Noticeboard has now been replaced

Noticeboard is a tool that we have been using for over 20 years to communicate notices in the University. It has now been replaced by different methods and tools so please do make yourself aware of how to communicate your notices.

Since the inception of noticeboard in the early 1990s, there have been a number of changes to our tools and technology such as the introduction of the intranet in January 2015, and the release of new Office365 tools such as Yammer in May 2016.

There are a number of different ways that you can communicate your notices:

To avoid staff having to duplicate their messages in multiple tools, we will no longer be using noticeboard from 1 September 2017.

The noticeboard feed will be replaced on the intranet with a feed from the Take part in research Yammer group

There are a number of other groups on Yammer where you can promote things including:

  • Free to a good home – post information about anything useful you would like to give away to others in the University for free.
  • Staff swap shop – post information about any personal items, services or accommodation you would like to swap, promote or sell with other members of staff.

Do you use noticeboard?

If you still use noticeboard you may want to start using some of the alternatives to noticeboard if your events, news or research is taking place after September 2017.

If you have any questions or comments about this change please contact: internalcomms@cardiff.ac.uk.

Research Participants Sought (18-35 years old)

We are seeking participants for multiple studies at CUBRIC exploring the brain mechanisms underlying human attention and cognition.  Some studies involve magnetic stimulation and recording of brain activity as participants perform simple behavioural tasks. We are seeking to recruit healthy individuals with normal or corrected-to-normal vision, aged between 18 and 35 years.

Participants will be reimbursed £6-10 per hour, depending on the study, and most experiments involve a total of approximately 1-15 hours participation.

To find out more about the research, and your eligibility to participate, please contact Leah Maizey: maizeylm@cardiff.ac.uk

Participants needed-£5 for 45 mins in the School of Psychology

We are seeking participants for a study which investigates the effects of specific emotion displays on selective attention. You will be presented with a reaction time task, a short questionnaire and an emotion recognition task.

To participate, you must have normal or corrected-to-normal vision. The study will take 45 mins and you will be reimbursed £5 for your time. The study will take place the week of the 31/07/2017-04/08/2017 and the week of the 14/08/2017-18/08/2017.

If you would like to participate, please email kenworthyk@cardiff.ac.uk with the dates and times you are free.

Volunteers needed for study into midlife risk of dementia

If you are between 65 – 75 years, in good health (no history of psychiatric or neurological condition, head injury, alcohol or drug abuse, no metal in your body) and speak fluent English, then we would like to invite you to take part in a study looking at how differences in body size and genes may affect brain and cognition.

What do we ask?

  • MRI Brain scan (1.5 hour)
  • Saliva for DNA genotyping
  • Blood sample
  • Mental function tests (2.5 hours)
  • Questionnaires about your health
  • Measurement of your weight and blood pressure

What do you get?

Up to £40

For more information please contact: BlenkinsopEH@cardiff.ac.uk

Where?

Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC),

Cardiff, CF24 4HQ

Open Day, Friday 7 July – Restricted parking in Main Building

The University will be closing the Main Building car park for the duration of the University Open Day on Friday 7th July 2017. The car park will be used for a large reception marquee, mini bus parking and parking for visitors with mobility difficulties. Half of Main Building car park will also be closed on the 5th & 6th July to enable the marquee to be erected prior to the event. It is for this reason normal users need to be aware of the restricted parking and make alternative parking arrangements on these dates. Alternative parking will be available in the Colum Drive/Cassim car park by the Business School. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience caused.

Participants needed – £12 for 1.5 hours – Engineering Building

Participants are needed for an interactive study in which you will make judgments about the location of objects in a room by turning your body. During the experiment, you will wear sensors that track your position as well as glasses provided by the experimenter.

To participate:

  • You must have normal vision WITHOUT glasses. Contacts are OK.
  • You must have a normal head size (or smaller). If standard-size hats are too small for you, you will not be able to wear our equipment.
  • You must have no history of epilepsy or seizures. (Some conditions include stroboscopic lighting.)

If you would like to participate, please email clarkk3@cardiff.ac.uk with the dates and times that you are free.

Healthy participants URGENTLY needed for brain imaging study

We are looking for FIVE healthy participants of both genders to take part in a neuroimaging (MRI) study between 13th and 15th June 2017. You will be paid £10 for your participation of approximately 1 hour at the new CUBRIC Maindy Road site.

If you agree to take part, we will carry out a telephone screening session with you beforehand to assess your eligibility and check for any contraindications for MRI.

You will not be eligible if you have a current or past diagnosis of any psychiatric illness, are taking psychotropic medication, experience current or past alcohol and/or illicit substance abuse.

Your participation is entirely voluntary and you can withdraw at any point without any negative consequences. The data collected for this project will be kept strictly confidential. Please be advised that there are only five places available so will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

This study has been fully reviewed and approved by the School of Psychology Research Ethics Committee at Cardiff University (References: EC.06.05.02.891RA2).

If you wish to take part or would like to find out more, please contact Clara Humpston, PhD Student, School of Psychology for an information sheet at HumpstonCS@cardiff.ac.uk

Participants needed for a short study at the School of Psychology!

We are looking for volunteers to participate in our study investigating social cognition that involves completing one very brief computer task. The experiment takes 10-15 minutes and you will receive £2 for your participation.

Please contact Natalia Zarzeczna at: zarzecznanj@cardiff.ac.uk, if you are interested!

Do you need to re-submit work? Have a deadline looming?

Get a head start on your next assignment by attending these free study skills classes :

  • 24th May : Critical Reading and Thinking & How to Take Notes Effectively
  • 31st May : How to Structure your Essay & How to Write in an Analytical Academic Style

Classes will be held in the Michael Griffith Building, 13:10 – 15:30.

If you want to attend, you need to book a place.

Participants needed For Paid Smell Study

We are looking for female participants for an EEG study investigating the effects of perfume. So if you:

  • Are female
  • Aged 18-49 years
  • Do not smoke
  • Do not have asthma, eczema, sinusitis, anosmia (loss of smell) or respiratory problems
  • Are not currently experiencing hayfever
  • Are not pregnant or nursing a baby

We need you!

The test takes around 45 min-1 hour and we will pay you for your time around 8-10 pounds. For more information or to register your interest, please contact Olena Petter – PetterO@cardiff.ac.uk