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Efficiency savings add up

This post was written by Dr Bruce Sinclair, Director of Teaching in the School of Physics and Astronomy. Our degrees in physics and astronomy are accredited by the UK Institute of Physics (IOP). The IOP requires paperwork and an inspection … 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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Professional development in learning and teaching

As Educational and Postgraduate Researcher Developer, I (Dr Heather McKiggan-Fee) am responsible for the mandatory training that the University requires all PhD students to undertake before they are allowed to teach within their Schools.  This is a valuable opportunity to … Continue reading

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Time to change

Most of us would quietly, if not openly, admit that we could likely do critical tasks better in some way. Whether that remedial action be a few tweaks to update a current skill set or instituting an entire culture and … Continue reading

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This post is contributed by Dr. Christiane Helling & Dr. Peter Woitke Being part of your research team The change from a sole, ingenious, curiosity driven researcher to being a group leader of several postdocs, PhD students, summer and final year … Continue reading

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Winning the war by small victories.

The level of demand for CAPOD’s Assertiveness courses indicates that this is something a lot of us struggle with. CAPOD addresses this issue by offering a short introductory course , and also two Dealing with Difficult Behaviour courses which go … Continue reading

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Understanding thinking styles – another step

The CAPOD staff development programme includes an ‘Understanding Thinking Styles’ workshop, which provides an opportunity for participants to undertake the JTI (Jung Type Indicator) questionnaire, to explore their own ‘thinking style’ and to gain an insight into the thinking styles … Continue reading

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Wellbeing by numbers

  Measuring impact is not always easy to do, but having hard metrics can help by shedding some light on where our impact is greatest in terms of web information. Google analytics offers a useful mechanism to help me keep … Continue reading

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A little funding can go a long way..

This week’s blog comes from Dr Helen Rawson, Co-Director, Museum Collections Unit, who received CAPOD funding to help her attend an international conference in relation to her collections work. In September 2011 I attended the XI Annual Meeting of UMAC … Continue reading

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Training in Good Academic Practice (TGAP)

The fundamental values promoted by the University of St Andrews for academic work are: honesty, responsibility, fairness, justice, (self) respect for your work, learning and ultimately your degree.  These values have been written into our Good Academic Practice Policy (GAP). … Continue reading

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