Changes to Library opening hours over winter period

All Library facilities will close at 1700 on Friday 22nd December 2017 and reopen on Wednesday 3rd January 2018.

Please note that all Library facilities will also be closed on Friday 12th January 2018 for an all-staff training event.

Below are details of other changes to opening hours by Library building. For full and most recent information, please check our webpages.

Main Library:

Our opening hours will change on Thursday 21st December:

  • Thursday 21st December     0800-1600
  • Friday 22nd December         0900-1700

Thomson Reading Room, Martyrs Kirk:

Our opening hours will change on Thursday 21st December:

  • Thursday 21st December     0800-1600
  • Friday 22nd December         0900-1700

St Mary’s College Library (inc King James Library):

Our opening hours will change on Thursday 21st December:

  • Thursday 21st December     0900-1600
  • Friday 22nd December         0900-1700

JF Allen Library:

Our opening hours will change on Thursday 21st December:

  • Thursday 21st December     0800-1745 (staffed 1000-1400)
  • Friday 22nd December         0800-1200 (staffed 1000-1200)

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

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Access Control during the Christmas closure period

The Access Control closure for the vacation is with effect from 17:00hrs on Wednesday 20th December so that any systems faults can be identified and dealt with. Members of staff will still be able to present their ID card and enter their building.

24-hour computer classroom access will remain available at the Irvine, Bute and Maths buildings. If there are any problems with the Central Access System doors over the Christmas vacation, please email the ID Cards Team at IDCards@st-andrews.ac.uk until Friday 22 December then after this date please contact the Out of Hours team.

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The 12 Apps of Christmas

The Technology Enhanced Learning Team in CAPOD have launched the 12 Apps of Christmas – some light relief for academic staff during the busy period leading up to the Christmas break. Each app has been chosen from a learning & teaching perspective, and support with their use is available by contacting learningtechnology@st-andrews.ac.uk.

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R&A International Scholarships 2018

Do you want to change the world?  Applications for the 2018 R&A International Scholarships are now open.

Established by a generous gift from the R&A in support of the University’s 600th Anniversary campaign, the Scholarships are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, designed to fund up to a year of international travel that combines personal growth, adventure and altruism.

There are at least three £10,000 Scholarships available for 2018, and all matriculated Junior and Senior Honours students are eligible to apply – so start planning your travel now.

The deadline for applications is noon on Thursday 25th January 2018.

More information and application forms are online at:
https://sparc.st-andrews.ac.uk/raintscholarship

This year’s applications can be found in the MySaint portal.

For further information, please contact Fiona Eason at stewardship@st-andrews.ac.uk or on 01334 461904.

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R&A International Scholarships

Applications for the 2018 R&A International Scholarships are now open.

Established by a generous gift from the R&A in support of the University’s 600th Anniversary campaign, the Scholarships are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, designed to fund up to a year of international travel that combines personal growth, adventure and altruism.

There are at least three £10,000 Scholarships available for 2018, and all matriculated Junior and Senior Honours students are eligible to apply – so start planning your travel now.

The deadline for applications is noon on Thursday 25th January 2018.

More information and application forms are online at:
https://sparc.st-andrews.ac.uk/raintscholarship

This year’s applications can be found in the MySaint portal.  Please encourage any intrepid scholars you know to consider applying.  Students are required to upload academic and character references to their applications; thank you in advance to those of you who will prepare supporting statements for your students for this prestigious award.

For further information, please contact Fiona Eason at stewardship@st-andrews.ac.uk or on 01334 461904.

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Participants wanted: Seeking military members and veterans for a PhD research study

Are you a military member or veteran? Would you like to have the opportunity to win an Amazon gift voucher?

We need military members and veterans to fill out a brief questionnaire about their experiences going through airport and border security screening. This should take approximately 15-20 minutes.

The study received ethics approval from UTREC (approval code PS11571).

Questions? Please email.

Click on this link to participate.

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Students needed for Development Office telephone campaigns (deadline 31 January)

Would you like to:

  • Make some extra cash doing flexible shifts that you can fit around your studies?
  • Learn valuable new skills?
  • Tap into our extensive alumni networks and talk to interesting people with a wealth of knowledge and experience?
  • Do something to help your University?

If the answer to any of the above is ‘Yes!’ get in touch with the Development Office now…

Your University Needs You!

Spring telephone campaign: 10 February – 18 March 2018

Minimum 3 shifts per week including one day at the weekend at £8.67 per hour

Apply at: bit.ly/sta-telespring-recruit

For more information contact annualgiving@st-andrews.ac.uk

Closing date 31 January 2018

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Scotland, Europe and the End of Enlightenment

On 22nd November, Professor Richard Whatmore, School of History, delivered his Inaugural Lecture entitled ‘Scotland, Europe and the End of Enlightenment’.

The lecture was filmed and is available on the University’s Vimeo site via the link below:

https://vimeo.com/244846060

 

 

 

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IT Service Desk opening hours on 19th December 2017

The IT Service Desk (IT help point in the Main Library and back office) will close at 13:50 on Tuesday 19th December 2017.

If you need to log a call, please use the IT Self Service portal and we will get back to you from Wednesday 20th December 2017 onwards. In the event of an IT emergency, please refer to our web page.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Call for papers – The Postmodern Occult: A Witchcraft Symposium in Edinburgh

The Postmodern Occult invites proposals for our Witchcraft Symposium, to be held during Edinburgh University’s Festival of Creative Learning 2018 (19-23 February 2018). 

We invite paper proposals that address the recent resurgence in interest in the occult. Whether it be visual references to Yoruba in Beyoncé’s Lemonade or the return of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, we want to explore this New Occultism and how it can be seen as a source of power and resistance in the current sociopolitical climate. We invite investigations into both the causes and effects of an occult renaissance. Why now? What effect is this new popularity having on older Wiccans and Pagans? What does it mean for a marginal religion to be commercialized? What is the interaction between social media and witchcraft?

We invite abstracts of 300 words or fewer, including the proposed presentation format, accompanied by a one-page CV, to be sent to postmodernoccult@gmail.com by 22 January 2018.

For more information, please visit our blog (thepostmodernoccult.weebly.com). If you have any additional questions, they can be directed to postmodernoccult@gmail.com, to our lead organizer, Hannah Swan, at s1705141@ed.ac.uk or to your contact at St Andrews, Connie Bettison, at cab33@st-andrews.ac.uk.

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