Student volunteers needed for online research into term-time accommodation and personal travel

Researchers at the School of Psychology, Cardiff University are looking for Student volunteers for research into accommodation 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 continuing university students (either undergraduate or postgraduate students so long as they are neither starting nor finishing their course in this calendar year) who have notchanged their term time accommodation since the last semester and who do not anticipate changing their term time accommodation in the next 3 months. 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: or for further information contact Paul Haggar at We will tell you more about the project and answer any questions you may have.

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 or phone on 02920 870345. Thank you.

Postgraduate Halloween Party, Friday 31 October, 8.30pm

Buy your ticket now for a scarily good night out! Join us for music, Halloween games & theatrics, nibbles, a prize of the best costume and loads of fun! Tickets can be bought for non-PG guests. Entry £3 (including glass of bubbly on arrival) Vanilla Rooms @ The Park House on Park Place (short walk from Students’ Union towards town centre) BUY NOW

The Graduate Centre

We’ve got lots of graduate recruiters on campus this Autumn, including: HSBC, DELOITTE and KPMG

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To find out more about these sessions and to book your place please visit our What’s On pages

Restricted Parking Main Building, Colum Drive, Queens Building – Open Day Saturday 25th October

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 Saturday 25th October. 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 Saturday 25th October 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.

Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (CUROP) – Exhibition – 17 October

Viriamu Jones Gallery, Main Building Friday 17th October

Discover some of the fascinating contributions to research being made by Cardiff undergraduates as part of the CUROP programme. Explore examples of this cutting-edge work being undertaken across the University through posters and presentations, meet the students who are helping drive it forward, and find out more about how to get involved in 2013-14.

Students from the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences presenting : 11am -12.30pm

Students from the College of Biomedical and Life Sciences and Students from the College of Physical Sciences and Engineering : 13.30pm -3.00pm

For further details about CUROP, please visit the CUROP website

Workshop: How to Assess a Good Idea

Thursday 23rd October. 18:00-20:00. Room 4J, Students Union

Not all good ideas turn into good business. It’s often tricky to establish what idea will be successful, but like all things, a little bit of valuable intelligence on the idea and the market you are going into will aid you in making a better judgement. Generating ideas and coming up with innovations is the key to a good business, but how do you know if an idea is viable and worth an investment of your time, energy and money? This session will help you understand how to spot an opportunity, assess it, then develop the idea into a viable commercial venture.

Find out more on the Cardiff University Enterprise Website

The Feel Good Factor

Workshop for Students Monday 27 October 2014 11:00-13:00, Room 4i, Students Union

The aim of this co-curricular workshop is to help you to develop skills and techniques that will enhance your self esteem and increase your confidence. It will to teach you how to tackle self criticism, and negative automatic thoughts. It will help you to develop a kinder attitude towards yourself and to think in a more balanced way. You will learn how to manage interpersonal relationships more effectively by developing self awareness, and communicating more assertively. This workshop will encourage you to think about your general health and wellbeing, and suggest simple tips that will enable you to look after yourself. This workshop can support you in developing good interpersonal skills, teamwork and self-awareness all of which are competencies highly valued in the workplace environment.

To Sign up, please go to the following website

Remembering the Miners’ Strike, Thirty Years On by Dr Hywel Francis MP

Dr Hywel Francis MP Room M0.40, Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning, Senghennydd Road, Cardiff Thursday 6th November 2014 at 7.15pm Admission is FREE. All are very welcome! This lecture will explore from a personal perspective the unique patterns of solidarity in Wales during the miners’ strike of 1984/5 as  outlined in Dr Hywel Francis’ book, ‘History on our Side ‘ (2009) and his forthcoming book ‘Stars in the Valleys: the history of the Neath, Dulais and Swansea Valleys Miners Support Group’. There will be a Reception beforehand, starting at 6.30pm.

The new Pathway to Politics will be launched at this event offering adult learners the opportunity to study Politics as an undergraduate degree at Cardiff University.

Male students wanted for paid research study

Would you like to play a fun online game about social life and earn £5? 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 male 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