September 27, 2023, by Lisa Chin

Graduate School Newsletter, October 2023

Nucleus Issue 04/23 (52)

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

Crossing campuses: Our 3MT® winner gears up for tri-campus triumph

Join us in extending our best wishes to our 3MT® winner as she steps onto the tri-campus stage, poised to uphold our legacy of success.

In our local round of competition, Masyitah binti Zulkipli, a third-year PhD student from the School of Pharmacy, won with her captivating research presentation on the astounding healing potential of the ‘limau hantu‘ or ‘ghost lime’ against drug-resistant bacteria and Covid-19.

Masyitah is now set to compete in the tri-campus video round, facing off against other Nottingham campus winners. She recently completed her video recording, and her dedication shines through every frame. A special mention goes to our Corporate Marketing team for their invaluable support in video production.

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Events and activities

Postgraduate induction

Friday 27 October 2023, 2.30pm, H1B13
*for postgraduate research students

Our postgraduate induction features welcome talk by our Associate Dean of Graduate School and introductory presentations by our staff members on a range of support services and development opportunities for postgraduate research students. This session will provide you with the essential information to help you make a successful start to your research degree.

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Training and development

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

Researcher Development Programme (RDP)

Postgraduate life cycle

    • Monday 9 October 2023, 10am – 12nn, H1B13

    • Examine the purpose and nature of postgraduate research, identify the responsibilities of students and supervisors and further provide a realistic set of expectations for building good relationship with supervisors.

    • Sign up

Strategies for academic writing

    • Tuesday 10 October 2023, 10am – 12nn, H1B13

    • Explore the best approaches for presenting research in writing at the postgraduate level and delve into methods for effectively communicating research to academic audiences.

    • Sign up

Introduction to research methodology

    • Wednesday 11 October 2023, 10am – 12nn, H1B13

    • Introduce the meaning and nature of research, its philosophies, types and stages.

    • Sign up

Research development

    • Thursday 12 October 2023, 10am – 12nn, H1B13

    • Examine the conceptual and theoretical framework, formulation of research questions and their analysis as well as interpretation.

    • Sign up

Research ethics and integrity

    • Monday 16 October 2023, 2pm – 4pm, F4B09b

    • Delve into the significance of ethics approval and the process of obtaining it.

    • Sign up

Creative thinking

    • Tuesday 24 October 2023, 10am – 12nn, H1B13

    • Explore strategies for integrating creative thinking into problem-solving and fostering the development of critical thinking skills. 

    • Sign up

Postgraduate Student Teachers (PST) Programme

Lecturing for learning

    • Monday 2 October 2023, 10am – 12.30pm, H1B13

    • Explore the practical facets of undergraduate lecturing, from preparation to delivery, with a focus on building the confidence and capabilities of those who are new to the role of lecturing.

    • Sign up

Marking and assessment

    • Tuesday 3 October 2023, 10am – 12.30pm, H1B13

    • Examine the significance and methods of assessing and providing feedback on student work.

    • Sign up

Health and safety

    • Wednesday 4 October 2023, 10am – 12.30pm, H1B13

    • Recognise hazardous factors and identify preventive measures to ensure effective risk control at all times.

    • Sign up

Small group teaching

    • Thursday 5 October 2023, 10am – 12.30pm, H1B13

    • Explore effective ways for designing, planning, and leading small group teaching sessions, including seminars and tutorials.

    • Sign up

On our blog

More than just a break: Fostering postgrad camaraderie

Check out our recent postgraduate power hour gathering with coffee and cake.

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Beyond the mic: Reflecting the 3MT® experience

Discover the insights from our 2023 3MT® winner and runner ups as they share their thoughts on their journey.

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PhD Comics

Grad School Survival Tip #98

Empowering your postgraduate research ambition

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