Dissertation & thesis printing

You are reminded that Print & Design are ideally set up to help with the printing and binding of your dissertation and thesis material.

Send your dissertation or thesis electronically (PDF format) to: printanddesign@st-andrews.ac.uk at least 2 working days before the submission deadline. Also tell us in your email:

  • How many copies
  • Which pages (if any) are to be printed in colour
  • Whether printed single sided (no more than 340 pages) or double sided
  • Whether fabric spine soft bound or Unibind method or hard bound (thesis only)
  • Date required

Please note: All dissertations printed at the Design Unit, (St Katharine’s West) will be Unibound. If your preference is for fabric spine bound, you must collect the prints from the Design Unit and take them to the Print Unit (65 North Street).

Or you can bring the printed versions to the Design Unit for Unibinding completed within 5/10 minutes or to the Print Unit, 65 North Street for the fabric spine soft binding service, usually done within 30 minutes.

Hard binding, also undertaken at the Print Unit, is usually ready for collection the day after you have submitted your printed thesis (for the Library style only).

For more details about all our services, please see our web page: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/printanddesign/dissertation/

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU SEND IN YOUR FINAL VERSION

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Participants wanted: The impact of flooding on a community

This study is being conducted as part of my (Meng Zhang, aka Logan) PhD research project at the School of Psychology and Neuroscience.

The study aims to explore how people react in a flood. We invite you to participate in an experiment where you will experience a simulated flood, and some scenarios adapted from previous field studies in 2018. In the experiment, you will need to report your feelings and perceptions of the event, and you will also need to make choices in certain scenarios.

You should be at least 17 years old and should not have experienced a flood before.

The experiment will take no more than 30 minutes and it is conducted in the Social Immersion Lab. You will be reimbursed with £3.

If you are interested, please sign up on SONA with the following link:
https://st-andrews.sona-systems.com/default.aspx?p_return_experiment_id=1089

Ethical approval code: PS14082

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Participants wanted: for a study on prediction guidance 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: PS14081).

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

The study involves one session, lasting for approximately 30-40 minutes. During each session, participants will be asked to complete 3 short questionnaires on exercise confidence. Following these, they will then have to complete 2 very short, high-intensity workouts.

You will be compensated with £4 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 (link: https://st-andrews.sona-systems.com/default.aspx?p_return_experiment_id=1058).

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Participants wanted: those currently experiencing low mood needed for a study on autobiographical memory

This study is being conducted as part of Dr Barbara Dritschel’s research in the School of
Psychology and Neuroscience (ethics approval code PS12711).

This study involves two sessions, each lasting no more than 1 hour. The first part of the study involves a psychological interview and questionnaires to assess mood and a test asking you to retrieve autobiographical memories. The second part, involves the completion of a second type of autobiographical memory assessment. Your responses on this task will be audio –recorded. You will also be asked to complete a verbal and spatial test. The second session needs to take place 1-2 days after the first session.

You will receive £10 for taking part in both sessions of the study.

If you are interested in taking part please contact Dr Barbara Dritschel (bd9)

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Evening Languages programme – next semester

Enrolments for next semester’s evening language programmes are open with courses at many levels, including complete beginner, in a variety of languages. For the timetable and details of how to enrol go to: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/subjects/non-degree-courses/evening-language-courses/ and open the pdf under ‘Timetable and enrolment instructions’. Students, staff and members of the public are all welcome to enrol.

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Learning Analytics Workshop, 2nd May

There is an interactive Learning Analytics workshop on 2nd May (1400-16:00) which gives staff an opportunity to explore potential definitions and uses from the perspective of various user groups. The event is also the launch of the TELStA Gateway space, and afternoon tea is provided. Book on PDMS.

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Participants wanted: for a study on mindfulness and autobiographical memory

This study is being conducted as part of my (Aleksandra Eriksen Isham) PhD research project at the School of Psychology and Neuroscience.

We invite individuals with a history of depression to participate in a research project examining how mindfulness training affects the way individuals remember personal experiences. Participants should be fluent in English; be in the age range 18-65 years old; and should not be experiencing an ongoing episode of depression.

The study includes two groups: one which will take part in an online mindfulness training program over a period of eight weeks, and one that will be invited to complete the mindfulness training program after the study period has ended. All participants will be asked to complete measures (questionnaires and interview) of autobiographical memory, emotion regulation, psychological symptoms and style of thinking and experiencing the world, as well as a memory diary.

Individuals who are interested in participating in the study can email Aleksandra Eriksen Isham. They will then receive an email with additional information about the study to let them decide whether they want to participate in it. Individuals who agree to participate will be invited to complete a screening questionnaire to assess whether they meet the inclusion criteria of the study. Eligible individuals will be invited to take part in the study.

Monetary reward for completion of the study: £23.

All collected data will be confidential.

Contact details:
Aleksandra Eriksen Isham
aei5@st-andrews.ac.uk

Approval code: PS13167

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Publishing in the Arts and Social Sciences (23rd April)

Publications are central to the success of departments as well as the careers of individuals, but getting your work published can be daunting, challenging and even perplexing. This GRADskills workshop for early career researchers (PhDs & postdocs) aims to demystify the publication process by breaking it down into stages and providing information and tips for each step. We will look at developing a publication strategy; revising material into a publishable article; targeting a journal; preparing a manuscript; working with editors; and making the most of the review process. Please bring some material that you might develop into an article, such as a draft paper, a thesis chapter or some notes.

Request a place: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/pdms/index.php?CourseID=9136

What previous participants have said about this course:

  • “The most beneficial aspect of this workshop has been gaining an understanding of the publishing process from the publisher’s perspective.”
  • “I would tell anyone who wants to begin submitting for publication that the seminar provides an excellent overview.”
  • “Opportunity to share your concerns with people. Great advice on publishing process.”
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Leadership and teamwork for researchers (24th April)

When hiring new team members, organisations are now increasingly choosing individuals with transferable skills such as leadership, teamworking, strong communication, negotiation and cooperative working. How an individual perceives their own professional style, what their preferences are and how they interact with and manage others is a key part of this, and researchers can benefit from exploring their own personal method of working. This GRADskills workshop is designed specifically for research postgraduates and early-career postdocs who are interested in further developing their skillset in order to enhance their employment prospects.

Request a place: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/pdms/index.php?CourseID=8626

What is leadership and what does it look like? What skills do good leaders have and why do people choose to work with them? In advance of the workshop, participants will be asked to read a leadership case study that will be discussed in class.

What previous participants have said about this course:

  • “Good group exercises. Good overall information.”
  • “This will help you develop an understanding of your own leadership and teamworking ability.”
  • “A very informative session that helps you understand leadership qualities and roles within teams.”
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From PhD to Postdoc: Making the Transition – Sciences (26th April)

This GRADskills workshop for research PG students will help you to look ahead to what is expected of you in postdoctoral scientific research. The career landscape will be laid out, alongside some of the alternatives to academia. The difference in priorities between PhD and postdoc research will be examined, and routes into academia will be identified.

Request a place: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/pdms/index.php?CourseID=9164

What previous participants have said about this course:

  • “I found particularly useful knowing how to go through the application/interview process and how to sell yourself to a future employer.”
  • “I’d recommend this event to anybody wondering if they want to stay in science or not.”
  • “Structured way of reflecting on my future.”
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The Egg Escape – CAPOD

The CAPOD Eggheads have planned to egg-scape for a bit of spring fresh air on Monday 22nd April. Rumour is they are planning to hide themselves in St Salvator’s Quad. As it is nearly exam season, we need all the stress heads we can get. For each egg returned there will be a chocolate reward.

To claim your reward, all you have to do is find one of the eggheads, bring them back to the CAPOD office and tell us about one of the services that CAPOD offers.

You can find out more about CAPOD on our webpages: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/capod/

Email us at capod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Pop by the office in St Salvator’s Quad

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