Memos for: Undergraduates

IT Services festive opening hours

Our festive opening hours have been posted on the IT Services blog if you need IT help during December and January.

If any of our services are closed, check the IT Services website for help guides.

If your query isn’t urgent, feel free to email itservicedesk@st-andrews.ac.uk or log a call in IT Self Service – just keep in mind that we won’t be able to respond within our usual timescales.

Important dates

  • All access controlled doors will lock 23rd December at 5pm so use your ID card to gain entry.
  • We’re closed from Wednesday 25th December until Sunday 5th January.
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St Andrews Historical Journal Call for Papers – deadline 6 Dec!

The University of St Andrews History Society is inviting submissions for the Spring 2019 issue of the St Andrews Historical Journal. Proposals from Undergraduate and Masters students are welcome, including those who have graduated or will graduate in 2019. The papers should be planned to be about 2,000 to 3,000 words in length.

Proposals for papers should be 400 to 600 words in length, detailing both relevance to the theme of ‘Crisis and Collapse’ and the general direction and source material of the proposed paper. The due date for proposals is midnight on 6 December 2019. All proposals should be submitted as PDFs to historicaljournal@st-andrews.ac.uk. Applicants should include their year and level of study, email address and subject of their paper in this file. The name of the applicant should not be on this file.

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Male participants wanted: Survey about experience of romantic jealousy and infidelity

The survey is anonymous. In the survey you’ll be asked about your demographic information, such as age, major and relationship status.You’ll be asked about how much you agree with some comments about infidelity in general (e.g. ‘Being unfaithful never hurt anyone’).You’ll also be asked about whether or not you’ve had related experience before (e.g. Have you ever felt attracted to someone other than your partner?). You can skip any question you’re unwilling to answer.

Please note you will not be asked to describe any infidelity-related event that you have
experienced.

The study is being conducted as part of Mengxiao Zhou’s PhD research in the School of Psychology & Neuroscience at the University of St Andrews. Ethical approval code: PS14565.

If you’re interested please click on the following link to do the survey:

https://standrews.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5aliDSQFn3knHQF

Contact details:

Mengxiao Zhou     mz62@st-andrews.ac.uk

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Participants wanted: for a study on autobiographical memory

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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Reminder: Laidlaw Scholarship Programme – Applications Open

Applications are now open for the fantastic opportunity offered by the Laidlaw Scholarship Programme in Research and Leadership.

A generous stipend, captivating summer research experiences, bespoke leadership training, international opportunities and a fantastic community of future leaders await up to 25 successful applicants. Contact your potential supervisor now to make sure you make the application deadline on 12 December.

To find out more about this once in a lifetime opportunity as well as further eligibility and application details visit the Laidlaw website.
[Please note that in order to be eligible to apply for the scholarship, you must currently be in your ante-penultimate year of undergraduate study (i.e. looking to graduate in the summer of 2022).]

For any questions not answered on the website you can contact the Laidlaw Team at laidlaw@st-andrews.ac.uk or by visiting the CAPOD office.

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Participants wanted 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: How people react in a disaster

Experience a simulated flood and make decisions in several tasks! This study is being conducted as part of my, Meng Zhang’s PhD Thesis in the School of Psychology & Neuroscience. You should be at least 18 years old and have not experienced a flood before. £3/approx. 20min.

The study aims to explore how people react in a flood. We invite you to participate in an experiment where you will experience a simulated flood, and some scenarios adapted from previous field studies in 2018. In the experiment, you will need to report your feelings and perceptions of the event, and you will also need to make choices in certain scenarios. The information you provide will be anonymous and held confidentially by researcher and supervisor involved in this project. Before agreeing to participate in this research you will be given a Participant Information Sheet that will further detail my research before consenting to participate. Ethical approval code: PS14557

SONA link: https://st-andrews.sona-systems.com/default.aspx?p_return_experiment_id=1127

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Participants Wanted: Encouraging positive engagement in educational scenarios

This study is being conducted as part of my, Ashley Llewellyn, Honours Degree study in the School of Computer Science. We invite you to participate in a research project to encourage positive engagement in educational scenarios.

You will be asked to use an application on a device in a tutorial room and reflect on what decisions you would make in potential educational scenarios. You will also be asked to record the negative and positive consequences of the decisions made and your emotions regarding those decisions on an emoji scale.

This will take approximately 30 minutes, after which you will be given a 10-minute questionnaire that will ask you about the usability of the app, for example what features you found most useful. You will be rewarded with candies/sweets for your participation in this research project.

If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please contact myself (al249@st-andrews.ac.uk) or my supervisors (jy31@st-andrews.ac.uk and a.toniolo@st-andrews.ac.uk). You will be given a Participant Information Sheet that further details my research and have the opportunity to ask questions, before being asked to give your consent by signing a Participant Consent Form.

This study is being performed with ethics approval code CS14610.

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Extended opening and more study spaces during revision and exams

To help you find space to study, we have extended the opening hours for St Mary’s and King James Libraries on South Street and JF Allen Library in the Physics building.

From Saturday 30 November until Sunday 15 December inclusive:

St Mary’s and King James Libraries will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 9am until 6.30pm. 

JF Allen Library will be open until 10.30pm weekdays and Saturdays and Sundays from 9am until 5pm. 

You can use Find Space on My Saint to see what rooms are available across the University as well as the opening hours of all Library sites.

If you have any questions, please email library@st-andrews.ac.uk or chat with the Library.

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World’s Challenge Challenge – APPLICATIONS OPEN 29th November 2019

Do you have an innovative solution to some of the world’s most complex problems?

The World’s Challenge Challenge is a global initiative of Western University, aiming to help students develop their academic, oral presentation, and entrepreneurial skills, all while encouraging them to take action on global issues and challenges.

Teams of 2-4 students across all years (UG & PG, full-time & part-time) and disciplines are invited to present innovative solutions to some of the world’s most complex issues by submitting their application to studyabroad@st-andrews.ac.uk by 5pm on Friday 24th January 2020 (form available for download from Study Abroad website below).

Pass through 2 rounds of presentations in St Andrews for the chance to attend an all-paid trip to the Finals at Western University, Ontario, Canada in June 2020 to compete for the grand prize of $30,000 for your project!

For more information, please visit: 
https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/students/study-abroad/worldschallengechallenge/ or email globaloff-intern@st-andrews.ac.uk with any queries or help forming a team.

 

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