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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 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 (

Call for participants - typing in VR

We are looking for people to participate in our study of text entry methods for virtual reality. The study involves wearing a virtual reality headset and typing set text using various keyboard configurations. 

To participate you will need to attend a total of two sessions. The two sessions must be done on different days and each will last approximately 1.5-2 hours (depending on typing speed). The study will take place within the Department of Engineering (Trumpington Street). You will receive a £30 Amazon voucher in appreciation for your participation.

• Normal vision or corrected to normal vision without glasses (wearing glasses with the headset can be uncomfortable).
• English proficiency.
• 18+ years of age.

• Throughout January and February

Please contact to register interest.

Participants for research developing AI for mental wellbeing

We are researching AI to support mental wellbeing and need participants. Selected participants fill out a questionnaire, have a conversation with a researcher, and receive a £15 voucher. Please visit to learn more and register. Participants must be 18 years or older, there are no other criteria. 

Where: William Gates Building (West Cambridge)
When: January and February 2019

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