Memos for: Staff

Print & Design winter vacation closure

Print & Design, St Katharine’s West, 16 The Scores will  be closed over the festive period from 12 noon on Friday 21 December until 9am on Thursday 3 January.

For all students and staff – you may be interested to know that during January and February we will be offering a 20% discount on all large format printing.  This includes high quality inkjet photo printing, fine art giclée printing, large posters and pull-up banner stands.

View the full range of services at: www.st-andrews.ac.uk/printanddesign

 

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Library closures and changes to opening times over winter vacation

We hope you all have a lovely festive season and winter break!

Most Library facilities will close early at 4pm on Thursday 20 December and then will close for the winter vacation at 5pm on Friday 21 December 2018 to reopen on Thursday 3 January 2019.

Libraries will then move to vacation opening hours. During this time, from                        Thursday 3 until Sunday 20 January 2019 inclusive, our opening hours for the Main Library will be:

Monday to Friday 9am until 5pm
Saturday to Sunday 10am until 5pm

For full details of all library sites, please see our opening times web page, or read our blog post.

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Borrowing Library books over winter vacation?

If you are going away over the winter vacation and plan to take Library books with you, please remember that all Library books and other items can still be recalled. Check your University email regularly and be sure that, wherever you are going, you will be able to return or post back Library books (here is the postal address to send back books) if required.

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

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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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The Beauty of the Biological Cell

The University of St Andrews School of Biology invite you to explore the intricacies of the biological cell in all its glory, in a special gallery.

Take a break from Christmas shopping to view some beautiful, advanced microscope images and learn about the cutting edge cell biology research taking place here at St Andrews.

Byre Theatre, Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th December

Gallery drinks reception: Saturday 15th, 17:30 -20:00

Family workshops: ‘What does a cell biologist do’? 11:00 or 14:00 start

Free tickets available via the Byre website

 

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Participants wanted: Give your opinions for science

Eligibility criteria:  Participants must be aged 18 years or 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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Curriculum Design and Assessment Module (deadline 25th January)

This 10-credit, Masters-level module is open to all staff who teach and support student learning, including postgraduate tutors & demonstrators.  We will explore curriculum design (including constructive alignment) and principles of assessment and effective feedback. This is a practice-based, professional development module which emphasises reflection on practice.  (Academic staff may also be interested in the year-round Academic Staff Development Programme of workshops.)

A pre-requisite for enrolling is that participants will be tutoring, demonstrating or lecturing in Semester 2, or have taught in Semester 1.  The module is not available within the advising system; enrolment is by application directly to the module co-ordinator, Dr Heather McKiggan-Fee.  Applications must be received by 5pm on 25th January 2019.

More information and the application form (with dates of classes) are available on the Postgraduate researchers who teach page. If you have any questions please contact Dr Heather McKiggan-Fee.

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Lunchtime Legends: Getting Published (Sciences)

During this session each panelist will cover their ideas and advice about how researchers can improve their research profile via publication in the Sciences.

This will include guidance on key considerations in getting published, planning a publication strategy, and differences between disciplines.

Date: Wed 5 Dec 2018
Time: 12:00-14:00
Programme: Passport to Research Futures
Key details: Two hour lunchtime panel session with a buffet lunch and informal networking.

Book your place on ‘Getting published (Sciences)’

There will be an open Q&A session during the panel session as well as the opportunity to talk with the panelists over lunch.

Visit the Lunchtime Legends webpage

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Early Career Academic Networking

Part of a series of informal & informative networking events for early career research and teaching staff: 

Pre-Christmas Pizza, catch-up, networking, informal discussions and topics of interest. Christmas Jumpers welcome!

Topic for this session: Research Staff Associations
Find out how you can have your voice heard UK wide

Special Guest: Dr Emma Compton-Daw

Date: Tue 18 Dec 2018
Time: 12:00 – 13:30
Programme: Passport to Research Futures
Key details: Pizza / Christmas special / Informal networking / CPD discussions

Book your place

Hear from our Scotland & Northern Ireland Vitae Rep, Emma, about the role of Vitae in supporting the career development of researchers and the potential benefits that Research Staff Associations bring to their research staff constituents and the wider University community.

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Finding funding for business engagement

*NEW* Business Engagement Sessions for St Andrews Researchers
Session 3: Finding funding for business engagement  

Date: Tue 4 Dec 2018
Time: 13:30 – 16:00
Programme: Passport to Research Futures 

Can be attended as a stand alone event

Book your place on Business Engagement Session 3

Following on from Session 1) The A-Z of working with business and 2) Successful project collaboration partner management, this session will focus on the funding available to researchers to promote their research to potential collaborators in business / industry.

Special guests 

Lorna Howarth – Knowledge Transfer Adviser for Fife and Tayside (KTN – Innovate UK)

Shelley Breckenridge – Interface Business Engagement Manager for Borders and Fife

Lorna and Shelley will be speaking about their respective roles connecting Universities to businesses across Scotland, the UK and internationally, and some of the funding opportunities available to help you on your business engagement journey.

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