Level 4, Level 5 or Level 6? Then the Careers Fair is for you. It is not specifically for final year students. Even though it may seem a long time off, what to do after university is not just something to think about when you’re about to leave! The Careers Fair can give you inspiration and help you see the opportunities that are out there for you, and might help you think about the type of dissertation you want to do to give you the best chance later on. There are more exhibitors than ever before, spread over 5 floors of the Amex Stadium in Falmer. The Careers Fair is Wednesday 4 November. Full details can be found here. If you are interested please sign up to the Facebook event for updates and information in the run up to the event, by clicking here.
BUDS (the Brighton Undergraduate Dissertation Showcase) is a conference organised by SASS for final year students to present their dissertations to second years. More background can be found here.
Click on the image below for a short film about the event, which features interviews with some of the attendees and presenters. I hope this will encourage first, second and third year students to attend! For first and second years it really is an excellent way to get a feel for dissertations from those who really know, and for third years it gives you an opportunity to develop skills in presenting your findings – all of the students in the film thought it was a great experience, after they had finished!
Please see below! If you’re interested you need to contact Karen Richards before Friday 29th May to apply (k.b.richards(at)brighton.ac.uk)…
We would like to invite you to work in July and earn some extra money for the summer break as a student helper at the University of Brighton Falmer Open Day.
Please review the information below, and if you would like to work on this date contact me (Karen Richards) before Friday 29th May to confirm your availability, course and phone number. The student recruitment team will confirm with you, shortly after this date, if and when you are required to work. These details will include your allocated role and any additional information that may be required.
The Falmer Open Day will take place on Saturday 11 July for Education, SASS, HUMS, Paramedic Practice, Nursing.
Working Hours: c. 08:30 – 17:00 (roles vary)
Pay: Under six hours: £8.42/hour
Lunch: 30mins if working 6 hours (please bring/purchase food)
Dress: Blue University of Brighton T-shirt (we will provide this if we haven’t already issued you with one)
Eligibility: Must have / be applying for a National Insurance Number (students can apply at http://www.direct.gov.uk/) Must have the right to work in the UK.
Due to the nature of Open Days, we would ask that students remain flexible. Though we will endeavour to guarantee the hours above where possible, there may be times when you are asked to finish your shift early, undertake a different role or be offered the opportunity for additional hours depending on demand over the course of the day.
BUDS is the Brighton Undergraduate Dissertation Showcase, an annual conference open to all Level 5 and 6 students in SASS. Final year students get to experience presenting their findings to a large audience and fielding questions, other level 6 students get to experience an academic conference first hand and ask questions, and level 5 students get to learn about what a dissertation entails, from those with the most up-to-date experience!
This year, BUDS 2015 is on Wednesday 20th May 2015. We’ve got a record number of 18 fabulous speakers, covering a huge range of different topics! The conference will be in three parts with three sessions running in parallel during each part.
If you are a Level 5 or Level 6 SASS student, and even if you are presenting, you must register for BUDS 2015. Firstly, please take a look at the conference abstracts by clicking here. Choose one session from the red part, one sessionfrom the blue part and one session from the green part and then click here to register your details and session choices. You can also tell us about any specific dietary needs you have, as food and drink will be laid on too!
We hope to see you there!
Do you want to present images, text or video to participants, and measure their responses and reaction times accurately, easily and automatically? If so you need to check out the Psychology lab’s SuperLab software, which is installed on the computers in the lab’s soundproof testing booths. We also have a number of response pads, which can be easily configured to allow participants to quickly and easily interact with your experiments.
You can create whatever experiments you desire. This page contains a number of pre-programmed experiments based on classic psychology papers relating to perception and attention, memory, perceptual representation, representation of meaning and reasoning. You’ll find the Stroop task, dichotic listening experiments (examining the “cocktail party effect”), experiments exploring episodic memory and many more, which can be used freely. We also have an Implicit Association Task you can use with your own stimuli.
If you are interested in running any of these pre-programmed experiments, creating your own experiment, or just having a look at what SuperLab entails please speak to the psychology technicians. If you would like to have a read about SuperLab and how easy it is to present an experiment, please take a look at the SuperLab manual.
If you are a third year and you have not done so already, please please please fill out the National Student Survey!! We want to know about your whole time at Brighton and not just the final year, so we can hear how your time at university has been and improve things for current and future students. You have until 30 April to fill it out – if you are still reading this, click the logo below and do it now! It only takes 10 minutes.
Third Year Dissertation students are strongly encouraged to use SONA to create their surveys for free, as this also gives a lot of help with recruitment. If you are not using SONA, there are other options. Most people have heard about Surveymonkey, but what about Qualtrics or SogoSurvey? As a student, you really do not have to pay for online survey software. You may find that the free version of Surveymonkey is too limited for your needs – if you do please click the link below for a round-up of some better free options!
If you have any questions after reading this, please speak to Joe the psychology technician.
Very interesting blog post here from Fiona Macneill (Learning Technologies Advisor) on using iPads for qualitative research, including using them to record interviews and focus groups, and the apps and hardware that may help.
If anybody is interested in using the apps mentioned here for dissertations or research please speak to me and I’ll get them installed on the Psychology Lab’s iPads. The lab is happy to lend students and staff iPads, mics, voice recorders, video cameras – just click view & book lab resources to see what we can offer.