Participants wanted: give your opinions for science!

Eligibility criteria:  Participants must be aged 18 years of over.

Taking Part: Click here to complete our brief online survey.

Study description:We invite you to participate in an online experiment aiming to assess how different decisional utterances (e.g. “I think there is a very good chance I am right”) are interpreted. You should note there are no right or wrong answers across our experiment we are simply interested in your opinions, which will be given in the form of ratings, across a range of utterances.

You will be asked to complete a short online experiment. The experiment will be divided into two major parts, I) a demographics information form and II) a decisional utterance questionnaire. During the demographics information form, you will first provide a small amount of demographic information (e.g. your Age, Gender and Nationality). During the decisional utterances questionnaire, you will be asked to make rating scale judgements about a series of contextualised decisional utterances (e.g. “I am very unsure my old response was correct”). The information you provide will be anonymous and, should you give permission in the Consent Form, shared with other bona fide researchers and used for future scholarly purposes. Before agreeing to participate in this research you will be provided with a Participant Information Sheet that will further detail our research, allowing you to be fully informed before giving consent.

If you would like any more information please email Josephine Urquhart at jau2@st-andrews.ac.uk.

UTREC approval code: PS13645

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Participants wanted – Get £10 for participating in a 2-hour EEG study

This EEG study is part of a PhD project in the School of Psychology & Neuroscience.

In this study, there are two tasks. In one task, you will listen to a musical chord progression and respond to whether the final chord was expected or unexpected. In the other task, you will read sentences and respond to whether the final word was expected or unexpected. Electroencephalography (EEG) will be used to monitor brain activity during these tasks. This will involve a cap and gel being placed on the scalp. Hair washing facilities (including shampoo and towel) will be provided to remove the gel after the experiment. The study will take place in the School of Psychology & Neuroscience, St Andrews.

The information you provide will be anonymous and held confidentially by the researcher (Joanna Moodie) and supervisor (Dr Ines Jentzsch). Before agreeing to participate, you will be given an information sheet that will further detail this research before you consent to participate.

This study will take about 2 hours to complete.

You will be reimbursed £10 for your participation.

* You will be able to collect your £10 on Wednesday afternoons from the School of Psychology office.

If you would like to take part or have any questions about the study, please contact Joanna Moodie on jem21@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Ethical approval code:  P13256

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Graduation Summer 2019 – extra ceremony

The graduation dates and times for June 2019 have now been confirmed, together with some changes that are necessary due to increased student numbers.

As I am sure you are aware the number of student entrants has been increasing steadily over the last few years and so, in consultation with Registry, we have had to consider alternatives to the current eight graduation ceremonies in June.

In order to accommodate all the students and their guests we feel that it is time to increase the number of ceremonies so there will be nine ceremonies in June 2019, with the additional ceremony taking place on Monday 24 June 2019 at 2pm.

The School of Philosophical, Anthropological & Film Studies, the School of Physics & Astronomy, and our Evening Degree/General Degree cohorts will now be graduating on Monday 24 June at 2.00pm.

The degree programmes by Graduation ceremony for June 2019 can be found here: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/graduation/graduation-ceremonies/

If you have any questions or you receive any enquiries relating to the new subject splits for June 2019, please do not hesitate to contact the Graduation Office by emailing graduation@st-andrews.ac.uk

 

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AKONG Film Screening with Ani Rinchen

Film Screening: Join us for a screening of AKONG – A Remarkable Life, with Tibetan Buddhist nun Ani Rinchen Khandro.

AKONG – A Remarkable Life is a documentary that tells the story of Akong Tulku Rinpoche, Tibetan Buddhist master, compelled to flee his homeland at the height of Sino-Tibetan tensions and forced into exile into unknown lands. For further information on the film, please see the website: www.akong-remarkablelife.com/.

We are very fortunate to have Ani Rinchen Khandro, a Tibetan Buddhist nun based in Edinburgh, join us for the screening, and for a meditation session the following day. Dates, times, and venues below

https://stabuddhism.weebly.com/akong-film-screening.html

Film Screening:
Date/Time: 19:00, Friday 2nd November 2018.
Venue: School I, St Salvator’s Quad, University of St Andrews.
​https://www.facebook.com/events/271852757003105/

Meditation Session with Ani Rinchen:
Date/Time: 10:00am- 12:00, Saturday 3nd November 2018.
Venue: Lochnagar, Mansefield Building (the Chaplaincy).

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Class Gift Committee 2018-2019 Applications

Class Gift was set up in 2009 by a small group of undergraduates who wanted to give back to the university in the form of enriching the student experience by raising funds through various fundraising activities each year for a chosen university project of their choice.

For 2018-2019 we are looking for a passionate and diverse group of individuals to join the committee. Specifically, we are recruiting for:

– Events Officer: This role involves brainstorming ideas for and then organising Class Gift fundraising events. These could include anything from bake sales to collaborations with other societies or linking in with larger-scale student events.

– Social Media Officer: The Social Media Officer is responsible for Class Gift’s Facebook and Instagram feeds, advertising our events and thinking up fresh, regular content for our followers as well as encouraging more followers for the group. This role involves a lot of co-operation with the Design Officer.

– Design Officer: The Design Officer creates engaging and original graphics for our physical and online presence. Experience in Photoshop or other editing software would be highly advantageous. This role involves a lot of co-operation with the Social Media Officer.

– Members without Portfolio: The committee also needs members to help out with Class Giving activities. In the past, these members have been integral to the smooth running of the committee.

Closing date is Friday 26 October with meetings taking place the following week.

Link to form: https://goo.gl/forms/UPzqzMnu3BLXb72E2

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Raisin Monday 2018.

The annual Raisin Monday foam fight will take place on Lower College Hall Lawn on Monday 22nd October 2018. Please be aware that College Gate/Younger Hall car park spaces will be closed off from 7 pm on FRIDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2018 to allow for skips to be put in place.

Please ensure that all vehicles are removed from the car park by that time. Gannochy car park will remain operational however vehicle movements will not be permitted during 10.30 am and 1.30 pm on Monday 22nd October whilst the foam fight operational activities are in place.

Car parks will reopen on Monday afternoon after the clean-up operation is complete.

For the duration of the foam fight on Monday morning – students/staff requiring access to the Quadrangle and Irvine Buildings will be able to do so as normal, however please be aware that a one way route for students entering/exiting the spectator area at Lower College Hall Lawn will be operational.

Please contact me if you wish to discuss any of the above further.

Thank you for your assistance

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Participants wanted – Journals or seats? Main Library space poll

To make sure that you have the resources and environment you want and need for study, we are asking you to tell us if you’d rather have immediate access to print journals or more study seats in the Main Library. Fill in the short survey and you could win a £50 Amazon gift card!

UTREC have advised that this survey does not require ethical approval.

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Asserting yourself and your ideas (19th October) – NEW!

NEW this year! Do you find it difficult to put your point across to others? Do you find yourself being talked over or ignored? Do you feel you fail to speak up about your true opinions and requirements? Simple assertiveness techniques can transform the impact you make in groups and one to one discussions. In this GRADskills workshop for PGR students only you will become aware of the ways in which you might be unconsciously undermining the power of your communication, and learn via range of techniques to increase your impact and build your confidence. Specific techniques will help you when you need to push through an idea or when saying ‘no’ to unwanted requests.

Request a place: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/pdms/index.php?CourseID=8952

What previous participants (at other universities) have said about this course:

  • “Really good to think about what is assertiveness, especially juxtaposed with aggressive and passive behaviour.”
  • “Positive, [I found] the practical exercises [most useful].”
  • “Good practical exercises put theory into practice.”
  • “[I learned] How to be assertive without being aggressive.”
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Participants wanted – Research seeking participants for a study on self-regulation and exercise

This study is being conducted as part of Konstantinos (Kostas) Liverakos’ PhD Research Programme in the School of Psychology & Neuroscience (Ethics approval code: PS13095).

Participants are required to be 18-40 years old and have exercise experience.

The study involves one session, lasting for approximately 40 minutes. During each session, participants will be asked to complete 3 questionnaires on academic/learning behaviour, sport behaviour, and sport motivation. Following these, they will then have to complete a short, high-intensity workout.

You will be compensated with £3 and an accurate body composition measurement (i.e. total and segmented body fat percentages, bone mass, metabolic age, daily recommended calorie intake, and muscle mass) using a TANITA scale.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact Kostas Liverakos (kl65) or sign up on SONA.

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Robert T Jones Scholarships and Fellowship Applications Open

Applications are now open for the Robert T Jones Memorial Trust Scholarships and/or Graduate Fellowship for 2019-20 at Emory University. These awards provide a fantastic opportunity for graduating students to broaden their horizons academically and socially, and provide a transformative introduction to a lifelong community of fellow scholars and fellows.

The Robert T Jones Memorial Trust Scholarships are open to all final year students of any nationality with the exception of United States citizens, and provide substantial support for one year of study at Emory University in Atlanta. They cover all mandatory costs at Emory as well as the transatlantic airfare and a generous stipend for personal spending. The Robert T Jones Memorial Trust Graduate Fellowship is also available to final year students. It provides tuition, a living stipend and an opportunity to engage in up to two years of graduate work at Emory.

Please do encourage students to apply to this wonderful opportunity and publicise the awards within your department. Further details and application information can be found online at: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/students/robert-jones-scholarship-programme/

 

 

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