Memos for: Undergraduates

Participants wanted (online) study: health and microplastics

Exploring peoples’ opinion on Microplastics and related behaviour from an environmental and health perspective

This study is being conducted as part of my Honours Degree in the School of Medicine at the University of St Andrews.

We invite you to participate in a research project to explore people’s knowledge and attitudes towards microplastic and two related behaviours: purchasing plastic bottled water and plastic wrapped take-aways. This is a two part study consisting of a brief survey and a follow up interview for those that are interested. All participants are given the chance to enter a prize draw.

If you are interested, please get in contact using the details below or access the study immediately using the provided link. You will then be given a Participant Information Sheet that further details my research and have the opportunity to ask questions, before being asked whether you consent to participate.

https://standrews.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cux3GPdaZM4ZQmF

Ethics Approval Code: MD14821

Contact Details:
Researcher: Jessica Nieder, jn66@st-andrews.ac.uk
Supervisor: Dr. Gozde Ozakinci

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Participation wanted (online): Wee Walk Once Week: What helps and what does not?

An MSc in Health Psychology student, Esther Skelhorn, is conducting a study about understanding the reasons people attend or do not attend WWOW. If you have attended or signed up to WWOW. Esther would like invite you to take part in an interview. The interview will take place via Microsoft teams, Skype or telephone. The interview is expected to take no longer than 30 minutes. The walk organiser at CAPOD will be unaware of your participation in this study.

If you are interested, please email Esther (ees20@st-andrews.ac.uk). You will then be given a participant information sheet that further details our research and have the opportunity to ask questions, before being asked whether you consent to participate.

As a token of our appreciation, you can choose to receive £5 after the interview.

Contact Details
Researcher: Esther Skelhorn ees20@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Gozde Ozakinci (supervisor) go10@st-andrews.ac.uk and Dr Sharon Carstairs (supervisor) sc295@st-andrews.ac.uk

Ethics approval code: MD14838

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Key dates and deadlines (2020-2021) now published

Students and staff may be interested to view the ‘Key dates and deadlines 2020-2021’, which were published last week. You can download them from the Semester dates 2020-2021 webpage, or by following the links below:

Key dates and deadlines for staff (2020-2021) (PDF)
Key dates and deadlines for students (2020-2021) (PDF)

The documents contain important administrative Key dates and deadlines for 2020-2021, up to August 2021. Their purpose it to assist students and staff with planning ahead for the coming academic year.

The documents are maintained by Academic Registry. If you have any queries, please email kz1@st-andrews.ac.uk.

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Evening languages semester 1 2020/21

We are pleased to announce that we are open for enrolments for evening languages in the coming semester. All the usual languages are available and we are delighted to be able to offer Gaelic again after a break of several years. For details and regisstration please go to: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/subjects/non-degree-courses/evening-language-courses/

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Embracing IDAHOBIT

Having become a visible University LGBTIQ+ Ally last year, and in my role as the Assistant Vice-Principal for Diversity, I feel it’s important that the University community understands the reason for embracing IDAHOBIT, a day created to increase awareness and unite people against homophobia, biphobia, Intersexism and transphobia, which is observed globally on 17th May.

Under the current climate, it was unfortunate that we couldn’t celebrate St Andrews Pride as the University staff and student community have done over the past few years. However, I was pleased to see that our staff and student LGBT+ societies and groups have continued to be meeting in a new virtual way.

Training and awareness raising is a key part of EDI initiatives institutionally. We continue to work with LGBT Youth Scotland on the LGBT Charter, whereby our Department of Sport & Exercise colleagues undertook training from the organisation. It was also great to see staff from HR and Student Services receive in-person training from Stonewall last year, as part of our commitment as a Diversity Champion.

As an ally, I want to do all I can personally and professionally to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to share in the positive experiences that St Andrews can offer, and also that we all stand together to protect everyone’s right to participate fully in those experiences.

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Participants wanted (online): for an attention study

We are looking for participants to take part in an attention study which looks at individuals’ ability to simultaneously attend to verbal and visual stimuli. The study is being conducted as part of Aleksandra Eriksen Isham’s PhD project at the School of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of St Andrews.

Participants must be fluent in English, in the age range 18-65 years, and have access to a laptop or stationary computer.

Participants will be asked to complete online questionnaires concerning past and present experiences of low mood, their experiences of various emotions, and trait mindfulness. Participants will also be asked to complete an attention task. The study takes up to an hour to complete.

If you are interested in participating in this study, please email Aleksandra Eriksen Isham (aei5@st-andrews.ac.uk) or use the link below to access further information about the study.

https://standrews.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8AKDpAwGkbVEy1f

Participants will be included in a draw of ten £20 Amazon vouchers.

Contact details:
Aleksandra Eriksen Isham
aei5@st-andrews.ac.uk

Ethics approval code: PS14468

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Participants wanted (online) study: health and microplastics

Exploring peoples’ opinion on Microplastics and related behaviour from an environmental and health perspective

This study is being conducted as part of my Honours Degree in the School of Medicine at the University of St Andrews.

We invite you to participate in a research project to explore people’s knowledge and attitudes towards microplastic and two related behaviours: purchasing plastic bottled water and plastic wrapped take-aways. This is a two part study consisting of a brief survey and a follow up interview for those that are interested. All participants are given the chance to enter a prize draw.

If you are interested, please get in contact using the details below or access the study immediately using the provided link. You will then be given a Participant Information Sheet that further details my research and have the opportunity to ask questions, before being asked whether you consent to participate.

https://standrews.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cux3GPdaZM4ZQmF

Ethics Approval Code: MD14821

Contact Details:
Researcher: Jessica Nieder, jn66@st-andrews.ac.uk
Supervisor: Dr. Gozde Ozakinci

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Participants wanted (online): Study of Deb8 tool for analysis of political debate videos

We invite you to participate in a user study about the use of a software that allows people to analyse political debate videos. The study will take place remotely using Microsoft Teams. You will receive a link to download the software and you will perform several analysis tasks followed by an interview.
The whole study takes approximately 4 hours but if you prefer, you can do the study in 2 sessions (2 hours each day).

You will be rewarded with £40 in Amazon vouchers

If you decide to participate, please fill in the form below

https://standrews.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9nlkcEGvs8o5NOJ

Ethical Approval Code: CS14662

Contact Details
Researcher: Guilherme Carneiro gsmc@st-andrews.ac.uk,
Alice Toniolo (supervisor) a.toniolo@st-andrews.ac.uk,
Professor Aaron Quigley (supervisor) aquigley@st-andrews.ac.uk

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Participants wanted (online): Experience of taking part in Pride Parades

This project is exploring peoples’ experiences of participating in Pride Marches and whether participation has any impact on them or their lives.

We invite members and allies of the LGBT+ community who are aged 18 and over and have taken part in a Pride March to participate in a research project exploring:
• peoples’ experiences of participating in Pride Marches,
• whether participation has any impact on them or their lives, and
• how Corona Virus (Covid-19) has affected your involvement in Pride Marches.

This study is being conducted as part of my (Nicola Balloch) MSc research project in the School of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of St Andrews.

You will be asked to take part in one semi-structured interview, via Skype, discussing your participation in Pride Marches (lasting roughly 1 hour).
The time and date of participation can be agreed with the researcher.
For taking part in the study you will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a £20 Amazon gift voucher.

If you are interested, please contact me via email: Nb62@St-Andrews.ac.uk

Ethical approval code: PS14709

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Participants wanted (online): Inclusivity and belonging in St Andrews

This online survey is part of a study being conducted as part of the Global Challenges Programme, in the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews.  

You are invited to participate in a research project which will gauge feelings of inclusion and belonging of students at the University of St. Andrews. You will be asked to complete an online survey which will take around 2 minutes to complete. Particularly looking for responses from Black, minority and/or ethnic community members.

If you are interested, please use this link: https://standrews.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0ocROENtj3UFVNb to be taken to the survey. Prior to starting the survey, you will be given a link to the participant information sheet which contains more information. If you have any questions regarding the study, you can contact the authors at the email address listed below.   

Ethical Approval Code: IR14862

Contact details:
Salma Ali: saaa2@st-andrews.ac.uk
Radhe Kumar: rsk2@st-andrews.ac.uk

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