Memos for: Staff

Participants wanted: Have you been experiencing low mood lately?

We are looking for participants for a study examining the characteristics of positive memories in individuals experiencing low mood. The study is being conducted as part of my (Aleksandra Eriksen Isham) PhD project at the School of Psychology and Neuroscience.

Participants should have been experiencing low mood for at least the past week, be fluent in English and in the age range 18-65 years old.

In the first part of the study participants will be asked to complete questions about autobiographical memory, trait mindfulness, emotion regulation and their past and present mental health. In the second part of the study participants will be asked to complete a memory diary.

Individuals who are interested in participating in the study can email Aleksandra Eriksen Isham. They will then receive an email with additional information about the study to let them decide whether they want to participate in it. Individuals who agree to participate will be invited to complete a screening questionnaire to assess whether they meet the study inclusion criteria. Individuals who meet the inclusion criteria will be invited to participate in the study.

Individuals who are invited to participate in the study will receive monetary reward for their participation: £8 for completing part one of the study and £8 for completing part two of the study.

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

Ethical approval code:  PS13948

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Achieving impact with the UK Parliament (27th March)

Two guest speakers from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) will be visiting St Andrews to provide an overview of how the UK Parliament uses research, explaining ways that researchers can work with the institution including details on Select Committees, legislative scrutiny, the House of Commons and House of Lords libraries, writing policy papers and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST). This event is open to research postgraduate students and academic & research staff. There are only a few places left for this special event, so book soon to avoid disappointment!

Request a place: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/pdms/index.php?CourseID=9228

You will get practical advice on how to find opportunities to engage and how to communicate your research at Parliament, as well as information about parliamentary impact and REF2021. You will also have the opportunity to think and work through the policy relevance of your own research. The session will be delivered by Dr Sarah Foxen, Knowledge Exchange Manager, and Dr Abbi Hobbs, Head of Social Science, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, UK Parliament.

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Software Carpentry Community Networking (28th March)

St Andrews Software Carpentry are developing a network of support and collaboration, would you like to be involved?

  • Have you attended Software Carpentry events either in St Andrews or elsewhere?
  • Would you like to be part of a Software Carpentry network of support and collaboration, and inform the content of future Software Carpentry events?
  • Would you like to help at future events or perhaps become an instructor in the future?

If the answer to any of the above is YES, then come along and meet your Software Carpentry instructors and help inform the development of this new St Andrews community. Thurs 28th March, 10:00 – 11:00 (Target audience: research postgraduate students & all staff)
Request a place: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/pdms/index.php?CourseID=9342

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Nominations are now open for the Student Leader of the Year 2019 award

The closing date for the University of St Andrews’ Student Leader of the Year award is Monday 15th April 2019 (noon).

The award is open to all matriculated students and aims to recognise leadership in all its forms – be that self-leadership, peer leadership or leadership within the community. Supported by the Proctor and sponsored by the Professional Skills Curriculum, the winner will have the award listed on their academic transcript and they can claim up to £300 towards a personal development event of their choice.

This is not an academic award; it is designed to celebrate leadership and personal development. We welcome applications from a broad variety of leadership backgrounds – examples include sports, student societies, charities, student enterprise, start-ups, team members and team leaders.

You do not need to have changed the world; you just need to have made something happen!

For more information on applying, or on nominating a student, please see the website or contact us on capod@st-andrews.ac.uk

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Russell Trust Development Awards (Staff) – Applications Now Open

The 2019 Russell Trust Development Awards (Staff) are now open for applications.

The awards are open to all members of University staff seeking support for a work-related project and have an upper limit of £5,000.

For further information and to apply please visit https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/development/trusts-and-foundations/russell-trust/staff-award/ or email russelltrust@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Applications will close at 5pm on Friday 19 April 2019.

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UNISON AGM – Friday 22nd March

The University of St Andrews Branch of UNISON will hold its Annual General Meeting on Friday 22nd March at 1 pm in the Students’ Association (Small Rehearsal Room). All UNISON members are warmly welcome. Refreshments will be provided.

We hope to see as many UNISON members as possible at the AGM. It is your opportunity to learn more about UNISON’s work, meet the 2019/20 Branch officers and raise any questions you may have.

In the meantime, if you would like to learn more about UNISON at the University, please contact us by email at unisonmail@st-andrews.ac.uk or by telephone on 07763 775477.

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McCall MacBain Teaching Award (last chance to submit)

In order to provide a distinctive complement to our existing university and student-led teaching award schemes which already recognise great teaching, the McCall-MacBain award focuses on those who contribute to advancing the scholarship of teaching and learning. The award is a bursary of £750, to be used for personal and professional development in relation to teaching.

This is the final year of this award scheme. The application deadline is 5pm on Mon 18th March 2019.  For full details of the criteria and to download an application form see: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/teaching/funding/mccall-macbain/

If you have any questions please contact Dr Heather McKiggan-Fee at capod@st-andrews.ac.uk.

The University of St Andrews is grateful to the McCall MacBain Foundation for enabling us to establish an award scheme to recognise staff that have shown outstanding contributions to teaching.

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Achieving impact with the UK Parliament (27th March)

Two guest speakers from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) will be visiting St Andrews to provide an overview of how the UK Parliament uses research, explaining ways that researchers can work with the institution including details on Select Committees, legislative scrutiny, the House of Commons and House of Lords libraries, writing policy papers and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST). There are only a few places left – book soon to avoid disappointment!

Request a place: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/pdms/index.php?CourseID=9228

You will get practical advice on how to find opportunities to engage and how to communicate your research at Parliament, as well as information about parliamentary impact and REF2021. You will also have the opportunity to think and work through the policy relevance of your own research. The session will be delivered by Dr Sarah Foxen, Knowledge Exchange Manager, and Dr Abbi Hobbs, Head of Social Science, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, UK Parliament.

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Rapid, critical and strategic reading (4th April)

NEW this year, this GRADskills workshop for research students and staff is designed specifically for researchers who are interested in developing their literature analysis skills. With over 3 million academic papers being published each year it can be challenging for researchers to read and assess all of the relevant literature. In order for academic reading to be effective, it needs to be a combination of efficient (in terms of speed and retention), strategic and critical. This workshop will give you a number of tools to help you to assess more quickly, more strategically and more critically. You will be able to draw on the experience and feedback and apply this knowledge to your own research processes.

Request a place: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/pdms/index.php?CourseID=9043

The workshop will also cover how to get the most out of journal club sessions: understanding the aims, what your supervisor expects, tackling interdisciplinary papers and how to ask pertinent questions that stimulate discussion. We will cover the key aspects to critiquing a paper, how to extract the main points and techniques to optimise your time.

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Participants wanted: Have you been experiencing low mood lately?

We are looking for participants for a study examining the characteristics of positive memories in individuals experiencing low mood. The study is being conducted as part of my (Aleksandra Eriksen Isham) PhD project at the School of Psychology and Neuroscience.

Participants should have been experiencing low mood for at least the past week, be fluent in English and in the age range 18-65 years old.

In the first part of the study participants will be asked to complete questions about autobiographical memory, trait mindfulness, emotion regulation and their past and present mental health. In the second part of the study participants will be asked to complete a memory diary.

Individuals who are interested in participating in the study can email Aleksandra Eriksen Isham. They will then receive an email with additional information about the study to let them decide whether they want to participate in it. Individuals who agree to participate will be invited to complete a screening questionnaire to assess whether they meet the study inclusion criteria. Individuals who meet the inclusion criteria will be invited to participate in the study.

Individuals who are invited to participate in the study will receive monetary reward for their participation: £8 for completing part one of the study and £8 for completing part two of the study.

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

Ethical approval code:  PS13948

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