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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.

Healthy male volunteers needed for study on brain (15 Aug 2019)

A research team at the Department of Psychiatry is looking for healthy male volunteers to participate in a study on brain health. The study has two parts: 

Part 1 involves a battery of computerised tasks and questionnaires, which takes about 4.5 hours to complete and will earn you £40 in cash.

Depending on the outcome of the tests, you may be invited to Part 2, a high resolution brain scan. For the 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
• Generally healthy
• Aged between 18 – 58 years
• English proficiency
• Able to lie down for about 2 hours

For more information and registration, please go to this link:

For questions, please contact the study team by mail:



Recruiting participants for study on response modes in psycholinguistic experiments

We are currently recruiting participants for a short computer-based study on response modes in psycholinguistic experiments. Sessions take about 25-30 minutes and participants will be asked to listen to linguistic stimuli and evaluate them according to different criteria. The experiment takes place in the Psycholinguistics Lab on the third floor of the English Faculty Building (Sidgwick Site) and participants are paid £5 for their participation.
To be eligible, you should be a native English speaker, have no history of language impairments, have normal or corrected-to-normal vision and hearing, and be between 18 and 35 years old.

For more information or to sign up, please contact Julia Heine:

[start date: 23/07/2019; end date: 30/09/2019]


How to earn to 30-40 pounds

The Adaptive Brain Lab is currently looking for participants to take part in a study investigating how the brain supports visual perception. To take part, you should: 

- be aged 18-35
- have normal to corrected vision
- be right handed

Our experiments involve performing computer-based tasks. For some studies, we record your brain activity with electroenchephalography (EEG). Each study can involve one or more sessions, and pay £7-10/hour.

For more info please do contact:

Participants needed for study on awareness of bodily signals

We are inviting participants to take part in a study on awareness of bodily signals and the effect of hunger. The study will involve 

two visits to the department of Psychiatry at Douglas House, both lasting about 2 hours.
At one visit, we ask you to perform some tasks while you have skipped breakfast. At the other visit, you will do the same tasks, but after you
have had breakfast. The tasks will involve counting your heartbeats and breathing through a sanitary plastic
tube. We will record your heart rate using a device attached to your fingertip.
You will be compensated up to £30 for your time.
To be eligible, you should meet the following criteria:
- 18 – 50 years
- Normal weight (BMI between 18.5 and 24.9) or obese (BMI > 30)
- No history of neurological or psychiatric disorders
- Non-smoker
- Not pregnant
For more information, please contact Johanna Finnemann:


Healthy male volunteers required for study (COCOA study)

We will use tried and tested medications which modify your blood sugar (blood glucose) level. Our aim is to see how these substances affect the cardiovascular system. If you are a healthy male, aged between 18 and 40 years (BMI 18-30) and are a non-smoker, you could be eligible! 

The study involves a screening visit then five (dosing) visits at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. You will be compensated for your time and inconvenience - £50 screening then £150 for each dosing visit.

For further information, please email

How good is your decision making? (14/02/19)

Contents of Submission

A new study is being carried out at the John Van Geest Centre for Brain Repair and we are recruiting healthy volunteers to act as a control group.
Volunteers will participate in a number of decision games on the computer and a couple of questionnaires. Assessments will last up to 90 minutes and you will be paid £10 for taking part.
Please get in touch with the Brain Repair Centre (Alice White) on 01223 331160 or for further details. 

Paid volunteers needed for brain imaging (fMRI) study!

We have a new fMRI study at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit! It pays £37.50 in total (about 1/3 of it is done at home prior coming here). 

You will be asked to send in a word document of your autobiographical memories by email before the experiment (1~1.5 hrs). We will fill in some screening forms and do some practice outside the scanner (~1 hr) and perform the main experiment inside the scanner (~1.5 hrs).

The tasks in the scanner include:
(1) Theory of Mind
(2) Moral Dilemmas
(3) Autobiographical Memory
(4) Spatial Imagery
(5) Self/Other Adjective Judgement
(6) Working Memory

Eligibility1. 18-40 years old; 2. Right-handed; 3. Normal or corrected-to-normal vision; 4. Native/near-native English speaker; 5. No developmental/psychological/mental health/neurological disorders; 6. Familiar with various locations in Cambridge

Please email to sign up

EEG study of the response to basic visual and social stimuli

We are looking for volunteers to take part in our research study at the Autism research Centre from mid-February to end May. The study is called “EEG study of the response to basic visual and social stimuli.” 

We are interested in seeing how the brain responds to basic visual and social stimuli in ASC. We are currently looking for individuals, male or female, over 18 years of age, with a diagnosis of autism or Asperger syndrome, with normal or corrected vision, and no diagnosis of ADHD or Epilepsy. You must also not be taking any psychotropic medication prior or during your participation.
The study will take place at the Autism Research Centre at Douglas House and will last for approximately 2 hours. Your travel expenses will be reimbursed in full and in addition you will receive £20 for your time. If you are interested please e-mail

New mums required for research study

We are looking for new mothers, with babies under one years old, to take part in Buddy Up, a study to help new mums take part in more physical activity with the support of a buddy. 

Participants will be matched with a buddy (also a new mum), either someone they know or another study participant. The buddies will attend three sessions with researchers which aim to build support between to buddies to help each other engage in physical activity.

For more information about the study, please register your interest in the study by following the link or contacting Kate Ellis on

Native English speakers' text comprehension: An EEG experiment

In this study we focus on several high-level cognitive processes that take place in normal text comprehension. To disentangle the online course of these processes, we use both eye movements and electroencephalography (EEG). In addition, we also measure some behavioural tasks to see whether memory or attention explain comprehension processes. 

To take part, you must 1) be native English speaker; 2) have no known reading disability; 3) have normal, or corrected-to-normal vision; and 4) have no shaved head.

Duration: about 120 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 (

Participate in experiments at the business school for ~ £10/hour



• Interested in behavioural research?

• Want to earn some extra cash?

• And support academic research in the process?



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