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Essay/report writing, reflective writing, academic referencing, exam preparation, reading skills, note making, time management, presentation skills, critical thinking.

Kick Start your PGT Dissertation

Date: Wed 12 Jun 2019
Time: 9:30 - 16:45
Key details: A day to build your skills and confidence in writing your Maters dissertation or project

Target audience

Any PGT student writing a dissertation or extended project

Presenters

Miss Catriona Wilson
Rebecca Wilson

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Parliament Hall

Course information

One of the requirements for finishing your Master’s programme is to write a dissertation, and you might be experiencing some of the challenges around it. Whether it is writer’s block or general disorientation on how to proceed, this workshop aims to get you started by breaking down the writing process into achievable tasks, while providing top tips and focusing on the future. We will look at developing a writing strategy, project and time management, writing workshops, and a wide range of activities throughout a day to help you unlock your potential!

Aims and objectives

  • Gain motivation for your summer of writing
  • Identify problems and solutions you may face in your dissertation
  • Gain confidence in project management (such as your dissertation)
  • Advance your academic writing, learning key skills for clear argumentation and producing cohesive and coherent texts. 
  • Summarise and explain your research topic to different audiences, sometimes without previous knowledge of your field
Away days/team development events

Onsite or offsite events for teams, departments, service units or schools, facilitated wholly or in part by CAPOD personnel, for the purposes of team building, team development, business planning, strategy development or other team-based activity.

Technician Commitment Initiative - Technician Awayday

Date: Tue 18 Jun 2019
Time: 0945-1530

Target audience

Technician

Presenters

Suhel Miah

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Lecture 3, Gateway

Course information

One of the actions under Visibility on the Technician Commitment Action Plan is to provide an annual awayday for technical staff to build a sense of community and sharing information.   This year's event promises a mix of interesting and lively discussions and activities with the following theme :

'Success from the Technician Commitment’ and it will be the focus for the activity sessions. All members will be encouraged to actively contribute to the sessions, to realise the value of the TC through ownership and responsibility.

The purpose of the event is to:

  • Explore creative approaches to implementing the Techcnian Commitment (TC) action plan
  • Raise awareness of the value of engagement and ownership of the TC in achieving success.

Aims and objectives

  • Produce a prioritised list of SMART individual activities that links to TC action plan
  • Enable creation of quantitative and qualitative information to support TC evaluation
  • Build confidence in the solutions identified to help individuals, teams and the organisation
Communication and dissemination

Communication and presentation methods/skills; communication media; research writing; publishing; working with the media.

Academic Skills Project: PG information event

Date: Wed 29 May 2019
Time: 10:30-11:30
Key details: An event to brief PGs about the Academic Skills Project 2018/19 and explain how they can get involved.

Target audience

PGR

Presenters

Dr Eilidh Harris
Rebecca Wilson

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Parliament Hall

Course information

This lunch event will launch the Academic Skills Project for academic year 2019/20, providing an introduction for PGs not already familiar with the scheme and explaining how they can get involved.

The Academic Skills Project aims to create a framework for subject-specific academic skills to be delivered to a large number of UG students via high-quality workshops delivered by PGR students, creating benefits for both. Funded by CAPOD, the project provides PGRs with valuable additional teaching experience, with the position of School Coordinator also providing an opportunity to gain experience in curriculum design and project management.

Coffee, tea and cake will be provided 

Aims and objectives

  • To brief PGs about the scheme.
  • To initiate recruitment of PGs to the Academic Skills Project.
  • To provide a chance for PGs to meet previous School Coordinators and hear about the benefits of the scheme.
  • To provide an opportunity to discuss how the project might progress going forwards.

Writing for the web

Date: Wed 29 May 2019
Time: 1000 to 1230
Programme: Digital visa
Key details: Write effective content and design helpful web pages

Target audience

Staff interested in improving their digital writing skills, particularly for websites. Please note, those on the digital visa programme will have priority of place until one week before the course starts, when we will start accepting those on the waiting list on a first-come first-served basis. If you are interested in signing up for the digital visa, please email Jennifer Hamrick at jh280@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Prerequisites

None

Follow on course

N/A

Presenters

Jennifer Hamrick

Course provider

Website: Digital communications team

Email: jh280@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Swallowgate PC Classroom, School of Classics, Butts Wynd

Course information

Interested in learning how to write for the web? This course will teach you the fundamentals of using user-centred design to write effective content and design helpful web pages.

This course is for staff only. Those on the digital visa programme will have priority of place until one week before the course starts, when we will start accepting those on the waiting list on a first-come first-served basis. If you are interested in signing up for the digital visa, please email Jennifer Hamrick at jh280@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Aims and objectives

The aim of this session is to allow you to identify and implement user needs in web writing. 

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • define user-centred design.
  • generate user stories.
  • analyse how people use the web.
  • identify technology challenges for web writing.
  • identify what to avoid when writing for the web.
  • apply user needs when editing and writing content.

REF2021: General Information Session

Date: Mon 3 Jun 2019
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Key details: Whistle stop tour of REF2021: purpose, how it is governed and carried out, both for St Andrews processes and the wider exercise

Target audience

All staff

Prerequisites

No

Course pre-work

No

Presenters

Dr Helen Reddy

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

Research and Innovation Services are hosting Information Sessions providing a background to REF 2021: https://www.ref.ac.uk/    

These sessions will explain the purpose of REF and how it is governed and carried out, both for St Andrews processes and the wider exercise.    

These sessions are open to all staff, but may be of particular interest to early career researchers and new international recruits who have not previously been involved in a REF cycle.    

At the end of the session, there will be an opportunity to ask questions.  

Refreshments will be provided.

Academic Paper Writing (EaStCHEM)

Date: Fri 7 Jun 2019
Time: 10.30 - 16.00
Key details: Guidance on how to write a paper and get it published, from notebooks to publication and all the steps in between. Aimed at Chemists but of interest and open to researchers in any science discipline.

Target audience

2nd / 3rd Year research postgraduate students and contract research staff in the Sciences with limited publishing experience.

Course pre-work

Please bring some material that you are planning to develop into an article, e.g. a draft paper or a thesis chapter (preferably printed copy).

Course mapped to

Vitae's Researcher Development Framework domain: D2 (Communication and dissemination)

Presenters

Dr Marialuisa Aliotta
Academic Staff, University of St Andrews

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Purdie Building (Chemistry) Common Room

Course information

EaStCHEM run an annual full day course on Academic Paper Writing at St Andrews, which they generously open up to all St Andrews science doctoral students and contract research staff. Although aimed at Chemistry students (and therefore using Chemistry examples), the course will be of value to anyone looking for guidance on science publishing.

This course will be held on Friday 7th June in Purdie Lecture Theatre D with a lunch in Purdie room 314. On arrival please come to the Purdie Room 314 (Chemistry Department) at 10.30am for registration. Tea and coffee will be served during this time. The course is due to start at 11.00am and finish around 4.00pm. Speakers will include Dr Marialuisa Aliotta (host – Edinburgh University) and Professor Russell Morris (School of Chemistry).

Publishing a paper in a journal is the main and most important way of communicating the results of your research to the research community. This course offers advice and guidance on how to write a paper and get it published, from notebooks to the first draft, submission, referees’ comments, publication and all the steps in between. The session will include practical, interactive activities and contributions from experienced academic authors and journal referees. It is particularly relevant for Chemistry PhD students who are about to write, or are writing a paper for publication. Course content will include: - The importance of Publishing - Authorship - The writing process - Preparing the paper: journal formats and submission - The Editorial process - what are reviewers looking for - Responding for reviews; resubmission of the revised manuscript.

Aims and objectives

At the end of the workshops participants should understand the following:

  • Journal ratings and impact factors
  • Preparing the paper: journal formats and submission
  • The Editorial process – what are reviewers looking for
  • Responding for reviews; resubmission of the revised manuscript

Evolution, Behaviour and Environment - Interdisciplinary Themes Series

Date: Fri 7 Jun 2019
Time: 0900-1100
Key details: A discussion group focusing on the articulation and development of the cross-disciplinary themes identified in the University Strategy.

Target audience

Academic and Research Staff

Prerequisites

None

Follow on course

None

Presenters

Professor Derek Woollins
Professor Tom Brown
Professor Frank Muller
Ms Ester Ruskuc

Course provider

Proctor's Office

Email: deansoffice@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Gateway Lecture Room 2

Course information

Colleagues are invited to join discussion groups focusing on the articulation and development of the cross-disciplinary themes identified in the University Strategy.

Through collaborating across disciplines, we want to explore options for building up areas of distinct world-leading research in ways that are intellectually rewarding and conducive to international collaboration; have the potential to demonstrate relevance to global and societal problems; and resonate with funders and supporters potentially leading to transformational opportunities.

The strategy identified 6 priority areas for collaborative working across disciplines: Peace, Conflict and Security; Cultural Understanding; Evolution, Behaviour, and Environment; Materials for the Modern World; Health, Infectious Disease, and Wellbeing; and Sustainability.

University Strategy

Course cancelled

Developing a social media strategy

Date: Tue 11 Jun 2019
Time: 1000 to 1300
Programme: Digital visa
Key details: Improve your social media output and develop a strategy.

Target audience

Staff only. Those who have access to a University-affiliated social media account or are looking to create a new account.

Prerequisites

You should be familiar with using at least one social media platform. If you are unfamiliar with social media, then you should take 'An introduction to social media for beginners' before taking this course.

Presenters

John Chapman

Course provider

Website: Digital communications team

Email: jh280@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Swallowgate PC Classroom, School of Classics, Butts Wynd

Course information

This course is primarily for those who have access to a University-affiliated social media account or are looking to create a new account. The course is designed to help you either improve your current social media output or develop a strategy for your new account.

You should be familiar with using at least one social media platform. If you are unfamiliar with social media, then you should take 'An introduction to social media for beginners' before taking this course.

This course is for staff only. Those on the digital visa programme will have priority of place until one week before the course starts, when we will start accepting those on the waiting list on a first-come first-served basis. If you are interested in signing up for the digital visa, please email Jennifer Hamrick at jh280@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Aims and objectives

The aim of this session is to devise a social media strategy for a University-affiliated social media channel.

In this session, you will:

  • learn what a social media strategy is and why it is important
  • set out SMART objectives
  • understand your target audience and create audience personas
  • conduct a competitor analysis
  • choose the best social media channels for your purposes
  • create a content calendar
  • learn how to measure success.

Writing for the web

Date: Wed 12 Jun 2019
Time: 1400 to 1630
Programme: Digital visa
Key details: Write effective content and design helpful web pages

Target audience

Staff interested in improving their digital writing skills, particularly for websites. Please note, those on the digital visa programme will have priority of place until one week before the course starts, when we will start accepting those on the waiting list on a first-come first-served basis. If you are interested in signing up for the digital visa, please email Jennifer Hamrick at jh280@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Prerequisites

None

Follow on course

N/A

Presenters

Jennifer Hamrick

Course provider

Website: Digital communications team

Email: jh280@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Swallowgate PC Classroom, School of Classics, Butts Wynd

Course information

Interested in learning how to write for the web? This course will teach you the fundamentals of using user-centred design to write effective content and design helpful web pages.

This course is for staff only. Those on the digital visa programme will have priority of place until one week before the course starts, when we will start accepting those on the waiting list on a first-come first-served basis. If you are interested in signing up for the digital visa, please email Jennifer Hamrick at jh280@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Aims and objectives

The aim of this session is to allow you to identify and implement user needs in web writing. 

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • define user-centred design.
  • generate user stories.
  • analyse how people use the web.
  • identify technology challenges for web writing.
  • identify what to avoid when writing for the web.
  • apply user needs when editing and writing content.

Peace, Conflict and Security - Interdisciplinary Themes Series

Date: Wed 12 Jun 2019
Time: 0900-1100
Key details: A discussion group focusing on the articulation and development of the cross-disciplinary themes identified in the University Strategy.

Target audience

Academic and research staff

Prerequisites

None

Follow on course

None

Presenters

Professor Brad MacKay
Professor Frank Muller
Professor Tom Brown
Ms Ester Ruskuc

Course provider

Proctor's Office

Email: deansoffice@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Lower College Hall

Course information

Colleagues are invited to join discussion groups focusing on the articulation and development of the cross-disciplinary themes identified in the University Strategy.

Through collaborating across disciplines, we want to explore options for building up areas of distinct world-leading research in ways that are intellectually rewarding and conducive to international collaboration; have the potential to demonstrate relevance to global and societal problems; and resonate with funders and supporters potentially leading to transformational opportunities.

The strategy identified 6 priority areas for collaborative working across disciplines: Peace, Conflict and Security; Cultural Understanding; Evolution, Behaviour, and Environment; Materials for the Modern World; Health, Infectious Disease, and Wellbeing; and Sustainability.

University Strategy

Sustainability - Interdisciplinary Themes Series

Date: Wed 12 Jun 2019
Time: 1400-1600
Key details: A discussion group focusing on the articulation and development of the cross-disciplinary themes identified in the University Strategy.

Target audience

Academic and Research Staff

Prerequisites

None

Follow on course

None

Presenters

Professor Derek Woollins
Professor Tom Brown
Professor Frank Muller
Ms Ester Ruskuc

Course provider

Proctor's Office

Email: deansoffice@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Lower College Hall

Course information

Colleagues are invited to join discussion groups focusing on the articulation and development of the cross-disciplinary themes identified in the University Strategy.

Through collaborating across disciplines, we want to explore options for building up areas of distinct world-leading research in ways that are intellectually rewarding and conducive to international collaboration; have the potential to demonstrate relevance to global and societal problems; and resonate with funders and supporters potentially leading to transformational opportunities.

The strategy identified 6 priority areas for collaborative working across disciplines: Peace, Conflict and Security; Cultural Understanding; Evolution, Behaviour, and Environment; Materials for the Modern World; Health, Infectious Disease, and Wellbeing; and Sustainability.

University Strategy

Health, Infectious Disease and Wellbeing - Interdisciplinary Themes Series

Date: Thu 20 Jun 2019
Time: 1500-1700
Key details: A discussion group focusing on the articulation and development of the cross-disciplinary themes identified in the University Strategy.

Target audience

Academic and Research Staff

Prerequisites

None

Follow on course

None

Presenters

Professor Brad MacKay
Professor Tom Brown
Professor Frank Muller
Ms Ester Ruskuc

Course provider

Proctor's Office

Email: deansoffice@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Parliament Hall, South Street

Course information

Colleagues are invited to join discussion groups focusing on the articulation and development of the cross-disciplinary themes identified in the University Strategy.

Through collaborating across disciplines, we want to explore options for building up areas of distinct world-leading research in ways that are intellectually rewarding and conducive to international collaboration; have the potential to demonstrate relevance to global and societal problems; and resonate with funders and supporters potentially leading to transformational opportunities.

The strategy identified 6 priority areas for collaborative working across disciplines: Peace, Conflict and Security; Cultural Understanding; Evolution, Behaviour, and Environment; Materials for the Modern World; Health, Infectious Disease, and Wellbeing; and Sustainability.

University Strategy

Writing for the web

Date: Wed 3 Jul 2019
Time: 1000 to 1230
Programme: Digital visa
Key details: Write effective content and design helpful web pages

Target audience

Staff interested in improving their digital writing skills, particularly for websites. Please note, those on the digital visa programme will have priority of place until one week before the course starts, when we will start accepting those on the waiting list on a first-come first-served basis. If you are interested in signing up for the digital visa, please email Jennifer Hamrick at jh280@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Prerequisites

None

Follow on course

N/A

Presenters

Jennifer Hamrick

Course provider

Website: Digital communications team

Email: jh280@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Swallowgate PC Classroom, School of Classics, Butts Wynd

Course information

Interested in learning how to write for the web? This course will teach you the fundamentals of using user-centred design to write effective content and design helpful web pages.

This course is for staff only. Those on the digital visa programme will have priority of place until one week before the course starts, when we will start accepting those on the waiting list on a first-come first-served basis. If you are interested in signing up for the digital visa, please email Jennifer Hamrick at jh280@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Aims and objectives

The aim of this session is to allow you to identify and implement user needs in web writing. 

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • define user-centred design.
  • generate user stories.
  • analyse how people use the web.
  • identify technology challenges for web writing.
  • identify what to avoid when writing for the web.
  • apply user needs when editing and writing content.

Developing a social media strategy

Date: Thu 1 Aug 2019
Time: 1000 to 12.30
Programme: Digital visa
Key details: Improve your social media output and develop a strategy.

Target audience

Staff only. Those who have access to a University-affiliated social media account or are looking to create a new account.

Prerequisites

You should be familiar with using at least one social media platform. If you are unfamiliar with social media, then you should take 'An introduction to social media for beginners' before taking this course.

Presenters

John Chapman

Course provider

Website: Digital communications team

Email: jh280@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Swallowgate PC Classroom, School of Classics, Butts Wynd

Course information

This course is primarily for those who have access to a University-affiliated social media account or are looking to create a new account. The course is designed to help you either improve your current social media output or develop a strategy for your new account.

You should be familiar with using at least one social media platform. If you are unfamiliar with social media, then you should take 'An introduction to social media for beginners' before taking this course.

This course is for staff only. Those on the digital visa programme will have priority of place until one week before the course starts, when we will start accepting those on the waiting list on a first-come first-served basis. If you are interested in signing up for the digital visa, please email Jennifer Hamrick at jh280@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Aims and objectives

The aim of this session is to devise a social media strategy for a University-affiliated social media channel.

In this session, you will:

  • learn what a social media strategy is and why it is important
  • set out SMART objectives
  • understand your target audience and create audience personas
  • conduct a competitor analysis
  • choose the best social media channels for your purposes
  • create a content calendar
  • learn how to measure success.
Course full

Effective communication

Date: Wed 14 Aug 2019
Time: 0900-1300
Programme: Passport to Management Excellence (Core)
Programme: Passport to Administrative Excellence (Core)

Target audience

Open to all staff who wish to improve their communication skills

Presenters

Gillian Brunton

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

Communication with others is something that we all do, all the time, both at work and outside of the workplace.  This course has been designed to give participants the opportunity to find out about some of the theory which underpins Effective Communication, and also includes practical exercises and discussions which will enable the theory to be put into practice.

With the number of options for communication increasing, we will also look at using different forms of technology to communicate.

 

Aims and objectives

Objectives

  • Learn about relevant theories relating to communication including both the individual and organisational level;
  • Understand the methods of communication that are available and know how to decide which medium is appropriate;
  • Participate in case studies and tasks which highlight some real life examples;
  • Consider the use of technology in communication:  email; social networking; podcasts; websites; forums.

 

Writing for the web

Date: Tue 20 Aug 2019
Time: 1000 to 1230
Programme: Digital visa
Key details: Write effective content and design helpful web pages

Target audience

Staff interested in improving their digital writing skills, particularly for websites. Please note, those on the digital visa programme will have priority of place until one week before the course starts, when we will start accepting those on the waiting list on a first-come first-served basis. If you are interested in signing up for the digital visa, please email Jennifer Hamrick at jh280@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Prerequisites

None

Follow on course

N/A

Presenters

Jennifer Hamrick

Course provider

Website: Digital communications team

Email: jh280@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Swallowgate PC Classroom, School of Classics, Butts Wynd

Course information

Interested in learning how to write for the web? This course will teach you the fundamentals of using user-centred design to write effective content and design helpful web pages.

This course is for staff only. Those on the digital visa programme will have priority of place until one week before the course starts, when we will start accepting those on the waiting list on a first-come first-served basis. If you are interested in signing up for the digital visa, please email Jennifer Hamrick at jh280@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Aims and objectives

The aim of this session is to allow you to identify and implement user needs in web writing. 

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • define user-centred design.
  • generate user stories.
  • analyse how people use the web.
  • identify technology challenges for web writing.
  • identify what to avoid when writing for the web.
  • apply user needs when editing and writing content.

Effective communication

Date: Mon 7 Oct 2019
Time: 1300-1700

Target audience

Open to all staff who wish to improve their communication skills

Presenters

Graeme Hawes

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

Communication with others is something that we all do, all the time, both at work and outside of the workplace.  This course has been designed to give participants the opportunity to find out about some of the theory which underpins Effective Communication, and also includes practical exercises and discussions which will enable the theory to be put into practice.

With the number of options for communication increasing, we will also look at using different forms of technology to communicate.

 

Aims and objectives

Objectives

  • Learn about relevant theories relating to communication including both the individual and organisational level;
  • Understand the methods of communication that are available and know how to decide which medium is appropriate;
  • Participate in case studies and tasks which highlight some real life examples;
  • Consider the use of technology in communication:  email; social networking; podcasts; websites; forums.

 

Evaluation of Public Engagement

Date: Tue 22 Oct 2019
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Programme: Public Engagement Portfolio - Academic & Research Staff
Programme: Public Engagement Portfolio - PGRs
Programme: Public Engagement Portfolio - Professional Staff
Key details: Public Engagement Portfolio - optional / Learn how to plan, conduct, and feedback the evaluation of your activities

Target audience

Academics, Research & Professional Staff, PGRs from any discipline

Course pre-work

Please give consideration to what you want to achieve with your public engagement and whom you want to engage with.

Course mapped to

Vitae's Researcher Development Framework domains: C, D

Presenters

Dr Mhairi Stewart

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

What is an appropriate level of evaluation for different activities?  What sort of data should we be collecting?

And how can we make sure that evaluation is integral but not inhibiting our engagement activities?

In this workshop we will explore how to make evaluation timely, effective and informative without being dull, time-consuming and alienating.

What previous participants have said about this course:

  • "Massively helpful with exploring the different perspectives in running the evaluation process. Also enjoyed the structure of the workshop."
  • "The presenter was simply amazing! Love how we engaged with all the other like-minded participants."
  • "Great introduction to evaluation and you get tips on how to do evaluation properly."
  • "This is an amazing event to loose the fear of evaluation and to oimprove both your resarch and well as public eng. [sic] activities. This is very relevant for any career development."

Aims and objectives

 By the end of this workshop participants should be able to:

  • Identify the key components of an effective evaluation plan
  • Have an awareness of the breadth of methodologies and when you might use them
  • Apply both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis techniques
  • Understand the use of both formative and summative evaluation components
  • Apply the Logic Model framework to evaluation and project development

Information Matters

Date: Thu 31 Oct 2019
Time: 0930-1215

Target audience

Administrative Staff in schools and other administrative units

Presenters

Various University staff

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

This course is designed to provide up-to-date information with regard to the key student administrative information and requirements.  The method of delivery will look at what is required at different stages of the student journey:  before, during and after their time at St Andrews.  The course structure will be interactive and will enable the sharing of current knowledge and the opportunity to ask questions.

Presentations will be given by staff from the following units:

Admissions

Registry

Careers

Alumni Relations

Student Services.

 

 

 

Aims and objectives

Objectives

  • Raise awareness of the key current information practice and requirements as they relate to the student journey
  • Bridge the knowledge gaps between Schools and Units

Effective communication

Date: Wed 11 Dec 2019
Time: 0900-1300

Target audience

Open to all staff who wish to improve their communication skills

Presenters

Gillian Brunton

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

Communication with others is something that we all do, all the time, both at work and outside of the workplace.  This course has been designed to give participants the opportunity to find out about some of the theory which underpins Effective Communication, and also includes practical exercises and discussions which will enable the theory to be put into practice.

With the number of options for communication increasing, we will also look at using different forms of technology to communicate.

 

Aims and objectives

Objectives

  • Learn about relevant theories relating to communication including both the individual and organisational level;
  • Understand the methods of communication that are available and know how to decide which medium is appropriate;
  • Participate in case studies and tasks which highlight some real life examples;
  • Consider the use of technology in communication:  email; social networking; podcasts; websites; forums.

 

Effective communication

Date: Mon 24 Feb 2020
Time: 1300-1700

Target audience

Open to all staff who wish to improve their communication skills

Presenters

Graeme Hawes

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

Communication with others is something that we all do, all the time, both at work and outside of the workplace.  This course has been designed to give participants the opportunity to find out about some of the theory which underpins Effective Communication, and also includes practical exercises and discussions which will enable the theory to be put into practice.

With the number of options for communication increasing, we will also look at using different forms of technology to communicate.

 

Aims and objectives

Objectives

  • Learn about relevant theories relating to communication including both the individual and organisational level;
  • Understand the methods of communication that are available and know how to decide which medium is appropriate;
  • Participate in case studies and tasks which highlight some real life examples;
  • Consider the use of technology in communication:  email; social networking; podcasts; websites; forums.

 

Effective communication

Date: Tue 12 May 2020
Time: 1300-1700

Target audience

Open to all staff who wish to improve their communication skills

Presenters

Graeme Hawes

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

Communication with others is something that we all do, all the time, both at work and outside of the workplace.  This course has been designed to give participants the opportunity to find out about some of the theory which underpins Effective Communication, and also includes practical exercises and discussions which will enable the theory to be put into practice.

With the number of options for communication increasing, we will also look at using different forms of technology to communicate.

 

Aims and objectives

Objectives

  • Learn about relevant theories relating to communication including both the individual and organisational level;
  • Understand the methods of communication that are available and know how to decide which medium is appropriate;
  • Participate in case studies and tasks which highlight some real life examples;
  • Consider the use of technology in communication:  email; social networking; podcasts; websites; forums.

 

Information Matters

Date: Tue 26 May 2020
Time: 1400-1645

Target audience

Administrative Staff in schools and other administrative units

Presenters

Various University staff

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

This course is designed to provide up-to-date information with regard to the key student administrative information and requirements.  The method of delivery will look at what is required at different stages of the student journey:  before, during and after their time at St Andrews.  The course structure will be interactive and will enable the sharing of current knowledge and the opportunity to ask questions.

Presentations will be given by staff from the following units:

Admissions

Registry

Careers

Alumni Relations

Student Services.

 

 

 

Aims and objectives

Objectives

  • Raise awareness of the key current information practice and requirements as they relate to the student journey
  • Bridge the knowledge gaps between Schools and Units

Effective communication

Date: Thu 13 Aug 2020
Time: 0900-1300

Target audience

Open to all staff who wish to improve their communication skills

Presenters

Gillian Brunton

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

Communication with others is something that we all do, all the time, both at work and outside of the workplace.  This course has been designed to give participants the opportunity to find out about some of the theory which underpins Effective Communication, and also includes practical exercises and discussions which will enable the theory to be put into practice.

With the number of options for communication increasing, we will also look at using different forms of technology to communicate.

 

Aims and objectives

Objectives

  • Learn about relevant theories relating to communication including both the individual and organisational level;
  • Understand the methods of communication that are available and know how to decide which medium is appropriate;
  • Participate in case studies and tasks which highlight some real life examples;
  • Consider the use of technology in communication:  email; social networking; podcasts; websites; forums.

 

Environment, health, safety, wellbeing, legislation and policies

Health and safety; legal obligations; worklife balance; staff wellbeing; University policies.

Course full, waiting list bookings only

Understanding Thinking Styles

Date: Tue 28 May 2019
Time: 1000-1200
Programme: Passport to Management Excellence (Optional)
Programme: Passport to Health & Wellbeing Excellence (Optional)

Target audience

All staff interested in developing self-awareness

Prerequisites

Completion of the JTI online questionnaire. The link for this will be sent to you 2-3 weeks before the course and must be completed by the deadline given.

Presenters

Mrs Lynn Neville

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

How we think, process information and make decisions will affect how we interact with other colleagues.  Our 'thinking style' can be different from those around us, leading to potential communication and team-working issues if we cannot adapt to the styles and needs of others.  This workshop is designed to develop self-awareness of your own thinking styles through use of the JTI (Jung Type Indicator) which is based on the work of Carl Jung.

Pre-work for the session will involve completing a short on-line questionnaire, 2 weeks beforehand.  At the workshop you will be introduced to the JTI model and receive your own individual feedback report.  You will be given a chance to reflect on this and discuss the differences in styles represented within the group.  You will also be encouraged to reflect on how you can adapt to the thinking styles of colleagues in the workplace, by developing effective communication and influencing strategies.

 

Aims and objectives

Objectives

  • Understand the basis of the JTI model
  • Receive your own individual feedback report and have the opportunity to reflect on this
  • Explore how you can develop communication & influencing strategies to help build effective relationships with colleagues.

Your University: Your Wellbeing

Date: Wed 29 May 2019
Time: 1400-1600
Programme: Passport to Health & Wellbeing Excellence (Core)

Target audience

All staff. Will be of particular interest to those on the Passport to Health and Wellbeing Excellence.

Presenters

Mrs Lynn Neville

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

This session will explore what the University offers to staff to help with wellbeing, and why it is important by focussing on some of the research.

The activities, events, and opportunities available will be highlighted.  We will discuss experiences, and also ideas for future wellbeing related sessions. 

The concept of Wellbeing Champions will be introduced and ideas will be welcomed on how you may help by sharing information about the wellbeing programmes with your colleagues.

Aims and objectives

  • hear about the evidence behind the drive to improve wellbeing in the workplace
  • find out what the University has been doing about wellbeing
  • be aware of what opportunities there are for you
  • have the chance to contribute ideas and suggestions for future programmes

Mental Health Awareness Week: Body Image

Date: Wed 29 May 2019
Time: 12.30-13.30
Key details: Lunchtime talk on mental health and body image with the Mental Health Foundation's Head of Programmes Julie Cameron

Target audience

Open to all University staff

Prerequisites

N/A

Course pre-work

N/A

Follow on course

N/A

Presenters

Julie Cameron

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Boardroom, Gateway

Course information

Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 13-19 May 2019, and this year’s theme is ‘Body Image’ -  how we think and feel about our bodies. Mental Health Foundation CEO, Mark Rowland, explains that Body Image is relevant to everyone. ‘All of us live with our bodies as they evolve and change.  Just as all of us have a role in shaping an inclusive culture where we help others feel comfortable in their own skin...For too many of us, our bodies are sources of shame and distress.  From an early age, we are bombarded with images that define what an ‘ideal body’ looks like.’ As part of national Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, join the Mental Health Foundation Scotland's Head of Programmes Julie Cameron for an interactive discussion on the topic of Body Image.

Please note that lunch will be provided.

Aims and objectives

This session aims to develop your understanding of the increasingly important topic of Body Image, and promote awareness of how body image can impact mental health.

Safety co-ordinator update and consultation: fire audit

Date: Wed 29 May 2019
Time: 1400 to 1500

Target audience

Safety co-ordinators, residence managers, janitors, union members and anyone involved in fire safety audits.

Presenters

Dr Christine Linton

Course provider

Website: EHSS

Email: ehss-training@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Arts Seminar 5, Arts Building

Course information

A one-hour session to provide guidance on internal fire safety audits, especially with regard to fire doors, signage and emergency lighting. There will also be time to answer participants' questions.

Aims and objectives

To increase confidence and competence in staff carrying out internal fire safety audits.

Go E-Bike Induction 30 May Gateway

Date: Thu 30 May 2019
Time: 12.00 to 13.00
Key details: Go E-bike Induction held in the Gateway Car Park from 12pm to 1pm

Target audience

All University Staff

Prerequisites

Experience of cycling on road. Please note - if you would like to learn more about road cycling then please join one of Transition's Essential Cycling courses.

Presenters

Mr Alistair Macleod

Course provider

Website: Transition University of St Andrews

Email: transition@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Gateway Building Car Park

Course information

 A practical session demostrating how to book and use a Go E-bike. The session will cover how to book a bike, unlock it using a phone app, bike handling and basic road manoeuvres

 

Aims and objectives

 Show participants how to book, unlock and return a Go E-bike. Provide practical experiance of cycling an e-bike and give basic road cyclng knowledge.

Introduction to dementia and making the most of retained skills

Date: Mon 3 Jun 2019
Time: 1330-1700
Key details: Please note that a small, well-trained, therapet dog will be in attendance at this event.

Target audience

All staff.

Presenters

Dr Maggie Ellis

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

This workshop will be of interest to those who are interested in dementia or those who are caring for an individual with a diagnosis. The basics of dementia and its impact will be covered as well as some strategies for making the most of retained skills for individuals with a diagnosis and those who care for them.

"Brilliant workshop, really helped me to get an understanding of how dementia effects the patient and families.  Very helpful for me personally as I now understand more about my Grandfather's deteriorating health."

The course will be delivered by Dr Maggie Ellis who leads the Dementia Friendly St Andrews campaign:

http://www.dementiafriendlystandrews.org.uk/

 

Aims and objectives

Brief introduction to dementia

What is impaired, what is retained?

The impact of dementia – those with a diagnosis and those who care or them

How can we maximise retained skills?

Course full

Scottish Mental Health First Aid - 2 day Course

Date: Tue 4 Jun 2019 to Wed 5 Jun 2019
Time: 0930-1630
Programme: Passport to Management Excellence (Optional)
Programme: Passport to Health & Wellbeing Excellence (Optional)
Key details: Two Day Course - participants need to attend on both 4 & 5 June

Presenters

Wendy Nicoll

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

Mental Health First Aid was developed in Australia and is based on the concept of general first aid training.  It is a 12-hour, evidence-based course with the aim of improving the general public's awareness and understanding of mental health.

The course has been adapted to better suit the needs of people in Scotland and is now being delivered as Scotland's Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA).

The course does not train you to be a therapist, counsellor or mental health professional.

The course will teach you to:

  • give initial help to someone experiencing a mental health problem
  • deal with a crisis situation or the first signs of someone developing mental ill health
  • guide people towards appropriate professional help

A recent formal evaluation reported:

  • the majority of participants felt that the learning they had gained from participating in the training would be useful to them in both their work and personal life
  • substantial increases in participants' knowledge and awareness of mental health issues, including their ability to recognise if someone was experiencing a mental health problem and in advising them about how to seek appropriate help
  • there was a considerable increase in the proportion of participants who said they would be prepared to help someone they thought was experiencing a mental health problem

Course programme

The 12 hour course, split over two days covers a number of topics including:

  • what is meant by mental health and mental ill health
  • the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems including depression, anxiety disorders and psychosis
  • the range of effective interventions and treatments
  • how to access professional help and support

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance and a copy of the SMHFA manual, which covers the course content.

SMHFA instructors

The course can only be delivered by a specially selected, trained and approved person.  This ensures that all SMHFA instructors have a certain level of knowledge, skill and experience. 

Lunch will be provided on both days of this course.

Aims and objectives

Scotland's Mental Health First Aid aims to help participants:

  • preserve life where a person may be a danger to themselves or others
  • provide help to prevent a mental health problem developing into a more serious state
  • promote comfort to a person suffering from mental illness

Go E-Bike Induction 6 June Woodburn

Date: Thu 6 Jun 2019
Time: 12.00 to 13.00
Key details: Go E-bike Induction held in the Estates (Woodburn Place) Car Park from 12pm to 1pm

Target audience

All University Staff

Prerequisites

Experience of cycling on road. Please note - if you would like to learn more about road cycling then please join one of Transition's Essential Cycling courses.

Presenters

Mr Alistair Macleod

Course provider

Website: Transition University of St Andrews

Email: transition@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Estates Car Park (Woodburn Place)

Course information

 A practical session demonstrating how to book and use a Go E-bike. The session will cover how to book a bike, unlock it using a phone app, bike handling and basic road manoeuvres

 

Aims and objectives

 Show participants how to book, unlock and return a Go E-bike. Provide practical experiance of cycling an e-bike and give basic road cyclng knowledge.

Mentally Healthy Workplace - Training for Managers

Date: Wed 12 Jun 2019
Time: 0930-1630
Programme: Passport to Health & Wellbeing Excellence (Optional)

Prerequisites

Completion of the e-learning course.

Course pre-work

Completion of the e-learning course. Click continue, then set up a login here: https://elearning.healthscotland.com/pluginfile.php/47490/mod_resource/content/5/course/course66907.html At the end,complete feedback so that you can download a certificate of completion.

Presenters

Janey Watt

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

This course  has been designed by the NHS and aims to develop and share good practice in promoting positive mental health and wellbeing, thereby contributing to a more open workplace culture.  This course uses a blended learning approach which includes an e-learning module and participatory session.  The e-learning component will take approx 2 hours and must be completed prior to the course.

Managers to gain an understanding of workplace health promotion and how this can be applied.  Topics covered are:

Introduction to mental health

Recovery

Attitudes and values

What makes a mentally healthy workplace?

Introduction to stress

Management of stress in the workplace

Legislation and policy

 

Aims and objectives

By the end of this course participants will:

  • Have a broad understanding of mental health   and an increased awareness of mental health issues in the workplace
  • Be able  to identify key factors that contributes to a mentally healthy workplace
  • To improve managers confidence in broaching mental health in the workplace
  • To ensure that managers are aware of their legislative responsibilities in relation to health and wellbeing

 

Course full, waiting list bookings only

CPR & Defibrillation Training

Date: Wed 12 Jun 2019
Time: 12.30-13.30
Key details: Free training on CPR and the use of Defibrillators

Target audience

All University staff

Prerequisites

N/A

Course pre-work

N/A

Follow on course

N/A

Presenters

Mr Henry Rae

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Small Rehearsal Room, Students' Association

Course information

Survival of heart attack victims is greatly increased by bystanders perfoming CPR and using defibrillation. 

Sadly, the survival rate for out of hospital cardiac arrest in the UK is currently less than 10%, partly due to a lack of knowledge and confidence amongst bystanders. Other European countries have survival rates of greater than 50%.

Help us change these statics by attending this brief CPR & Defibrillation class with Henry Rae, University First Aider and member of Heart Start St Andrews.

This class will teach the Instinctive CPR method. There is very little to remember, but learning the method will give you the confidence to believe you could cope with a  real emergency.

No experience is required - just come along and get hands-on!

This class is also suitable as a refesher for those who have previously had training but have not done CPR for a while.

 

 

Aims and objectives

  • To teach the Instinctive CPR method
  • To promote confidence in use of CPR
  • To increase understanding of defibrillation techniques

Go E-Bike Induction 13 June 19 Gateway

Date: Thu 13 Jun 2019
Time: 12.00 to 13.00
Key details: Go E-bike Induction held in the Gateway Car Park from 12pm to 1pm

Target audience

All University Staff

Prerequisites

Experience of cycling on road. Please note - if you would like to learn more about road cycling then please join one of Transition's Essential Cycling courses.

Presenters

Mr Alistair Macleod

Course provider

Website: Transition University of St Andrews

Email: transition@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Gateway

Course information

 A practical session demonstrating how to book and use a Go E-bike. The session will cover how to book a bike, unlock it using a phone app, bike handling and basic road manoeuvres

 

Aims and objectives

 Show participants how to book, unlock and return a Go E-bike. Provide practical experiance of cycling an e-bike and give basic road cyclng knowledge.

New Staff Essentials

Date: Thu 20 Jun 2019
Time: 0930-1215

Target audience

New Staff

Presenters

Mrs Lynn Neville
Val Insch

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

This course will introduce the key policies and areas of the University and will provide essential information for all new staff. The University has a legal obligation to provide this information.  These short, friendly, events are run at least once every month and complement the All New Staff Induction courses which are run twice a year in September and January. All staff are strongly encouraged to sign up as soon as possible after commencing employment.

The course will cover:

  • The University’s Environment Policy
  • Human Resources
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Unions
  • Health & Safety
  • Fire Awareness
  • IT Training
  • Information Security
  • Professional Development Opportunities

There is also some useful information available for new staff online at:

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/ppd/newstaffinduction/

Aims and objectives

Objectives

• Be aware of key policies and procedures
• Know who to contact for further information
• Understand the legal requirements which affect employees
• Meet a wide range of staff from different Schools/Units across the University
 

Eating Well - Menopause

Date: Thu 20 Jun 2019
Time: 1400-1600

Target audience

All staff who are interested in the menopause.

Presenters

Dr Madeleine Hardus

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

This session has been designed to provide information about foods which can exacerbate, cause, and relieve menopausal symptons.  It will be delivered by a mixture of presentation and activities. Lifestyle factors will also be considered and discussed.

Aims and objectives

Understand what menopause is
Learn about specific foods to decrease menopausal symptoms
Learn about specific foods and lifestyle practices to relieve menopausal symptoms
Activities to understand the concepts and make better choices

Go E-Bike Induction 20 June 2019 Woodburn

Date: Thu 20 Jun 2019
Time: 12.00 to 13.00
Key details: Go E-bike Induction held in the Estates (Woodburn Place) Car Park from 12pm to 1pm

Target audience

All University Staff

Prerequisites

Experience of cycling on road. Please note - if you would like to learn more about road cycling then please join one of Transition's Essential Cycling courses.

Presenters

Mr Alistair Macleod

Course provider

Website: Transition University of St Andrews

Email: transition@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Estates Car Park (Woodburn Place)

Course information

 A practical session demonstrating how to book and use a Go E-bike. The session will cover how to book a bike, unlock it using a phone app, bike handling and basic road manoeuvres

 

Aims and objectives

 Show participants how to book, unlock and return a Go E-bike. Provide practical experiance of cycling an e-bike and give basic road cyclng knowledge.

Course full, waiting list bookings only

Resilience in the face of change - part 1

Date: Tue 25 Jun 2019
Time: 0930-1230
Programme: Passport to Administrative Excellence (Core)
Programme: Passport to Management Excellence (Optional)
Programme: Passport to Health & Wellbeing Excellence (Optional)

Target audience

All staff

Presenters

Lorna Hudson

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

Overview

The pace of life in just the last few years has become relentlessly faster and more demanding, resulting in a disconnect between mind and body.   Maintaining Mental Wellness has become one of the greatest challenges of the modern age.   
Our attention is constantly under siege and our focus can become blurred by multiple distractions which can have a negative impact on you and your team.   
Become aware of our mindset and learn how much of our response is within our control.   
 
Who is it for?

Anyone who would like to pause and reflect on how they might strengthen their resilience.    
 
We will look at:

  • Iceberg module – what empowering and limiting beliefs are you holding? Fixed versus and growth mindset
  • Dealing with change:   Types of change – what types of change are you experiencing? Imposed vs Accepted change. Response to change – introduce the Kubler-Ross change curve. Moving your mindset – what strategies can you adopt for a change you’re currently experiencing?

Aims and objectives

This session will help you build resilience by learning how to:

  • Choose where to place your attention.
  • Manage negative thought patterns.
  • Build a positive, attentive and confident mindset.
  • Connect to life in high-resolution – be present.
  • Listen deeply and create space for your response.  Pause. 
  • Realise that multi-tasking is inefficient.
  • Use Mindfulness exercises that you can build into daily life.

Go E-Bike Induction 27 June 19 Gateway

Date: Thu 27 Jun 2019
Time: 12.00 to 13.00
Key details: Go E-bike Induction held in the Gateway Car Park from 12pm to 1pm

Target audience

All University Staff

Prerequisites

Experience of cycling on road. Please note - if you would like to learn more about road cycling then please join one of Transition's Essential Cycling courses.

Presenters

Mr Alistair Macleod

Course provider

Website: Transition University of St Andrews

Email: transition@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Gateway Building Car Park

Course information

 A practical session demostrating how to book and use a Go E-bike. The session will cover how to book a bike, unlock it using a phone app, bike handling and basic road manoeuvres

 

Aims and objectives

 Show participants how to book, unlock and return a Go E-bike. Provide practical experiance of cycling an e-bike and give basic road cyclng knowledge.

Course full, waiting list bookings only

Healthy Sleep: Restorative Yoga

Date: Mon 1 Jul 2019
Time: 17.30-18.30

Presenters

Rayna Rogowsky

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Byre Theatre Top Floor Studio

Course information

Join instructor Rayna Rogowsky for this Restorative Yoga class as part of ‘Healthy Sleep’ month.

Designed to relax and soothe, this 1-hour class will include breathing exercises, gentle movement to release restless energy, gentle inversions, and extended lying-down poses for relaxation.

Should you wish to use a mat, pillow, or blanket, please bring your own.

You can expect to come away from this class feeling relaxed and a little sleepy.

Please note that 3 dates are available to book separately on 1st, 8th, and 15th July.

Aims and objectives

This class is designed to:

  • relax participants
  • release restless energy
  • develop awareness of postures which promote sleep

Go E-Bike Induction 4 July 2019 Woodburn

Date: Thu 4 Jul 2019
Time: 12.00 to 13.00
Key details: Go E-bike Induction held in the Estates (Woodburn Place) Car Park from 12pm to 1pm

Target audience

All University Staff

Prerequisites

Experience of cycling on road. Please note - if you would like to learn more about road cycling then please join one of Transition's Essential Cycling courses.

Presenters

Mr Alistair Macleod

Course provider

Website: Transition University of St Andrews

Email: transition@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Estates Car Park (Woodburn Place)

Course information

 A practical session demonstrating how to book and use a Go E-bike. The session will cover how to book a bike, unlock it using a phone app, bike handling and basic road manoeuvres

 

Aims and objectives

 Show participants how to book, unlock and return a Go E-bike. Provide practical experiance of cycling an e-bike and give basic road cyclng knowledge.

Healthy Sleep: Restorative Yoga

Date: Mon 8 Jul 2019
Time: 17.30-18.30

Presenters

Rayna Rogowsky

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Byre Theatre Top Floor Studio

Course information

Join instructor Rayna Rogowsky for this Restorative Yoga class as part of ‘Healthy Sleep’ month.

Designed to relax and soothe, this 1-hour class will include breathing exercises, gentle movement to release restless energy, gentle inversions, and extended lying-down poses for relaxation.

Should you wish to use a mat, pillow, or blanket, please bring your own.

You can expect to come away from this class feeling relaxed and a little sleepy.

Please note that 3 dates are available to book separately on 1st, 8th, and 15th July.

Aims and objectives

This class is designed to:

  • relax participants
  • release restless energy
  • develop awareness of postures which promote sleep

Step Count Challenge Post-Challenge Meet

Date: Tue 9 Jul 2019
Time: 12.30-13.30
Key details: For 2019 Step Count Challengers: Lunch and Awards Ceremony

Presenters

Mx Avery Hawkins

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Lecture 4, Gateway

Course information

Join us for a celebration to mark the end of the Step Count Challenge 2019!

This year an impressive 335 members of staff have taken part in the Step Count Challenge and your outstanding efforts to push the boundaries of stepping deserve to be recognised.

Celebrate your achievement in completing the Challenge with your team mates, find out who won this year's awards (categories listed below) and enjoy lunch whilst finally putting your feet up!

Please note that a vegan/vegetarian lunch is being provided at this event. If you would like an alternative lunch option, please contact coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Aims and objectives

 To celebrate the end of the Step Count Challenge and announce this year's Award Winners in the following categories:

  • The Spirit of Step Count Award: recognising a captain or team member who has personified the ideal of being more active, not necessarily by achieving a massive step count!
  • The Team Captain of the Year Award: acknowledging a team captain who has gone above and beyond to support their team (nominated by team members, not the captain…)
  • The Best Idea for Steps at Work Award: let your creativity run wild with walking meetings, walking coffee breaks, walking lunches - you get the picture.
  • The Best Individual Walk Photo Award: exactly what it says. No animals, humans, or plants should be harmed or endangered in the pursuit of this photo opportunity.
  • The Best Group Walk Photo Award: as above but five times the fun!
  • The Community Award: recognising a team that use their participation to contribute to the community, either by raising money for charity or other good deeds along the way.
  • The Best Team Name Award: no explanation needed. Puns, rhymes, acronyms, quotes, song titles, the name of your dog - the word’s your oyster!
  • The Wellbeing & Engagement Group Award: the award winner’s award! Acknowledging an outstanding contribution to the University Step Count community, this is a special award selected from all the other 2018 award-winners.

 

Go E-Bike Induction 11 July 2019 Gateway

Date: Thu 11 Jul 2019
Time: 12.00 to 13.00
Key details: Go E-bike Induction held in the Gateway Car Park from 12pm to 1pm

Target audience

All University Staff

Prerequisites

Experience of cycling on road. Please note - if you would like to learn more about road cycling then please join one of Transition's Essential Cycling courses.

Presenters

Mr Alistair Macleod

Course provider

Website: Transition University of St Andrews

Email: transition@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Gateway Building Car Park

Course information

 A practical session demostrating how to book and use a Go E-bike. The session will cover how to book a bike, unlock it using a phone app, bike handling and basic road manoeuvres

 

Aims and objectives

 Show participants how to book, unlock and return a Go E-bike. Provide practical experiance of cycling an e-bike and give basic road cyclng knowledge.

Healthy Sleep: Restorative Yoga

Date: Mon 15 Jul 2019
Time: 17.30-18.30

Presenters

Rayna Rogowsky

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Byre Theatre Top Floor Studio

Course information

Join instructor Rayna Rogowsky for this Restorative Yoga class as part of ‘Healthy Sleep’ month.

Designed to relax and soothe, this 1-hour class will include breathing exercises, gentle movement to release restless energy, gentle inversions, and extended lying-down poses for relaxation.

Should you wish to use a mat, pillow, or blanket, please bring your own.

You can expect to come away from this class feeling relaxed and a little sleepy.

Please note that 3 dates are available to book separately on 1st, 8th, and 15th July.

Aims and objectives

This class is designed to:

  • relax participants
  • release restless energy
  • develop awareness of postures which promote sleep

New Staff Essentials

Date: Tue 23 Jul 2019
Time: 0930-1215

Target audience

New Staff

Presenters

Dr Diane Munday
Kathryn Tait

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

This course will introduce the key policies and areas of the University and will provide essential information for all new staff. The University has a legal obligation to provide this information.  These short, friendly, events are run at least once every month and complement the All New Staff Induction courses which are run twice a year in September and January. All staff are strongly encouraged to sign up as soon as possible after commencing employment.

The course will cover:

  • The University’s Environment Policy
  • Human Resources
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Unions
  • Health & Safety
  • Fire Awareness
  • IT Training
  • Information Security
  • Professional Development Opportunities

There is also some useful information available for new staff online at:

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/ppd/newstaffinduction/

Aims and objectives

Objectives

• Be aware of key policies and procedures
• Know who to contact for further information
• Understand the legal requirements which affect employees
• Meet a wide range of staff from different Schools/Units across the University
 

Go E-Bike Induction 25 July 2019 Woodburn

Date: Thu 25 Jul 2019
Time: 12.00 to 13.00
Key details: Go E-bike Induction held in the Estates (Woodburn Place) Car Park from 12pm to 1pm

Target audience

All University Staff

Prerequisites

Experience of cycling on road. Please note - if you would like to learn more about road cycling then please join one of Transition's Essential Cycling courses.

Presenters

Mr Alistair Macleod

Course provider

Website: Transition University of St Andrews

Email: transition@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Estates Car Park (Woodburn Place)

Course information

 A practical session demonstrating how to book and use a Go E-bike. The session will cover how to book a bike, unlock it using a phone app, bike handling and basic road manoeuvres

 

Aims and objectives

 Show participants how to book, unlock and return a Go E-bike. Provide practical experiance of cycling an e-bike and give basic road cyclng knowledge.

Successful sleep

Date: Tue 30 Jul 2019
Time: 15.00-16.30

Target audience

Priority will be given to participants on the Passport to Health & Wellbeing Excellence but is open to all staff.

Presenters

Mrs Lynn Neville

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

A good night's sleep is a key ingredient of wellbeing.  This session will explore up-to-date research on the implications of poor sleep, and offer you an opportunity to reflect on your own sleep, as well as providing tips on how to improve the quality of your sleep.

Aims and objectives

  • To raise awareness of issues related to poor sleep
  • To develop knowledge of recent sleep research
  • To share experience with fellow participants
  • To identify techniques to adopt which could improve the quality of your sleep

Go E-Bike Induction 1 August 2019 Gateway

Date: Thu 1 Aug 2019
Time: 12.00 to 13.00
Key details: Go E-bike Induction held in the Gateway Car Park from 12pm to 1pm

Target audience

All University Staff

Prerequisites

Experience of cycling on road. Please note - if you would like to learn more about road cycling then please join one of Transition's Essential Cycling courses.

Presenters

Mr Alistair Macleod

Course provider

Website: Transition University of St Andrews

Email: transition@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Gateway Building Car Park

Course information

 A practical session demostrating how to book and use a Go E-bike. The session will cover how to book a bike, unlock it using a phone app, bike handling and basic road manoeuvres

 

Aims and objectives

 Show participants how to book, unlock and return a Go E-bike. Provide practical experiance of cycling an e-bike and give basic road cyclng knowledge.

Go E-Bike Induction 8 August 2019 Woodburn

Date: Thu 8 Aug 2019
Time: 12.00 to 13.00
Key details: Go E-bike Induction held in the Estates (Woodburn Place) Car Park from 12pm to 1pm

Target audience

All University Staff

Prerequisites

Experience of cycling on road. Please note - if you would like to learn more about road cycling then please join one of Transition's Essential Cycling courses.

Presenters

Mr Alistair Macleod

Course provider

Website: Transition University of St Andrews

Email: transition@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Estates Car Park (Woodburn Place)

Course information

 A practical session demonstrating how to book and use a Go E-bike. The session will cover how to book a bike, unlock it using a phone app, bike handling and basic road manoeuvres

 

Aims and objectives

 Show participants how to book, unlock and return a Go E-bike. Provide practical experiance of cycling an e-bike and give basic road cyclng knowledge.

New Staff Essentials

Date: Tue 27 Aug 2019
Time: 1400-1645

Target audience

New Staff

Presenters

Mrs Lynn Neville
Mrs Louise Milne

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

This course will introduce the key policies and areas of the University and will provide essential information for all new staff. The University has a legal obligation to provide this information.  These short, friendly, events are run at least once every month and complement the All New Staff Induction courses which are run twice a year in September and January. All staff are strongly encouraged to sign up as soon as possible after commencing employment.

The course will cover:

  • The University’s Environment Policy
  • Human Resources
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Unions
  • Health & Safety
  • Fire Awareness
  • IT Training
  • Information Security
  • Professional Development Opportunities

There is also some useful information available for new staff online at:

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/ppd/newstaffinduction/

Aims and objectives

Objectives

• Be aware of key policies and procedures
• Know who to contact for further information
• Understand the legal requirements which affect employees
• Meet a wide range of staff from different Schools/Units across the University
 

Go E-Bike Induction 29 August 19 Gateway

Date: Thu 29 Aug 2019
Time: 12.00 to 13.00
Key details: Go E-bike Induction held in the Gateway Car Park from 12pm to 1pm

Target audience

All University Staff

Prerequisites

Experience of cycling on road. Please note - if you would like to learn more about road cycling then please join one of Transition's Essential Cycling courses.

Presenters

Mr Alistair Macleod

Course provider

Website: Transition University of St Andrews

Email: transition@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Gateway Building Car Park

Course information

 A practical session demostrating how to book and use a Go E-bike. The session will cover how to book a bike, unlock it using a phone app, bike handling and basic road manoeuvres

 

Aims and objectives

 Show participants how to book, unlock and return a Go E-bike. Provide practical experiance of cycling an e-bike and give basic road cyclng knowledge.

New Staff Essentials

Date: Tue 3 Sep 2019
Time: 0930-1215

Target audience

New Staff

Presenters

Dr Diane Munday
Miss Louise Nixon

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

This course will introduce the key policies and areas of the University and will provide essential information for all new staff. The University has a legal obligation to provide this information.  These short, friendly, events are run at least once every month and complement the All New Staff Induction courses which are run twice a year in September and January. All staff are strongly encouraged to sign up as soon as possible after commencing employment.

The course will cover:

  • The University’s Environment Policy
  • Human Resources
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Unions
  • Health & Safety
  • Fire Awareness
  • IT Training
  • Information Security
  • Professional Development Opportunities

There is also some useful information available for new staff online at:

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/ppd/newstaffinduction/

Aims and objectives

Objectives

• Be aware of key policies and procedures
• Know who to contact for further information
• Understand the legal requirements which affect employees
• Meet a wide range of staff from different Schools/Units across the University
 

Environment Culture

Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019
Time: 0930-1130

Presenters

Mr David Stutchfield

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

This session has been developed for support staff, particularly those who are participating in the Passport to Administrative Excellence.  We will discuss what the University is doing with regard to Environmental issues.  Specific projects and plans will be outlined.  We will also discuss what actions individuals can do in their workplaces to help. 

Aims and objectives

Objectives

  • Be aware of Environmental issues

  • Understand the University’s Environment aims

  • Identify steps that can be taken in the workplace

New Staff Essentials

Date: Mon 30 Sep 2019
Time: 1400-1645

Target audience

New Staff

Presenters

Mrs Lynn Neville
Mr Cameron Little

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

This course will introduce the key policies and areas of the University and will provide essential information for all new staff. The University has a legal obligation to provide this information.  These short, friendly, events are run at least once every month and complement the All New Staff Induction courses which are run twice a year in September and January. All staff are strongly encouraged to sign up as soon as possible after commencing employment.

The course will cover:

  • The University’s Environment Policy
  • Human Resources
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Unions
  • Health & Safety
  • Fire Awareness
  • IT Training
  • Information Security
  • Professional Development Opportunities

There is also some useful information available for new staff online at:

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/ppd/newstaffinduction/

Aims and objectives

Objectives

• Be aware of key policies and procedures
• Know who to contact for further information
• Understand the legal requirements which affect employees
• Meet a wide range of staff from different Schools/Units across the University
 

Health and Safety for managers

Date: Mon 30 Sep 2019
Time: 0930-1230

Presenters

Dr Christine Linton

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

This course is a core course on the Passport to Management Excellence Programme

Aims

The aim of this module is to provide managers with a basic understanding of their health and safety duties and the actions they may need to take to reduce the risk of legal action, to ensure their own safety and the safety of the people working for them.

Objectives

The objectives of this course will be to:

  • Provide a background in health and safety legal requirements
  • Detail the University Health and Safety management system
  • Understand the principles risk assessment
  • Determine what actions to take from the results of the risk assessment
  • How to set and monitor workplace health and safety key performance indicators
  • How to undertake an accident investigation
  • Information on Occupational health requirements

Aims and objectives

Objectives

  • Understand the background to health and safety legal requirements
  • Be aware of University Health and Safety management system
  • Understand the principles of risk assessment
  • Determine what actions to take from the results of risk assessments
  • Know how to set and monitor workplace health and safety key performance indicators
  • Know how to undertake an accident investigation
  • Be aware of Occupational Health requirements

New Staff Essentials

Date: Thu 7 Nov 2019
Time: 1400-1645

Target audience

New Staff

Presenters

Mrs Marie Paterson
Bronwen Jenkins

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

This course will introduce the key policies and areas of the University and will provide essential information for all new staff. The University has a legal obligation to provide this information.  These short, friendly, events are run at least once every month and complement the All New Staff Induction courses which are run twice a year in September and January. All staff are strongly encouraged to sign up as soon as possible after commencing employment.

The course will cover:

  • The University’s Environment Policy
  • Human Resources
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Unions
  • Health & Safety
  • Fire Awareness
  • IT Training
  • Information Security
  • Professional Development Opportunities

There is also some useful information available for new staff online at:

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/ppd/newstaffinduction/

Aims and objectives

Objectives

• Be aware of key policies and procedures
• Know who to contact for further information
• Understand the legal requirements which affect employees
• Meet a wide range of staff from different Schools/Units across the University
 

Health and Safety for managers

Date: Mon 25 Nov 2019
Time: 0930-1230

Presenters

Dr Christine Linton

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

This course is a core course on the Passport to Management Excellence Programme

Aims

The aim of this module is to provide managers with a basic understanding of their health and safety duties and the actions they may need to take to reduce the risk of legal action, to ensure their own safety and the safety of the people working for them.

Objectives

The objectives of this course will be to:

  • Provide a background in health and safety legal requirements
  • Detail the University Health and Safety management system
  • Understand the principles risk assessment
  • Determine what actions to take from the results of the risk assessment
  • How to set and monitor workplace health and safety key performance indicators
  • How to undertake an accident investigation
  • Information on Occupational health requirements

Aims and objectives

Objectives

  • Understand the background to health and safety legal requirements
  • Be aware of University Health and Safety management system
  • Understand the principles of risk assessment
  • Determine what actions to take from the results of risk assessments
  • Know how to set and monitor workplace health and safety key performance indicators
  • Know how to undertake an accident investigation
  • Be aware of Occupational Health requirements

New Staff Essentials

Date: Tue 10 Dec 2019
Time: 0930-1215

Target audience

New Staff

Presenters

Dr Rikard Jalkebro
Val Insch

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

This course will introduce the key policies and areas of the University and will provide essential information for all new staff. The University has a legal obligation to provide this information.  These short, friendly, events are run at least once every month and complement the All New Staff Induction courses which are run twice a year in September and January. All staff are strongly encouraged to sign up as soon as possible after commencing employment.

The course will cover:

  • The University’s Environment Policy
  • Human Resources
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Unions
  • Health & Safety
  • Fire Awareness
  • IT Training
  • Information Security
  • Professional Development Opportunities

There is also some useful information available for new staff online at:

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/ppd/newstaffinduction/

Aims and objectives

Objectives

• Be aware of key policies and procedures
• Know who to contact for further information
• Understand the legal requirements which affect employees
• Meet a wide range of staff from different Schools/Units across the University
 

Environment Culture

Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020
Time: 1400-1600

Presenters

Mr David Stutchfield

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

This session has been developed for support staff, particularly those who are participating in the Passport to Administrative Excellence.  We will discuss what the University is doing with regard to Environmental issues.  Specific projects and plans will be outlined.  We will also discuss what actions individuals can do in their workplaces to help. 

Aims and objectives

Objectives

  • Be aware of Environmental issues

  • Understand the University’s Environment aims

  • Identify steps that can be taken in the workplace

New Staff Essentials

Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020
Time: 0930-1215

Target audience

New Staff

Presenters

Dr Diane Munday
Kathryn Tait

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

This course will introduce the key policies and areas of the University and will provide essential information for all new staff. The University has a legal obligation to provide this information.  These short, friendly, events are run at least once every month and complement the All New Staff Induction courses which are run twice a year in September and January. All staff are strongly encouraged to sign up as soon as possible after commencing employment.

The course will cover:

  • The University’s Environment Policy
  • Human Resources
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Unions
  • Health & Safety
  • Fire Awareness
  • IT Training
  • Information Security
  • Professional Development Opportunities

There is also some useful information available for new staff online at:

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/ppd/newstaffinduction/

Aims and objectives

Objectives

• Be aware of key policies and procedures
• Know who to contact for further information
• Understand the legal requirements which affect employees
• Meet a wide range of staff from different Schools/Units across the University
 

New Staff Essentials

Date: Mon 17 Feb 2020
Time: 1400-1645

Target audience

New Staff

Presenters

Mrs Lynn Neville
Mrs Louise Milne

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

This course will introduce the key policies and areas of the University and will provide essential information for all new staff. The University has a legal obligation to provide this information.  These short, friendly, events are run at least once every month and complement the All New Staff Induction courses which are run twice a year in September and January. All staff are strongly encouraged to sign up as soon as possible after commencing employment.

The course will cover:

  • The University’s Environment Policy
  • Human Resources
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Unions
  • Health & Safety
  • Fire Awareness
  • IT Training
  • Information Security
  • Professional Development Opportunities

There is also some useful information available for new staff online at:

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/ppd/newstaffinduction/

Aims and objectives

Objectives

• Be aware of key policies and procedures
• Know who to contact for further information
• Understand the legal requirements which affect employees
• Meet a wide range of staff from different Schools/Units across the University
 

Health and Safety for managers

Date: Thu 27 Feb 2020
Time: 1330-1630

Presenters

Dr Christine Linton

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

This course is a core course on the Passport to Management Excellence Programme

Aims

The aim of this module is to provide managers with a basic understanding of their health and safety duties and the actions they may need to take to reduce the risk of legal action, to ensure their own safety and the safety of the people working for them.

Objectives

The objectives of this course will be to:

  • Provide a background in health and safety legal requirements
  • Detail the University Health and Safety management system
  • Understand the principles risk assessment
  • Determine what actions to take from the results of the risk assessment
  • How to set and monitor workplace health and safety key performance indicators
  • How to undertake an accident investigation
  • Information on Occupational health requirements

Aims and objectives

Objectives

  • Understand the background to health and safety legal requirements
  • Be aware of University Health and Safety management system
  • Understand the principles of risk assessment
  • Determine what actions to take from the results of risk assessments
  • Know how to set and monitor workplace health and safety key performance indicators
  • Know how to undertake an accident investigation
  • Be aware of Occupational Health requirements

New Staff Essentials

Date: Wed 11 Mar 2020
Time: 0930-1215

Target audience

New Staff

Presenters

Dr Rikard Jalkebro
Miss Louise Nixon

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

This course will introduce the key policies and areas of the University and will provide essential information for all new staff. The University has a legal obligation to provide this information.  These short, friendly, events are run at least once every month and complement the All New Staff Induction courses which are run twice a year in September and January. All staff are strongly encouraged to sign up as soon as possible after commencing employment.

The course will cover:

  • The University’s Environment Policy
  • Human Resources
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Unions
  • Health & Safety
  • Fire Awareness
  • IT Training
  • Information Security
  • Professional Development Opportunities

There is also some useful information available for new staff online at:

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/ppd/newstaffinduction/

Aims and objectives

Objectives

• Be aware of key policies and procedures
• Know who to contact for further information
• Understand the legal requirements which affect employees
• Meet a wide range of staff from different Schools/Units across the University
 

New Staff Essentials

Date: Tue 14 Apr 2020
Time: 1400-1645

Target audience

New Staff

Presenters

Mrs Marie Paterson
Mr Cameron Little

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

This course will introduce the key policies and areas of the University and will provide essential information for all new staff. The University has a legal obligation to provide this information.  These short, friendly, events are run at least once every month and complement the All New Staff Induction courses which are run twice a year in September and January. All staff are strongly encouraged to sign up as soon as possible after commencing employment.

The course will cover:

  • The University’s Environment Policy
  • Human Resources
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Unions
  • Health & Safety
  • Fire Awareness
  • IT Training
  • Information Security
  • Professional Development Opportunities

There is also some useful information available for new staff online at:

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/ppd/newstaffinduction/

Aims and objectives

Objectives

• Be aware of key policies and procedures
• Know who to contact for further information
• Understand the legal requirements which affect employees
• Meet a wide range of staff from different Schools/Units across the University
 

Environment Culture

Date: Thu 16 Apr 2020
Time: 0930-1130

Presenters

Mr David Stutchfield

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

This session has been developed for support staff, particularly those who are participating in the Passport to Administrative Excellence.  We will discuss what the University is doing with regard to Environmental issues.  Specific projects and plans will be outlined.  We will also discuss what actions individuals can do in their workplaces to help. 

Aims and objectives

Objectives

  • Be aware of Environmental issues

  • Understand the University’s Environment aims

  • Identify steps that can be taken in the workplace

Health and Safety for managers

Date: Thu 7 May 2020
Time: 0930-1230

Presenters

Dr Christine Linton

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

This course is a core course on the Passport to Management Excellence Programme

Aims

The aim of this module is to provide managers with a basic understanding of their health and safety duties and the actions they may need to take to reduce the risk of legal action, to ensure their own safety and the safety of the people working for them.

Objectives

The objectives of this course will be to:

  • Provide a background in health and safety legal requirements
  • Detail the University Health and Safety management system
  • Understand the principles risk assessment
  • Determine what actions to take from the results of the risk assessment
  • How to set and monitor workplace health and safety key performance indicators
  • How to undertake an accident investigation
  • Information on Occupational health requirements

Aims and objectives

Objectives

  • Understand the background to health and safety legal requirements
  • Be aware of University Health and Safety management system
  • Understand the principles of risk assessment
  • Determine what actions to take from the results of risk assessments
  • Know how to set and monitor workplace health and safety key performance indicators
  • Know how to undertake an accident investigation
  • Be aware of Occupational Health requirements

New Staff Essentials

Date: Thu 14 May 2020
Time: 1400-1645

Target audience

New Staff

Presenters

Dr Diane Munday
Bronwen Jenkins

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

This course will introduce the key policies and areas of the University and will provide essential information for all new staff. The University has a legal obligation to provide this information.  These short, friendly, events are run at least once every month and complement the All New Staff Induction courses which are run twice a year in September and January. All staff are strongly encouraged to sign up as soon as possible after commencing employment.

The course will cover:

  • The University’s Environment Policy
  • Human Resources
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Unions
  • Health & Safety
  • Fire Awareness
  • IT Training
  • Information Security
  • Professional Development Opportunities

There is also some useful information available for new staff online at:

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/ppd/newstaffinduction/

Aims and objectives

Objectives

• Be aware of key policies and procedures
• Know who to contact for further information
• Understand the legal requirements which affect employees
• Meet a wide range of staff from different Schools/Units across the University
 

Environment Culture

Date: Wed 10 Jun 2020
Time: 0930-1130

Presenters

Mr David Stutchfield

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

This session has been developed for support staff, particularly those who are participating in the Passport to Administrative Excellence.  We will discuss what the University is doing with regard to Environmental issues.  Specific projects and plans will be outlined.  We will also discuss what actions individuals can do in their workplaces to help. 

Aims and objectives

Objectives

  • Be aware of Environmental issues

  • Understand the University’s Environment aims

  • Identify steps that can be taken in the workplace

New Staff Essentials

Date: Tue 16 Jun 2020
Time: 0930-1215

Target audience

New Staff

Presenters

Mrs Lynn Neville
Val Insch

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

This course will introduce the key policies and areas of the University and will provide essential information for all new staff. The University has a legal obligation to provide this information.  These short, friendly, events are run at least once every month and complement the All New Staff Induction courses which are run twice a year in September and January. All staff are strongly encouraged to sign up as soon as possible after commencing employment.

The course will cover:

  • The University’s Environment Policy
  • Human Resources
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Unions
  • Health & Safety
  • Fire Awareness
  • IT Training
  • Information Security
  • Professional Development Opportunities

There is also some useful information available for new staff online at:

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/ppd/newstaffinduction/

Aims and objectives

Objectives

• Be aware of key policies and procedures
• Know who to contact for further information
• Understand the legal requirements which affect employees
• Meet a wide range of staff from different Schools/Units across the University
 

New Staff Essentials

Date: Tue 21 Jul 2020
Time: 0930-1215

Target audience

New Staff

Presenters

Mrs Marie Paterson
Kathryn Tait

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

This course will introduce the key policies and areas of the University and will provide essential information for all new staff. The University has a legal obligation to provide this information.  These short, friendly, events are run at least once every month and complement the All New Staff Induction courses which are run twice a year in September and January. All staff are strongly encouraged to sign up as soon as possible after commencing employment.

The course will cover:

  • The University’s Environment Policy
  • Human Resources
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Unions
  • Health & Safety
  • Fire Awareness
  • IT Training
  • Information Security
  • Professional Development Opportunities

There is also some useful information available for new staff online at:

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/ppd/newstaffinduction/

Aims and objectives

Objectives

• Be aware of key policies and procedures
• Know who to contact for further information
• Understand the legal requirements which affect employees
• Meet a wide range of staff from different Schools/Units across the University
 

New Staff Essentials

Date: Thu 27 Aug 2020
Time: 1400-1645

Target audience

New Staff

Presenters

Dr Diane Munday
Mrs Louise Milne

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

This course will introduce the key policies and areas of the University and will provide essential information for all new staff. The University has a legal obligation to provide this information.  These short, friendly, events are run at least once every month and complement the All New Staff Induction courses which are run twice a year in September and January. All staff are strongly encouraged to sign up as soon as possible after commencing employment.

The course will cover:

  • The University’s Environment Policy
  • Human Resources
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Unions
  • Health & Safety
  • Fire Awareness
  • IT Training
  • Information Security
  • Professional Development Opportunities

There is also some useful information available for new staff online at:

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/ppd/newstaffinduction/

Aims and objectives

Objectives

• Be aware of key policies and procedures
• Know who to contact for further information
• Understand the legal requirements which affect employees
• Meet a wide range of staff from different Schools/Units across the University
 

New Staff Essentials

Date: Thu 17 Sep 2020
Time: 0930-1215

Target audience

New Staff

Presenters

Dr Rikard Jalkebro
Miss Louise Nixon

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

This course will introduce the key policies and areas of the University and will provide essential information for all new staff. The University has a legal obligation to provide this information.  These short, friendly, events are run at least once every month and complement the All New Staff Induction courses which are run twice a year in September and January. All staff are strongly encouraged to sign up as soon as possible after commencing employment.

The course will cover:

  • The University’s Environment Policy
  • Human Resources
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Unions
  • Health & Safety
  • Fire Awareness
  • IT Training
  • Information Security
  • Professional Development Opportunities

There is also some useful information available for new staff online at:

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/ppd/newstaffinduction/

Aims and objectives

Objectives

• Be aware of key policies and procedures
• Know who to contact for further information
• Understand the legal requirements which affect employees
• Meet a wide range of staff from different Schools/Units across the University
 

Information management and IT

Information literacy; Microsoft office; bibliographic software; Outlook; Terminalfour Site Manager; Qlikview; other University software.

Course full, waiting list bookings only

Microsoft Excel: Introduction to Spreadsheets - Managing Data

Date: Tue 28 May 2019
Time: 1400-1630
Key details: Key skills for those new to spreadsheets

Prerequisites

You should be familiar with the Windows environment and the Office for Windows interface.

Follow on course

Microsoft Excel : Creating and using formulae

Presenters

Mrs Sonny Evans

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Swallowgate PC Classroom, School of Classics, Butts Wynd

Course information

This course is aimed at those with no experience in Excel or those without  formal training and introduces the basic essential features for the efficient entering and managing of data.

Skills covered include:

  • Using the excel interface (worksheets and workbooks)
  • Understanding data types
  • Entering and editing data (copy/paste)
  • Worksheet and data formatting
  • Using a data series
  • Sorting and filtering data; using tables
  • Printing and layout

PLEASE NOTE: These courses are NOT open to those on Undergraduate or Taught Postgraduate programs.

Based on Office 2016 for Windows

Course full

Software Carpentry 2 day workshop

Date: Thu 30 May 2019 to Fri 31 May 2019
Time: Day 1 (09:30-17:00), Day 2 (09:30-17:00)
Key details: R, Unix Shell, Git / For researchers who need to write code, develop/maintain programs, scripts. For beginners. Bring your laptop. Lunch provided.

Target audience

The course is aimed at Research Staff, Academics and Postgraduate Research Students

Prerequisites

You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.

Course pre-work

Participants are asked to bring their own laptop to the workshop and follow instructions from to install the necessary software prior to the workshop. Specific objectives will depend on the outcomes of the pre-course survey

Presenters

Dr Alexander Konovalov
Dr Leighton Pritchard
Mr Michael Torpey
Ms Isla Barnard

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Parliament Hall

Course information

Please note this workshop is 2 days, running from 09:30 on Thursday 30th to 17:00 on Friday 31st May*

*Please commit to the entire workshop to gain the most benefit*

Software Carpentry teaches software skills to researchers, enabling them to get more done in less time and with less pain. The workshop will cover basic programming in R, working with computers via the Unix Shell command-line interface and using the Git version control system to manage projects. 

  • R is a widely used programme language and environment for  statistical computing and graphics
  • The Unix Shell allows you to control a computer by typing in commands, which can be combined to automate complex workflows.
  • The use of a version control system such as Git to manage files saves time, brings peace of mind and facilitates collaboration.

The lessons will be based on the material at https://software-carpentry.org/lessons/.  

The Shell lesson will be taught first, and the other lessons will build on that foundation.

Every workshop includes learners with varying levels of experience of the different subjects being taught. Learners who are more familiar with the content of a particular lesson are encouraged to help their less-experienced colleagues. No previous experience of any of the technologies being taught is required.

Outline

  • Day 1 morning:      Automating tasks with Unix shell
  • Day 1 afternoon:    Building programs with R
  • Day 2 morning:      Version control with Git
  • Day 2 afternoon:    Building programs with R

Detailed schedule

Please see the Software Carpentry webpage for full details of the schedule: https://starescomp.github.io/2019-05-30-standrews/

Before the workshop

Participants are asked to bring their own laptop to the workshop and follow instructions to *install the necessary software prior to the workshop*:  https://starescomp.github.io/2019-05-30-standrews/

This is very important - time spent getting computers ready during the workshop severely impacts on the time available to teach the material. If problems are encountered or assistance is otherwise required, please call at one of the drop-in sessions below or email research-computing@st-andrews.ac.uk

Specific objectives will depend on the outcomes of a pre-course survey - please complete this before attending the workshop once your place has been confirmed.

Pre-workshop drop-in sessions

If you have any questions or encounter any difficulties downloading the software that needs to be installed prior to the workshop, please come along to one of the following drop-in sessions:

Wednesday 22nd May, 14:00 - 16:00 Town venue: Old Union Diner - Patrick McCann

Tuesday 28th May, 14:00 - 16:00 North Haugh venue: Computer Science (Jack Cole Building) - Alexander Konovalov

For more information about Software Carpentry, please visit the website: https://software-carpentry.org/

Please note, Research Staff, Academics and PGRs will be prioritised for this popular workshop

Some places will also be available for professional staff 

This workshop is not open to taught postgraduate students 

 

 

Aims and objectives

Specific objectives will depend on the outcomes of a pre-workshop survey that will be sent out a week prior to the workshop.

Course full, waiting list bookings only

Microsoft Excel: Creating and Using Formulae

Date: Thu 30 May 2019
Time: 1300 -1430
Key details: Introduces working with calculations in spreadsheets

Prerequisites

Have attended "Introduction to Excel: Managing data" OR you should already be familiar and comfortable with entering and manipulating data in Excel with an understanding of data types and number formatting.

Follow on course

Microsoft Excel: Using Functions

Presenters

Mrs Sonny Evans

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Swallowgate PC Classroom, School of Classics, Butts Wynd

Course information


This course introduces key principles and skills required in working with calculations in spreadsheets. It is aimed at those already familiar with the basics of using the Excel interface.

Skills covered include:

  • formula basics
  • understanding cell and formula referencing
  • creating a range of formulae types
  • using basic Excel functions
  • formulae auditing tools
  • error checking

 PLEASE NOTE: These courses are NOT open to those on Undergraduate or Taught Postgraduate programs.

Microsoft Excel: Using Functions

Date: Thu 30 May 2019
Time: 1445 -1645
Key details: Powerful calculation skills for those already familiar with spreadsheet formula basics

Prerequisites

It is highly recommended that you will have attended the Creating and Using Formulae course or already have an understanding of the various types of cell referencing.

Presenters

Mrs Sonny Evans

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Swallowgate PC Classroom, School of Classics, Butts Wynd

Course information

This course is aimed at developing skills in Excel with more complex functions used in making predictive and 'what-if' calculations and using other formulae techniques:

Skills covered include:
  • using IF functions and a range of other logical functions for conditional statements
  • using nested functions
  • using a range of lookup and reference functions

The approach will give you confidence to explore and employ other functions in general.

It is highly recommended that you will have attended the Creating and Using Formulae course as you must have a good understanding of cell referencing.

PLEASE NOTE: These courses are NOT open to those on Undergraduate or Taught Postgraduate programs.

 

 

Course full, waiting list bookings only

Microsoft Excel: Creating Charts and Pivot Tables

Date: Tue 4 Jun 2019
Time: 1400-1630
Key details: Learn how to use chart tools to display data and pivot tables to interrogate data.

Prerequisites

Introduction to Excel: Managing Data OR You should already be competent with creating and editing a data set.

Presenters

Mrs Sonny Evans

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Swallowgate PC Classroom, School of Classics, Butts Wynd

Course information

This course will introduce features in Excel to enable users to control graphical representation of data and use pivot table graphical elements to analyse data.

Skills covered include

Creating and modifying charts

  • understanding appropriate use of chart types and sub-types
  • using Chart Elements
  • controlling chart formatting
  • using a secondary axis
  • making compound charts
  • resolving chart errors
  • using Sparklines

PLEASE NOTE: These courses are NOT open to those on Undergraduate or Taught Postgraduate programs.

Creating and using Pivot Tables

  • the requirements for using Pivot Tables
  • understanding Pivot Shell structure
  • generating and modifying a Pivot Report
  • using filters and slicers
  • making compound reports
  • summary options
  • creating and using pivot charts

 

Microsoft Word: Advanced document management

Date: Wed 5 Jun 2019
Time: 1400 -1630
Key details: Learn powerful techniques to transform the management of longer documents

Prerequisites

This course presumes a knowledge of Microsoft Word basic formatting (confident with applying and editing character and paragraph formatting).

Presenters

Mrs Sonny Evans

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Swallowgate PC Classroom, School of Classics, Butts Wynd

Course information

PLEASE NOTE: These courses are NOT open to those on Taught Postgraduate programs.

This course will introduce you to powerful techniques in Word to drastically improve both your effectiveness and efficiency at creating and maintaining more complex documents. Essential for all longer documents and will transform how you work in Word.
Topics include:

  • Using built-in styles and creating custom styles
  • Creating an updatable Table of Contents
  • Captions and Tables of Figures
  • Using the Navigation Pane
  • Using objects

Based on Office 2016 for Windows

Microsoft Excel: Data organisation techniques for researchers and data managers

Date: Thu 6 Jun 2019
Time: 9:45-12:30
Key details: Practical session with best practice tips for avoiding common pitfalls while arranging and structuring your data for analysis

Prerequisites

This workshop is suitable for beginners having basic familiarity with Microsoft Excel or another spreadsheet software.

Presenters

Dr Alexander Konovalov

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Swallowgate PC Classroom, School of Classics, Butts Wynd

Course information

Using spreadsheets for data analysis is often preceded by using them for recording and organising the raw data for the purposes of storing, sharing, and performing an analysis later. Doing this inefficiently may  obstruct further work with the data, and may not only require additional efforts for restructuring the data, but also lead to errors in the analysis. At this workshop, we will discuss good practices in keeping the data in spreadsheets, which will help you to use spreadsheets and to collaborate with other users more efficiently.

While we will be using Microsoft Excel, the principles taught at the workshop are applicable to any other spreadsheet software, for example Libre Office or Google Sheets.

(This course is not open to Taught Postgraduates or Undergraduates)

Aims and objectives

  • Learn best practices for data entry and formatting in spreadsheets
  • Apply these practices to arrange variables and observations in a spreadsheet
  • Be able to recognise and resolve common spreadsheet formatting problems
  • Learn quality control techniques to identify errors in spreadsheets and limit incorrect data entry
  • Learn how to store spreadsheet data in interoperable file formats such as CSV files

 

Aptos POM Training

Date: Thu 6 Jun 2019
Time: 1330-1630

Target audience

Those with buying responsibilities

Prerequisites

Must have valid Aptos Login prior to attending. For further information on how to set up and obtain an Aptos account, please refer to the following URL: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/money/AptosSystem/ Passwords will be issued at training event.

Presenters

Mr Alain Leger
Mrs Sarah Latto

Course provider

Website: Procurement

Email: procurement-training@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Swallowgate PC Classroom, School of Classics, Butts Wynd

Course information

The Aptos POM Training session lasts 3-hours, covering the Purchase2Pay process using Aptos Core and Web. There will be a short 15-min break in the middle. Unfortunately, tea and coffee is not permitted at this venue. Delegates are free to use the break to obtain refreshments from nearby facilities in North Street and Market Street. The session starts with a short introduction as to how Procurement can support you in your role ie Buyer Network liaison, tools such as PAD (Procurement Advisory Database), contract information, and policies / procedures. Also incorporated in this session is Managing Your Purchase Orders and a demonstration of PAD. This session can be booked for refresher training or for first time users of Aptos whose role includes buying responsibilities. Users who require Mismatch training as part of the P2P process should contact Sharon Clark, Accounts Payable Supervisor.

Microsoft Word: Producing a thesis or dissertation

Date: Tue 11 Jun 2019
Time: 1400-1700
Key details: Skills required to create and manage a long complex document in MS Word

Prerequisites

A good working knowledge of MS Word is required.

Presenters

Mrs Sonny Evans

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Swallowgate PC Classroom, School of Classics, Butts Wynd

Course information


Writing a long, formal document such as a thesis or dissertation requires more care and greater preparation than writing short ones such as essays. Time invested before starting to write your thesis or dissertation will save a good deal of time later. It is much easier to make changes to formatting and other layout and structural features if they are set up correctly in the first instance.

NOTE: This single intensive course combines relevant, albeit abbreviated elements from 3 other standard MS Word courses (Advanced Document Management, Contolling Document Design and Manuscript Skills) so it is recommended that you should be a confident user of Word as it will not cover topics to the same depth.

Based on MS Word 2016 (Windows) but is transferable for Office 2016 for Mac

PLEASE NOTE: These courses are NOT open to those on Undergraduate or Taught Postgraduate programs.See the course Dissertation Hacks for Taught PGs

Aims and objectives

This course and the accompanying workbook includes details and advice on the use of features in Word that are particularly important when writing a thesis or dissertation, including:

  • Configuring and using styles to comply with thesis requirements
  • Tables, illustrations and captions
  • Page numbering and cross-referencing
  • Structuring with sections
  • Customising headers and footers
  • Tables of contents/figures
     

Usability testing: understand how your website works

Date: Wed 12 Jun 2019
Time: 0930 to 1230
Programme: Digital visa
Key details: Learn what usability testing is and how it can be used to understand how users interact with your web pages or website.

Target audience

Staff who are interested in improving the usability of their web pages. Please note, those on the digital visa programme will have priority of place until one week before the course starts, when we will start accepting those on the waiting list on a first come first served basis. If you are interested in signing up for the digital visa, please email Jennifer Hamrick at jh280@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Prerequisites

Before the class starts, please think about what areas of your site you would like to be tested and who the audience of your site is.

Follow on course

N/A

Presenters

Maria Drummond

Course provider

Website: Digital communications team

Email: jh280@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Swallowgate PC Classroom, School of Classics, Butts Wynd

Course information

In this training session you will learn all about what usability testing is and how you can use it to see where the user experience pitfalls are on your web pages or website. Participants will see an example of usability testing and will conduct their own mini-usability test during the session to get a feel of what being a moderator is like.

Before the test you should determine who is the audience of your web pages or website, and think about which areas of your web pages or website you would like to be tested.

This course is for staff only. Those on the digital visa programme will have priority of place until one week before the course starts, when we will start accepting those on the waiting list on a first-come first-served basis. If you are interested in signing up for the digital visa, please email Jennifer Hamrick at jh280@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Aims and objectives

The aim of the training session is for each participant to learn what usability testing is and how usability testing can be used to understand how users interact with their web pages or website.

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • understand what usability testing is
  • plan a usability test
  • participate in a usability test
  • conduct and moderate their own usability tests
  • prioritise usability problems
  • report results of a usability test.

Microsoft Word: Controlling document design

Date: Thu 13 Jun 2019
Time: 900-1130
Key details: Learn skills to create more complex and efficient layouts.

Prerequisites

This course presumes a confident knowledge of Word fundamental skills and interface (comfortable with creating documents and using basic formatting).

Presenters

Mrs Sonny Evans

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Swallowgate PC Classroom, School of Classics, Butts Wynd

Course information

PLEASE NOTE: These courses are NOT open to those on Taught Postgraduate programs.

The course will give you the tools to control the structure of your documents; organize and manage layouts to produce more professional looking documents.

Topics include:

  • Using tabs and tabstops in tabular layouts
  • Using and designing with tables
  • Using page and section breaks
  • Headers/Footers and pagination
  • Using images effectively
  • Editing PDF files in Word

Based on Office 2016 for Windows

Microsoft Word: Manuscript Skills

Date: Tue 18 Jun 2019
Time: 1400-1630
Key details: Learn how to use the many referencing tools available in Word.

Prerequisites

This course presumes a good working knowledge of Word and in particular Word styles as covered in the Advanced Document Management course for Word.

Presenters

Mrs Sonny Evans

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

PLEASE NOTE: These courses are NOT open to those on Taught Postgraduate programs.

This course will cover features in Word useful to the production and editing of academic documents.

Skills include:

  • using outline numbered headings
  • using endnotes/footnotes
  • using reference and citation tools (Word tools only, this will NOT cover other bibliographic software, eg Endnote)
  • using cross-references
  • creating an index
  • using track changes to edit documents
  • protecting documents

(Please note the Word skills for creating an automatic Table of Contents and Figures will be mentioned briefly but is covered with Styles in the Advanced Document Management course and is highly recommended as a prerequisite for this course. For courses on using other bibliographic software see the Library website)

Introduction to the digital pattern library

Date: Tue 18 Jun 2019
Time: 1000 to 1130
Programme: Digital visa
Key details: Identify and become familiar with the visual elements that make up the University's website

Target audience

Digital visa participants as well as developers and computing officers at the University who would like to know more about the patterns used on the main University website.

Prerequisites

None

Follow on course

None

Presenters

Jennifer Hamrick

Course provider

Website: Digital communications team

Email: jh280@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Swallowgate PC Classroom, School of Classics, Butts Wynd

Course information

The University website is made up of many building blocks of source code (patterns), which are housed in the digital pattern library (DPL).

If you are interested in learning how the University's website is built, or are a developer interested in using the University's design elements, this short introductory training session will give you a basic grounding in what a pattern library is and how we use it at St Andrews. 

This course is for staff only. Those on the digital visa programme will have priority of place until one week before the course starts, when we will start accepting those on the waiting list on a first-come first-served basis. If you are interested in signing up for the digital visa, please email Jennifer Hamrick at jh280@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Aims and objectives

The aim of this session is to allow you to identify and become familiar with the visual elements that make up the University's website. 

By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • establish what a digital pattern library is and why we use it
  • identify the rules for using the digital pattern library
  • determine how the University web pages are built using digital pattern library patterns
  • keep up to date with digital pattern library developments. 

Dissertation hacks: how to manage your dissertation in Word

Date: Wed 19 Jun 2019
Time: 1400-1700
Key details: Skills required to create and manage a long complex document in MS Word. Targeted at Dissertation Boot Camp participants.

Target audience

Taught Postgraduates

Prerequisites

A good working knowledge of MS Word is required.

Presenters

Mrs Sonny Evans

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Swallowgate PC Classroom, School of Classics, Butts Wynd

Course information

Writing a long, formal document such as a thesis or dissertation requires more care and greater preparation than writing short ones such as essays. Time invested before starting to write your thesis or dissertation will save a good deal of time later. It is much easier to make changes to formatting and other layout and structural features if they are set up correctly in the first instance.

Based on MS Word 2016 (Windows) but is transferable for Office 2016 for Mac

Priority for places is allocated to those attending the Dissertation Bootcamp. - Therefore places will not be allocated until the start of June 2019 

Aims and objectives

This course and the accompanying workbook includes details and advice on the use of features in Word that are particularly important when writing a thesis or dissertation, including:

  • Configuring and using styles to comply with thesis requirements
  • Tables, illustrations and captions
  • Page numbering and cross-referencing
  • Structuring with sections
  • Customising headers and footers
  • Tables of contents/figures
     

Microsoft Powerpoint: Essential Skills

Date: Tue 25 Jun 2019
Time: 1330-1500
Key details: All the key features to make best use of PowerPoint

Prerequisites

This course presumes little or no prior knowledge of PowerPoint but users should be familiar with the Office 2016 for Windows interface.

Follow on course

Advanced Powerpoint Skills

Presenters

Mrs Sonny Evans

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Swallowgate PC Classroom, School of Classics, Butts Wynd

Course information

This course is aimed at introducing users to the key features of creating presentations using PowerPoint 2016 for Windows, including best practise approach and a range of tips for creating presentations efficiently and effectively.

Skills covered include:

  • presentation planning
  • controlling slide layouts
  • controlling text content
  • using graphical content (including images, diagrams, video, web media)
  • setting up and running slideshows

Please note this course is not open to those on taught post-graduate programs.

Microsoft PowerPoint: Advanced Features

Date: Tue 25 Jun 2019
Time: 1515 -1645
Key details: Learn about PowerPoint tools to make your presentations more distinctive and effective

Prerequisites

This course presumes a good working knowledge of PowerPoint and presumes you can easily manipulate slide layouts and work confidently with an array of different media as covered in the Essentials PowerPoint Skills course.

Presenters

Mrs Sonny Evans

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Swallowgate PC Classroom, School of Classics, Butts Wynd

Course information

This course is aimed at users who wish to create and enhance highly customized presentations using a range of powerful techniques in Powerpoint 2016 for Windows.

Skills covered include:

  • working with slide masters to create custom presentation designs
  • using custom animation
  • create and run custom slide shows
  • make more streamlined efficient presentations by integrating PP with other applications

It is recommended that this course is done as a series with the Fundamentals course.

Please note this course is not open to those on taught post-graduate programs.

Microsoft Outlook: Efficient Email Management

Date: Wed 26 Jun 2019
Time: 1400-1600
Key details: Learn about strategies and tools in Outlook 2016 (Windows) for tackling email and calendar management.

Presenters

Mrs Sonny Evans

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Bute Building, D25:CAPOD IT Training Suite This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

NOTE: This course covers similar material to that contained in CAPOD's Time Management course, so do not not book this if you have or will be attending that course.

Outlook is a powerful tool that can help us to plan and organise our schedules with minimal effort, however many of us only use a fraction of the time saving functions it offers.  During the course you will be shown some of the ways in which Outlook (Windows) can help you to become more organised and efficient with emails and calendars.  We will be looking at strategies for managing and organising email accounts, including techniques for prioritising mail, setting up Quick Steps to speed up manual processing and rules for automated processing as well as using calendaring and task functions and more.

This course is based on Outlook 2016 for Windows.

There will an opportunity during the session to address specific issues/questions that you may have.

 

 

 

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam Booking

Date: Fri 28 Jun 2019
Time: 900 - 1700
Key details: June Exam Date

Presenters

Mrs Sonny Evans

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Bute Building, D25:CAPOD IT Training Suite This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Course information

This is an exam date for sitting a Microsoft Office Certification 2016 exam for those registered with the MOS program.

Do not book an exam unless you are already registered with the MOS program (if you are not registered, see the MOS website for full details about the program and how to register).

Microsoft Office Specialist Exams will be delivered in 2 sessions:
9:00-11:00; and 15:00-17:00. You may elect to take up to 4 exams in one day (2 per session). Other exam times on the day might be possible if you cannot make one of the stated sessions; please state this if required when you book a session (see below).

This booking will only request a exam place on the date listed. To have a confirmed place you must also register for an exam session as detailed below. Places are limited and will be confirmed on a first-come, first-serve basis:

  1. Book onto the exam date through PDMS
  2. Once you have received a date confirmation, send an email to  IT Training and state which MOS exam(s) you intend to sit. Make sure to include:
    • the level:Core or Expert;
    • if you have a preference for a morning or afternoon session (we will make every attempt to accomodate but it will depend on numbers).
  3. You will be emailed with an exam confirmation with a session time to attend and other additional information relating to the exam. Your exam placed is not confirmed until you receive this email.

On the exam day:

  1. The exam venue will be open 20 mins before the scheduled time. Arrive at the exam venue in good time (no later than 5 mins before the start). You will not be admitted after the scheduled start time.
  2. Bring a copy of your exam session confirmation email (electronic or printed) and your University ID.

Microsoft Access: Introduction to Databases

Date: Tue 2 Jul 2019
Time: 0930 -1600
Key details: Learn the basics of designing and implementing a relational database.

Prerequisites

This course presumes no prior knowledge of MS Access or database design but a familiarity with Excel would be useful.

Presenters

Mrs Sonny Evans

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Swallowgate PC Classroom, School of Classics, Butts Wynd

Course information

PLEASE NOTE: These courses are NOT open to those on Taught Postgraduate programs.

The course is aimed at introducing users to the basic concepts of designing and creating a database in Microsoft Access and then using features relating to enhancing data entry and data output.

Introductory skills covered include:

  • basic database design
  • understanding Access database objects
  • using the Access interface
  • creating tables
  • creating basic queries

Key features relating to user interface include an introduction to:

  • creating forms for entering data more efficiently
  • generating reports to output information

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