Participants wanted for Undergraduate Dissertation Survey

My name is Natasha Roberts I am conducting my undergraduate dissertation on Internet Crime victimisation. The survey is completely confidential and will only take a few minutes.

If you would like to complete the survey please follow the link below: https://qtrial2014az1.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4I4q06ydeAu8vUp

Thank you!

Control Group Volunteers Needed

Dear all,

We are looking for individuals to participate in a control group for a study on the Individual Differences in Rewards-Seeking Behaviour. If you are between the ages of 40-60yrs and have no family history of neurological or psychiatric symptoms we would greatly appreciate your time.

Our aim is to investigate how individuals attempt to maximize rewards under risky conditions. The study involves completing a computer task. You will be able to communicate with the researcher at any time.

Our results may be published in scientific papers but your name will not appear in any public document. Our results will be published in a form which would make it impossible for you to be identified. There are no know risks associated with the study.

The whole experiment takes approximately 1 hour and £6 will be given for your contribution. You may withdraw from your participation at any stage without any adverse consequences.

If interested please contact me via e-mail: GloverAS@cardiff.ac.uk or by phone on: 02920688242.

Thank you, Alys Glover, Cardiff University School of Psychology

Room for improvement?

If your essay writing skills need a bit of tweeking or your presentations could do with a more dynamic approach, come along to one of our classes and see what you can learn. We run free, one-hour classes for undergraduates on these and other topics such as note-taking, referencing, revision strategies and time management.

The timetable for Semester 2 is now available. Book your place online at www.cardiff.ac.uk/academicskills/classes.

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.

The Academic & Skills Development Centre, Student Support Centre, 37 Park Place skillscentre@cardiff.ac.uk  029 2087 9364

Drug Delivery and Microscopy mini symposium: Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering and Repair (CITER)

Wednesday 4 March 2015, 12.45-5.00pm

Paul Spencer Lecture Theatre, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Redwood Building, King Edward VII Avenue

The plenary speaker at this event will be Professor Cameron Alexander from the School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham. He is an internationally recognized leader in polymer therapeutics and will highlight how his work and this field is contributing to advances in drug delivery, tissue engineering and beyond. A large focus of the meeting will be on the application of microscopy for drug delivery research and other research reemits. For this we have Dr Peter Watson, School of Biosciences Cardiff University, (fluorescence microscopy), Dr Lewis Francis, Swansea University (Atomic Force Microscopy) and Dr Wayne Nisho Ayre from the School of Dentistry at Cardiff University will discuss how microscopy is helping his research on utilizing liposomes as drug delivery vectors. Professor Mark Gumbleton (Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences) will share his extensive experience of studying the delivery of therapeutics across biological barriers. As an added bonus Mr John Hilton (Business development officer, Cardiff University) will discuss Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and how we can apply for funding through this route. We will close the afternoon via an informal networking event with light refreshments provided.

To register your attendance, please email Jane Graves, CITER Administrator (GravesJA@cardiff.ac.uk)

For further information, please see our website.

Engineering YES: Business Plan Development Competition

Engineering Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES) is a training programme and competition which covers all aspects of the commercialisation of new products and services from discovery, to the first sales. Participants will learn how to plan a new business venture, meet entrepreneurs and business leaders who have done it for real, and gain employability skills. There are cash prizes worth over £3000 up for grabs. The competition is open to postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers from ALL disciplines who are interested in working on an engineering related business idea. You do not need to have a business idea to take part. All costs will be covered for successful applicants including travel and accommodation. Deadline for applications: Sunday 1 March, midnight.

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Staff and student discount on part-time Choices courses. New courses out now!

We have hundreds of part-time courses available in a variety of subjects starting this spring. If you are a member of staff, we’re offering a discounted fee. You only have to pay the concessionary fee (which is discounted up to 20%).  If you are a full time Cardiff University student please call us to find out if you are entitled to a discounted rate. Learning can enhance your life in so many ways.  So if you want to improve your CV, keep your mind active, meet like-minded people, gain a qualification or simply love to learn then enrol on a course today.

For a copy of our prospectus call 2087 0000 or visit our website now for the full course listing.

Relaxation

Student Workshop Tuesday 3 February 2015 17:00 – 18:00 Go To Room 4F, 4th floor, Students Union This workshop will introduce you to a number of strategies that can help you relax. Learning to relax and maintain a calm attitude towards the challenges of everyday living is a core self management skill, and will increase your ability to handle workload demands, and positively manage working relationships in the future. There will also be a chance to practice some of these strategies during the workshop. To Sign up, please go to the following website Relaxation

Students wanted for paid research study

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 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