Print & Design winter vacation closure

Print & Design, St Katharine’s West, 16 The Scores will  be closed over the festive period from 12 noon on Friday 21 December until 9am on Thursday 3 January.

For all students and staff – you may be interested to know that during January and February we will be offering a 20% discount on all large format printing.  This includes high quality inkjet photo printing, fine art giclée printing, large posters and pull-up banner stands.

View the full range of services at: www.st-andrews.ac.uk/printanddesign

 

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Join our Spring campaign as a telephone fundraiser

The Development Office are recruiting again for student fundraisers to connect with St Andrews alumni and parents across the globe between 11th February to 10th of March with a two day compulsory training weekend on the 9th and 10th February from around 10:00-17:00 both days.

The role will involve updating them on projects at St Andrews, updating contact information, gathering feedback on publications and activities and to ask for donations in support of our current fundraising priorities.

Fundraisers are expected to commit to two weeknights and one weekend per week. Shifts are noted in more detail on the online form but mostly evenings in the week and days at the weekend with the occasional day in the week or late evening.  Students must be fairly flexible as patterns may change depending on how the campaign progresses. T4 visa holders should note they can only work a maximum of 20 hours per week in total.

Rates are in the region of:

Basic and training rate: £8.75 per hour

After 10pm £9.69 per hour

After midnight £10.24 per hour

If you have questions you are welcome to contact annualgiving@st-andrews.ac.uk or apply before midnight on the 27th January here https://buffalofc.formstack.com/forms/standrewstelethon2019

*If you applied for Spring in your Autumn online application we will contact you separately to invite for phone interview

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Saint Andrew’s Society of the State of New York Scholarships 2019-20

Applying for graduate study in the US for academic year 2019-20? Up to two scholarships (of up to $35,000 each) will be awarded for one year of study in any subject, normally within a radius of 250 miles from New York City or within the area of Washington DC, by the Saint Andrew’s Society of the State of New York. Candidates must be Scottish by birth or recent descent and be first degree graduates of either 2018 or 2019 from a Scottish university (or Oxford/Cambridge). University of St Andrews students have been successful in applying for these scholarships in the past.

For further information and an application pack, email careers@st-andrews.ac.uk with the heading ‘Saint Andrew’s Society of the State of New York Scholarships.’ The deadline for applications (including two academic referees) is Friday 15 February 2019.

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Library closures and changes to opening times over winter vacation

We hope you all have a lovely festive season and winter break!

Most Library facilities will close early at 4pm on Thursday 20 December and then will close for the winter vacation at 5pm on Friday 21 December 2018 to reopen on Thursday 3 January 2019.

Libraries will then move to vacation opening hours. During this time, from                        Thursday 3 until Sunday 20 January 2019 inclusive, our opening hours for the Main Library will be:

Monday to Friday 9am until 5pm
Saturday to Sunday 10am until 5pm

For full details of all library sites, please see our opening times web page, or read our blog post.

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The writing process: getting started (30th January)

This hands-on GRADskills workshop is of particular relevance in the first half of your PhD. For many researchers, starting to write is one of the most challenging aspects of doing a PhD. How do you know whether you are ready to turn ideas and outcomes into text? How do you overcome that sense of overwhelm that often accompanies the early stages of the writing process? This workshop provides practical tools and tips for making the transition into writing by developing focus, structure and a writing habit.

Request a place: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/pdms/index.php?CourseID=8854

What previous participants have said about this course:

  • “Ideal because it addresses the mental blocks to writing – thus enabling you to work through the structural challenges of writing.”
  • “Outstanding presenter – engaging, patient, authoritative.”
  • “Very good to get you started on writing and useful tips. Encouragement to write!”
  • “I would recommend it to people who do not like writing and think nothing could help them going through the process.”
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Participants wanted: Female students for online study

We are looking for female students to participate in a study investigating how personality traits and thinking styles are related to and interact with one another to predict eating behaviour and body attitudes in female University students. The study will take about 25 minutes and participants have the chance to enter a prize draw to win one of ten £20 Amazon vouchers.

For more information, visit the survey here: https://standrews.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4NnymZZlNSfMI6x

Ethical Approval: PS13962

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Borrowing Library books over winter vacation?

If you are going away over the winter vacation and plan to take Library books with you, please remember that all Library books and other items can still be recalled. Check your University email regularly and be sure that, wherever you are going, you will be able to return or post back Library books (here is the postal address to send back books) if required.

If you have any questions, please email library@st-andrews.ac.uk

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Participants wanted: Seeking Parents for Online Child Food Study

If you are a parent or caregiver of a child aged 2-4 years, we invite you to take part in a study to help understand the influence of different factors on food intake in children. The study involves completing an online questionnaires (20 minutes), and a brief task at the University of St Andrews (15 minutes). We offer a £10 Amazon voucher for completing the study.

Contact childfoodstudy@st-andrews.ac.uk for more information and to take part.

UTREC approval code: MD12886

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Join our Spring phone campaign as a telephone fundraiser

The Development Office are recruiting again for student fundraisers to connect with St Andrews alumni and parents across the globe between 11th February to 10th of March with a two day compulsory training weekend on the 9th and 10th February from around 10:00-17:00 both days.

The role will involve updating them on projects at St Andrews, updating contact information, gathering feedback on publications and activities and to ask for donations in support of our current fundraising priorities.

Fundraisers are expected to commit to two weeknights and one weekend per week. Shifts are noted in more detail on the online form but mostly evenings in the week and days at the weekend with the occasional day in the week or late evening.  Students must be fairly flexible as patterns may change depending on how the campaign progresses. T4 visa holders should note they can only work a maximum of 20 hours per week in total.

Rates are in the region of:

Basic and training rate: £8.75 per hour
After 10pm £9.69 per hour
After midnight £10.24 per hour

If you have questions you are welcome to contact annualgiving@st-andrews.ac.uk or apply before midnight on the 27th January here https://buffalofc.formstack.com/forms/standrewstelethon2019

*If you applied for Spring in your Autumn online application we will contact you separately to invite for phone interview.

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Participants wanted: Online Study Investigating Social Media Use and Wellbeing in Female Students

We are looking for female university students aged 18 or over to participate in an online study investigating social media use and wellbeing. Participants have the opportunity to win one of ten £20 Amazon vouchers. We anticipate the study will take 25 minutes.

For more information and/or to participate, please visit https://standrews.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5arE4CiRXqj0Nbn

Ethical Approval: PS 13963

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