The theme for this Friday’s (27 November) International Open House is MURDER MYSTERY! Why not come along to this fun event to discover your hidden detective talents.
The venue is the one2two coffee shop, 122 Whitchurch Road, CF14 3LZ. If it rains and you need a free lift, meet at Lidl at 7.30; tel Levon 07890 041515 or Nathan 07530 576209.
We meet every Friday evening from 7.30 to about 10, with a varied programme each week. International Open House provides a friendly and relaxing way for international students to meet up at the end of the week. There will be light refreshments, a few activities, a bit of entertainment, time for a chat and a Thought for the Evening.
Further information: Dr Michael Packianather: firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to enhance the security and reliability of your wireless network connection, users of the Cardiff wireless network service (eduroam) are asked to install the new Cardiff University security certificate to their devices (phones, tablets, laptops etc).
Configuring your device to use the latest security certificate not only increases the security of the connection, it also ensures your device automatically connects to other ‘eduroam’ networks at other institutions across the UK and abroad.
To install the security certificates, whilst on campus, select ‘CU-Wireless’ from the list of available networks and follow the onscreen instructions.
Alternatively, visit The Cardiff University Network directly to configure your device.
Please make sure that you use the link on campus, as once configured your device will automatically search for the eduroam network which is only available on campus.
Find out more about the University wireless network on the student intranet.
This is a short 15 minute survey about studying away from home. Researchers in the psychology department are conducting a study to investigate different ways in which international students prepare for studying abroad. The survey will also ask about the effects of approaches to studying away from home on well-being and quality of life. All participants will be given £10 of shopping vouchers for completing the survey.
Cardiff University Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, St David’s Hall, Cardiff Sunday 29 November 2015, 3pm
Mark Eager conductor, Tim Hooper chorus master, Robert Court organ
Robert Fokkens Ukuhamba Kukufunda (To travel is to learn)
Ticket offer: 2 tickets for £10 available from St David’s Hall Quote 2for10 Call 02920878444, online bookings at stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk and in person from St David’s Hall.
The Cardiff University School of Psychology is conducting a short online questionnaire study looking at people’s attitudes towards societal issues. Everyone who completes the questionnaire can enter into a prize draw to win one of three Amazon gift vouchers (1st prize = £30, 2nd prize = £20 and 3rd prize = £10).
Participants must currently reside in the United Kingdom and be over the age of 18 to take part. There are no other requirements to participate. All responses to the questionnaire are totally anonymous.
If you are interested in taking part in the study, please follow link below to the questionnaire where you can read more information about the study before deciding whether or not you would like to participate.
Your views on societal issues
Global Diversity is an employee group which aims to help Cardiff University advance its equality, diversity and inclusion agenda. We are open to all members of staff and focus on matters of ethnic background and national origin.
- When? 11.00 to 12.30, Tuesday 24 November 2015
- Where? Room 0.22, Cochrane Building, Heath ParkPlease note that the second part of the meeting, from 12.00 to 12.30, will be attended by a member of the Equality Unit in Governance. She will give a presentation on ethnicity data and the Strategic Equality Plan.Meeting Agenda
For more information, please contact Ricardo Calil, Chair, Global Diversity Staff Equality Network, at GlobalDiversity@cardiff.ac.uk
Global Diversity Staff Equality Network
Would you like to play a fun online game about social life and earn £10?
Cardiff University School of Social Sciences is conducting a research study looking at local understandings of social life. We would like to recruit a number of female students to participate so that we can measure how different social groups understand each other.
For more information and to volunteer for the study, please follow this link:
The Imitation Game
Every Monday 12:00-14:00 Drop-In Café & £1 Soup Lunch at 61 Park Place – all staff & students welcome!
Please check our Facebook group or twitter: @cardiffchaplain for further details
Every Monday 19:30-21:00 Chaplaincy Talks at 61 Park Place – various topics & speakers. All staff & students welcome!
Please check our Facebook group or twitter: @cardiffchaplain for further details.
If you are between 40 – 65 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?
For more information please contact: ADrisk@cardiff.ac.uk
Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC),
Cardiff, CF10 3AT
For further details please visit our website
Engagement Training Programme. The courses available through our training programme are open to all academic and professional services staff and postgraduate students. All courses are free of charge, highly interactive and seek to engage participants to develop new thinking and skills for engagement.
- Engagement at Cardiff briefing 12.30 – 1.30pm, 29 January 2016
- Understanding, Expanding and Diversifying your Engagement Audience 12.30 – 1.30pm, 9 February 2016
- Engagement Masterclass 9.30am – 4.30pm, 5 April 2016
- Engagement Health and Safety 1pm – 4.30pm, 7 April 2016
- Monitoring and Evaluating Engagement 9.30am – 12.30pm, 20 May 2016
- Improving your Impact from Engagement Midday – 2pm, 15 June 2016
- Engagement Funding 9.30am – 12.30pm, 27 June 2016
You can book onto any of the courses or find out more information by emailing email@example.com
Wednesday 9th December, 1.30-5.00pm (Lunch served from 12.45)
Cardiff University School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Maindy Road
Our speakers include: Professor Eshwar Mahenthiralingham, (School of Biosciences) who will address the increasing risk antimicrobial resistance, Dr Ian Fallis, (School of Chemistry) who will discuss his research on finding and destroying chemical weapons, and Dr Michael Packianather, (School of Engineering) who will address the rise of robotics in our domestic environments.
Our keynote speaker is Prof. John Haycock, (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Sheffield) who will speak about medical devices and cell therapies as strategies for repair of traumatic nerve injuries
There will also be a number of hands-on activities and displays where you can learn more about the science of survival. Join us for a fun and informative afternoon of science and technology.
As space is limited for this free workshop with free lunch, please register your attendance by emailing Jane Graves, CITER Administrator (GravesJA@cardiff.ac.uk).
Tuesday 10th November 2015, 5.30pm, IV Lounge, Ground floor Neuadd Meirionnydd building, Heath Campus.
Due to popular demand CITER Soc are hosting a second pub quiz Pizza and nibbles available and the bar will be open until late, so come down and enjoy a quiz and some free food,. There will also be a prize for the winning team (4/5 people). This event is open to all postgraduates and academics, but a particularly great networking event for anyone interested in interdisciplinary science, technology and Tissue Engineering. Entry is only £2 at the door.
We ask that you register your interest to attend to Jane Graves, GravesJA@cardiff.ac.uk, by the 9th of November for pizza ordering purposes but you do not have to have picked your team by then.
We look forward to seeing you on the 10th November. The CITER Soc Team.
For further information please look out for posters and find event on CITER’s homepage.
Come along to one of our classes and see what you can learn. We run free, one-hour classes for undergraduates on topics such as note-taking, referencing, revision strategies and time management.
The timetable is now available. Book your place online
Here’s what some of our students have said about last semester’s classes …
“Thank you so much for such a valuable learning experience”
“Very useful and helpful classes”
In feedback, 98% of our students said they would find the information useful to their studies so even if you’re already getting good results, there’s always room for improvement.
Academic Skills & Mentoring
Student Opportunities & Skills
37 Park Place
029 2087 9364
Tuesday 1 December 2015
Please to to CSEV, 2nd floor, Students Union
This workshop is aimed at helping students manage their stress levels. We will look at what stress is and try to understand how this affects us in terms of our thoughts, feelings, physical symptoms and behaviour. We will cover strategies that will support you to recognise what triggers your stress and to manage stressful thoughts and feelings. Finally, we will look at calming our stress levels and various relaxation methods, including mindfulness.
To sign up please go to the following website