1. College – Dancesport Cuppers 2015
2. College – Film Night Sunday 3rd May
3. University – Masters Forum on Exam Preparation (Monday 27th April)
4. University – Rag Ball Recruitment
5. University – Bursaries for Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School 2015
6. University – Call for participants
7. University – Call for participants
8. University – Call for participants
9. University – Call for participants
10. University – Call for participants
11. Other – Cowley Road Carnival
12. Other – Oxford Dignity Drive
13. Other – Measure for Measure at the Oxford Playhouse
1. Dancesport Cuppers 2015
Dancesport Cuppers 2015 is upon us! Run by Oxford University Dancesport Club, and hosted at Iffley on 16th May, 3rd Week of Trinity, it’s a great opportunity to try out Ballroom and Latin in a competitive, but enjoyable, environment. Dance either Waltz, Quickstep, Cha Cha, or Jive, and represent your college in what is set to be one of the biggest Cuppers of the year. If you’re into Salsa or Rock n Roll, we’ve got a competition for you too. Registration form: here Any questions? Contact William Martin, william.martin[at]lmh.ox.ac.uk
2. Film Night – Sunday 3rd May
Film night this coming Sunday will feature pizza and ‘Dr Horrible’s Sing-a-long blog’. It’s going to be great!
3. Masters Forums on Exam Preparation
For the first time, OUSU will be running centralised Masters Forums this term. These are sessions open to all Masters students in preparation for exams, and are run by a panel of staff and students covering exam technique, study skills, and self-care tips. There will also be a Q&A with the panel where you can ask whatever you need to know about Oxford exams.
The first Masters Forum will be held on Monday 27th April, 5.30-6.30pm, in the Larkin Room in St John’s College, which is accessible. All are welcome!
If you can’t attend this session, there will be another held in a few weeks’ time – keep an eye out for more info or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more. https://www.facebook.com/events/1594018657548945/
4. RAG BALL RECRUITMENT
Want to be a part of the biggest charity ball in Oxford? We’re currently recruiting two entz officers, and a logistics officer for the committee. You’ll have the chance to choose the line-up, and decide what the guest experience looks like!
For more information, see: http://ousu.org/representing-you/your-reps/sabb/RuthMeredith/2015/03/09/RAG-Ball-Committee-Applications/
5. Oxford Bursaries for Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School 2015
Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School 20 – 24 July 2015 – DPhils and Early-Career Researchers
Do you work in the Humanities or support people who do? Are you interested in how the digital can help your research?
Oxford Bursaries: DHOxSS is delighted to offer a number of bursaries (or scholarships) to doctoral students and Early-Career Researchers at the University of Oxford, thanks to the generosity of the John Fell Fund and Humanities Division. Apply by filling in the application form before 25 May 2015. Please see http://dhoxss.humanities.ox.ac.uk/2015/registration.html#bursaries for more information on applying and eligibility.
Come and learn from experts with participants from around the world, from every field and career stage, to develop your knowledge and acquire new skills. Immerse yourself for a week in one of our 8 workshop strands, and widen your horizons through the keynote and additional sessions.
– An Introduction to Digital Humanities
– Crowdsourcing for Academic, Library and Museum Environments
– Digital Approaches in Medieval and Renaissance Studies
– Digital Musicology
– From Text to Tech
– Humanities Data: Curation, Analysis, Access, and Reuse
– Leveraging the Text Encoding Initiative
– Linked Data for the Humanities
– Jane Winters, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
– James Loxley, University of Edinburgh
Supplement your chosen workshop with a choice from 9 additional morning sessions covering a variety of Digital Humanities topics.
Join us for events every evening, include a research poster and drinks reception, guided walking tour of Oxford, the annual TORCH Digital Humanities lecture, and a dinner at Exeter College.
For more information see: http://dhoxss.humanities.ox.ac.uk/2015/ml/
Directors of DHOxSS,
6. “(Link)ability: UK Experiences of Disability in the Networked Economy.” Call for Participants
Does government surveillance impact a disabled person’s willingness to use the Internet? Are people living with disability in the UK concerned with how their disability is perceived online? When more businesses and government services are provided online, who really benefits from more disabled people using the Internet? These are a few of the questions motivating this study entitled “(Link)ability: UK Experiences of Disability in the Networked Economy.”
Over the course of May 2015, several interviews will be conducted across the UK to gather narratives of living with disability with or without the Internet in order to share responses to these questions, not to answer them definitively.
Participants are needed for interviews about surveillance, Internet use and living with disability in the United Kingdom. To participate you must:
• Be a resident of the United Kingdom
• Be over the age of 18
• Identify as disabled
• Be available for a 1 hour interview in May 2015
• No previous Internet or computer skills required
Please visit http://linkability.tumblr.com for more information.
7. Call for Participants – psychology study.
between 18 to 45?
fit and well?
light or non-smoker?
a fluent English speaker?
– Are you considered eccentric or consider yourself different?
– Do you prefer to keep to yourself?
– Do you believe in the supernatural or things that some people find unusual?
The study involves visiting our research facility in Oxford on three occasions. You will receive compensation for your time and reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.
We would like you to complete an online questionnaire:
Text STUDY to 70099
Ethics REC reference: 13/NW/0727
8. Take part in a survey on sleep and health for a chance of winning a £50 Amazon voucher and further paid recruitment!
We are interested in hearing all about your SLEEP along with your lifestyle, life experiences and current well-being! Your information will be used to contribute to research that is designed to evaluate how to help people who struggle when things get a little hectic. Your information is INVALUABLE to us, so PLEASE take the time to complete the survey! It will only take 10-15 minutes to complete AND you will be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 Amazon voucher! You may also have the option to take part in further paid research looking more in-depth into your sleep.
Click on the link to the survey below!
This study has ethical approval from the University of Oxford Research Ethics Committee.
9. Virtual reality research study
We are recruiting participants aged 18-70 for a psychological research study in virtual reality. Eligible men will be required to visit the lab for two 40min sessions and eligible women for one 40 min session. Our VR lab is located at the Warneford Hospital, Dept. of Psychiatry, Headington. You will be compensated for your time.
If you would like further information about the study please email us atnr.volunteers[at]psych.ox.ac.uk
10. Psychological study on social contact experiences between students of different sexual orientations and gender identities
We are looking for OU students of all sexual orientations to participate in a psychological study on social contact experiences between students of different sexual orientations and gender identities.
– Participation takes around 15 minutes
– We are interested in both heterosexual as well as LGBTQ students’ experiences
– All participants have the chance to win 1x £100, 2x £50, and 4x £25
To participate, click here: http://bit.ly/1Fjo2Mh
11. COWLEY ROAD CARNIVAL
Cowley Road Carnival is the major community event in Oxford’s annual calendar (www.cowleyroadcarnival.co.uk). On 5th July 2015 up to 45,000 people will get together on Cowley Road to enjoy music, food, performance, art, fun and of course the procession.
Lots of volunteer-run fundraising and participation events (www.cowleyroadcarnival.co.uk/events/) will be happening in the run up to Carnival, including a Blues Brother gig on May 9th. ON THE DAY we also need lots of VOLUNTEERS to help manage the partygoers and to make the most of the fundraising opportunities – it takes £120,000 a year to run the programme of community events and Carnival itself. Will you come along to have fun with us and take charge of a collecting tin for the day, carry a direction sign, and sell programmes? With your help we could ask every person to give £1 of their change on the day and make a major contribution to securing Carnival for the future.
If you’d like to volunteer, or hold a fundraising event, please email events[at]cowleyroadworks.org
12. OXFORD DIGNITY DRIVE
Oxford Dignity Drive is a drive in 2nd week (2nd-9th May) to increase access to sanitary products and feminine hygiene items for homeless and vulnerably housed people in Oxford. We’re asking for donations, both of money (http://www.gofundme.com/sfdprg) and physical donations of products (there’ll be donation boxes in colleges in second week).
The week will include several events to raise awareness of this issue and of the wider problems facing both homeless people and menstruating people worldwide, and more information can be found on the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/oxdignitydrive?fref=ts, or get in touch at oxforddignitydrive[at]gmail.com
13. MEASURE FOR MEASURE AT THE OXFORD PLAYHOUSE – 1st Week (28th April – 2nd May)
“Declan Donnellan’s Russian cast are so electrifyingly intense and disturbing that they make your hair stand on end.” ★★★★★
Kate Bassett for The Times
Cheek by Jowl, “one of the ten great theatre companies in the world” (Time Magazine), is returning to the Oxford Playhouse in 1st Week with a thrilling reinvention of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure.
Featuring the company’s Russian ensemble, this piercing new production delves into the depths of an unpredictable city to dissect the nature of government, love, and justice.
Student tickets are usually only available on Wednesday, but with the discount code MEASUREOU8 reduced price tickets are available for every night of the production.
Tickets are available at: https://www.oxfordplayhouse.com/show/?eventid=3301
Simply enter MEASUREOU8 as a ‘coupon’ before the checkout to receive student discount.