Participate in student research
Take part in a research project or survey organised by students for dissertations, theses and other research initiatives.
Student research projects
Our undergraduate and postgraduate students run many research projects throughout the year as part of dissertations, theses and other research initiatives. They are often looking for participants and other students to take part in their research surveys and projects.
If you would like to take part in a student research project, please see below for information about current projects and surveys seeking participants.
Take part in psychology projects and research
Staff and students in the Department of Psychology run many projects and experiments throughout the year. They are often looking for new participants to help them to collect data.
Take part in a study into people's opinions of companies
Our study is interested in your opinions of companies. The study involves completing one experimental session on a computer in room 8W 1.25. During this session you will be presented with some information to read about a firm, and then you will be asked to complete a questionnaire.
Take part: How different breakfasts can regulate your appetite
Our study is looking at whether changing nutrients and flavours at breakfast alters how well you can regulate your appetite, and whether these impact particular markers of metabolic health. We would ask you to attend the laboratory at the University four times in total. During each session we will take measures of your health (e.g. weight, blood pressure), a blood sample, measure how many calories you burn at rest, and ask you to complete several questionnaires assessing various aspects of your appetite. Between lab sessions 1 and 2, and lab sessions 3 and 4, we will provide you with a porridge breakfast to eat at home for 21 days each. During these 21 days we will ask you to monitor your lifestyle for four days over several points (16 days in total). This includes recording your diet, wearing an activity monitor, and completing some appetite questionnaires throughout the day.
How long will it take? The four lab sessions take between 1-3 hours each. The study requires your participation for a total of two 3-week periods, with some time between lab session 2 and 3 where you can go back to living your normal life.
When and where will the research take place? • This research is ongoing until September 2018 • We will require you to come to the University of Bath’s Physiology laboratory four times Who can take part? • All participants must be between 18-60 years old • Participants should be healthy (i.e. no known cardiometabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, no drug dependency, etc) Will my taking part in this study be kept confidential? All information and data provided will remain strictly confidential and all reports will be anonymised. This research has been approved by the Research Ethics Approval Committee for Health (ref: EP 16/17 033).
Why should you take part? • You will help to contribute towards important research aiming to understand how appetite (a key factor in preventing obesity) and whether manipulating nutrients and flavours at breakfast can improve health (particularly factors affecting type 2 diabetes risk) • You will receive lifestyle analysis (e.g. how many calories you burn doing your daily activities, how many calories you eat), data on your health (e.g. blood glucose and insulin level), and information about your appetite regulation and how this changed during the study • There are some small risks in taking part, namely the use of venepuncture to take a blood sample. This can cause bruising, infection, or in rare cases cause an embolism (i.e. a bubble or fragment that can become lodged in the blood vessel and interfere with normal blood flow. To minimise risk, only trained researchers take blood samples. The porridge oats provided do not contain anything that is not commonly found in cereals and other foods, however it is imperative that we are made aware of any allergies or intolerances to ensure there is no contamination.