August 30, 2023, by Lisa Chin

Graduate School Newsletter, September 2023

Bulletin Issue 06/23 (50)

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 

💡 Minds to Masses: UNM 2023 3MT® crowns its winners

At UNM, a legacy of Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) accomplishments thrives as we celebrate a decade of excellence. Since its inception in 2013, the UNM 3MT® has witnessed five of its winners clinched the top spot, triumphing over fellow Nottingham campus winners in the tri-campus round, and went on to represent the entire Nottingham network at the U21 3MT® Competition. 

Once again, we marveled at a remarkable display of transformative postgraduate research at our annual 3MT® competition, held on Wednesday 23 August 2023. Thirteen of our PhD students from diverse disciplines stepped into the spotlight, presenting their research in under three minutes, captivating both the audience and judges.

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Masyitah binti Zulkipli
School of Pharmacy

Masyitah won with her enthralling presentation titled “Malay Ghost Lime: Myth or Hope?” which shed light on the astounding medicinal properties of a hidden gem from our native rainforests – the ‘limau hantu‘ or ‘ghost lime’ (Burkillanthus malaccensis).

Masyitah will now progress to the video round to compete against the other Nottingham campus winners. Our best wishes go out to her for continued success.

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1st Runner Up

Natasha Zulaikha binti Zahirudin
School of Environmental & Geographical Sciences

Titled “Coexisting with elephants”, Natasha’s captivating exploratory presentation delved into the intricate realm of human-elephant coexistence, revealing insights that hold the potential to transform conservation strategies.

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2nd Runner Up

Adriel Tan Yan Sheng
Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering

Adriel’s artfully titled presentation, “Iron Ion Water Pollution: When You Should Not Love 3000” resonated profoundly with its relatable content and essential message about one of the most fundamental aspects of human life – clean water, offering a proactive approach to safeguarding water quality and safety.

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Unveiling the extraordinary Class of 2023

From dissecting the truth behind protein supplements to pioneering bone healing technologies, from reimagining cancer therapy to addressing water pollution, here is a complete overview of our exceptional PhD students who have made their mark as part of this outstanding lineup.

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Events and activities

Doing qualitative analysis with NVivo

Thursday 7 September 2023, 10am – 12nn, MS Teams
*for postgraduate research students

This session will address the basics of qualitative research, comparison between quantitative and qualitative research, qualitative data analysis, an introduction to NVivo software, and guidance on using NVivo for thematic analysis in postgraduate research. It will be conducted by a guest speaker, Associate Professor Ts Dr Magiswary Dorasamy from Multimedia University (MMU). 

Register now

Coffee & Cake session

Friday 22 September 2023, 3pm – 4pm, H1B14
*for all postgraduate students

Our Coffee & Cake session provides a relaxed opportunity for postgraduates to connect, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and build camaraderie. Beyond networking, it also doubles as breather, offering a platform for you to unwind and recharge. 

No registration needed so just turn up and engage in conversations with your fellow postgraduates. 

Training and development

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

Researcher Development Programme (RDP)

What do I want to get out of a conference

    • Monday 4 September 2023, 10am – 12nn, H1B13

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

    • Sign up

Structuring your thesis

    • Thursday 14 September 2023, 10am – 12nn, H1B13

    • This course will consider ways of structuring a thesis and further facilitate you in working on your thesis structure.

    • Sign up

Using poster to communicate research

    • Monday 18 September 2023, 10am – 12nn, H1B13

    • This course will introduce and support the creation and design of a poster that communicates research work in an innovative and informative manner.

    • Sign up

Postgraduate Student Teachers (PST) Programme

Preparing to teach in higher education

    • Monday 25 September 2023, 10am – 12.30pm, H1B13

    • This course will introduce the practices, roles and responsibilities involved in teaching at a higher education level.

    • Sign up

Demonstrating in laboratory practicals

    • Wednesday 27 September 2023, 10am – 12.30pm, H1B13

    • This course will consider the purpose and practice of practical classes, and subsequently develop skills in managing such classes.

    • Sign up

Happy 66th National Day to all our fellow Malaysians!
Selamat menyambut Hari Kebangsaan

Empowering your postgraduate research ambition

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