Healthy Participants (20-40 years) for a study investigating practice effects on cognition

We are looking to recruit healthy individuals aged 20-40 years, they will be a control group for a patient training study that employs cognition as outcome measure. The participants will perform a number of paper + pencil and computerized tasks across two sessions separated by a month. Participants will be reimbursed £6 per hour, and the experiments will involve a total of approximately 4 hours of participation.

To find out more about the research, and your eligibility to participate, please contact Dr Claudia Metzler-Baddeley E-mail:

What is being a Student Mentor really like? What will you get out of it?

In September we will be working with 10 schools so recruitment and training are being organised now to make sure we’re ready to help next year’s students settle in to life at Cardiff Uni.

The schools involved are : CARBS, ENGIN, EARTH, SHARE, SOCSI, DENTAL, COSMC, PHARMY, MATHS & PHYSX. The deadline for applications is Monday 2nd March so be quick. Make sure you don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain some vital employability skills for your CV. Have a look at our webpages to find out more: Academic & Skills Development Centre
Tel : 029 2087 9364


Do you want to win a share of a £10,000 prize fund! Do you have an idea for a business or social enterprise? Then the Spark Ideas Competition could be for you – no matter how early stage your idea is! The application process is straightforward – for newly fledged business ideas there are only seven questions to answer!

All entrants to Spark will be eligible for a full package of support including:

  • 1-2-1 business guidance
  • Access to business start-up workshops
  • Referral to business mentors as appropriate
  • Option to apply for further financial support for proof of concept

The best Undergraduate and best Postgraduate business plan entered will be put forward to the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Award for a chance to win a share of up to £44,000. Deadline for entries is Fri 13th March.

For more information, application forms and guides follow this link.

City of Light: Paris 1900-1950 Debussy and Ravel, Gould Piano Trio Tuesday 3 March, 7 pm University Concert Hall, Corbett Road Free tickets for University Staff and Students

City of Light: Paris 1900-1950 Gould Piano Trio Lucy Gould (violin) Alice Neary (cello) Benjamin Frith (piano)

Debussy: Trio (1880)
Ravel: Duo for violin and cello (1922)
Poulenc: Sonata for violin and piano (1943)
Ravel: Trio (1914)

City of Light celebrates French chamber music further in a rarely heard pairing of the richly sumptuous Piano Trios by Debussy and Ravel. These jewels of the repertoire frame explorations of Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello dedicated to Debussy’s memory, and a near forgotten treasure inspired by the tragedy of war, Poulenc’s Sonata for Violin and Piano. Tickets £10, £8, £3 Tickets available online at or at the door on the evening subject to availability

Engineering YES: Business Plan Development Competition

Engineering Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES) is a training programme and competition which covers all aspects of the commercialisation of new products and services from discovery, to the first sales. Participants will learn how to plan a new business venture, meet entrepreneurs and business leaders who have done it for real, and gain employability skills. There are cash prizes worth over £3000 up for grabs. The competition is open to postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers from ALL disciplines who are interested in working on an engineering related business idea. You do not need to have a business idea to take part. All costs will be covered for successful applicants including travel and accommodation. Deadline for applications: Sunday 1 March, midnight.

Engineering YES: Business Plan Development Competition

Families, Identities and Gender Research Network

On Wednesday 4th March, 2-5pm, room 4.45, John Percival Building, the group will host a session at which existing members of FIG and scholars interested in the group will provide brief introductions (up to three minutes) on their research. We hope this will provide an opportunity to find out more about the diverse research on families, identities and gender being undertaken at Cardiff University. To register your attendance, e-mail Tracey Loughran (

For further information, see the website: Families, Identities and Gender Research Network



Student Workshop Monday 2 March 2015, 14:00-16:00 Room – C.Serv, 2nd floor, Students Union  This workshop will introduce you to a number of strategies that can help you get a good nights sleep. Getting a good nights sleep will improve your general wellbieng, and increase your ability to handle the demands of your academic course. It will also enable you to focus and concentrate better, and this will improve your employability now and in the future. There will also be a chance to practice some of these strategies during the workshop.  To sign up, please go the following website Sleepless Workshop

Dealing with Perfectionism

STUDENT WORKSHOP  Sometimes the desire for perfection can cause stress anxiety and depression. This workshop will help you to understand the process that leads into, and maintains perfectionism, and the effect it is having on your wellbeing. You’ll be taught techniques and strategies to help you to re-evaluate and change your perfectionist beliefs and behaviours. Strategies that you learn in this workshop will stand you in good stead for coping with the demands of your academic work and in the workplace. Having a healthy balance between high standards and your psychological Wellbeing will enable you to not only acheive your goals, but enjoy life more whilst you are acheiving. To sign up just complete the Online Application form

This Workshop will be held on Wednesday 18 March 2015, SSW Training Room 50 Park Place between 14:00– 15.30 and will be facilitated by Amy Sykes

Wannabe Well: Wake-up your Wellbeing

Student Workshop Tuesday 17 March 2015 18:00-20:00 SSW Training Room, 50 Park Place This workshop runs each term and is aimed at helping you improve your wellbeing. We will explore what Wellbeing is and the importance of improving emotional, mental and physical Wellbeing. We will then focus on strategies you can use to strike a good balance, look after yourself and improve your wellbeing. To sign up, please go to the following website Wannabe Well (Wellbeing) Workshop