November 29, 2023, by Lisa Chin

Graduate School Newsletter, December 2023

Bulletin Issue 08/23 (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

Introducing our new SA Postgraduate Officer

We are delighted to circulate the announcement of the newly elected Students’ Association (SA) Postgraduate Officer, Hana Soliman Alabiad. Currently a first year Masters student at the Nottingham University Business School (NUBS), Hana brings fresh energy and commitment to her role. At our recent postgraduate Deepavali luncheon on 17 November 2023, Hana shared her enthusiasm and dedication to representing her peers, aiming for the betterment of the postgraduate community at UNM.

‌We at the Graduate School look forward to working with Hana and supporting her in her new role. We would also like to thank her predecessor, Muhamad Hishamudin bin Mohmad Hasim, for his contributions to the Graduate School while serving his term and leading the Postgraduate Students’ Network (PGSN). 

‌If you wish to get in touch with Hana, feel free to reach out via email: 

Cheering on our 3MT® winner at U21 Final

The voting for the U21 3MT® People’s Choice is now open, and we would like to encourage all members of our University community to take part in the voting.

‌The entire University of Nottingham network is represented by Diret Bitrus Tang’an. Diret, from the UK Campus, previously emerged victorious in the tri-campus round with his presentation, “Hope for the environment: microwave heating”.

Be sure to cast your vote by 5 January 2024, and rally behind Diret as he competes on this esteemed international platform, showcasing the postgraduate research excellence of our University.

Vote now

Events and activities

Postgraduate Christmas and Year End Luncheon 

Wednesday 13 December 2023, 12.30pm, H1B11

We warmly invite all our postgraduate students to a delightful luncheon and festive get-together. This is an opportunity to mingle, celebrate, and connect with your fellow postgraduate students.

‌No registration required, but here’s a friendly tip: the early bird catches the festive cheer so arriving early is your best bet. Our venue has limited capacity, and it is on first-come, first-served. So, secure your spot and join in the festive fun!

Training and development

Researcher Development Programme (RDP)

Starting your literature review

    • Tuesday 5 December 2023, 10am – 12nn, H1B13

    • Explore the purpose and essential elements of crafting an effective literature review, and acquire guidelines for the overall literature writing process.

    • Sign up

Introduction to the skills of teamwork

    • Thursday 7 December 2023, 10am – 12nn, H1B13

    • Discover the benefits of teamwork and analyse the key features of an effective team.

    • Sign up

Creating a strong argument for your thesis

    • Wednesday 13 December 2023, 10am – 12nn, H1B13

    • ‌Delve into the foundation of argumentative structures, examining the essence of arguments, and contemplate the thesis as a form of argument, analysing its inherent structure.

    • Sign up

On our blog

Fostering postgraduate camaraderie and community

In conjunction with the Deepavali celebration, we gathered our postgraduate students for a delightful luncheon on 17 November 2023. At the heart of our celebrations at the Graduate School lies the essence of renewing communal ties and bonds. It was truly heartening to share the joy of the Festival of Lights with our postgraduate community, fostering a sense of togetherness and unity.

Find out more

Empowering your postgraduate research ambition

Look out for our next issue of newsletter next month!

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