Academic Skills Project: PGR (PhD) Recruitment and Information Event

Research postgraduates, are you looking to develop your teaching experience? Would you like to gain some experience of curriculum design?  Are you interested in teaching and enabling undergraduates to perform well in their academic pursuits?

Then the Academic Skills Project (ASP) is for you!  The ASP is a PGR led initiative, project managed by CAPOD,  which aims to create a framework for subject-specific academic skills to be delivered to undergraduates via high quality workshops.  Last year 9 schools participated:  Biology; Classics; Divinity; Film Studies; History; International Relations; Modern Languages; Social Anthropology; Maths and Stats.  Previously, Art History;  Computer Science, Management, Geography and Geosciences and Earth and Environmental Sciences,  Philosophy; Psychology have also been part of the scheme.

An information event about the project is being held on 8th of June, 12:00 Parliament Hall (lunch included).  PGRs can get involved either as a School Coordinator, who oversees the project in their school, or Workshop Leaders who design and deliver individual workshops.  For information about available vacancies and to find out how to get involved in your school sign up for the information event on PDMS.  You can also contact Dr Eilidh Harris, Student Developer at CAPOD for more information.

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Dissertation Boot Camp is back (July)

Are you a taught postgraduate?  Will you be facing the dissertation challenge over the summer?  Struggling with writers’ block or worried about ‘going it alone’?

Then the July Dissertation Boot Camp could be for you!  Apply to join other taught postgraduate comrades in a no-excuses, no-time-for-procrastination, take-no-prisoners intensive few days of writing. Not for the faint hearted, Dissertation Boot Camp recruits will battle through masters’ blues, writer’s block and dissertation fatigue to make significant progress on the first draft of their dissertation! (Previous attendees have written up to 10,000 words over the two-day programme).  For more information, and details on how to apply, see the Boot Camp website.  Any queries may be directed to Dr Eilidh Harris on capodwriting@st-andrews.ac.uk.

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Participants wanted – Parents for Child Food Study – £10 recompense

If you are a parent or caregiver 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 questionnaire (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 Rebecca Ryce at childfoodstudy@st-andrews.ac.uk for more information and to take part.

UTREC approval code: MD12886.

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Researcher Resilience

Course information

Resilience is key to a researcher’s ability to succeed in life, whether they pursue a career in academia or decide to transition to a new career path. Come along and share in the experiences of senior academics, share your own tips and tricks and hear from the University support services who are here to help you build and maintain your resilience, along with a guest from the Institute of Physics.

Reflect on your strengths and build a resilience toolkit over the day, which will help you as you progress through your career.

Date: Tues 29th May
Time: 10:30 -15:30
Venue: Byre Theatre Top Floor Studio

Click here for more info & to book 

Lunch, tea and coffee are provided

Live music during lunch

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Dissertation Boot Camp is back

Are you a taught postgraduate?  Will you be facing the dissertation challenge over the summer?  Struggling with writers’ block or worried about ‘going it alone’?

Then the July Dissertation Boot Camp could be for you!  Apply to join other taught postgraduate comrades in a no-excuses, no-time-for-procrastination, take-no-prisoners intensive few days of writing. Not for the faint hearted, Dissertation Boot Camp recruits will battle through masters’ blues, writer’s block and dissertation fatigue to make significant progress on the first draft of their dissertation! (Previous attendees have written up to 10,000 words over the two-day programme).  For more information, and details on how to apply, see the Boot Camp website.  Any queries may be directed to Dr Eilidh Harris on capodwriting@st-andrews.ac.uk.

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CAPOD casual vacancies for PGR students

CAPOD is currently recruiting for four PGR students to join the Student Development team on a casual basis.  More information, including job descriptions, further particulars and closing dates can be found at https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/capod/students/studyskillsandadvice/tutors/

The roles are:

  • GRADSkills Project Support Officer, providing a range of administrative and data analysis support
  • CAPOD Project Officer, working on a short-term project to consolidate academic-related work opportunities for PGRs
  • CAPOD Project Officer, focusing on PGT engagement and student wellbeing
  • CAPOD Project Officer, focusing on professional skills development

The closing date for all applications is 28 May.

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Academic Skills Project: PGR (PhD) Recruitment and Information Event

Research postgraduates, are you looking to develop your teaching experience? Would you like to gain some experience of curriculum design?  Are you interested in teaching and enabling undergraduates to perform well in their academic pursuits?

Then the Academic Skills Project (ASP) is for you!  The ASP is a PGR led initiative, project managed by CAPOD,  which aims to create a framework for subject-specific academic skills to be delivered to undergraduates via high quality workshops.  Last year 9 schools participated:  Biology; Classics; Divinity; Film Studies; History; International Relations; Modern Languages; Social Anthropology; Maths and Stats.  Previously, Art History;  Computer Science, Management, Geography and Geosciences and Earth and Environmental Sciences,  Philosophy; Psychology have also been part of the scheme.

An information event about the project is being held on 8th of June, 12:00 Parliament Hall (lunch included).  PGRs can get involved either as a School Coordinator, who oversees the project in their school, or Workshop Leaders who design and deliver individual workshops.  For information about available vacancies and to find out how to get involved in your school sign up for the information event on PDMS.  You can also contact Dr Eilidh Harris, Student Developer at CAPOD for more information.

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Mentoring Scheme Networking and Information Event

Do you have a mentor? Are you interested in finding a mentor?

The coordinators of the Teaching, Research & Academic Mentoring Scheme are holding a networking and information event for everyone who is currently participating in the sheme on Thursday 24th May from 14:30 – 16:30.

Please come along for a catch up with fellow mentees and mentors.

Anyone who has not been on the scheme so far but is interested in learning about the scheme or may be interested in finding a mentor is also very welcome.

Where: Large Rehearsal Room at the Students’ Association.

When: Thursday 24th May from 14:30 – 16:30

Click here to book

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Participants wanted – Tired of exams? – Spend 30 mins. in a paid study tomorrow, Thursday 24th

We are looking for participants for a study taking place tomorrow, Thursday 24th.

In our studies  participants face a variety of choice scenarios, and their choices lead to cash rewards. (The average overall compensation is competitive. Everybody is paid.)

Participating in economic studies (known as economics experiments) is a fun way to learn more about economics. 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 on-going 30 mins. eeconomics 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: EC12356).

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2018 Student Travel Survey

How do you travel to and around St Andrews, and how could it be improved? Better bus services, more bicycle parking or a new rail link? The Environment Team want to hear from you!

Fill in the University of St Andrews Student Travel Survey 2018 for the chance to win a selection of prizes including:

-£50 St Andrews Links voucher

-£50 travel voucher with DP&L

-dinner for two at Rocca Restaurant

-a 4-week student Stagecoach Megarider bus ticket

-free membership and a one day booking with E-Car Club.

-Cream tea for two at the Balgove Larder

-Fairtrade hamper basket

https://standrews.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/student-travel-survey-2018

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