Survival guide, rehearse timings, dictation, 365 study tips, CV review, wifi, graduate attributes and covid response

Lindsay Donnelly
Tuesday 1 September 2020

Welcome to the third post in this student learning blog series. This week’s featured resources, brought to you by various members of staff from across the University, are below.


Food for thought

Survival guide whilst social distancing. Tips from colleagues at the University of the Highlands and Islands to inspire students who are self-isolating or studying from home.

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How to

Rehearse the delivery of a presentation. Use PowerPoint to practice, time and record a presentation before you deliver it for real to an audience.

Microsoft instructions

Dictate with voice commands in Word. Why not try using dictation to convert spoken words into text when writing your next essay?


Opportunities and events

Study tips in Microsoft 365. Learn about the Microsoft 365 tools which can help you during your studies in this online training session on Thursday 3 September, 2-3pm.

Book your place

CV and cover letter review. Join the online Professional Skills Plus Curriculum workshop on Monday 21 September (4-6pm) to learn more about the etiquette of the professional application process and have your own documents analysed.

Book your place


What’s new

Different way to setup eduroam. Students now have the option to set up eduroam on their devices ahead of arriving at St Andrews. This means you can get online as soon as you move in and connect to eduroam hotspots on your journey here.

Find out more

Graduate attributes launch. Develop and track your skills progression in twenty attributes (which fall into five categories) to heighten your employability and showcase your transferable skills. Personalise your wheel in MySaint via the ‘My Graduate Attributes’ tab.

Find out more


In case you missed it

Covid Rapid Response Team and Code of Conduct. The University unveiled its approach to dealing with any suspected coronavirus infection as we head towards the new term.

Coronavirus rapid response team unveiled by St Andrews University to deal with infections among students and staff


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