Memos for: Undergraduates

Work Shadowing and Internship Opportunities

The Career Centre has four wonderful programmes running this semester that offer students of all degrees a chance to gain more work experience and expand their CV! Find the information below:

Work Shadowing – Spring Session: Spring shadowing is designed specifically for students – offering those who stay in the UK an opportunity to connect with alumni during the break. Going home? We’ll have plenty of global opportunities to pick from too.

Applications for Work Shadowing – Spring Session close on Sunday 25th February (Week 4)!

Managers Work Shadowing: This is a brand new and exciting opportunity to shadow managers across the University, allowing you to gain an insight into the inner workings of the University. Whether you’re interested in working within a University setting in the future, or if you are looking to see what a St Andrews Summer Internship might be like, we have something for you!

Applications for Managers Work Shadowing close on Sunday 25th February (Week 4)!

Career Conversations: This is another new addition to the Work Shadowing Programme which provides you with the opportunity to chat to PhD / Masters students across the University, in regards to their experiences with further study.

Applications for Career Conversations close on Sunday 25th February (Week 4)!

Spring Taster: During the spring break, the scheme offers day placements in various SMEs that participate in our summer scheme. During these day placements you compile a marketing document which can inform both you and future applicants of what working for that SME is really like. It’s a fantastic opportunity for you to get your foot in the door, hone your marketing skills and ensure the SMEs you apply to are the right ones for you.

Application for the Spring Taster close on Sunday 25th February (Week 4)!

If you have any questions email Sam at Workshad@st-andrews.ac.uk

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Alex Richardson Award 2018

Do you have a sense of adventure and wish to travel to a Spanish speaking country in 2018? Spare a moment over the weekend to put together your travel plans and apply for the Alex Richardson Award.

This Award was set up in 2009 by family and friends of Alex Richardson, whose untimely death occurred midway through his junior honours year at the University of St Andrews. Alex’s passion for life was unbridled and his interest in Spanish speaking cultures was fuelled by his own travels in Central America.

The Alex Richardson Award is open to ALL students in their second or third year with an interest in the Spanish language and Spanish culture. £2,500 will be awarded to a student who demonstrates plans to undertake an imaginative project in any Spanish speaking country which will broaden his or her understanding of the culture. Students of Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply for this award – but the award is open to all full time matriculated second or third year students.

To apply for the Alex Richardson Award you should send your application form via email to spanishhod@st-andrews.ac.uk before 12 noon on Friday 2 March 2018.

Application forms are online at:
http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/modlangs/spanishdepartment/prizes/

All applicants will make themselves available in St Andrews on Saturday 7 April 2018 for the formal presentation of the Award by the Richardson family.

Any further enquiries should be directed to stewardship@st-andrews.ac.uk

Apply today, the Spanish speaking world is waiting for you!

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Participants wanted – Economics Experiments and Earn Good Money

We are inviting UG and PG students to participate in a series of studies underway between now and the end of March. We need many participants.

In our studies participants face a variety of choice scenarios, and their choices lead to cash rewards. (The average overall compensation is very competitive. There is a show-up fee of £4, plus extra pay that can very substantial determined by choices that the participants make. Everybody is paid at least some extra pay.)

Economic studies (known as economics experiments) are a fun activity. No previous knowledge of economics is required. Indeed, that is often a plus.

(Economics experiments are fun, use no deception and no physical stress of any kind. Your identity is kept confidential from other participants.)

We would thus like to encourage you register to participate in our economics experiments.

To obtain more information and to register in order to participate, please go to:

https://portal.st-andrews.ac.uk/orsee/internal/public/

(UTREC approval code: EC13133).

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Applications sought for Chancellor’s Piper

Chancellor’s Piper

Job Description and Application Process

We are delighted to announce the invitation of applications for the position of Chancellor’s Piper. This prestigious, initially year-long post will involve playing at key University events throughout the academic year, and performing as the Chancellor’s personal piper at graduation dinners. The post offers an outstanding opportunity to participate in high-profile University occasions, and to make a major contribution to the ceremonial life of the University of St Andrews.

Main Duties

  • To be the Chancellor’s personal piper at graduation dinners in June and December
  • To play at key University events throughout the academic year, especially those at which the Chancellor is present
  • To play at University events including, but not limited to, graduation ceremonies and graduation-related events, opening ceremonies, installations, major church services and high-level fundraising events

Length of Post

  • One full academic year in the first instance
  • Applicants must be able to commit to being in St Andrews for June graduation ceremonies and be able to play at the ceremonies which take place in December

Remuneration

  • The Chancellor’s Piper will receive a small honorarium (£500)
  • Accommodation and reasonable travel expenses will be met for engagements undertaken in St Andrews outwith term-time

Terms of application

  • Applications are welcome from undergraduate and post-graduate students who are not currently in their final year of study
  • This is a high-profile, public position which also involves acting as an ambassador for the University: applicants must be able to demonstrate a high level of competency when playing for ceremonial and formal occasions
  • Applicants must be able to march and pipe and pipe with confidence and own/have access to their own uniform/appropriate formal attire
  • The successful applicant would be expected to shadow the current post-holder during Graduation Week in June 2018 (26-29 June)

 The application process

  • Applicants are invited to submit a covering letter and CV, plus details of two referees who may be contacted prior to/after interview
  • Shortlisted applicants will be auditioned by a small panel; part of the process will involve marching while playing and performing 5-8 minutes of ceremonial music (chosen by the applicant)
  • Please note that applicants will be asked to attend the audition in the dress they would usually wear when piping at formal events

 

 The deadline for the receipt of applications is Monday 2 April 2018.

Applications should be sent to

Dr Fiona Thompson

Executive Officer to the Principal’s Office

by Email: fjt71@st-andrews.ac.uk

 Auditions will take place in May.

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Sign-ups OPEN for the 60 Hour Film Blitz Community Film Festival

Sign-up here: https://filmpresident.wixsite.com/60hourfilmblitz/sign-up

The Department of Film Studies is very pleased to announce that sign-ups for the 60 Hour Film Blitz Community Film Festival 2018 are now open! The Blitz is a film competition open to all members of the St Andrews community, students and staff. Participants will have the opportunity to create a three-minute film over a 60-hour period that will take place from March 9th through March 12th 2018. This year’s theme is Decades, which means that all film submissions must focus on any decade from the 1900s through to 2010. Best of luck to all participants! You can keep up to date with everything Blitz by following our Facebook page (@UStA60HourFilmBlitz): https://www.facebook.com/UStA60HourFilmBlitz/

 

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Visit by Jorge Cham (PhD Comics) – 22nd March

CAPOD is pleased to announce that Jorge Cham, acclaimed creator of Piled Higher and Deeper (PhD) Comics will be making a rare visit to St Andrews on 22nd March.

He will be delivering a workshop on Communicating your research to a general audience in the morning.  This is open to research postgraduate students and academic/research staff only, and places are limited, so don’t delay in booking your place!  Request a place: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/pdms/?CourseID=8076

Jorge will also be giving a one hour lecture on Finding humour in Academia – this is open to all students and all staff.  Jorge last visited St Andrews in 2014 and had the crowd in stitches for his talk, so spread the word!  No booking is required, but for more information see: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/pdms/?CourseID=8078

Jorge will be doing a book signing in School 3 of St Salvator’s Quad after his lecture.

 

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St Leonard’s Chapel Choir – all welcome

Volunteer singers wanted for St Leonard’s Chapel Choir – magical candlelit service, St Leonard’s Chapel, Thursday nights during teaching time, 8.30pm rehearsal, 10pm service.  All are welcome – no choral singing experience is required.

https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/music/perform/singers/slcc/

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St Andrews Student Leader of the Year Award- nominations and applications now being accepted

The closing date for the University of St Andrews Student Leader of the Year award is 6th April 2018 (Midnight)

This award is open to all matriculated students and aims to recognise leadership in all its forms- be that self-leadership, peer leadership or leadership within the community. Supported by the Proctor and sponsored by the Professional Skills Curriculum, the award will be listed on the winner’s academic transcript and entitles them to up to £300 towards a personal development event of their choice.

For more information on applying or nominating a student, please see the website.

You don’t have to have changed the world, you just need to have made something happen.

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Participants wanted – Research seeking participants 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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New Mediation and Negotiation Programme (28 Feb – 25 Apr)

The Centre for Soft Skills is a student-led project working with the Professional Skills Curriculum (PSC) to provide a new programme of workshops on mediation and negotiation skills. In each workshop participants will integrate what they learn by practicing case scenarios. The aim is to provide students with the necessary soft skills to successfully navigate a range future endeavours.

Those currently working toward their PSC will receive one stamp per workshop. However, graduates of the PSC programme who attend five or more of these particular workshops will be eligible to receive a newly established PSCplus+ award. Each workshop will be catered and offer 25 free places. Book now through PDMS or by clicking any of the workshop links below.

Mediation workshops:

The Road to Mediation (28/02/2018, 4:00-7:00)
Fiona O’Donnell and Linda Paterson, associates at The Mediation Partnership

From War to Peace (06/03/2018, 4:00-7:00)
Charlie Woods, senior associate and mediator at Core

Civic Mediation – Supporting large-scale change in society (14/3/2018, 4:00-7:00)
Abdul Rahim, senior mediator at the Centre for Good Relations

Negotiation workshops:

An Introduction to Negotiation (04/04/2018, 4:00-7:00)
Rhona McNair and Kerry Trewern, Glasgow University

Getting to Yes (18/04/2018, 4:00-7:00)
Ken Mildwaters, Head of Mildwaters Consulting LLC

High Stakes Negotiation (25/04/2018, 4:00-7:00)
Kirk Kinnell, former Head of Hostage Crisis Negotiation, Scotland’s police.

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