Memos for: Staff

Participants wanted: Research seeking runners and joggers for a study on prediction guidance and running (Rewards: £4 & body fat % measurement)

You will be compensated with £4 and an accurate body composition measurement (i.e. total and segmented body fat percentages, bone mass, metabolic age, daily recommended calorie intake, and muscle mass) using a TANITA scale.

This study is being conducted as part of Konstantinos (Kostas) Liverakos’ PhD Research Programme in the School of Psychology & Neuroscience (Ethics approval code: PS14429), and it takes place at the University of St Andrews Sports Centre.

Participants are required to be 18-40 years old and have running or jogging experience (run or jog at least twice per week). Participant should have cumulative running experience of over a year.

The study involves one session, lasting for approximately 40 minutes. During each session, participants will be asked to complete 2 short questionnaires on running self-regulation and exercise experience. Following these, they will then have to complete 1 very short, high-intensity running workout.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact Kostas Liverakos (kl65) or sign up on SONA

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Participants wanted: Seeking Dads: For Online Child Food Study

Contact Dr Joanne Cecil at childfoodstudy@st-andrews.ac.uk for more information and to take part.

UTREC approval code: MD12886

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Mandatory Workshops for PGRs who Teach (AY19-20 dates)

Research postgraduates must complete mandatory courses before engaging in any teaching or marking (you only need to do them once).  The purpose of the workshops is to ensure that all postgraduate teachers have a basic understanding of the UK educational environment, awareness of relevant St Andrews policies and the range of support available for students, and grounding in the basic skills they will need to teach groups of students and to mark student work effectively. For the full range of support available see Support for Postgraduate Researchers who Teach.

(Research staff who do some teaching can either do these workshops or the relevant Academic Staff Development Programme workshops.)

You need to do one Tutoring/Demonstrating and one Assessment workshop.  If you can’t make the Faculty-specific workshops, you are welcome to attend any of the other ones – the same principles are covered, it’s just the examples that differ.  You must also complete the online course Diversity in the Workplace before attending the face-to-face workshops.

Book these workshops using the online booking system.

  • Tutoring and Demonstrating: An introduction (cross-Faculty) – Thurs 29th August 2019, 1-5pm
  • Assessment and Academic Misconduct: An introduction (cross-Faculty) – Fri 30th August 2019, 1-5pm
  • Tutoring in the Arts: An introduction – Tues 10th September 2019, 1-5pm
  • Assessment and Academic Misconduct (Arts): An introduction – Wed 11th September 2019, 1-5pm
  • Tutoring & Demonstrating in the Sciences: An introduction – Thurs 12th September 2019, 1-5pm
  • Assessment and Academic Misconduct (Science): An introduction – Fri 13th September 2019, 1-5pm

There are “catch-up” sessions for students arriving later in the semester who will be teaching in semester 1.  These workshops are for students from all Faculties.

  • Tutoring and Demonstrating: An introduction (cross-Faculty) – Thurs 3rd October 2019, 1-5pm
  • Assessment and Academic Misconduct: An introduction (cross-Faculty) – Fri 4th October 2019, 1-5pm

Note that these are the only dates in semester 1 that the mandatory courses will be run.  After that the next round of workshops will be 21st & 22nd (Arts) and 23rd & 24th (Science) January 2020.

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Participants wanted: Research seeking runners and joggers for a study on prediction guidance and running (Rewards: £4 & body fat % measurement)

You will be compensated with £4 and an accurate body composition measurement (i.e. total and segmented body fat percentages, bone mass, metabolic age, daily recommended calorie intake, and muscle mass) using a TANITA scale.

This study is being conducted as part of Konstantinos (Kostas) Liverakos’ PhD Research Programme in the School of Psychology & Neuroscience (Ethics approval code: PS14429), and it takes place at the University of St Andrews Sports Centre.

Participants are required to be 18-40 years old and have running or jogging experience (run or jog at least twice per week). Participant should have cumulative running experience of over a year.

The study involves one session, lasting for approximately 40 minutes. During each session, participants will be asked to complete 2 short questionnaires on running self-regulation and exercise experience. Following these, they will then have to complete 1 very short, high-intensity running workout.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact Kostas Liverakos (kl65) or sign up on SONA

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Dissertation printing and soft-binding

You are reminded that Print & Design are ideally set up to help with the printing and binding of your dissertation. Black and white printing costs 5p per side and colour printing costs 60p or less per side (based on a discounted sliding scale). Soft-bindings cost £4 each (or £4.50 if over 150 pages).

Send your dissertation electronically (PDF format) to: printanddesign@st-andrews.ac.uk

Please allow 2 working days for production (combined time for printing and binding).

Tell us in your email:

  • How many copies
  • Which pages (if any) are to be printed in colour
  • Whether printed single sided (standard) or double sided (on request – please check page numbering is set correctly for this and that blank sides are added where necessary)
  • Whether to be bound fabric spine or Unibind style
  • Date required

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU SEND IN YOUR FINAL VERSION

Please note: All dissertations printed at the Design Unit, (16 The Scores) will be Unibound. If your preference is for fabric spine binding, you must collect the prints from the Design Unit and take them to the Print Unit (65 North Street).

Alternatively, if you choose to print your dissertation yourself, you can bring it in to the Design Unit, 16 The Scores for Unibinding (completed within 15minutes) or to the Print Unit, 65 North Street for fabric spine binding (usually carried out within 30 minutes).

For more details about prices and services (including PhD thesis soft and hard binding), please see:

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/printanddesign/dissertation/

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Participants wanted: Interested in Autonomous Vehicles? Tell us how you feel about it

This online questionnaire is approved by the University Teaching and Research Ethics Committee with the approval code CS14370.

This study is being conducted as part of my [Qinglin Xia] Master in Management and Information Technology in the School of Computer Science.

We invite you to participate in a research project which is aiming to identify critical risk factors that may lead to the failure of promoting autonomous vehicles and aim to minimize the impact of those identified risk factors on the promotion of autonomous vehicles.

You will be recruited through the university email and asked to complete a questionnaire through the link given by the university email which contains 18 amount of questions that we anticipate will take 15 minutes to complete. Your participation will be fully voluntary and you can withdraw at any time. The information you provide will be anonymous and held confidentially by researcher and supervisor involved in this project.

Link to the survey: https://standrews.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bllX3Kj8BuMY3xr

Researcher: Qinglin Xia
Email: qx7@st-andrews.ac.uk
Contact number: 07895193709

Supervisor: Lisa Dow & Rosa Michaelson
Email: lisa.dow@st-andrews.ac.uk; rm257@st-andrews.ac.uk

It would be great if you could share the survey among other students.
Thank you so much

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Participants wanted: (£5 1 hour) Multisensory information processing in human decision making: Response speed and accuracy framework construction.

This study is being conducted as part of my psychology PhD degree.
In our everyday life, we encounter information from multiple sensory types, such as visual scenes and auditory sounds. The availability of information from multiple sensory types is beneficial for us when we make decisions. The nature of this experiment is to investigate how these benefits, particularly in speed and accuracy aspects, can be achieved when signals from multiple sensory types are presented. The tasks used in this research will require you to respond (e.g. via button press) to various combinations of stimuli (e.g., a sound and/or a visual signal – a movement of dots on screen). We hope this research will enlighten our understanding of how human process information from multiple sensory types to react and make decisions in the environment.

Participants will be seated before a computer screen. Stimuli will be presented onscreen and/or via headphones. Participants will be required to make a response (e.g. via button press) as soon as these stimuli are detected. The experiment will last about 60 minutes

Where is the study?
Room 1.59 in the school of psychology and neuroscience, St Mary’s Quad.

Registration
Contact me or sign up via SONA
Researcher: Contact Details:
Yue Liu yl37@st-andrews.ac.uk
Supervisor: Contact Details:
Tom Otto to7@st-andrews.ac.uk,
Ethical Approval code: PS12613

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Participants wanted: to study the effect of synbiotics (probiotics + prebiotics) on fatigue, mood and psychological well-being

I would like to invite you to participate in a 3-week study investigating the effect of synbiotics (prebiotics + probiotics) on fatigue, mood and psychological well-being.
Synbiotics are a combination of prebiotics and probiotics which enhance the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut. Several studies have identified links between the gut microbiome and the human brain thereby establishing the impact of gut health on mental health.

You will first be required to complete an online screening of fatigue. Based on the screening, only select individuals will be invited to participate in the full study. For the study, you will be given vegetarian-friendly supplements for synbiotics or placebo which will have to be consumed once daily for 3 weeks. You will be asked to complete self-reported measures of fatigue, mood and other psychological well-being scales before and after the study.

Please note that participation in this study will not result in any formal diagnosis. All the data will be held confidentially by the researcher and the supervisor involved in the project.

Eligibility criteria
I am looking for participants aged 18 to 45 years, who have never been diagnosed with neurological, psychiatric, gastro or endocrine disorder or any severe medical condition. Participants should not be pregnant, already consuming pre/probiotics or following a vegan diet. Additionally, participant should not have BMI over 30kg/m, chronic constipation or regular use of aspirin or have been on any antibiotics in the last 2 months.

If you wish to participate, please click on the link https://bit.ly/2VMGhtv or contact me on gf50@st-andrews.ac.uk

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Introduction to University Teaching 1: Supporting Student Learning (ID5101)

This is an optional 10-credit, Masters-level module which is open to early career academics and postgraduate teachers.  Participants on this module will be able to consider issues in more depth than is possible in the introductory workshops to further enhance their learning and teaching skills. This is a practice-based, professional development module which emphasises reflection on practice.

A pre-requisite for enrolling is that participants be actively engaged in tutoring, demonstrating or lecturing.  The module is not available within the advising system; enrolment is by application directly to the module co-ordinator, Dr Heather McKiggan-Fee, and applications must be received no later than 13th September 2019.

Places are capped at 14.  More information and the application form are available on the following pages. Please contact Dr McKiggan-Fee if you have any questions.

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Participants wanted: Research seeking runners for a study on prediction guidance and running (Rewards: £4 & body fat % measurement)

You will be compensated with £4 and an accurate body composition measurement (i.e. total and segmented body fat percentages, bone mass, metabolic age, daily recommended calorie intake, and muscle mass) using a TANITA scale.

This study is being conducted as part of Konstantinos (Kostas) Liverakos’ PhD Research Programme in the School of Psychology & Neuroscience (Ethics approval code: PS14429), and it takes place at the University of St Andrews Sports Centre.

Participants are required to be 18-40 years old and have running experience (run at least twice per week). Participant should have cumulative running experience of over a year.

The study involves one session, lasting for approximately 40 minutes. During each session, participants will be asked to complete 2 short questionnaires on running self-regulation and exercise experience. Following these, they will then have to complete 1 very short, high-intensity running workout.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact Kostas Liverakos (kl65) or sign up on SONA.

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