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Postgraduate Research Colloquium

News Date: 
28 March 2010


The second Postgraduate Research Colloquium for January 2010 semester organised by the School of Graduate Studies was held at AeU on 28th March 2010.

The primary objective of the colloquium is to assist postgraduate students in preparing their research proposals for defense. It is also a platform for students to present their preliminary proposals in a mock proposal defense session with their supervisors and peers as part of the learning process.

In his welcoming remarks YBhg Prof Dr Hairudin Harun, Deputy President AeU reiterated AeU’s full support to the students who were also advised to time manage their studies well to complete their postgraduate degree within the stipulated period.

Assoc Prof Dr Raja Mohamad Fauzi Raja Musa, School of Educational and Cognitive Science, AeU set the tone with his talk on ‘Playing the Postgraduate Research Game’ and took participants through an analysis of the postgraduate research game, encompassing an analysis of what is involved, the major goals, and eventually the major strategies for winning the game. It was highly interactive and provided the participants with ample opportunity to share their expectations and their anxieties, while highlighting the need for planning and strategising in order to win the postgraduate research “game”.

This was followed by two parallel sessions of proposal presentations by four students from Business Administration and Education under the guidance of the Dean, Prof Dr Siow Heng Loke and Lecturer, Assoc Prof Dr Raja Mohamad Fauzi Raja Musa.