Dissertation printing and soft binding

You are reminded that Print & Design are ideally set up to help with the printing and binding of your dissertation. Black and white printing costs 6p per side and colour printing costs 60p or less per side (based on a sliding scale). Soft bindings cost £5 each.

Send your dissertation electronically (PDF format) to: printanddesign@st-andrews.ac.uk

Please allow 2 working days for production (combined time for printing and binding).

Tell us in your email:

  • How many copies
  • Which pages (if any) are to be printed in colour
  • Whether printed single-sided (standard) or double-sided (on request – please check page numbering is set correctly for this and that blank sides are added where necessary)
  • Whether to be bound fabric spine or Unibind style
  • Date required

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU SEND IN YOUR FINAL VERSION

Please note: All dissertations printed at the Design Unit, (16 The Scores) will be Unibound.  If your preference is for fabric spine binding, you must collect the prints from the Design Unit and take them to the Print Unit (65 North Street).

Alternatively, if you choose to print your dissertation yourself, you can bring it in to the Design Unit, 16 The Scores for Unibinding or to the Print Unit, 65 North Street for fabric spine binding. Binding can normally be completed while you wait.

NB:  Unibinding is available with or without acetate cover sheets.  If you choose not to use acetate, your title page will be printed on card instead of paper (and a sheet of black card will be added at the back as usual) – please check first with your supervisor that this will be acceptable.

For more details about prices and services (including PhD thesis soft and hard binding), please see:

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/printanddesign/dissertation/

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College Gate Car Park – closed until Thursday 12 December

The College Gate car park will remain closed until Thursday 12th December 2019 to allow for the removal of the marquee.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

 

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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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Volunteer Zambia: Teach (two spaces still available for summer 2020 project)

Volunteer Zambia: Education is a partnership between the University of St Andrews and the Zambian Non-Government Organisation, Sport In Action. It involves fundraising for the project throughout the year and then living and supporting staff and pupils in Kazemba – a rural Zambian village for about 5 weeks this coming summer. Expect both a challenge and an unforgettable experience including experience in areas such as:

This life-changing opportunity offers experience in:

  • Teaching
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Cultural awareness
  • Community involvement
  • Project management, and more
  • Teaching: including literacy, games and music

For more information including details of how to apply please visit: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/projectzambia/  and submit your application to be part of an amazing Volunteer Zambia experience today!

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Participants wanted: individuals who are experiencing low mood or depression

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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Participants wanted: 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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Participants wanted: How people react in a disaster? A social immersion experiment

Experience a simulated flood and make decisions in several tasks. This study is being conducted as part of my, Meng Zhang’s PhD Thesis in the School of Psychology & Neuroscience. You should be at least 18 years old and have no prior experience of flood. £3/approx. 20min.

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. The information you provide will be anonymous and held confidentially by researcher and supervisor involved in this project. Before agreeing to participate in this research you will be given a Participant Information Sheet that will further detail my research before consenting to participate. Ethical approval code: PS14557

SONA link: https://st-andrews.sona-systems.com/default.aspx?p_return_experiment_id=1127

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Accommodation Award Hardship Fund

Are you worried about being able to pay the January instalment of your University Accommodation?

All Undergraduates and Postgraduates who are living in University Halls of Residence are eligible to apply to the Accommodation Award Hardship Fund. Successful students will receive an amount to off-set their accommodation fee.

Applications are made via MySaint. Here is a link to the page on the website which gives more information https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/students/money/financialsupport/accommodationawards-hardship2019-20/#d.en.577869

If you have any queries or problems with any stage of the application, please contact moneyadvice@st-andrews.ac.uk

Due to Christmas holidays, and the January instalment being due on 9 January, don’t delay making an application.

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Assistant Warden Position at St Salvator’s Hall (PhD students and staff only)

Warden at St Salvator’s Hall is seeking to appoint 1 Assistant Warden from January 2020. The position is open to staff (minimum 0.5 FTE) and PhD students only.

The University of St Andrews is proud to provide a highly regarded, world class wardennial service as a core offering to students living within University residences. The service is an essential element of the student experience at St Andrews and the wardennial team plays a major role in defining student life in each residence. The role of assistant warden is challenging but rewarding. As an assistant warden you will live as part of the residence community and help develop a strong and positive residence identity, while advising and guiding students as they settle into University life.

Benefits of the role include accommodation in St Salvator’s Hall in an individual en-suite room overlooking the North Sea, and 19 meals per week taken in the dining room with the residents.

More information about the role and the application process can be found here:

https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/accommodation/pg/awrole/

Interested candidates are welcome to contact the Warden, Dr Emilka Skrzypek, on sswarden@st-andrews.ac.uk with any enquiries about the post.

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Thesis Boot Camp 31 Jan – 2 Feb 2020 (last chance to apply!)- deadline 9 Dec

Drop and give me 20,000 words!

This academic year the intensive Thesis Boot Camp writing weekend for doctoral students will run from Friday 31st January to Sunday 2nd February 2020.  This is a fantastic opportunity to make significant headway with your thesis writing, in a structured and supportive environment. If you’re struggling with procrastination, writers’ block, distracting kids… this is the place to be!

All meals apart from breakfast will be provided, and the programme includes briefing sessions, one-to-one consultation with the experienced facilitator and scheduled activity breaks.  (You’ll need to organise your own accommodation.)  You must make a commitment to attend the whole event.

The application deadline is 5pm on Monday 9th December, and you will be notified no later than 19th December if you have been accepted onto the programme.  For more information and to download an application form, see: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/capod/students/pgresearch/gradskills/thesisbootcamp/

If you are a taught postgraduate (Masters) student, then you may wish to apply for Dissertation Boot Camp, which runs in the summer.

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Mandatory Workshops for PGRs who Teach (Semester 2 dates)

Doctoral students must complete mandatory CAPOD courses before engaging in any teaching or marking, ideally just before the semester in which you first teach. The dates below are the only workshops for semester 2.

The purpose of the workshops is to ensure that all postgraduate teachers have a basic understanding of the UK educational environment, awareness of relevant St Andrews policies and the range of support available for students, and grounding in the basic skills they will need to teach groups of students and to mark student work effectively. For the full range of support available see Support for Postgraduate Researchers who Teach.

(Research staff who do some teaching can either do these workshops or the relevant Academic Staff Development Programme workshops.)

You need to do one Tutoring/Demonstrating and one Assessment workshop.  If you can’t make your Faculty-specific workshops, you are welcome to attend any of the other ones – the same principles are covered, it’s just the examples that differ.  You must also complete the online course Diversity in the Workplace before attending the face-to-face workshops.

Book these workshops using the online booking system (select “Research postgraduate” from the Audience drop-down menu).  All workshops run from 1-5pm.

  • Tutoring in the Arts: An introduction – Tues 21st January 2020
  • Assessment and Academic Misconduct (Arts): An introduction – Wed 22nd January 2020
  • Tutoring & Demonstrating in the Sciences: An introduction – Thurs 23rd January 2020
  • Assessment and Academic Misconduct (Science): An introduction – Fri 24th January 2020
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