Gay male students wanted for paid research study

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 gay 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: Further information

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

  1. Due to this is a study about the female perfume, so please make sure do not use any perfume or deodorant before you come to the study, otherwise it will mask our experiment perfume and mask  the result!
  2. Please email us and we let you know  time slot convenient for you.
  3. For this study, you need to  come to our lab :  W/2.18 in Biosciences school.
  4. It will last 75mins and we will pay £10 for your participation!

When? As soon as possible; whenever you are free

For further information and to arrange to take part contact  Olena Petter:

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

Female participants wanted for psychology study (prize draw)

My name is Katia Vione I am conducting my PhD in Social Psychology under the supervision of Prof. Greg Maio. We are recruiting female participants for a 15-minutes online study looking at everyday choices and the importance of various abstract ideas. All answers are confidential, and you can choose to participate in the prize draw for one of two vouchers worth £50. This is for female participants only.

If you would like to complete the survey please follow the link below:

Postgraduate Open Day 2015

Cardiff University’s Postgraduate Open Day will be held on Wednesday 25 November. At the event, there will be opportunities to meet academic staff, attend School-specific events, learn about available funding opportunities, attend general talks and discover what support we provide to our postgraduates.

To find out more about the event and book a place, please visit our website.

Free contact lenses! Subjects aged 40 and over needed for contact lens study

Do you need reading glasses?  If so, would you like to try contact lenses as an alternative to glasses?  If you already wear contact lenses would you be interested in trying a different type of contact lens?

Researchers at the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences are looking for subjects aged 40 and over to take part in a study comparing two different daily disposable multifocal contact lenses.  Subjects will be provided with 2 months of free contact lenses as part of the trial.  The contact lenses used are CE safety marked and the researchers are qualified, registered optometrists.

Previous experience of contact lens wear is not essential.  Full instructions on contact lens handling will be given.  To find out more about the research, and your eligibility to participate, please contact Rebecca Tattersall:

Participants required for eye-tracking research

We are looking for participants to take part in a study at the School of Psychology. The study only involves looking at a series of images on screen, during which we will track your eye-movements. This will take approximately 25-30 minutes and we will pay you £3 for your time.

Please note: It is important to remove any eye-makeup (inc. mascara) before the study. Also, the participants should not be 1st or 2nd year Psychology undergraduate students.

To participate in this study, please either email Matt Jones ( or go directly to the Doodle link below to choose an available slot. If using Doodle, please ensure you put your email address in the ‘your name’ box and then you will receive email confirmation shortly after.

If you have any questions or if you would prefer to book a slot directly, please email Matt Jones at

Finding Your Feet

Student Workshop

Monday 12 October 2015

13:00- 14.30

Room 4J, Students Union

Are you feeling a bit unsettled with starting your new course or moving to a new city? We know coming to university can be a tough transition to make. This workshop will give you handy hints for setthing in and help you meet other students who are in the same position as you. We will focus on providing practical strategies for overcoming home sickness, feeling unsettled and feeling of culture shock. It will also have a few small group exercises so you can start chatting with other students about what they find helpful to do when they are struggling to adapt to being at university.

To sign up, please go to the following website

The Confidence Factor

Student Workshop

Tuesday 20 October 2015

17:30 – 19:30

CSEV, 2nd floor, Students Union

Are you ready for interacting with others in the workplace? Whilst work is something that can improve our confidence it can also knock us back at times. It is important that you build resilience and learn to deal with criticism in order to maintain your level of confidence in what you are doing.

This workshop will look at ways you can boost and build confidence and show you how to focus on your positive qualities. It will also look at how to build resilience and deal with criticism through using defusing techniques and at what confident communication looks like.

To Sign up, please go to the following website

Managing Shyness & Social Anxiety

Workshop for Students

Wednesday 21 October 2015

14:00 – 15:30

Sir Donald Walters, 3rd floor, Students Union

This workshop will help you to understand the process that leads you into, and maintains, your shyness and social anxiety. You’ll be taught techniques and strategies to challenge and regain control over your anxious thoughts, enabling you to get a healthier, more balanced outlook on life.

Coping strategies that you learn in this workshop will stand you in good stead in the workplace. Developing positive working relationships, putting forward your ideas in meetings and communicating well with others are all skills that many of you will use every day throughout your working life.

To Sign up, please go to the following website