Are you a postgraduate student or recent graduate who's blazing own trail while navigating the unique challenges of ADHD?


Do you want to connect with like-minded individuals, gain valuable insights, and unlock the secrets to academic and professional success?

Look no further!  

We are thrilled to invite you to our exclusive ADHD Postgraduate Success Stories & Strategies Meetup, where you’ll discover a supportive community and a wealth of knowledge to help you thrive. 

Organized by

Cogniversity and Postgraduate Unit at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Universiti Malaya. 

🚀 What to Expect:

🌟 Inspiring Success Stories: Hear from accomplished postgraduate students and professionals who have triumphed over ADHD and are excelling in their chosen fields. Learn how they turned obstacles into stepping stones.

🧠 Proven Strategies: Gain practical tips and strategies to manage your ADHD effectively in an academic and professional setting. Discover the tools that can help you boost your productivity, focus, and time management skills.

🤝 Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow postgraduates who understand your challenges and triumphs. Build a supportive network that can provide encouragement and collaboration opportunities.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Community Support: Join a community that fosters understanding, empathy, and camaraderie. Share your experiences, ask questions, and offer advice in a safe and inclusive space.

Meet our panelists!

IDr. Dr. Muhsin Abdul disegani dalam dunia perniagaan, profesion Interior Designer dan juga seorang penceramah berwibawa. 

Kurang disedari masyarakat umum, Dr. MAG, juga merangkumi kejayaan dalam bidang akademik. Beliau berkelulusan PhD, MBA dan memiliki dua gulung ijazah sarjana muda. 

Kejayaan dan pencapaian beliau lebih menakjubkan lagi memandangkan Dr. MAG mengalami “Multi Mental Disorders”,  termasuk ADHD dan pelbagai komorbiditi yang lain. 

Ikuti perkongsian Dr.MAG bagaimana beliau mengharungi alam pengajian pascasiswazah ketika berhadapan dengan pelbagai masalah kesihatan mental. 

Intipati perkongsian Dr. MAG akan menyentuh bagaimana beliau menangani pelbagai keadaan yang mencabar fokus untuk belajar. Contohnya apabila otak sering dan terlalu aktif dengan idea-idea yang melampau dan tidak mampu dihentikan walau sesaat; ketika kehendak yang tak munasabah sentiasa mendesak fikiran; tatkala naluri ingin ke dunia lain atau mencari tempat persembunyian baik di bawah meja atau dalam tandas; bila mana jantung terlalu laju sehingga seolah-olah akan terpecah. 

Dihimpit pelbagai kesakitan dan keperitan mental, beliau masih mampu meyiapkan tugasan, lulus peperiksaan, melakukan penyelidikan dan menulis tesis. 

Insyallah akan beliau kongsikan rahsia menangani keperitan dan derita penyakit mental agar anda mampu berjaya menggenggam gulungan ijazah Sarjana atau gelaran Dr. PhD yang diidam-idamkan.

Izzat Zaid, a resilient individual who overcame the challenges of ADHD during both undergraduate and her postgraduate studies. 

Izzat earned a First Class Honours in her Bachelor’s Psychology degree and continued her Masters in Clinical Psychology. 

Behind her academic achievements, however, were emotional battles, including burnouts, emotional breakdowns and depressive episodes that come and goes. 

Throughout her studies, Izzat learned that prioritizing emotional well-being and seeking help are crucial. In her talk, she will share strategies for resilience during postgraduate studies, especially for those with ADHD, based on her personal experiences. 

Izzat’s story exemplifies the strength of the human spirit, offering inspiration and guidance to others facing similar academic and emotional hurdles. 

Join us this 23rd September to discover how Izzat thrived academically while embracing neurodiversity, proving that resilience knows no bounds.

“Hi, I am a lecturer by profession, and a strengths-supporter, solutions-creator, and thesis-whisperer by vocation. My hobby is finding adulting and productivity hacks for ADHD neurodivergent brains. 

My passion is nurturing PhD students and supporting early-career academics. I have been blessed being able to spend 10 years (and counting!) supervising PhD students. In those 10 years, I’m grateful to see the successful completion of 8 PhD students, 5 Masters research students as well a dozen coursework-based Masters  students and their Final Year Projects (FYPs). 

Along the way, I sometimes share my supervisory practices with other supervisors through training  workshops and webinars. As a lifelong learner of positive psychology and an informal practitioner of gratitude and mindfulness.

I believe that a growth-mindset is essential to develop and enhance our strengths and talents, overcome weaknesses and foster resilience. 

Thanks to Allah for these blessings, I graduated in the top 5% of my Masters  class at UKM, and passed my PhD at University of Melbourne with a  minor correction of adding one small footnote in my thesis, and my external examiner’s recommendation for the Chancellor Prize. (Which I didn’t get – but it’s okay, it’s not my Rezki) 

In this sharing session, I share my neurodivergent  hacks, tips and advice from my dual perspective as a former PhD student and a current PhD supervisor.”

Don’t let ADHD hold you back from achieving your dreams and goals. 

🎁 Bonus: Recordings of the sessions are available as special option.

Join us at the ADHD Postgraduate Success Stories & Strategies Meetup and take the first step toward a brighter future.

(This event will be conducted in dual language)


Disclaimer: This event is intended for informational and support purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. Please consult with a healthcare provider for personalized guidance on managing ADHD.