In this edition:
- This week at the GU
– Interested in Being a Member of the GU Executive Board?
– Earn £20.00 to Test the University Estate Management Website
– Parent and Toddler Coffee Morning (Fridays)
- What’s on in Cambridge
- Interested in being a research volunteer?
– Participants Wanted for Gambling Study
– Asking for Blood Donors
– Earn £25 Participating in a Study of Genetics of Perception
– Participants Needed for Psychological Study
– Muslims Needed for Psychology Study
– Christian Participants for Survey
– Southern British English Speakers Wanted for fMRI Research
– Get Paid to Use Your Imagination – Future-thinking (£7/50 mins)
– Earn £10 Just for Showing-up (£32.50 & Picture of Your Brain)
– Earn up to £10 in a Study on Risk-taking and Gambling
This week at the GU
Interested in Being a Member of the GU Executive Board?
The Graduate Union is looking to appoint a person for the position of the GU Events Director for the remaining duration of the summer and until the official GU elections in mid November. This position provides an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in becoming involved in the graduate social community, and who are keen to provide direction and leadership in organising events for the remainder of the summer and for fresher’s week. The position is well supported by the other members of the GU and together the Board works as a team to organise and host events. Individuals interested in learning more about the position can contact Amina Rai, GU President at firstname.lastname@example.org
Earn £20.00 to Test the University Estate Management Website
The University Estate Management division requires Cambridge University students to test their new website. Testing sessions will take up to one hour and the participant will receive £20 for their time. The session will take place on Friday 30th July at 9.30 am at Greenwich House, Madingley Road. Please inform the Graduate Union as soon as possible by emailing email@example.com if you would like to take part.
Parent and Toddler Coffee Morning (Fridays)
Our parent and toddler play session and coffee morning is held every Friday in the University Centre at 10am. These are free for all students with children and their partners. Free coffee and biscuits are provided.
What’s On in Cambridge
For a full list of lectures, classes, workshops and other events please see:
– Beginners Ballroom and Latin class (21 Jul)
– Mark Templeton / Glockenspiel / Grief Athletes (21 Jul)
– Meditation Class (22 Jul)
– Outdoor Festival of Chinese Culture (24 Jul)
Interested in being a research volunteer?
We are working on a new online system where you can advertise for volunteers to take part in your research studies. More information will follow as soon as this is in place. For this week, details are provided below:
Participants Wanted for Gambling Study
We are looking for subjects aged 18 to 35 for a gambling experiment. The task involves looking at some gambling conditions and making decisions on whether to gamble or not using the keyboard which will take approximately an hour per session. You only need to come for 1 session and would receive 7 GBP for your participation. The study takes place in the Department of Experimental Psychology on the Downing Site. I’m in Experimental Psychology on Downing Site, on the 4th floor in room 407. In case you’re not sure where the building is: Here’s a map of the Downing Site: <http://www.cam.ac.uk/map/v4/drawmap.cgi?mp=down;xx=286;yy=227;mt=c> Number 6 is the Department of Experimental Psychology. When you’re at the right building you’ll see a plaque outside the door saying ‘Psychological Laboratory’. Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a few of your preferred timings if you are interested.
Asking for Blood Donors
Our lab is currently doing research looking at white blood cell function in asthma and we are seeking healthy volunteers to donate blood. We normally request between 80-240ml of blood and in return we offer £5 in thanks. Blood donation literally takes 5 minutes and we also give you a very special Mr Men plaster to show off to all of your friends and colleagues! The only stipulations to donation are that we require donors that are: – healthy at the time of donation, i.e. no coughs or colds, – non-asthmatic or not on any oral or inhaled steroid based treatments If you are able to help or require more info, please contact me using the details below: Linsey Porter 01223 336858/ 07515545447 or email email@example.com Lab directions: From Addenbrookes main entrance, turn left and continue to the end until you end up a two lifts. Go up to level 5 and ask for the Chilvers lab at reception.
Earn £25 Participating in a Study of Genetics of Perception
Different people perceive the world in subtly different ways, but how far are these variations inherited? Our study relates variations in normal perception to genetic variations in the population. Testing is in central Cambridge and takes about 2.5 hours, including a 10-15 minute break for refreshments. Our tests are simple, pleasant and very varied. Beforehand, participants complete an online questionnaire taking 10-15 minutes. While at the lab, participants are asked to give a saliva sample for collection of DNA. Participants are paid £25. You must be aged 16-40 to take part, and of European ancestry. The reason for the latter restriction is that we need a population as genetically uniform as possible, so that we don’t confuse the genetic variations underlying perception with the normal variations between different human populations. To register, go to <http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/pergenic/registration> If you have any comments, or queries or problems with the registration process, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we are now in the final stages of testing, and remaining appointments will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The last day of testing is Friday 23rd July.
Participants Needed for Psychological Study
The Department of Psychiatry is recruiting participants for a simple experiment. It will last about 1 hour and you will be reimbursed £10 for your time. It will take place at the Behavioural and Clinical Neurosciences Institute (Downing Site). You must be right handed and aged 18-40. If you would like more information then please contact Dr. James Moore on email@example.com
Muslims Needed for Psychology Study
The study simply involves filling out some short questionnaires for less than 45 minutes in our offices on New Museums Site. Reimbursement is 8 pounds, and your contribution will be greatly appreciated. Please get in touch and let us know when you are able to come in; firstname.lastname@example.org
Christian Participants for Survey
We are looking for Christians to take part in a short study. It involves coming to our offices (New Museums Site) one day for only 45 minutes at your convenience and filling out some short questionnaires about your attitudes towards different religious and non-religious matters. You will be paid 8 pounds for your time. By taking part in this short study you will be making a kind contribution to our research and you will hopefully also learn something new (it is also a good way of taking a break from your work). Please write to us on email@example.com and let us know what days/times you are able to come in.
Southern British English Speakers Wanted for fMRI Research
We’re recruiting native speakers of southern British English, aged 18-40, for an fMRI-based experiment on intonation. You must be right-handed and have no hearing impairment. We pay £10 per hour, plus travel costs. If you are interested, please contact Chris (crc37) for more information.
Get Paid to Use Your Imagination – Future-thinking (£7/50 mins)
We are looking for native English-speaking volunteers ages 18-28, who have lived in England for at least the last 2 years to take part in a study into future-thinking. Testing takes around 50 minutes, in the Downing Site, and participants are paid £7 for their time. Volunteers should not have been diagnosed with any psychological disorder, or regularly engage in gambling or drug-abuse. Please contact James Thom (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’re interested in taking part.
Earn £10 Just for Showing-up (£32.50 & Picture of Your Brain)
The MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge is currently recruiting participants for a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study concerning attention. Participants must be right-handed 18-35 year-old native English speakers with no history of learning/attentional disabilities (including ADHD and dyslexia). Must not be colour-blind or currently be taking psychoactive medications (prescribed or not). Moreover, since MRI requires volunteers to be in a strong magnetic field, you must have no metal in your body (not including normal fillings) and not be claustrophobic. Individuals who normally wear glasses would need to wear their contacts in the scanner. Must not have previously participated in an experiment called Attention_H/M with Justin Hulbert or another experiment run by Roland Benoit. While all of our scanslots are currently booked, we need ‘backups’ to show up for approximately 15 minutes. If our scheduled participant arrives, you get £10 and get to go home. If not, then you participate in the full experiment and get paid (£32.50). Backup timeslots are shown in the following document (open slots have a ‘y’ in column F): <http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Ahq255xstETKdDY3NV9FNU5QTkVLWThORHR1WTlubkE&hl=en&authkey=CLewitQM> Contact email@example.com with any questions or to discuss possible appointments. Venue: MRC CBU, 15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge, CB2 7EF, name: Ean Huddleston, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit <http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk>
Earn up to £10 in a Study on Risk-taking and Gambling
This is a psychological study about risk estimation, risk-taking and gambling. The study involves one testing-session lasting 1.5 hours. You will get between 5 and 10 pounds for your participation, depending on your performance in a gambling task. You must be a healthy right-handed student, aged 18-35 and have no history of psychiatric illness. If you would like to take part, please email Kimberly: firstname.lastname@example.org