Security advice for using wireless

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.

First year international students wanted for online questionnaire study – get a £10 shopping voucher!

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.


Participants wanted for a 10-15 minute online questionnaire. Chance to win an Amazon gift voucher!

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

Thank you!

Female 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 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

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:


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

For further details please visit our website

Engagement Team Training Programme

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

The Science of Survival: Averting global threats to life on earth. Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering and Repair (CITER) Soc Workshop:

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 (


Need some guidance to prepare for exams and assignments?

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

Stress Management

Student Workshop

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