Memos for: Postgraduates

University Mail – Personal Package Collection Arrangement.

Members of staff are reminded that due to increasing volumes of mail, the University mail system should be used for official business only. In particular at this time of year, the University mail system should not be used for personal items of mail.

Personal Deliveries – Due to an increasing volume of personal deliveries (online store purchases) being made to the University Mail Room, a collection service will be implemented with effect from Monday 27th November 2017.

Staff will receive an email from the Mail Room advising them that a package has been delivered for them and they will be required to collect the parcel from the Mail Room within 48 hours.  Staff will be required to provide their valid staff ID card for collection.  Please note, parcels will only be handed over to the addressee as detailed on the parcel.   Parcels not collected within the 48 hour time frame will be returned to sender.

Any questions relating to the above, should be directed to David Hamilton, Mail Room Supervisor, in the first instance.

Your assistance with these revised arrangements is appreciated

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Evening Language Enrolments

Enrolments are now open for evening languages in semester 2, with courses in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish available. Details are on: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/subjects/non-degree-courses/evening-language-courses/  with instructions on how to enrol on the booking form.

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Find which PCs are available in real-time across the University

As we approach the examination diet, IT Services have developed a tool to help you find a study space more easily. The new service, called PC availability, shows which PCs are available for you to use in computer rooms across the University. To access the service, visit https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/pc-availability/home.htm from a PC or mobile phone.

A full list of study spaces can be found on the Students’ Association website.

If you have any questions about the PC Availability service, please contact the IT Service Desk.

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Access Control office closure on 5th December 2017

An advance notice that the Access Control office will be closed all day on Tuesday 5th December 2017 (08:45-17:00).
Requests received on that day for new or replacement ID cards and access changes will not be processed until Wednesday 6th December.
Requests for unplanned maintenance/repairs on doors with access control will not be dealt with on the day unless the issue is considered a health and safety or security concern.
In the event of an access control emergency, please call extension 2755.

Apologies in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Universal Short Title Catalogue: Creating and Exploiting a Major Bibliographical Resource

Staff and postgraduates are invited to a seminar to be led by Professor Andrew Petergree and Dr Graeme Kemp, 15 November 2017, School I, St Salvator’s Quad

The Universal Short Title Catalogue (USTC) is intended as an analytical tool, encompassing as many of the books published in the first age of print as we can possibly document.  It first went on line in 2011, at which point it covered the period from the beginning of print until the end of the sixteenth century.  For that period it contained information on some 362,000 identified bibliographically distinct items, and information on the location of some 1.3 million surviving copies.

Since that time we have been working to extend coverage into the seventeenth century. With this material now on line we currently provide information on some 722,000 bibliographically distinct items, and three million copies. Our extension into the seventeenth century provides an opportunity to reflect, both on what has been a long journey, and on our plans for the future of this unique digital resource.

Book Your Place

This seminar is open to all University of St Andrews staff and postgraduates. Admission is free but places must be booked in advance. Book your place by email to stlc@st-andrews.ac.uk

The seminar starts at 15:00 and will take place in School I in St Salvator’s Quad. Refreshments will be provided following the seminar.

About the Graduate School Digital Humanities Seminars

St Andrews is already active in Digital Humanities, with impressive numbers of researchers from both Arts and Science schools working, often collaboratively, on a range of impactful digital humanities projects. The purpose of the seminars is to demystify the digital humanities and encourage humanities researchers at every level to consider the digital potential of their own current or future projects. Hosted by the Graduate School at St Leonard’s College the seminars are open to all University of St Andrews staff and postgraduates.

More information about the Graduate School Digital Humanities Seminars.

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Participants Wanted – Second-hand Clothing Consumption Questionnaire

We invite undergraduate and postgraduate students to participate in a research project about student second-hand clothing consumers. The aim of this research aims to investigate the motivations behind individual’s decisions to purchase second-hand clothing, how this relates to the sites of second-hand clothing consumption and the ways in which the process of second-hand clothing consumption builds identity.

This study is being conducted as part of Karyn Stewart’s dissertation as part of an, Undergraduate Honours Degree in the School of Geography & Sustainable Development.

You will be asked to complete an online questionnaire which contains a selection of questions that we anticipate will take 30 minutes to complete. The link to the questionnaire is below:

https://standrews.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1ERGqkCinE2hZCl

UTREC Approval Code: GG13078

If you have any further questions please contact

Karyn Stewart
ks217@st-andrews.ac.uk

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Scotland, Europe and the End of Enlightenment

Why did so many European luminaries who had lived through the turmoil of the French Revolution turn to Scotland as a state that might represent a model for the future of the world?

On Wednesday 22nd November 2017, Professor Richard Whatmore, School of History, will deliver his Inaugural Lecture.

Professor Whatmore will explain why so many figures at the end of the eighteenth century felt that the Enlightenment had failed, and that a new beginning was necessary in politics, economics, religion and culture. Europe had been torn apart by war and revolution. Scotland appeared to offer grounds for optimism, being characterized by economic development, religious peace, and a distinctive sense of identity.

The Lecture is open to the public and all are welcome.

date:    22 November 2017

time:    5.15pm

venue: School III, St Salvator’s Quadrangle

The Principal will take the chair.

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Sutherland Page Trust – Deadline for Applications

Undergraduate or postgraduate Scottish students studying: Medicine Law Arts Divinity Science.  Application deadline is 5pm on Monday 20th November 2017. Please follow this link for more information.

https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/students/money/bursariesandscholarships/sutherlandpagetrust/

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Participants wanted – Health care needs and services at university

This study is being conducted with Enhancement Theme funding awarded by CAPOD (St Andrews) and expands upon research undertaken as part of my, Rayna Rogowsky’s, MSc Health Psychology dissertation in the School of Medicine.

We invite you to participate in a research project investigating students’ perspectives on their health care needs and services. We are seeking participation from  undergraduate and postgraduate students who self-identify as having a long-term illness, disability, or medical condition. This study involves an interview that will last no longer than 45 minutes. Before the interview, you will be asked to complete a brief questionnaire. The project’s researcher and supervisors will confidentially handle the information you provide. Prior to consenting to take part in this study, you will receive a Participant Information Sheet that will provide further information about the project and an opportunity for you to ask any questions. Thank you for your consideration.

Reward: A maximum of 30 participants will be recruited for interview. Each participant will be offered £4 compensation for taking part in the interview.

Researcher contact details: Rayna Rogowsky at rr96@st-andrews.ac.uk

UTREC Approval Code: MD12586

 

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Editors Wanted for St Leonard’s College Magazine

St Leonard’s Doctoral and Postgraduate College is seeking applications from postgraduates who can manage the design and production of the 2018 St Leonard’s College Magazine.

Two positions are available – Editor-in-Chief and Features Editor. The positions are open to current postgraduates – Masters students or doctoral students – who have the creative and project management skills needed to produce a magazine that will be of interest to the whole postgraduate community.

The positions will be of particular interest to postgraduates who want to demonstrate their personal and professional competencies and enhance their CVs. The successful applicants will each receive a small stipend.

How to Apply

Postgraduates who wish to apply for these positions may do by email to St Leonard’s College – please email stlc@st-andrews.ac.uk

The email should:

  • state your home School, degree programme (PhD, MSc, MLitt, etc.), and the month and year that you started your degree
  • state which position you are applying for or whether you wish to be considered for either position
  • briefly describe why you are applying – in particular noting how this relates to your personal and/or professional development
  • note any relevant experience – this might be experience which demonstrates skills such as project management or conducting interviews or more directly relevant experience such as blogging or writing articles/notices for journals or other publications

Application emails must be submitted no later than 17:00 (UK time) Friday 1 December 2017.

Further Enquiries

Postgraduates with any further questions regarding these positions are invited to contact Brett Dodgson at St Leonard’s College – please email stlc@st-andrews.ac.uk

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