Research Participants Sought

We are seeking participants for multiple studies at CUBRIC exploring the brain mechanisms underlying human attention and cognition.  Some studies involve magnetic stimulation and recording of brain activity as participants perform simple behavioural tasks. We are seeking to recruit healthy individuals with normal or corrected-to-normal vision, aged between 18 and 80 years. Participants will be reimbursed £6-10 per hour, depending on the study, and most experiments involve a total of approximately 2-15 hours participation. To find out more about the research, and your eligibility to participate, please contact Sinead Morrison: MorrisonS@Cardiff.ac.uk

Researchers at the School of Psychology, Cardiff University are looking for Student volunteers for research on residential relocation and personal travel

PAYMENT: Entry into a prize-draw with ten £100 cash prizes. TIME REQUIRED: 30 minutes WHEN: As soon as possible; whenever you are free WHO CAN TAKE PART? We’re looking to recruit university students who are changing term-time accommodation within the next 6 weeks and who are neither starting nor finishing their course in this calendar year. 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: https://cardiffunipsych.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eal9TZiuDqJuEpD   or for further information contact Paul Haggar at HaggarPC@cardiff.ac.uk. We will tell you more about the project and answer any questions you may have.

FREE Computer Sessions at Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning’s Open Days.

We are offering FREE computer sessions at our Open Days this year.  All sessions are held in Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning, Senghennydd Road, Cardiff CF24 4AG (next to the Sherman Theatre).

No need to book, just turn up! 

Wednesday 10th September 2014
12:10 – 12:55 Introduction to C Programming – Dr Mike Evans
Room E2.05
Many programming languages such as C++, Java, Perl and Awk are based on the C language. Topics covered in this introduction include data types, operators, expressions and use of conditional and iterative control statements.  This module is offered as a Free Standing Module for undergraduate students.

Wednesday 10th September 2014
18:10 – 18:55 Introduction to UNIX/Linux System Administration – Dr Mike Evans
Room E0.09A
This session will introduce the UNIX/LINUX operating system. Topics covered include the file hierarchy, UNIX commands, redirection of input and output and piping.                                                

Saturday 13th September 2014
11:10 – 11:55 Introduction to UNIX/Linux System Administration – Dr Mike Evans
Room E2.05
Linux is becoming more widely used operating system as a result of the availability of many free applications.  Topics covered in this course include discussion of the file hierarchy, use of essential UNIX commands, phases of shell interpretation, using grep to select records, the sed editor and the sort command. This module is offered as a Free Standing Module for undergraduate students.

Saturday 13th September 2014
12:10 – 13:00 Introduction to Computer Forensics – Mike Daley
Room E2.05
An introduction to the ‘hands-on’ approach to learning forensic computing techniques using open-source and commercial forensic tools.

Boys aged 8-11 sought for participation in a research study

Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) is seeking well boys aged 8 – 11 years to help with a study examining the brain development of movement, visual and tactile functions in children with and without epilepsy. We will use state of the art scanners to record the structure and activity of your child’s brain. In the scanners children perform simple tasks like finger movements or looking at visual patterns and during one scan can watch their favourite DVD. The study involves a 4 hour visit to CUBRIC for the brain scans and a 2-3 hour visit to the Dyscovery Centre in Newport for behavioural tests, like reading, writing and balance. After completion, you will receive a report upon your child’s abilities from the Dyscovery Centre. We will reimburse your time with a gift voucher (£40 for each half day) to your child, and reasonable travel expenses. Please follow this link to read detailed information sheets Thank you for reading this request. Loes Koelewijn CUBRIC epilepsy group, School of Psychology

Online Food Study

We are looking for participants (aged 18+) for an online experiment on food and positive emotion. This should last 20-30 minutes and we’re offering a 50p donation to the mental health charity MIND and the chance to win a £20 Amazon voucher (for every 50 participants) as reimbursement for your time. All of the information you should need can be found on our website. If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch: Rachel Adams (adamsrc1@cardiff.ac.uk)

Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning Open Days – 10 and 13 September

Everyone is welcome to join us at the Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning on Senghennydd Road (next to the Sherman Theatre) on Wednesday 10 September from 12.00 noon to 2.00pm and 5.00pm to 7.00pm Saturday 13 September from 11.00am to 1.00pm No booking required, just turn up! If you are interested in studying an undergraduate degree. You can find out about our pathways. Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning, are offering a staff and student discount, therefore staff and students only have to pay the concessionary fee. We offer hundreds of part time courses for adults  in a variety of subjects and 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 Choices prospectus call 2087 0000 or visit our website now for the full course listing.

Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning

Research Participants Sought

We are seeking participants for multiple studies at CUBRIC exploring the brain mechanisms underlying human attention and cognition.  Some studies involve magnetic stimulation and recording of brain activity as participants perform simple behavioural tasks. We are seeking to recruit healthy individuals with normal or corrected-to-normal vision, aged between 18 and 80 years. Participants will be reimbursed £6-10 per hour, depending on the study, and most experiments involve a total of approximately 2-15 hours participation. To find out more about the research, and your eligibility to participate, please contact Sinead Morrison: MorrisonS@Cardiff.ac.uk

Chocolate Lovers – We Need You!

We are seeking participants for a study looking at chocolate cravings. Initially, we need people to answer some questionnaires; this will only take 10-15 minutes of your time.   Some participants will then be selected for an additional study involving computer tasks and further questionnaires – this lasts approximately 1 hour. You will be reimbursed for your time! Interested?   Please email Rachel: adamsrc1@cardiff.ac.uk

Details of Academic Promotion Schemes 2014/2015

The dates and procedures for the 2014/2015 Promotion Schemes for Academic Staff are now available on the promotions section of the Human Resources web pages. There are 4 separate procedures covering promotion to: Reader and Personal Chair (Teaching and Research Pathway) Reader and Personal Chair (Teaching and Scholarship Pathway) Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Research Pathway) Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship Pathway) The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 3 October 2014.

For further details please visit our website

Loss of Electrical Power – Talybont

Due to emergency maintenance work there will be no power to the following sites on Tuesday 5 August from 08:30 to 13:00:

  • Southgate House
  • All Talybont Residences
  • Sports Training Village – Talybont
  • Talybont Social Centre

All electricity will be shut off during this time and staff will not be contactable by telephone or email. We apologise for any inconvenience. Campus Services Division

Enrol on your new part-time course at one of LEARN’s Open Days

Everyone is welcome to join us at the Centre for Lifelong Learning on Senghennydd Road (next to the Sherman Theatre) on Wednesday 10 September from 12.00 noon to 2.00pm and 5.00pm to 7.00pm Saturday 13 September from 11.00am to 1.00pm No booking required, just turn up! We offer hundreds of courses for adults in a variety of subjects and 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. If you are interested in studying an undergraduate degree. You can find out about our pathways. The Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning, are once again offering a staff and student discount, therefore staff and students only have to pay the concessionary fee.

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

Focus group participants needed

We are looking to hold a focus group discussion as part of a project concerning campus sustainability on the Cathays Park Campus. The sessions will begin with an introductory meeting, and the participants will be expected to fill in a travel/activities diary, which will be discussed in the final meeting a week later.  

This is a chance for you to voice your opinions about the campus, and high quality refreshments will be provided! The sessions will be held in the Sustainable Places Research Institute at 33 Park Place, and anyone is welcome to attend, staff or student.

Contact pickeringj4@cardiff.ac.uk for more information.

Forthcoming changes to Library Services

Over the summer, the University Library Service will be making some changes to the way that loan categories are managed. The changes, which will be introduced in time for the start of the 2014/15 academic year, will simplify the loan categories, increase availability of books, and ensure a more consistent experience across the University’s Library sites. The changes will include: -    Increasing the number of items that most users can borrow at any one time. -    Introducing email notifications to alert all users when an item is due for return or renewal. -    A maximum of 25 renewals will be permitted on all items. The changes will apply to new loans from the week beginning 11th August 2014.

Read more about the forthcoming changes to University Library loan categories

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 whitlowl@cardiff.ac.uk or phone on 02920 870345. Thank you.

Researchers at the School of Psychology, Cardiff University are looking for Staff and Student volunteers for research on memory

Payment: £20

Time Required: 2 hours

When: As soon as possible; whenever you are free

WHO CAN TAKE PART? Right-handed, native English speakers, aged 18-30, with normal or corrected to normal vision (if you have corrected vision then glasses are preferable to contact lenses), no current use of psychotropic medication, and not dyslexic.

WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE? We study the processes that contribute to memory retrieval. You will be asked to complete a memory task for objects displayed on a computer screen. This study involves recording the electrical activity of your brain via electrodes housed in a cap which would be placed on your head (electroencephalography; EEG). There will be some gel left in your hair after the experiment. We have hair washing facilities available (time to wash your hair is included in the time slot). Please note that we cannot record your brain activity if you have braids in your hair, or dreadlocks, or styling products, when you attend the recording session.

WHAT HAPPENS TO ALL THE INFORMATION? All the information provided will be anonymised immediately after you have completed the experiment. This means that the data cannot be traced back to you. Only the research team will have access to the data.

HOW CAN YOU TAKE PART? For further information please contact Angharad Williams at williamsan@cardiff.ac.uk.

We will tell you more about the project and answer any questions you may have.