon: UNM 2022 3MT®

An 80,000 word PhD thesis would take 9 hours to present. Your time limit… 3 minutes. 

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic research communication competition. It challenges research students to communicate the significance of their research work to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes. The competition is open to PhD students who have passed their first-year confirmation review.

After two years of virtual competition due to Covid-19, we will have a physical live event this year, tentatively scheduled for August 2022. Call for participation will be posted soon where you can find out more detailed information.

Find out more and see our past winners

Training and development

Find out more about our training and development provision for postgraduate students.

We are now offering a blended approach for our training courses with a combination of online platform (MS Teams) and face-to-face (on-campus). We are adopting new arrangements to meet the new norms while ensuring all our courses are accessible to all our postgraduate students.

Researcher Development Programme (RDP)

What do I want to get out of a conference

  • Wednesday 8 June 2022, 10am – 12nn

  • This course will discuss key issues when choosing a conference and how to maximise participation.

  • Sign up

Introduction to the skills of teamwork

  • Tuesday 14 June 2022, 10am – 12nn

  • This course will highlight the benefits of teamwork as well as identify and analyse the features of an effective team.

  • Sign up

Presentation skills: Building your confidence

  • Tuesday 21 June 2022, 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

  • Tuesday 21 June 2022, 2pm – 4pm

  • Wednesday 22 June 2022, 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 two available practical sessions.

  • Sign up

Other support

Writing consultation

The Centre of English Language and Foundation Education (CELFE) is resuming its offering of one-to-one writing consultation service specifically for postgraduate students.

These sessions, schedule by appointments only, provide personalised task-specific writing support for postgraduate students with the goal of helping you become a better writer. They do not provide proofreading or editing service for students’ theses and dissertations.

You can now make appointments to meet with the writing consultant during summer to work on your writing tasks.

For any queries, please email

Find out more and make an appointment

Empowering your postgraduate and research ambition

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In the meantime, please continue to observe and follow the safety advice and precautionary measures by our local authorities and University.

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