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

Masters' Focus Group

Date: Mon 22 Jul 2019
Time: 1200-1400
Key details: This is a closed session for invited Masters students

Presenters

Miss Catriona Wilson

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Hebdomadar's Room, Hebdomadar's Block, St Salvator's Quad

Course information

 This is a focus group to seek PGT's opinions on their student experience. These will then inform the new Univeristy People Strategy.

The focus groups are led by staff from CAPOD and the Students' Assocation. The focus group will consist of students from a range of subjects and backgrounds. You will be asked your opinions on various aspects of your St Andrews Experience - from your first few days through to academic expectations and workload, extra-curriculuar activities, support, wellbeing, the university's proposed strategic areas, and anything else you want to tell us about.

To thank you for your time and opinions, tea, coffee and a lunch will be provided!

Aims and objectives

 To better understand the Masters experience.

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
Programme: Passport to Administrative Excellence

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.

Equalities in the REF

Date: Tue 27 Aug 2019
Time: 11:30 - 13:30
Key details: Invitation only / Requirement for all staff involved in preparations and support for submission to REF

Target audience

Invitation only - Heads of School, Directors of Research, Directors of Impact and School/dept E&D officers.

Prerequisites

No

Course pre-work

Please look over the St Andrews code of Practice

Presenters

Jennifer Pritchard
Mr Sukhi Bains
Mrs Louise Milne
Prof Ruth Woodfield

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

Invitation only event hosted by Research and Innovation Services in preparation for REF 2021: https://www.ref.ac.uk/    

The session will cover equality and diversity issues relating to REF processes, such as independence review, individual circumstances and REF check-in meetings.   

All staff involved in preparations and support for submission to REF are required to attend a tailored briefing session on Equality and Diversity, to ensure a consistent, fair and transparent approach is adopted across the institution.  Future dates will be circulated as they become available.  Staff are encouraged to attend this training at the earliest possible opportunity.

Please look over the St Andrews code of Practice prior to the session- https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/research/environment/ref-2021/staff-information/

Refreshments will be provided.

Aims and objectives

By the end of this event patrticipants should

  • Understand the processes within the institutional REF Code of Practice and how equality and diversity supported in the REF submission.
Booking not required

Welcome event for Taught Postgraduates

Date: Mon 9 Sep 2019
Time: 1100-1200

Target audience

Taught Postgraduates

Presenters

Miss Catriona Wilson

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Parliament Hall

Course information

These informal welcome events are intended to allow new Taught Postgraduate (Masters) students the chance to meet each other in one of the University's most impressive buildings (Parliament Hall). 

Students will be able to hear from members of University who provide help and support to taught postgraduates:

  • The Pro-Dean for taught postgraduate students
  • The Careers Service
  • The Centre for Academic, Professional and Organisational Development (CAPOD)
  • Student Advice and Support
  • English Language Teaching
  • The University Chaplain
  • The Library
  • The Postgraduate Society

Additionally, students will be invited to take part in a networking activity to allow them to meet other new Masters students.

There are 4 welcome sessions running and, as numbers to the hall are limited, admission will be on a 'first come, first served' basis. When the hall is full, any students who have not been able to be accomodated will be given priority to attend the next session.

The session times are:

  • 1100-1200
  • 1215-1315
  • 1330-1430
  • 1445-1545
Booking not required

Welcome event for Taught Postgraduates

Date: Mon 9 Sep 2019
Time: 1215-1315

Target audience

Taught Postgraduates

Presenters

Miss Catriona Wilson

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Parliament Hall

Course information

These informal welcome events are intended to allow new Taught Postgraduate (Masters) students the chance to meet each other in one of the University's most impressive buildings (Parliament Hall). 

Students will be able to hear from members of University who provide help and support to taught postgraduates:

  • The Pro-Dean for taught postgraduate students
  • The Careers Service
  • The Centre for Academic, Professional and Organisational Development (CAPOD)
  • Student Advice and Support
  • English Language Teaching
  • The University Chaplain
  • The Library
  • The Postgraduate Society

Additionally, students will be invited to take part in a networking activity to allow them to meet other new Masters students.

There are 4 welcome sessions running and, as numbers to the hall are limited, admission will be on a 'first come, first served' basis. When the hall is full, any students who have not been able to be accomodated will be given priority to attend the next session.

The session times are:

  • 1100-1200
  • 1215-1315
  • 1330-1430
  • 1445-1545
Booking not required

Welcome event for Taught Postgraduates

Date: Mon 9 Sep 2019
Time: 1330-1430

Target audience

Taught Postgraduates

Presenters

Miss Catriona Wilson

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Parliament Hall

Course information

These informal welcome events are intended to allow new Taught Postgraduate (Masters) students the chance to meet each other in one of the University's most impressive buildings (Parliament Hall). 

Students will be able to hear from members of University who provide help and support to taught postgraduates:

  • The Pro-Dean for taught postgraduate students
  • The Careers Service
  • The Centre for Academic, Professional and Organisational Development (CAPOD)
  • Student Advice and Support
  • English Language Teaching
  • The University Chaplain
  • The Library
  • The Postgraduate Society

Additionally, students will be invited to take part in a networking activity to allow them to meet other new Masters students.

There are 4 welcome sessions running and, as numbers to the hall are limited, admission will be on a 'first come, first served' basis. When the hall is full, any students who have not been able to be accomodated will be given priority to attend the next session.

The session times are:

  • 1100-1200
  • 1215-1315
  • 1330-1430
  • 1445-1545
Booking not required

Welcome event for Taught Postgraduates

Date: Mon 9 Sep 2019
Time: 1445-1545

Target audience

Taught Postgraduates

Presenters

Miss Catriona Wilson

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Parliament Hall

Course information

These informal welcome events are intended to allow new Taught Postgraduate (Masters) students the chance to meet each other in one of the University's most impressive buildings (Parliament Hall). 

Students will be able to hear from members of University who provide help and support to taught postgraduates:

  • The Pro-Dean for taught postgraduate students
  • The Careers Service
  • The Centre for Academic, Professional and Organisational Development (CAPOD)
  • Student Advice and Support
  • English Language Teaching
  • The University Chaplain
  • The Library
  • The Postgraduate Society

Additionally, students will be invited to take part in a networking activity to allow them to meet other new Masters students.

There are 4 welcome sessions running and, as numbers to the hall are limited, admission will be on a 'first come, first served' basis. When the hall is full, any students who have not been able to be accomodated will be given priority to attend the next session.

The session times are:

  • 1100-1200
  • 1215-1315
  • 1330-1430
  • 1445-1545

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.

 

Making a Movie

Date: Fri 24 Jan 2020
Time: 1330-1630
Programme: Public Engagement Portfolio - Academic & Research Staff
Programme: Public Engagement Portfolio - Professional Staff
Programme: Passport to Research Futures
Key details: Please bring a laptop/ipad/iphone or similar device.

Presenters

Kate Smith

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

From crowdfunding videos to filming presentations, short films are increasingly important to communicating effectively with an audience. This course will teach you all the basics for making and editing a short film.  With lots of practical examples it looks at everything you need to know to create a short film;  storyboarding, scripts, shooting, camera angles, titles, editing, sound, and also transferring large files and uploading and distribution.  There will also be demonstrations of iMovie and other useful apps.  No technical knowledge assumed and there will be hands-on practical experience throughout.   If possible please bring a laptop/ipad/iphone or similar device.

 

Aims and objectives

  • understand the basics for creating and editing a short film
  • learn how to upload and distribute large files

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.

 

Voice Awareness for Professional Voice Users

Date: Wed 4 Mar 2020
Time: 1400-1630

Target audience

Academic staff and postdoctoral research staff

Presenters

NHS Fife Speech and Language Therapy Service

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

Delivered by NHS Fife Speech and Language Therapy Service, this informative and practical workshop aims to increase professional users’ awareness and understanding of effective and efficient voice production to maintain healthy voice and reduce the risk of development of dysphonia (vocal impairment).

 

What previous participants have said about this course:

  • "Brilliantly useful and highly recommended - many thanks!"
  • "Interesting and helpful"
  • "Go!"

 

Aims and objectives

By the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • Have an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of effective and efficient voice production
  • Know the risk factors for developing vocal impairment
  • Be aware of signs of developing voice problems and when to seek help (when normal becomes abnormal)
  • Know how to reduce risk through application of vocal hygiene strategies and vocal warm-up techniques

Presentation Skills Part I

Date: Wed 4 Mar 2020
Time: 0900-1300
Key details: Participants should come with a potential presentation topic in mind, but will not be required to present until Part II.

Target audience

Staff who wish to improve their presentation skills

Follow on course

Presentation Skills Part II 18/03/20

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 course runs over two dates and participants are expected to be able to attend on both dates.  Please book a place on both Part I (04/03/20) and Part II (18/03/20).

In Part 1 of the course you will learn about designing a presentation in terms of 'before you start' , 'preparation', 'rehearsal' and 'delivery'.

In Part II you will be given an opportunity to deliver a short small-group presentation which will be videoed and you will receive constructive feedback on your strengths and any areas to work on.

Participants should come with a potential presentation topic in mind, but will not be required to present until Part II.

 

 

Aims and objectives

Objectives:

  • Feel more confident when presenting
  • Have increased self-awareness about your own presenting style
  • Know how to structure a presentation
  • Have an awareness of common presenting pitfalls
  • Have an opportunity to practise presenting and receive feedback.

Presentation Skills Part II

Date: Wed 18 Mar 2020
Time: 0900-1300

Target audience

Staff who wish to improve their presentation skills

Prerequisites

Must have attended Presentation Skills Part I

Course pre-work

Presentation Skills 1 on 04/03/20

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 course runs over two dates and participants are expected to be able to attend on both dates.  Please book a place on both Part I (04/03/20) and Part II (18/03/20).

 

In Part I of the course you will learn about designing a presentation in terms of 'before you start' , 'preparation', 'rehearsal' and 'delivery'.

In Part II  you will be given an opportunity to deliver a short small-group presentation which will be videoed and you will receive constructive feedback on your strengths and any areas to work on.

 

 

 

Aims and objectives

Objectives for the course are:

  • Feel more confident when presenting
  • Have increased self-awareness about your own presenting style
  • Know how to structure a presentation
  • Have an awareness of common presenting pitfalls
  • Have an opportunity to practise presenting and receive feedback.

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

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.

Course full, waiting list bookings only

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

Healthy Sleep & Relaxation: Spa Taster Session

Date: Tue 30 Jul 2019
Time: 17:00 - 19:00
Key details: Exploring aids for physical and mental relaxation

Target audience

All staff

Prerequisites

n/a

Course pre-work

n/a

Follow on course

n/a

Presenters

TBC

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Fresh Inc. MediSpa 127 North Street St Andrews KY16 9AG

Course information

A key ingredient to overall wellbeing is finding ways to relax, both physically and mentally before going to sleep. Nightly routines like spending time washing your face, taking care of your skin, massaging sore muscles and making a calming and pleasant environment go a long way to facilitating restful and high-quality sleep.

The session hosted by Fresh Inc Spa will allow you the opportunity to explore what you can do to make your night-time routine relaxing, what products and treatments you can apply to aid relaxation and to explore the Fresh Inc Spa relaxation and thermal suites to your pleasure.

The session will incorporate opportunities to view and use the facilities. This will include a demonstration of sleep and relaxation treatments and products offered by the spa, and enjoyment of the thermal suite’s hot tub, sauna and steam room as well as the aromatherapy and relaxation room.

A 30-minute Express Facial is also available to be booked for a fee of £30 at the spa, either for a later date or during the session if time is available. Payment is made directly to the spa.

A glass of prosecco and other light refreshments are available and free use of the spa is available until 19:00.

A dressing gown and slippers will be provided to be worn in the spa. Please bring with you appropriate swinwear if you intend to use the Thermal Suite.

Aims and objectives

  • To be aware of different forms of physical and mental relaxation
  • To have the opportunity to relax
  • To have the unique opportunity to use a luxury spa as part of the wellbeing programme

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.

Active August: Outdoor Fitness

Date: Mon 5 Aug 2019 to Mon 26 Aug 2019
Time: 17:30 - 18:30
Key details: Series of 4 x 1 hour outdoor fitness class led by Ross Whittaker

Target audience

All Staff

Prerequisites

N/A

Course pre-work

N/A

Follow on course

N/A

Presenters

Ross Whittaker

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

University Sport Centre

Course information

Join instructor Ross Whittaker for these 1-hour sessions focusing on bodyweight-based exercises designed to increase your levels of aerobic fitness, stamina, strength and mobility.

Taking place outside, classes may include individual, pair, or group games featuring squats, push-ups, sit-ups, high-knee sprints, burpees - the list is endless!

Each session will be different but all are guaranteed to be a great workout whilst allowing you to have fun at the same time. Participants of all levels of fitness welcome.

Meet at the University Sports Centre, St Leonards Road. Classes will take place on Mondays 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th August from 17.30-18.30.

As this is a series, participants are expected to attend all classes. Not doing so may impact your priority rating for future courses.

Aims and objectives

  • To introduce participants to new exercises
  • To increase participants' levels of aerobic fitness
  • To increase participants' stamina
  • To increase participants' strength
  • To increase participants' mobility

Active August: Gym Workout

Date: Tue 6 Aug 2019 to Tue 27 Aug 2019
Time: 17:30 - 18:30
Key details: Series of 4 x 1 hour gym-based fitness class led by Ailsa Gow

Target audience

All Staff

Prerequisites

N/A

Course pre-work

N/A

Follow on course

N/A

Presenters

Ailsa Gow

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

University Sport Centre

Course information

Join instructor Ailsa Gow for these 1-hour sessions focusing on gym-based equipment exercises designed to develop your competence in how to use gym equipment for targeted and full-body exercises efficiently, effectively and safely.

Taking place inside the University Sport Centre, classes may include individual and paired exercises featuring a variety of gym equipment and workout machines.

Each session will be different but all are guaranteed to be a great workout whilst allowing you to have fun at the same time. Participants of all levels of fitness welcome.

Meet at the University Sports Centre, St Leonards Road. Classes will take place on Tuesdays 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th August from 17.30-18.30.

As this is a series, participants are expected to attend all classes. Not doing so may impact your priority rating for future courses.

Aims and objectives

  • To develop participants competency in the safe and effective use of gym equipment and machinery
  • To introduce participants to new exercises
  • To increase participants' levels of aerobic fitness
  • To increase participants' stamina
  • To increase participants' strength
  • To increase participants' mobility

Active August: Outdoor Fitness

Date: Wed 7 Aug 2019 to Wed 28 Aug 2019
Time: 17:30 - 18:30
Key details: Series of 4 x 1 hour outdoor fitness class led by Ailsa Gow

Target audience

All Staff

Prerequisites

N/A

Course pre-work

N/A

Follow on course

N/A

Presenters

Ailsa Gow

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

University Sport Centre

Course information

Join instructor Callum Knox for these 1-hour sessions focusing on bodyweight-based exercises designed to increase your levels of aerobic fitness, stamina, strength and mobility.

Taking place outside, classes may include individual, pair, or group games featuring squats, push-ups, sit-ups, high-knee sprints, burpees - the list is endless!

Each session will be different but all are guaranteed to be a great workout whilst allowing you to have fun at the same time. Participants of all levels of fitness welcome.

Meet at the University Sports Centre, St Leonards Road. Classes will take place on Wednesdays 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th August from 17.30-18.30.

As this is a series, participants are expected to attend all classes. Not doing so may impact your priority rating for future courses.

Aims and objectives

  • To introduce participants to new exercises
  • To increase participants' levels of aerobic fitness
  • To increase participants' stamina
  • To increase participants' strength
  • To increase participants' mobility

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.

Audit Feedback and Update for Safety Co-ordinators and Residence Managers

Date: Thu 15 Aug 2019
Time: 1230 to 1430
Key details: Feedback from the practice fire safety audit carried out by Schools and Units in June, and further guidance.

Target audience

Safety Co-ordinators, Residence Managers, Chef Managers, or nominated deputies

Prerequisites

None

Presenters

Dr Christine Linton
Mr Hugh Graham

Course provider

Website: EHSS

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

Venue

Byre Theatre Top Floor Studio

Course information

This session will provide feedback from the practice audit - general trends, what we're doing well, where we need to improve, etc. We will also share the results of the first formal audit carried out by EHSS, using this as a tool to improve participants' auditing skills and knowledge. The first formal audit was of the Byre Theatre, who have kindly agreed to the results being used in this way. The practice audits submitted in June will be anonymised when we examine them during the session.

Aims and objectives

To draw some initial conclusions from the practice fire safety audits, and to improve understanding of the requirements of a formal audit process.

Resilience in the face of change - part 1

Date: Wed 21 Aug 2019
Time: 0930-1230

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.

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
 

Mental Health Awareness Training

Date: Tue 3 Sep 2019
Time: 0930-1230
Key details: This course is delivered by Pinsent Masons and aims to develop academic managers to have the skills and knowledge on how to handle staff with mental health issues.

Target audience

Heads of schools and other senior academic line managers

Presenters

Pinsent Masons

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Arts Seminar 8, Arts Building.

Course information

The topics covered include: 

1) discussing mental health issues with colleagues

2) tackling any concerns relating to performance or conduct

3) evaluating  adjustments that can be put in place that will support the employee and are "reasonable" for the University to accommodate

 

Managers Supporting Colleagues with Mental  Health Conditions

• Encouraging disclosure and creating a supportive environment

• Disclosure: tools for managers

• Developing "Wellness Action Plans"

 

Mental Health & "Disability"

• Definition of disability

• Asking medical experts the right questions

• Acting on advice

• Employees refusing to a) attend appointments or b) consent to disclosure of medical reports

• Discrimination "arising from" a disability. 

 

The Duty to Make Reasonable Adjustments

• When is the duty triggered? What knowledge by the employer is required?

• Assessing adjustments

• Judgment call: which adjustments are reasonable? How far do you need to go?

• Guidance from recent cases

• Typical adjustments for mental health issues

 

Focus on Facilitating a Return to Work

• Facilitating a [gradual/phased] return to the colleague's role

• No prospect of a return to their substantive role? Is redeployment an option?

• No prospect of a return to a productive role? Fair capability dismissal as a last resort

• Is ill health retirement an option?

Aims and objectives

By the end of this half day course, participants will be aware of:-

•  how to approach and discuss issues relating to the mental health of staff

•  whether or not a mental health condition amounts to a disability

•  the assessment  process of adjustments that are reasonable in order to accommodate the staff members’ mental health condition

•  how to devise a strategy for supporting a staff members return to work or redeployment or,  in the alternative, progression towards dismissal on the grounds of incapability

Mental Health Awareness Training

Date: Tue 3 Sep 2019
Time: 1330-1630
Key details: This course is delivered by Pinsent Masons and aims to develop academic managers to have the skills and knowledge on how to handle staff with mental health issues.

Target audience

Heads of schools and other senior academic line managers.

Presenters

Pinsent Masons

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Arts Seminar 8, Arts Building.

Course information

The topics covered include: 

1) discussing mental health issues with colleagues

2) tackling any concerns relating to performance or conduct

3) evaluating  adjustments that can be put in place that will support the employee and are "reasonable" for the University to accommodate

 

Managers Supporting Colleagues with Mental  Health Conditions

• Encouraging disclosure and creating a supportive environment

• Disclosure: tools for managers

• Developing "Wellness Action Plans"

 

Mental Health & "Disability"

• Definition of disability

• Asking medical experts the right questions

• Acting on advice

• Employees refusing to a) attend appointments or b) consent to disclosure of medical reports

• Discrimination "arising from" a disability.

 

The Duty to Make Reasonable Adjustments

• When is the duty triggered? What knowledge by the employer is required?

• Assessing adjustments

• Judgment call: which adjustments are reasonable? How far do you need to go?

• Guidance from recent cases

• Typical adjustments for mental health issues

 

Focus on Facilitating a Return to Work

• Facilitating a [gradual/phased] return to the colleague's role

• No prospect of a return to their substantive role? Is redeployment an option?

• No prospect of a return to a productive role? Fair capability dismissal as a last resort

• Is ill health retirement an option?

Aims and objectives

By the end of this half day course, participants will be aware of:-

•  how to approach and discuss issues relating  to the mental health of staff

•  whether or not a mental health condition amounts to a disability

•  the assessment  process of adjustments that are reasonable in order to accommodate the staff members’ mental health condition

•  how to devise a strategy for supporting a staff members return to work or redeployment or,  in the alternative, progression towards dismissal on the grounds of incapability

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

Age awareness for people managers

Date: Thu 10 Oct 2019
Time: 0930-1230
Key details: For Passport to Management Excellence Graduates

Target audience

Passport to Management Excellence Graduates

Prerequisites

Completion of the Passport to Management Excellence

Course pre-work

none

Presenters

Age Scotland

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

"Diversity & Inclusion is high on the agenda of many organisations particularly surrounding disability, gender and ethnicity but our research shows age inclusiveness can be overlooked.

You may not be aware of the negative impact that age bias and discrimination can have on your organisational culture. Stereotypical attitudes to age can impact how both customers and employees are treated."

Age Scotland

 

Aims and objectives

  • Raise awareness and knowledge of ageism among employees as a personal workplace responsibility
  • Enable managers to respond effectively to ageism issues experienced in your workplace
  • Minimise risks associated with age diversity in the workplace and ensure legal compliance
  • Ensure cohesiveness within your workforce where staff of all ages feel supported by both their employer and co-workers

Resilience in the face of change - part 1

Date: Fri 11 Oct 2019
Time: 0930-1230

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.

Mentally Healthy Workplace - Training for Managers

Date: Mon 21 Oct 2019
Time: 0930-1630

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

Mrs Lynn Neville
Janey Watt

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

TBC

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

 

Voice Awareness for Professional Voice Users

Date: Wed 6 Nov 2019
Time: 1400-1630

Target audience

Academic staff and postdoctoral research staff

Presenters

NHS Fife Speech and Language Therapy Service

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

Delivered by NHS Fife Speech and Language Therapy Service, this informative and practical workshop aims to increase professional users’ awareness and understanding of effective and efficient voice production to maintain healthy voice and reduce the risk of development of dysphonia (vocal impairment).

 

Aims and objectives

By the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • Have an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of effective and efficient voice production
  • Know the risk factors for developing vocal impairment
  • Be aware of signs of developing voice problems and when to seek help (when normal becomes abnormal)
  • Know how to reduce risk through application of vocal hygiene strategies and vocal warm-up techniques

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
 

Scottish Mental Health First Aid - 2 day Course

Date: Mon 18 Nov 2019 to Tue 19 Nov 2019
Time: 0930-1630
Key details: Two Day Course - participants need to attend on both 18 & 19 November

Presenters

EHM Training

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

Parliament Hall

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

Love Later Life

Date: Fri 22 Nov 2019
Time: 0930-1645
Key details: Suitable for staff aged around 49 and over

Prerequisites

none

Course pre-work

none

Presenters

TBC

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 has run very successfully by Age Scotland for a number of years.  They will now deliver this in-house, specifically for the University.  This means that the content will be tailored to our needs, and more people will be able to benefit from attendance. 

The workshop is for everyone who wants to think about how to get the most out of later life.  By planning ahead, you will be able to look ahead with confidence to what the future offers.

You will have the opportunity to reflect on the factors to consider when the time comes to stop working.

Each of the sessions in the workshop is designed to get you thinking through personal reflection and small group discussion so that you leave with a clear personal action plan of next steps: what to do, where to go, and who else to talk to about your specific situations.  Local professionals will deliver these, and all advice will be impartial.

 

Financial & Tax

Shaping your financial future

Income and expenditure needs for the future

Attitude to risk and capacity for loss

Exploring options and alternatives

Pension benefit options

Making your money work for you

Personal tax considerations

Health and Wellbeing

Managing your Health

Keeping active – local activities

Exercise – what is moderate exercise

Managing yourself through transition

Managing your Health

Keeping active – local activities

 

Legal

Wills

Living Wills

Power of Attorney

Care Costs

Equity Release

Legal Aid

Your work options

Identify the options available to you

Recognise the freedom you will have

Decide what you want to do and how to achieve this

Signposts to the huge number of resources available

Develop your own work plans

 

Aims and objectives

  • Raise awareness of options open to those approaching later life
  • Learn about resources that will help with planning for the next stage
  • Hear from experts on specific areas
  • Opportunity to reflect on what you would like to put in place for the future

 

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

Enjoying an Active Lifestyle

Date: Tue 26 Nov 2019
Time: 1000-1200

Target audience

All staff.

Prerequisites

None

Course pre-work

None

Presenters

Vikki Williamson

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 is suitable for everyone, particularly those who are looking to increase the amount of physical activity or want to try something new.  This session will explore the benefits of including physical activity into your lifestyle.  Different forms of activity, and how to fit it in with other committments will be discussed.

The presenter is a Personal Trainer who is experienced in motivating others to incorporate physical activity into their lifestyle.

This is a classroom based information session which is the core element of the Physical Wellbeing theme on the Passport to Health & Wellbeing Excellence.

Aims and objectives

  • understand the benefits of exercise on everyday life
  • appreciate how to be consistent and enjoy your daily/weekly exercise
  • raise awareness of strategies to enable you to schedule exercise time and rest days

Your University: Your Wellbeing

Date: Thu 28 Nov 2019
Time: 1400-1600

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

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
 

Resilience in the face of change - part 1

Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
Time: 0930-1230

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.

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

Let's Talk: Menopause

Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020
Time: 0930-1230

Target audience

All Staff

Presenters

Sylvia Hillman

Course provider

Website: CAPOD

Email: coursescapod@st-andrews.ac.uk

Venue

TBC

Course information

The workshop is open to all to discuss, inform and educate on the effects of the menopause. This will encompass individual learning as well as group discussion, personal experience and theory.

There will be many helpful reading resources and social networks to consider on completion of the workshop.

Sylvia Hillman, a St Andrews Psychotherapist will be running this workshop and to note all information discussed in the room as a facilitator and therapist will remain confidential.

 

 

 

Aims and objectives

To understand:

  • peri-menopause
  • menopause
  • post menopause
  • helpful resources on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
  • Common symptoms of change
  • Healthy choices to consider at home and work

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
 

Mentally Healthy Workplace - Training for Managers

Date: Mon 27 Jan 2020
Time: 0930-1630

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

Mrs Lynn Neville
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

 

Wellbeing for Carers

Date: Tue 11 Feb 2020
Time: 1000-1500

Course pre-work

None

Presenters

TBC

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

As a carer your wellbeing is of double importance. This informal, interactive course will help you to establish ways of staying well under the pressures of caring. Caring needs consideration and time to reflect and plan how to be the best you can be whilst maintaining the everyday demands placed on you and learning to cope with change.

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance and supporting handouts.

 

 

 

Aims and objectives

By the end of this course you will have gained techniques to:

 

·         Relieve emotional distress

·         Manage stress and feelings of anger

·         Ideas for coping with change

·         Ways of supporting and communicating with your cared for person

·         An opportunity to discuss and share ideas with others

 

 

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
 

Scottish Mental Health First Aid Refresher

Date: Mon 23 Mar 2020
Time: 0930-1630
Key details: Participants need to have attended Scottish Mental Health First Aid - 2 day Course over 1 year ago

Target audience

Staff who have completed Scottish Mental Health First Aid training which took place over one year ago.

Presenters

EHM Training

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 practical and interactive one day course will attempt to revisit and build on previous training focused on providing immediate support to people experiencing mental distress. It is aimed at those who have completed a Mental Health First Aid course in the past.

Strategies on overcoming notions of stigma and mental illness will be explored as will managing conversations on this difficult topic. A range of everyday scenarios and case histories will be used to generate initial responses to a variety of mental illnesses whether it be reacting to depression, dealing with panic and anxiety or offering help to those experiencing psychosis. The benefits of the recovery approach will be demonstrated particularly as it relates to the effects of alcohol and drugs on the individual and practical pointers will be given on managing a declaration of suicide ideation.

Some tools and techniques for improving the wellbeing of self and others will be highlighted and these will be underpinned with some guidance on effective signposting. Time will be set aside for discussion and any questions arising from the previous experience of participants.

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 at the course.

Aims and objectives

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

  •     Tackling the subject of stigma and mental illness and managing difficult conversations on this topic.
  •     Providing an initial response to the problem of depression.
  •     Knowing how to deal with high anxiety and panic.
  •     Helping someone experiencing psychosis.
  •     Offering the benefits of the recovery approach particularly as it relates to drug and alcohol abuse.
  •     Managing a declaration of self-harm or suicide ideation.
  •     Signposting to readable and user-friendly information and an effective range of support services around mental health and wellbeing.
  •     Strategies for improving the mental health and wellbeing of self and others.

Mental Wellbeing/Steps for Stress

Date: Tue 7 Apr 2020
Time: 1330-1630

Target audience

All staff - priority will be given to staff who are participating in the Passport to Health & Wellbeing Excellence programme

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 is intended to provide an overview and has been designed by Health Promotion Fife.  It will introduce the topic of mental wellbeing in the workplace.  Tools and techniques which can help individuals cope will be explained and discussed.

This is the core session for the Mental Wellbeing theme for those on the Passport to Health & Wellbeing Excellence.

Aims and objectives

To raise awareness of:

  • definitions of mental health and stress
  • identifyng the signs and symptoms
  • raising awareness of coping methods
  • national and local support

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