Child/Young Adult Volunteers Needed For Vision Science Research

We are carrying out a study to investigate eye movements and near focusing in children and young adults with Down’s syndrome.

We are looking for typically developing child/young adult volunteers aged 4-16 years to sit as healthy controls for our experiments.

It involves attending to a single session of about 40 minutes. During the session we use a child-friendly and non-invasive eye tracker to record the participant’s eye movements while they perform one or more visual tasks.

If you are interested or if you want more information, please contact VinuelaNavarroV@cardiff.ac.uk

Male Participants Needed For PAID Study

I am looking for male students from Engineering, Maths or Physics to carry out simple computer tasks and a questionnaire for around 1 hour.

I am looking at personality differences in motion processing for my final year dissertation project.

You will be reimbursed £8 for your time.

Please contact me, Amy Alexander, by email alexanderal@cardiff.ac.uk for more information or if you would like to take part.

Thanks in advance!

Male volunteers over the age of 35 years old needed for paid study on cognitive and emotional processing

We are looking for male volunteers over the age of 35 years old with normal or corrected-to-normal vision to take part in a study at the School of Psychology. The study will take approximately 2 hours and involves completing simple cognitive and emotional processing tasks as well as short questionnaires measuring your personality traits. We are particularly interested to recruit individuals over the age of 40 years old.

We will reimburse you £20 for your time.

If you are interested, please contact BurleyD2@cardiff.ac.uk.

Do you need extra time, or other arrangements for your exams?

Any student requiring a specific provision for the Spring examination period must apply through the Disability and Dyslexia Service before the 21st March. The application must be accompanied by documentary evidence, requests for specific provision will not be supported without appropriate documentary evidence.

The Specific Provision Application form can be found by following the link below

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/dyslx/exams/index.html

Participants Needed For 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 60 min and we will pay you for your time 10 pound. For more information or to register your interest, please contact Olena Petter.

Participants needed for online study: Four cash prizes (£40, £30, £20 and £10)!

We are looking for participants to take part in an online study about human values, taking approximately 25 minutes of your time. You will be entered into a draw for four cash prizes (£40, £30, £20 and £10), if you provide your name and email address at the end of the questionnaire!

https://cardiffunipsych.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_d4IwJ2EmRVB41p3

Many thanks in advance for your consideration!

Academic Skills & Mentoring are now recruiting student mentors

BEEN THERE? DONE THAT? WE’LL GIVE YOU THE T-SHIRT…

Think back to when you started university.  Was it easy to find your feet during the first few months?

When we start university we often have lots of questions and sometimes we don’t know who to turn to for advice or support.  Often, the best person is another student who has already been through the first year of living and studying far away from familiar surroundings.

The Student Mentor Scheme was introduced in 2012 to help first years embrace life at uni.  Training and support are provided so that mentors feel confident in their role and first years are given a friendly face to seek advice and guidance from.

As a mentor you can gain valuable employability skills and get the chance to evidence those skills in applications and job interviews.  Everyone’s a winner!

Student mentors volunteer their time but will get a lot back in return.  The confidence gained from developing leadership, communication and organisational skills are just as valuable as the Cardiff University Student Mentor Certificate that will enhance your CV and portfolio.

So, do you have what it takes to be a mentor?  Been there?  Done that?  Well, now get the t-shirt! Check out the web page below to see if your School is part of the scheme, complete the online application form by Friday 26th February.  What have you got to lose?

https://intranet.cardiff.ac.uk/students/support-and-services/mentoring

Still want more info?  Contact skillscentre@cardiff.ac.uk or phone  029 2087 9364.

Wound Healing: Collaboration and innovation for health and wealth Workshop

Organised by the Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering and Repair (CITER)

Wednesday 03 February 2016, 1.00-6.00pm
Lecture Theatre, Michael Griffith Education Centre, Heath Park Campus

This interdisciplinary event will comprise presentations on aspects of wound healing from fundamental to clinical perspectives, and will conclude with a networking reception.

Our keynote speakers at this event will be Professor Dan Bader (University of Southampton) who will speak about bioengineering strategies to minimise damage in vulnerable skin; Dr Yamni Nigam (Swansea University) who will present her research on the science and therapy of medicinal maggots to facilitate wound healing; and Professor Michael Clark (Birmingham City University and Welsh Wound Innovation Centre) who will talk about the challenges of wounds in Wales.

There will also be a number of short talks on wound healing from researchers and clinicians from Healthcare organisations and Schools within the University. Topics to include advanced and diagnostic wound dressings, arterial assessment of the lower limb, identification of gene expression profiles underlying preferentially stimulated keratinocyte wound healing responses and re-epithelisation by novel epoxy-tigliane pharmaceuticals.

For further information, please see our website.

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

Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme 2016

The Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (CUROP) continues to grow and applications for 2016 are now welcome.

The scheme provides a bursary of up to £1600 for students to undertake 6-8 week placements in academic Schools, usually in the summer vacation, contributing to staff-led research projects. It has proven to be an extremely effective way to give students an insight into real research while providing staff with valuable extra help.

Staff who could benefit from talented undergraduates contributing to their research and who can provide a meaningful experience for budding researchers are invited to submit an application; successful bids will then be allocated funding and staff can then proceed to recruit a student to the post. Students do not apply for funding directly: proposals must first be submitted by project supervisors.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 7th February 2016

For further information and an application form, see CUROP or contact education@cardiff.ac.uk

Examples of projects from 2015 are available here: CUROP Projects: Summer 2015 

Education Team
Student Engagement & Education Support

Student Experience and Academic Standards: CUROP

Participants aged 18-60 wanted for brain imaging study

See National Centre for Mental Health for one person’s experience of taking part in this study, which aims to uncover links between genetics, biology and mental illness.

We are looking for healthy right-handed caucasians to undergo an MRI session, an MEG session, cognitive testing and to donate a saliva sample for genetic analysis. You will be reimbursed for your time.

We are particularly keen to recruit volunteers aged over 30. If you might like to take part, please contact BarawiK1@cf.ac.uk for further information.

Volunteers needed for study into midlife risk of dementia

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?

Up to £40

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

Where?

Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC),
Cardiff, CF10 3AT

Participants needed for online study! Prize draw £25 Amazon Voucher

We are looking for undergraduates from outside the School of Psychology to take part in an online study. It should take approximately 30 minutes of time, and involves answering some questionnaires about your personality and mood.

After you complete the study, you will be given the option of providing your e-mail address and being entered into a draw to win a £25.00 Amazon voucher.
All data will be held anonymously and cannot be traced back to you individually.

If you would like to take part in this study, please follow the link below:
https://cardiffunipsych.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_agHMEXjjRr5r4uV

Thank you!