Review of the University’s business relationship management

Academic staff are invited to attend a lunchtime consultation event to contribute their views fully on how the University manages its business relationships, what challenges exist for individuals and the institution in developing these relationships, and to identify areas of strength and for improvement.

The event will take place in Glamorgan Committee Room 1 on 28th May between 12.30 and 2pm. Lunch will be provided.

RSVP Richard Duffy by 26th May to book your place.

Dental anxiety survey – £20 voucher to be won!

We would like to invite students and members of staff at Cardiff University to participate in a study into dental anxiety. Not everyone loves going to the dentist and we are interested in finding out why. The more we know the more we can do to make visiting the dentist an enjoyable experience for everyone. If you agree to participate in this survey you will be entered into a prize draw for a £20 shopping voucher. Time estimate to complete survey is 10 minutes.

Please click on the following link. You will be taken to the Bristol Online Survey site and there receive further instruction. Dental Anxiety Survey

Cardiff University Engagement Seed Funding Scheme

As part of the University’s strategy for engagement, we are pleased to announce a call for seed funding for engagement related to research and/or innovation. We welcome applications for funding of up to £2500 for the 2014-2015 round. Only the strongest applications will be considered at the upper end of the budget. Lower cost, innovative pilot projects for learning are encouraged.

Please note that in line with University financial procedures, the award must be spent by the end of July 2015. We will release no more than a total of £5,000 in funding in this round. Deadline: 5pm 29 May

Please contact engagement@cardiff.ac.uk for further details and an application form.

Volunteers for MRI study into Bipolar Disorder

We are looking for volunteers with NO personal or family history of mental disorders that would be interested in taking part in a MRI study in CUBRIC. We would reimburse £20 for your time and potential travel expenses. If you are interested, please contact CaserasX@cardiff.ac.uk

Student Volunteers Needed for Online Questionnaire Study of Personal Travel; receive £5 Amazon Voucher

PAYMENT: A £5 Amazon voucher.

TIME REQUIRED: 20 minutes now and 20 minutes on or after the 27th of October.

WHEN: As soon as possible; whenever you are free.

WHO CAN TAKE PART?
We’re looking to recruit undergraduate students, and postgraduate students, who are not in their final year of study.  At this stage we’re particularly interested in recruiting postgraduates and also undergraduates who don’t anticipate changing their term-time accommodation for the new academic term.”

WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?
You will be asked to complete two online questionnaires (each one takes approximately 20 minutes), one questionnaire now and one questionnaire after the 27th of October.  They contain questions about your attitudes, and your day-to-day travel and your accommodation during term-time.

WHAT HAPPENS TO ALL THE INFORMATION?
Any contact details you provide will be stored confidentially and securely, separately from the other answers you provide and known only to myself (Paul Haggar) and my academic supervisor.  At the close of the study, answers you provide will be made anonymous and records of your identity and your contact details will be erased.  Thereafter, the answers you’ve provided will be used to generate important research findings for communication to the academic community.

HOW CAN YOU TAKE PART?
Simply click on the following link: School of Psychology or for further information contact Paul Haggar at HaggarPC@cardiff.ac.uk.

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: ADrisk@cardiff.ac.uk

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

For further details please visit our website

Engagement Training events

Are you looking to develop skills in engagement? Or to understand how engagement can make a difference to your research and to others? The Engagement Team has developed a programme of training that can support you and that is free of charge. The sessions are:

  • Participatory Tools for Public Engagement – 10am-4pm, Friday 22 May – limited spaces left
  • Effective Partnership Working, 10am-4pm, Wednesday 10 June
  • Writing an Engagement Strategy – 10am-1pm, Tuesday 7 July
  • Social Media for engagement (Beginners and Advanced Courses)

To register for a free place, please email engagement@cardiff.ac.uk

The Financial Contingency Fund

If you are having financial difficulties and unable to work coming up to and during your exams, or have last minute unexpected extra costs or can’t afford graduation, please remember the Financial Contingency Fund may be able to help you.

Just call in to the student support centre at 50 Park Place or download an application form from the https://intranet.cardiff.ac.uk/students/support-and-services/money/emergency-money/financial-contingency-fund

Remember final year students must apply before the end of their course, Friday the 12th of June.

Research Participants Sought (18-80 years old)

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 Jemma Sedgmond: SedgmondJ@cardiff.ac.uk

Dental anxiety survey – £20 voucher to be won

We would like to invite students and members of staff at Cardiff University to participate in a study into dental anxiety. Not everyone loves going to the dentist and we are interested in finding out why. The more we know the more we can do to make visiting the dentist an enjoyable experience for everyone. If you agree to participate in this survey you will be entered into a prize draw for a £20 shopping voucher. Time estimate to complete survey is 10 minutes. Please click on the following link. You will be taken to the Bristol Online Survey site and there receive further instruction.

Dental Anxiety Survey