Memos for: Staff

Research funding: an introduction

Thursday 2nd November (09:30 – 12:30)

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Programmes: Academic Staff Development Programme | Passport to Research Futures

This workshop, delivered by the Research Business Development and Contracts team, provides a basic introduction to the streams of funding available to researchers and the main ways in which these can be accessed.

Coffee served at 09:30, workshop starting at 10:00 

The workshop will 

  • Provide an overview of the research funding process within the University, highlighting the process flow and the different departments involved at each stage
  • Include information about the support available within the University for researchers wishing to find sources of research funding, or needing advice, guidance or assistance at any point during the grant application/funding process

 

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Research Funding: how to prepare a competitive application (AHSS) 27 September

Wednesday 27th September (09:00-12:30)

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Programmes: Academic Staff Development Programme | Passport to Research Futures

Passport to Research Futures optional subunit                                                            

Receive clear funding application guidance from an experienced RBDC representative.  See the process from both sides: hear from a recent, successful applicant and an experienced evaluation panelist.                                                                                          Network with presenters and fellow attendees.

This workshop will: 
Explore the requirements of the major Arts, Humanities and Social Science research funding bodies in the UK.
Go through each part of the application, focusing on the elements important to evaluation panels.

 

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Career paths for research staff (4 October)

Wednesday 4th October (09:30 – 12:00)

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Programme: Passport to Research Futures                                                               Passport to Research Futures Core subunit                   

Become more familiar with the range of potential career paths open to researchers.
Gain an appreciation of the employer’s perspective on employing researchers.
Discuss Academic and Professional career options including transitioning to industry and roles within HE.

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Recruitment and selection (Academic and Research Staff) 29 September

Friday 29th September (09:30 – 13:00)

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Programmes: Academic Staff Development Programme | Passport to Research Futures

Passport to Research Futures ILM subunit                                                                     This workshop provides a fantastic insight into the recruitment process. Perfect prep for your next job application

Become familiar with the key stages in the University recruitment and selection process.
Shortlist applications using selection criteria identified in the person specification.
Design the selection process using a combination of activities to assess candidates against selection criteria.

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Managing research information: Pure, hands-on training (28 September)

Thursday 28th September (10:30 – 12:30)                                                               

Open to all Research and Academic Staff

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Part of the ‘Managing research information’ stream of workshops offered by CAPOD       Passport to Research Futures optional subunit

Computer room based workshop                                                                                     Pure provides a great platform for recording impact and raising your research profile This hands-on workshop will show you how to use the Pure system effectively, from adding a publication to recording external engagement and building a profile

Delivered by the Pure training team, this workshop will cover 
Adding publications – shortcuts and tricks to make entry easier
Recording your activities – what to log and where
Storing impact activity
Tailoring your Research Portal profile – control what an external viewer sees first
Building a CV

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Conference Call for Papers

Conference Call for Papers

The History Society is calling for budding historians to present at their fourth annual Undergraduate History Conference, on Saturday 10th February 2018. The most engaging, scholarly and thought-provoking paper presented at the conference will win the Dean’s Prize, worth £100.

We invite papers of 15-20 minutes (approx. 3000-4000 words) on any issue that interests you and relates to this year’s theme, History and Memory.

 If interested, students should send a proposal (approx. 500 words) by email at ughistconf@st-andrews.ac.uk by 5pm on Friday 20th October 2017. The proposal should include a summary of the topic and a note of at least five sources consulted.

By Friday 3rd November 2017 you will receive an email that will let you know if your proposal has been accepted. Proposals will be evaluated on academic merit and originality.

 

If you require further information, please email our Conference Co-ordinator Sophie at ughistconf@st-andrews.ac.uk

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Reminder to apply for your new parking permit

All current parking permits expire on 30 September 2017. University car parking permits have previously been issued every two years, however, in order to reduce bureaucracy, permits issued from 1 October 2017 will be valid for four years. Existing permit holders and new staff who wish to park in University car parks after 30 September 2017 should apply for their new permit online now.

Please check/update your registration number(s) and work address details where appropriate. Out-of-date permits will only remain valid until you have received your new permit, provided you have applied. Old Permits must be destroyed on receipt of a new one. Visit the parking portal for more information and a copy of the University’s Car Parking Regulations.

During the renewal period, Estates receive a high volume of applications from both staff and students and ask you not to re-apply or phone the unit until three weeks has elapsed since your application. Any other queries can be addressed to Fiona Kelly at parkform@st-andrews.ac.uk

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Open Association Lectures and Courses

We still have places available for our Sign Language courses. Choose from iBSL which runs over both semesters or Introduction to British Sign Language which is for just one semester. Also, have a look at our fantastic selection of Friday Evening Lectures, ranging from Deep-Water Marine Archaeology, Plague and the Black Death, How Extremists use Social Media, Coastlines of Britain and many more. For further information visit the Open Association website: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/subjects/non-degree-courses/open-association/

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Advanced Reception Skills 4th October

This course is part of the Passport to Administrative Excellence Programme. This ½ day is devoted to refreshing the communication and image-building skills of front-line staff, with particular focus on developing the skills needed to deal with difficult or sensitive situations on the phone or face to face.

Objectives:

  • Recognise the importance of image and communication for “front of office” staff
  • Be aware of the barriers to positive image and communication
  • Be aware of techniques for handling “tough calls”, difficult or sensitive situations.

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McCall MacBain Teaching Excellence Award (apply by 26th February)

The University of St Andrews is grateful to the McCall MacBain Foundation for enabling us to establish a new award scheme to recognise staff that have shown outstanding contributions to teaching.  In order to provide a distinctive complement to our existing university and student-led teaching award schemes which already recognise great teaching, the McCall-MacBain award focuses on those that contribute by advancing the scholarship of teaching and learning.

The award is a bursary of £750, to be used for personal and professional development in relation to teaching. It is expected that if award winners are not yet registered as Fellows of the Higher Education Academy, part of the bursary would be used to develop and support an individual application for the relevant category of Fellowship.

The awards are competitive, and we expect to make between 8 and 15 awards in each year for three years. For full details of the criteria and to submit an application, see: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/teaching/funding/mccall-macbain/

The deadline for applications is 26th February 2018.  The applications will be judged by a panel appointed by the Proctor, and applicants will be notified of the outcome by 26th March.

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