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 These opportunities have been submitted by GU Members (except where stated) via our website. Information provided is not on behalf of or endorsed by the Graduate Union.


These opportunities have been submitted by GU Members via our website. Information provided is not on behalf of or endorsed by the Graduate Union.


Paid volunteers needed for brain stimulation study!

You are invited to participate in a new study at the Adaptive Brain Lab. The study involves two 1h long sessions at the lab (Downing Site, Cambridge) and will include computer-based tasks and brain stimulation. Upon completion you'd receive £15 for your participation. To be eligible you would need to be 18-30 years old, with perfect (or corrected-to-normal) vision, right-handed, with no previous neuropsychiatric disorders and under no medication (except contraceptives). You should also have no contraindications for brain stimulation (e.g. family history of epilepsy). Your eligibility also depends on what other studies you have previously completed in the lab. 

If you are interested please get in touch with us at using the subject title: [TES_VISLEARN_1819], to receive more information and book your experimental sessions. Thanksgiving event for students


Celebrate this Thanksgiving with your Cambridge compatriots over a traditional feast with all the trimmings. Join your fellow Americans and friends from around the world for turkey and pumpkin pie (or vegetarian alternatives) at the University Centre on Thursday 22 November.

In addition, we'll enjoy music, photo-booths and great company!

Where: University Centre, Granta Place
When: Thursday 22 November at 12.45pm
How much: £12 each

Book online now to avoid disappointment – we look forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with you!

Participants needed for paid psychological studies! -submitted on the 09/11/18


The Memory Lab is looking for individuals that have previously participated in a MRI/fMRI study to participate in a new brain stimulation study!

Duration: Two 1.5-hour sessions
Location: BCNI, Downing Site, Central Cambridge
Task: Simple memory task and a questionnaire under non-invasive brain stimulation, which affects the brain activity for the duration of each session
Compensation: £30

Eligibility criteria:
- 18-35 years of age
- Right handed
- Native/Native-like English proficiency
- Normal or corrected to normal vision and hearing
- No history of psychiatric or neurological conditions

Please contact the researcher Simon Kwon ( for more information.

Legal highs and brain health -submitted on the 22 October 2018


We are looking for male volunteers who regularly use synthetic stimulants such as methylone or mephedrone (Meaow Meaow, 4MMC, M-Cat) to investigate their effects on brain structure and function. The study has two parts:
Part 1 involves a battery of computerised tasks and questionnaires, which takes about 5 hours to complete and will earn you £50 in cash.
Depending on the outcome of the tests, you will be invited to Part 2, a high resolution brain scan. For 2 hours of the scan, you will receive £20 in cash and a picture of your brain.

Participants who meet the following criteria are sought:
• Male gender
• Regular use of mephedrone and / or methylone
• Aged between 18 – 30 years
• English proficiency
• Able to lie down for about 2 hours

For more information and registration, please visit the following weblink:


Eating disorder study - Do you ever lose control of your eating or binge eat? - sent on the 11/09/18

We are inviting women who experience loss-of-control eating to participate in a brain imaging study on mood and eating behaviour. 

The study involves two visits to Addenbrooke’s Hospital: one screening visit, lasting ~4 hours, and one overnight visit, lasting ~36 hours. At the screening, we will collect a blood sample, measure your body composition and ask you some questions about your health history. We will then ask you to collect saliva samples at home. For the overnight visit, you will complete questionnaires, computer tasks, two MRI scans and more blood sampling. You will be compensated up to £250.

Eligibility criteria:
18-40 years old
Symptoms of anorexia nervosa (bingeing/purging) or bulimia nervosa
Body mass index (BMI) under 30
No history of brain injury/neurosurgery

Please contact Maggie Westwater:


Spanish-English speakers' in text reading comprehension: An EEG experiment -submitted on 22/10/18

This study is about reading comprehension in a second language. Concretely, native Spanish speakers will be reading in their second language (English) to assess some cognitive processes that take place during normal text comprehension. To disentangle the online course of these processes we will use both eye movements and electroencephalography (harmless techniques!). In addition, we will assess additional behavioural tasks. 

To take part, you must 1) be Spanish-English bilingual (at least 1 year leaving in an English speaking country); 2) have no known reading disability; 3) have normal, or corrected-to-normal vision; and 4) have no shaved head.

Duration: about 140 minutes.
Payment: £18-20 (depending duration), by an Amazon voucher.
Place: Dept. of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics.

Please, email me if you are interested:
Ana Pérez (

China UK Development Centre (CUDC) - Winter seminar/tutors needed

As a Seminar Assistant, you will be responsible for making the students’ experience memorable. You will help and guide them during lectures, local visits (e.g. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cavendish lab), day trips (including London and Oxford), social activities (salsa, golf, punting) and logistics (e.g. airport transfers). You will also work as a supervisor, helping them to prepare a final presentation.

As a Tutor, you will be responsible for conducting supervisions for small groups of students, guiding and helping them to prepare a final presentation which will be held the last day of their programme.

The programmes will last from the 11th of January to the 2nd of February and from the 9th of February to the 20th of February.

Competitive salary with a bonus scheme depending on performance,       Working hours and dates are flexible and depend on your availability,      All breakfasts and dinners on duty will be provided

      Attending a London musical, trips to Oxford and Bicester Village, cultural activities, etc.

      The experience of developing your organisational, teamwork, and communication skills


Please send your CV to by the 12th of November 2018, including a brief paragraph explaining your interest and suitability for this position. Interviews will take place from October until the end of Michaelmas term.Should you have any

enquiries, please contact or 01223859965

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New Therapeutics in Alzheimer's Disease - submitted on the 16/10/18


The New Therapeutics in Alzheimer’s Disease Project is a collaborative project between University of Cambridge and University of Oxford that aims to determine early signs of Alzheimer’s disease in the brain physiology using brain scans and psychological tests. To do this we are looking for participants who:

1) are 50-85 years old
2) have a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease
3) are physically healthy

We are also looking for 50 - 85 year old male control participants.

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Juliette Lanskey on:
01223 273673

Volunteers for reserach studies sent on the 11/09/18


We are looking for healthy, non smoking volunteers with a BMI over 35 and aged between 18-40 years, for a new research study.

We are running a new study into why some people develop obesity related complications, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes and some do not. It would involve a three-day stay on our dedicated ward at Addenbrookes Hospital, during which we will perform a number of tests including scans and blood tests. You will receive £200 for completing the study.

If you think you may be interested and would like additional information please contact us at 01223 762634 or by e-mailing us at


Cholesterol study for patients with heart disease - sent on the 11/09/18

Would you like to help with medical research? Are you, or someone you know, a male or female aged 40 years and above who suffers from Cardiovascular Disease? If so, drop us a line! 

INTENSITY - HIGH is a study investigating the effects of lowering LDL Cholesterol (‘Bad Cholesterol’) and determining what benefits this has on improving vascular function. You will be asked to undertake CT and ultrasound scans, and asked to take established cholesterol-lowering medication.

You will be reimbursed any travel and parking expenses as a result of participating in this study and you will be paid on a pro-rata basis up to £500 as an honorarium for your participation and completion of the study.

If you think you may be interested and would like additional information about the study, please contact Dr Paul Cacciottolo on 01223 911806 or


MIND-MAPS STUDY - sent on the 29/08/18

We are looking for participants older than 50, who are diagnosed with either Mild Cognitive Impairment or Alzheimer's disease, who are not on Donepezil. 

The purpose of the study is to investigate how well brain cells function in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease to help early detection and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. The study involves one visit to the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, and two visits to the Hammersmith Hospital in London. The study involves neuropsychological tests, magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography scans.

In return for your help in research we offer a reimbursement of £800 in total as well as your travel expenses. We are also happy to arrange a taxi to pick you up from your house to make your travel easier.

If you are interested please contact Dr Ece Kocagoncu.
01223 273636



How Does Mood Influence Taste - sent on the 09/08/18


Earn up to £13 for taking part in this simple study! Complete a few simple questionnaires and tasks, eat some FREE biscuits, rate them, and earn money!

This is a three part study. You are guaranteed to earn £3 and may be invited to participate in 2 more sessions to earn an extra £10. Part 1 - completion of a questionaire and a computer task - approximately 20 minutes (£3 reward). Some participants will then be invited to take part in parts 2 and 3 of the study - the biscuit tasting tasks. You will be asked to sample a number of biscuits and to rate them on their taste. Each session will last around 30 minutes and a further £10 will be given at the end of all three sessions.