GRAD Centre


Welcome to the Graduate Research and Academic Development (GRAD) Centre


The Graduate Research and Academic Development (GRAD) Centre was founded in 2016 with strong support of the NIE Director and Dean of the Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning (GPL). The Centre opened its doors to the NIE community in January 2017. It provides support for postgraduate students to develop as effective writers in their specialisations. It offers training in writing and professional presentation skills that are transferrable to their careers.

In the GRAD Centre, postgraduate students can receive feedback and guidance for written assignments from our English language consultants and trained peer consultants. We strive to provide an environment at NIE where you can receive specific ideas to improve your academic writing, conference presentation, and statistical analysis skills. To that end, we organize activities such as workshops on various aspects of academic writing, seminars in professional conference presentations, and writing camps for graduate students across the 12 Academic Groups at NIE.

We invite you to explore our website and join us in various writing-related events.

Assistant Professor Cheung Yin Ling
Head, Graduate Research and Academic Development Centre