Wisdom of the Crowds at the Graduate School Christmas Party

In 1906 Francis Galton was at a country fair and there was a guess the ox competition. He took all 787 guesses and took the average. This was 1,197 pounds. The actual weight? 1.198 pounds! In effect the wisdom of the crowds gave a perfect answer. This was the start of The Wisdom of the …

Tips for finishing your PhD thesis on time

Anybody who has done, or is doing, a PhD will know the pressures that come at certain times. Often these come at the end, as you strggle to write up, and submit, within the prescribed time. The article, that recently appeared in the Times Higher Education, might just help! Header Image: Typing: Downloaded from Google …

Post Graduate Research Poster Competition

This post was contributed by Rex Ng The annual Postgraduate Research (PGR) Showcase and Poster Competition was held successfully at the Great Hall, UNMC on the 1st of October 2013. This event was organised by the Faculty of Engineering (FoE) for PGR students of the FoE to showcase their research work and build networks as …

Research Showcase 2013

The Research Showcase poster competition was held on the 10th May and five finalist were chosen.¬† These finalists presented, via video conference, with the UK on 20th May. The overall winner – Jim Chai, 3rd year student from School of Pharmacy, will be representing¬† Nottingham Malaysia Campus at the Research Showcase in the UK on …

Research Training and Academic Development, formerly known as The Graduate School

It may have not passed you by that we have recently been reviewing UNMC’s Graduate School. It took a bit longer than we hoped but the review is now complete and we are part way through implementing the recommendations. One of the recommendations was to merge all of our training into one unit. This new …

Graduate School Christmas Party

It has become something of a tradition that the Graduate School throw a Christmas Party for all our postgraduate students. I have only been able to go to two (2011 and 2012) and both have been very well attended and the students seem to appreciate the opportunity to have an early celebration of Christmas. It …