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: http://sites.cardiff.ac.uk/ccat/online-experiments/

If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch: Rachel Adams (adamsrc1@cardiff.ac.uk)

Think Tank – Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th August, 09.00-17.00, Bute Building

Ever thought about putting your expertise to use as a consultant?
Think Tank challenges post-graduates to come up with solutions to real business problems to develop their skills in consultancy. They are presented with consultancy scenarios for which they must seek a solution over the two day event. By working with local businesses, the participants gain an appreciation for how their expertise are required by companies to bring benefits to the economy and wider society. Think Tank is hosted by Cardiff University Enterprise.

For more information, please visit Cardiff University Enterprise Blog | Think Tank!, or contact BidderO@cardiff.ac.uk.

Senghennydd Library closure

The Senghennydd Library will be closing throughout August to enable essential maintenance works in the library. The Library will close from Monday 28th July (the last operational day will be Friday 25th July), and will reopen on Monday 1st September.

There will be no access to the Library during this period. No loans will be due back during the closure, but the book return bin will remain in the entrance to the Senghennydd Building, and be checked daily. Items can also be returned to any other Cardiff University library. Core items from the School of Mathematics reading lists will be moved to the Trevithick Library, and will be available for in-library use only.

Student enrolment for Lifelong Learning courses, and registration of the Alumni, SCONUL, and Community Membership schemes will move to Room 0.07 in the Senghennydd building (opposite the Library entrance) and be available 11am – 3pm Monday – Friday.

Please contact the Senghennydd Library for more information – email Sengliby@cardiff.ac.uk; telephone 029 2082 74611.

View the Information Services web pages for more information.

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

Any student requiring a specific provision for the Resit examination period must apply through the Disability and Dyslexia Service before the 28th July 2014. The application must be accompanied by documentary evidence, requests for specific provision will not besupported without appropriate documentary evidence.

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

Student Support Centre

Demonstrating Research Impact: University Graduate College Lunchtime Sessions

The University Graduate College is running a series of sessions aimed at postgraduate researchers that aim to demystify impact and discuss how it can be demonstrated.

At each event a panel of researchers from within the discipline grouping will discuss their own research impact. Lunch will be provided. Research staff can also attend

1.  Biomedical & Life Sciences, Wednesday 9 July, 12.30 – 1.30pm,  0.27A & 0.27B, Hadyn Ellis Building

2.  Physical Sciences, Wednesday 16 July, 12.30 – 1.30pm, Central C/1.10 & C/1.11, Queens Buildings

Further information and how to book can be found here.

Workshop 9.7.14 – Philosophical Relationships ***Change of Programme***

Philosophical Relationships

Philosophy Workshop

9.7.14

1300-1730

2.34, John Percival Building

A multi-disciplinary workshop that brings together three papers looking at specific ‘relationships’ within the context of philosophy’s connections with other disciplines.

Papers will be delivered in Welsh with simultaneous translation.

1.00 – 2.15pm Huw Rees Translating the sacred in Habermas’s post-secular theory 2.30 – 3.45pm Lisa Sheppard Otherness and Variety: Re-interpreting multiculturalism through the “other” in contemporary Welsh fiction. 4.15 – 5.30pm Carys Moseley The Theological Ethics of Johannes Duns Scotus: are there Welsh connections?

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 35 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 Jemma Sedgmond: SedgmondJ@cardiff.ac.uk

Participants wanted for a research study: Study investigating the chemistry of decision making

This study investigates how decision making is affected by dopamine, one of the central messenger substances of the brain. Participants will be asked to take drugs that activate or block dopamine or a placebo and then do a series of tasks on the computer and on paper. We expect that the different drugs will affect your performance on these tasks in different ways. If you are willing to participate in this study you will be required to undergo an initial screening session and 3 experimental sessions (4 hours each) on 3 different days. We are looking for healthy male participants aged 25 – 50 years who are willing to come to the Heath Hospital for 4 different sessions over a period of three to four weeks. The first session will  last approximately 2 hours and the remaining 3 experimental sessions will be 1.5 to 2 hours of testing, 1 hour of waiting for the drug to take effect and another hour of waiting for the drug to wear off .

You will be paid a compensation of £6 per hour and £10 for taxi after each session.

To take part in this study you have to adhere to the following:

  • You are male and aged 25 – 50 years and are not overweight or underweight.
  • You are not suffering from any psychiatric, neurological or any other health problems.
  • You are Caucasian and have at least 11 years of education.
  • You are not taking any prescription or other drugs.
  • You do not currently smoke and do not drink excessively
  • You have no drug allergies.
  • You are not lactose intolerant and you are not vegetarian.

Please contact Prof. David Linden  or Dr Leena Subramanian, if you are interested and would like more information.

Email: SubramanianL1@cardiff.ac.uk           Phone: 029 208 70717
Email: LindenD@cardiff.ac.uk                       Phone: 029 208 70355

Restricted Parking, Main Building, Colum Drive, Queens Building – 4 Jul

The University will be closing the Main Building car park for the duration of the University Open Day on Friday 4th July. 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 Friday 4th July.

Due to the new CARBS build 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

Future of Scotland and UK with Professor David Bell

3 July 2014, 1.15pm-3pm,
Wales Governance Centre, Pierhead, Cardiff Bay
Professor David Bell from Stirling University will lead a seminar on the topic of Scottish independence and the its impact on territorial funding across the UK. Professor Bell will also talk about the implications of extending the Scotland Act 2012 to the other parts of the UK. A leading Welsh expert will also provide a response.
Following Professor Bell’s contributions, there will be an opportunity for an audience question and answer session.
A free lunch will also be provided.
RSVP to WilliamsL59@cardiff.ac.uk by no later than 28 June 2014

DECIPHer short courses

DECIPHer short courses   Short courses in developing and evaluating complex public health interventions will be running at Cardiff University this week, led by staff and students of DECIPHer, the Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement. The courses will be attended by researchers from all over the world, and will provide an opportunity for delegates to work with, and learn from, experts in complex intervention methodology. For further information on the courses, which run annually, see the DECIPHer website or contact Elaine Young.

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

WellBeing Connect Symposium: Wales Millennium Centre 2 July 2014

WellBeing Connect Symposium: Wales Millennium Centre 2 July 2014 Wellbeing at Work This Symposium will be held at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff on Wednesday 2nd July starting with a buffet lunch at 12.30, followed by a lecture by Professor Tom Cox at 14.30, films and talks from Wellbeing Connect members at 16.00, a lecture by Professor Andrew Oswald at 17.00, and ending with a drinks reception at 18.00.You are very welcome to attend all or part of the symposium, and need not commit to attending the entire event. We should be most grateful if you can confirm your availability as soon as possible using the online registration form.

Business Start-Up Week – 24-27 Jun

Cardiff University Enterprise is hosting a series of modules that aim to guide and support those that want to establish a new venture.  This 4 day intensive programme aims to help students and graduates make a positive yet realistic decision about becoming self-employed. From day one participants will be focused on the development of their emerging idea.  It is envisaged that through the supportive structure of small groups, the facilitators, who are accomplished business advisors, will be able to help develop each idea.  In turn, each attendee will be given time to consider the market, management, pricing and financing of their idea.  This is not a programme for academic understanding, but for those that want to execute the delivery of their new business concept. Participants will be given the opportunity to pitch to a panel of judges for funding on the final day. Eligibility is based on having a business idea, being a final year student, graduate or postgraduate. If you are not eligible but interested in attending, please get in touch to discuss this further. There are limited places on this programme, it is therefore anticipated that competition will be high and you will need to complete an application form.

The Enterprise Team will shortlist candidates the first week of June and notify successful candidates by Friday 6 June.

Download: application form Please email completed applications to enterprise@cardiff.ac.uk by Friday 20 June 2014

For More information, email ibei@cardiff.ac.uk

Philosophical Relationships – Workshop

Philosophy  Workshop
9.7.14
1300-1730
2.34, John Percival Building
Papers will be delivered in Welsh with simultaneous translation.
Howard Williams The Helping Hand of History: Philosophizing through the History of Political Thought. Lisa Sheppard Otherness and Variety: Re-interpreting multiculturalism through the “other” in contemporary Welsh fiction. Carys Moseley The Theological Ethics of Johannes Duns Scotus: are there Welsh connections? You are welcome to attend only one or two of the sessions, but please confirm your attendance via email as spaces are limited – williamsh47@cardiff.ac.uk  For further information, please contact Huw at this address.