Researchers at the School of Psychology, Cardiff University are looking for Student volunteers for research on residential relocation and personal travel

PAYMENT: Entry into a prize-draw with ten £100 cash prizes.

TIME REQUIRED: 40-50 minutes

WHEN: As soon as possible; whenever you are free

WHO CAN TAKE PART? We’re looking to recruit university students who are changing term-time accommodation within the next 6 weeks and who are neither starting nor finishing their course in this calendar year.

WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE? To study how you travel when you change accommodation you will be asked to complete two questionnaires (each one takes approximately 20-25 minutes), one questionnaire now and one questionnaire after 12 weeks have passed. Both questionnaires are completed online.

WHAT HAPPENS TO ALL THE INFORMATION? In order to contact you again after 12 weeks, the information you provide will be held confidentially (your name and contact details will be stored securely and separately from the answers you give) and, after the study, it will be held anonymously (your contact details will be deleted).

HOW CAN YOU TAKE PART? Simply click on the following link: https://cardiffunipsych.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eal9TZiuDqJuEpD or for further information contact Paul Haggar at HaggarPC@cardiff.ac.uk. We will tell you more about the project and answer any questions you may have.

Participants sought for a paid emotion processing study

Payment: £5,

Time Required: 30 minutes,

When: Whenever you are free

WHO CAN TAKE PART? Aged 18+, please do not wear bifocal or varifocals glasses

WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE? Completing two simple computer tasks where you will view different faces. We will set-up an eye-tracker throughout both tasks.

WHAT HAPPENS TO ALL THE INFORMATION? All the information provided will be anonymised immediately after you have completed the experiment. This means that the data cannot be traced back to you. Only the research team will have access to the data.

HOW CAN YOU TAKE PART? For further information please contact Naomi Newton at NewtonNV@cardiff.ac.uk. We will answer any questions you may have and arrange a timeslot.

Online Counselling

Are you worried about being away from Cardiff and not having access to support? The Counselling, Health and Wellbeing Service provide online counselling to students. You can choose to have email, webcam or Instant Messaging sessions, which are conducted securely, safely and confidentially. You can use counselling to address a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, relationships problems, homesickness, loss, trauma and abuse. We also provide online Wellbeing appointments, which are focused sessions designed to help you develop more effective coping strategies, for example with anxiety and homesickness.

To apply for counselling or wellbeing appointments please complete this online referral form.

Mood Boost: Managing Low mood and Depression

Student Counselling Workshop  Tuesday 7 October 2014 6.00-8.00pm  

This workshop is aimed at helping people cope with low mood and symptoms of depression. We will explore the different types of depression people can experience, how depression can develop and the things that can maintain it.  We will explore strategies for improving low mood, including ways to manage negative patterns of thinking, ways to deal with difficult emotions and ways to change unhelpful behaviour.  

To Sign up, please go to the following website.

This Workshop will be held in Rooms 1.07 & 1.08 OPTOM, (next to Lidl).

Researchers at the School of Psychology, Cardiff University are looking for Staff and Student volunteers for research on memory

Payment: £20 Time Required: 2 hours When: As soon as possible; whenever you are free

WHO CAN TAKE PART? Right-handed, native English speakers, aged 18-30, with normal or corrected to normal vision (if you have corrected vision then glasses are preferable to contact lenses), no current use of psychotropic medication, and not dyslexic.

WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE? We study the processes that contribute to memory retrieval. You will be asked to complete a memory task for objects displayed on a computer screen. This study involves recording the electrical activity of your brain via electrodes housed in a cap which would be placed on your head (electroencephalography; EEG). There will be some gel left in your hair after the experiment. We have hair washing facilities available (time to wash your hair is included in the time slot). Please note that we cannot record your brain activity if you have braids in your hair, or dreadlocks, or styling products, when you attend the recording session.

WHAT HAPPENS TO ALL THE INFORMATION? All the information provided will be anonymised immediately after you have completed the experiment. This means that the data cannot be traced back to you. Only the research team will have access to the data.

HOW CAN YOU TAKE PART? For further information please contact Angharad Williams at williamsan@cardiff.ac.uk. We will tell you more about the project and answer any questions you may have.

Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning’s Choices Photo shoot – Volunteers needed

Are you free on Tuesday 23 September from 10:30am for around 2 hours? Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning have organised a fun and light-hearted photo shoot with a professional photographer for Choices Spring 2015. The Choices prospectus lists hundreds of part-time courses for adult learners in a variety of subjects at a variety of levels. Everyone is welcome. There will even be some light refreshments! If you are interested in taking part please email IrvineS1@cardiff.ac.uk for more details.

Online Food Study

We are looking for participants (aged 18+) for an online experiment on food and positive emotion. This should last 20-30 minutes and we’re offering a 50p donation to the mental health charity MIND and the chance to win a £20 Amazon voucher (for every 50 participants) as reimbursement for your time. All of the information you should need can be found on our website

If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch: Rachel Adams (adamsrc1@cardiff.ac.uk)

LEARN OPEN DAY – Computer Taster Sessions added!

You can find out about new part-time courses starting this Autumn at one of Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning’s Open Days. – Wednesday 10 Sept, 12.00pm to 2.00pm and 5.00pm to 7.00pm – Saturday 13 Sept, 11.00am to 1.00pm Our Reception will be open to take enrollments. Free Computer Taster Sessions include:

  • Introduction to C Programming – Wed 10 Sept 12.10pm to 12.55pm
  • Introduction to UNIX/Linux System Administration – Wed 10 Sept 6.10 to 6.55pm
  • Introduction to UNIX/Linux System Administration – Sat 13 Sept 11.10pm to 11.55pm
  • Introduction to Computer Forensics Sat 13 Sept 12.10pm to 13.00pm

All sessions are held in Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning, Senghennydd Road, Cardiff CF24 4AG (next to the Sherman Theatre). No booking required.

For more information about tasters visit our website

Restricted Parking, Main Building, Colum Drive, Queens Building

The University will be closing the Main Building car park for the duration of the University Open Day on Friday 12th September. The car park will be used for two large reception marquees, mini bus parking and parking for visitors with mobility difficulties. It is for this reason normal users need to make alternative parking arrangements on Friday 12th September.

Due to the new CARBS building on Colum Drive there will be limited alternative parking available in the Cassim car park by the Business School, unfortunately we have no other alternative parking available. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience caused.

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Hydrocarbon sources and reserves by Dr Phil Richards, British Geological Survey – 9 Sept, 6.30pm

Earth’s natural resources: here today, gone tomorrow?

The 2014-15 series of lectures in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences considers the diversity and limits of Earth’s mineral and energy resources and the developments in renewable energy technologies.

Lectures will be held in the Wallace Lecture Theatre (0.13), Main Building, Cardiff University, Park Place, CF10 3AT.

All members of the university and the general public are welcome to attend these free lectures, which begin at 6.30pm. No booking is required.

Details of the whole series are available http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/earth/seminars-and-lectures/

Paid brain imaging study

We are looking for healthy controls over the age of 30 for a brain imaging study examining whether there are differences in brain waves and chemicals between healthy individuals and those with psychosis. This study will take place in CUBRIC until Mar/Apr 2015. You will be paid £35 for your participation.

If you are interested in participating or would like more information then please e-mail whitlowl@cardiff.ac.uk or phone on 02920 870345. Thank you.

Research Participants Sought

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 80 years. Participants will be reimbursed £6-10 per hour, depending on the study, and most experiments involve a total of approximately 2-15 hours participation. To find out more about the research, and your eligibility to participate, please contact Sinead Morrison: MorrisonS@Cardiff.ac.uk

FREE Computer Sessions at Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning’s Open Days.

We are offering FREE computer sessions at our Open Days this year.  All sessions are held in Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning, Senghennydd Road, Cardiff CF24 4AG (next to the Sherman Theatre).

No need to book, just turn up! 

Wednesday 10th September 2014
12:10 – 12:55 Introduction to C Programming – Dr Mike Evans
Room E2.05
Many programming languages such as C++, Java, Perl and Awk are based on the C language. Topics covered in this introduction include data types, operators, expressions and use of conditional and iterative control statements.  This module is offered as a Free Standing Module for undergraduate students.

Wednesday 10th September 2014
18:10 – 18:55 Introduction to UNIX/Linux System Administration – Dr Mike Evans
Room E0.09A
This session will introduce the UNIX/LINUX operating system. Topics covered include the file hierarchy, UNIX commands, redirection of input and output and piping.                                                

Saturday 13th September 2014
11:10 – 11:55 Introduction to UNIX/Linux System Administration – Dr Mike Evans
Room E2.05
Linux is becoming more widely used operating system as a result of the availability of many free applications.  Topics covered in this course include discussion of the file hierarchy, use of essential UNIX commands, phases of shell interpretation, using grep to select records, the sed editor and the sort command. This module is offered as a Free Standing Module for undergraduate students.

Saturday 13th September 2014
12:10 – 13:00 Introduction to Computer Forensics – Mike Daley
Room E2.05
An introduction to the ‘hands-on’ approach to learning forensic computing techniques using open-source and commercial forensic tools.

Boys aged 8-11 sought for participation in a research study

Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) is seeking well boys aged 8 – 11 years to help with a study examining the brain development of movement, visual and tactile functions in children with and without epilepsy. We will use state of the art scanners to record the structure and activity of your child’s brain. In the scanners children perform simple tasks like finger movements or looking at visual patterns and during one scan can watch their favourite DVD. The study involves a 4 hour visit to CUBRIC for the brain scans and a 2-3 hour visit to the Dyscovery Centre in Newport for behavioural tests, like reading, writing and balance. After completion, you will receive a report upon your child’s abilities from the Dyscovery Centre. We will reimburse your time with a gift voucher (£40 for each half day) to your child, and reasonable travel expenses. Please follow this link to read detailed information sheets Thank you for reading this request. Loes Koelewijn CUBRIC epilepsy group, School of Psychology

Online Food Study

We are looking for participants (aged 18+) for an online experiment on food and positive emotion. This should last 20-30 minutes and we’re offering a 50p donation to the mental health charity MIND and the chance to win a £20 Amazon voucher (for every 50 participants) as reimbursement for your time. All of the information you should need can be found on our website. If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch: Rachel Adams (adamsrc1@cardiff.ac.uk)