Category Archives: Student development

Thesis Boot Camp: Drop and given me 20,000 words!

Over the past few years CAPOD has developed and integrated various ‘Writing Boot Camps’ for postgraduate students.  The impetus for such events arose from a PhD student who had previously studied at another institution where an assortment of student-led writing … Continue reading

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The Academic Skills Project

1. Background: Following a successful Enhancement Themes Funding Application, three PhD students in the School of History introduced a series of academic skills workshops for History undergraduates in 2012. In the summer of 2014 the scheme was expanded, via CAPOD, … Continue reading

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A masterful focus

As this blog has illustrated, CAPOD’s impact emanates from a wide range of sources; workshops, coaching, 1:1s, funding opportunities, internal reviews, mentoring, and so on. Another mechanism that can lead to impactful change is the use of the simple focus … Continue reading

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Career Launch Conference – mission accomplished

January 2014 saw St Andrews’ first Career Launch Conference lift off. The three-day event was a mixture of employability workshops, inspirational speakers and networking opportunities, plus mock interviews and assessment centre exercises. Run by CAPOD, the Careers Centre and the … Continue reading

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