YogiSoc is Hiring Yoga Teachers

The St Andrews Yoga Society (YogiSoc) is looking to hire certified yoga teachers for the upcoming school year!

To apply, just complete the attached form and we’ll contact you about signing up for an interview. Interviews will be held in the Union the week of September 11th, and will be in the form of 20 minutes of you teaching any style of your choice to a group of committee members.

In the past, teachers have generally taught 1 class per week, but this could change depending on the number of teachers we hire this year.

Please email yogisoc@ with any questions!

Application form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSetb0_pTd0hMqQgA5ByWlpUQCPUFd41-fMQ3zX_83_xxEMpJA/viewform

 

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Participants wanted – Economics Experiments (Excellent Pay) (No knowledge of economics is required)

We are looking for participants for studies taking place between now and the end of September.

In our studies  participants face a variety of choice scenarios, and their choices lead to cash rewards. (The average overall compensation is very competitive. Average pay for the experiments planned over the Summer is calibrated to range between £15 and £25. Everybody will be paid.)

Participating in economic studies (known as economics experiments) is a fun way to learn more about economics. No previous knowledge of economics is required. Indeed, that is often a plus.

(Economics experiments are fun, use no deception and no physical stress of any kind. Your identity is kept confidential from other participants.)

We would thus like to encourage you register to participate in our on-going Summer economics experiments. To obtain more information and to register in order to participate, please go to:

https://portal.st-andrews.ac.uk/orsee/internal/public/

(UTREC approval code: EC12333).

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Participants wanted: Study on depth perception in strabismus (squint) £££

If you think you have or had strabismus (squint), or cannot see 3D movies we invite you to participate in a research project on a condition known as strabismus or squint (which is a misalignment of the eyes). In this study we are interested in understanding how depth perception is affected by this condition.

The experiment will involve looking at objects displayed on a 3D monitor and making judgments about their size.  The session will take about 1 hour.

The information you provide will be anonymised and held confidentially by researcher and supervisor involved in this project. Before agreeing to participate you will be given an information sheet that will further detail the research.

Participants in the study will be given a reward of £5 for their time.

If you think you have or had strabismus (squint), or cannot see 3D movies and would like to participate please contact Giedre Zlatkute gz37@st-andrews.ac.uk

UTREC approval code: PS10556

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Participants wanted – Taste Perception Study (£10 Amazon Voucher)

We are conducting research into eating behaviour and taste in people aged 18-50 years of age. This involves completing an on-line questionnaire (which will take approx. 20 min) and one visit to the Medical School (approx. 40 min).  The on-line questionnaire includes demographic, lifestyle and eating behaviour.  The visit to the Medical School includes height, weight, waist and body composition measures and the collection of a saliva sample. You will also be offered a selection of soft cheese/milk samples to taste and you will be asked to complete brief questionnaires about eating behaviour. You will receive a £10 Amazon voucher for your time.

Email your full name to tastestudy@st-andrews.ac.uk if you are interested in taking part, or have any questions.UTREC Approval Code: MD11092
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New University staff work shadowing scheme for St Andrews students

As part of the Careers Centre and CAPOD’s student development activities, we are keen to establish a new work shadowing scheme whereby students can shadow staff members for half a day during term time.

The programme, which we hope to run from September, aims to offer students the chance to gain first-hand experience working in different departments and units of the University, whilst simultaneously expanding their professional skills and gaining an idea of what the working world is like.

If you would be interested in having a student shadow you, share some insight into your department and offer your valuable expertise then please sign up using this link: https://airtable.com/shrkTVsQTIirVvxv7

Students would apply for the opportunity to shadow you by submitting their CV and outlining why they are interested in shadowing you. You can then choose which student you would like to host, and the Careers Centre will notify them. We are planning on asking students to submit their applications by the end of Week 2 of Semester 1 so that shadowing can take place from week 5 onwards, at a time that suits you and your selected student. If you would like some more information, then please email the work shadowing coordinator in the Careers Centre (Sam Ross: workshad@st-andrews.ac.uk) who would be happy to provide you with extra details.

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Death of Mrs Heba Watson

Mrs Heba Watson, whose husband was Steven Watson, the Principal of St Andrews from 1966 to 1986, has died in Oxford at the age of 98.

Mrs Watson moved back to Oxford from St Andrews shortly after her husband’s death in June 1986, but was an occasional visitor to friends in this area.

The following death notice has been published locally in Oxford.

WATSON Heba (née Newbery), died 5 August at the Lady Nuffield Home, Oxford, aged 98. Widow of J. Steven Watson, erstwhile Vice-Chancellor of St Andrews University; mother of Philip and of the late Paul Watson, and much-loved grandmother and great-grandmother. Funeral at Oxford Crematorium on 14th August and interment of ashes at Wolvercote Cemetery, 12.00 Wednesday 30th  August.

 

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CAPOD tutor recruitment

CAPOD is looking for some enthusiastic PhD (PGR) students to join our pool of academic and professional skills tutors!  We are currently recruiting for a tutor in Academic Skills, and an Academic & Professional Skills Project Assistant.  The posts are paid hourly at the standard University tutoring rate.  Working hours are variable, up to 6 hours a week.  More information about the services CAPOD offers to students is available on request, or on our website.

For more information, and instructions on how to apply, please see our tutor recruitment web page.

The closing date for applications is 5 pm Friday 18th August. Queries may be addressed to Dr Eilidh Harris (Student Developer, CAPOD) at ep28@st-andrews.ac.uk or Cat Wilson (Head of Student Development, CAPOD) at cmw9@st-andrews.ac.uk

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Participants wanted – Taste Perception Study (£10 Amazon Voucher)

We are conducting research into eating behaviour and taste in people aged 18-50 years of age. This involves completing an on-line questionnaire (which will take approx. 20 min) and one visit to the Medical School (approx. 40 min).  The on-line questionnaire includes demographic, lifestyle and eating behaviour.  The visit to the Medical School includes height, weight, waist and body composition measures and the collection of a saliva sample. You will also be offered a selection of soft cheese/milk samples to taste and you will be asked to complete brief questionnaires about eating behaviour. You will receive a £10 Amazon voucher for your time.

Email your full name to tastestudy@st-andrews.ac.uk if you are interested in taking part, or have any questions.

UTREC Approval Code: MD11092

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Participants wanted: Multisensory experiment (£8 for 90 minutes)

Multisensory Perception of Motion in Depth

We invite you to participate in a research project about the effects of combining audio and visual signals in detecting movement towards or away from an observer.

The task is to press the button as quickly and accurately as possible to the audio and/or visual signals presented on a computer. The experiment takes 90 minutes, and you will receive £8 on completion.

UREC approval code: PS12994

More information / sign up on SONA: https://st-andrews.sona-systems.com/default.aspx?p_return_experiment_id=929

Session described as “Too Late to Sign Up” on SONA? Email the researcher to see if an experiment session can be arranged for you.

Researcher: Andrew Chua, sfac@st-andrews.ac.uk

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St Andrews Foreign Affairs Review call for new Analysts

The St Andrews Foreign Affairs Review (www.foreignaffairsreview.co.uk) is now accepting applications for Analyst positions for the 2017-2018 academic year. Prospective Analysts must be St Andrews students passionate about international affairs, interested in writing on topics of their choice, and committed to producing one 1000-word article per month for the three months of the fall and spring terms of next year. We welcome applications from students of all fields of study, undergraduate and postgraduate, and encourage recipients to forward this call for applications to those friends and classmates who they think might be interested.

If interested please email a motivation letter and a short writing sample (less than 3 pages and can be an excerpt from longer work) on a topic relevant for the Review to fareview@st-andrews.ac.uk. Applications will close on 2 September.

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