Memos for: Undergraduates

Participants Wanted: The impact of elevated stress due to exams on rigidity and eating behaviour.

This study is being conducted as part of Naomi Law’s Honours Degree in the School of Psychology and Neuroscience.

We invite you to participate in a research project being conducted to investigate whether the certain personality traits associated with attitudes towards eating and appearance are heightened under a state of workload pressure. You will be asked to complete three questions relating to your mood, behaviour and personality traits., followed by a visuospatial task called the Brixton. Complete participation should be approx. 30 minutes. This experiment will be conducted during two time periods. The first will occur during the revision period prior to December examinations, and then again during the first week of term beginning in January. All collected information will be confidential and will only be accessed by the main investigator and supervisor. You must be taking exams during the December examination period to participate.

Reward:  You will be paid a total of £6 for your participation.

You can either sign up via SONA at the following link:
https://st-andrews.sona-systems.com/exp_info_participant.aspx?experiment_id=935

Or contact the researcher directly to arrange a timeslot at nl52@st-andrews.ac.uk

UTREC: PS13146

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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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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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Library Helpdesk Services achieves Customer Service Excellence

The University Library is proud to announce that we have successfully achieved Customer Service Excellence (CSE) accreditation, a government standard, for aspects of our service. To achieve this award, we measured what we defined as the Library’s ‘Helpdesk Services’ – grouped under three headings: ‘enquiries, support and outreach’; ‘access to resources’; and ‘spaces’. Helpdesk Services were assessed across five themes: user insight, the culture of the organisation, information and access, delivery and timeliness, and quality of service.

This accreditation represents independent validation that we strive to design our services, spaces and resources around the needs of the University’s academic community.

Read more on our blog.

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Participants wanted – Seeking Dads: For Online Child Food Study

If you are a dad 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 Dr Sharon Carstairs at childfoodstudy@st-andrews.ac.uk for more information and to take part.

UTREC approval code: MD12886

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