Contribute to research and earn easy money.


If you’re looking to make an easy buck around campus, have you considered participating in research studies? There are many opportunities on campus, and you get reimbursed for your time.

Where can I find out about these paid research opportunities?

Head up to Redmond Barry (not Richard Berry), take the lift up to level 10/11/12 and there will be noticeboards around the foyer area with posters advertising for research participants!

ImageWhat kind of experiments do they do?

A whole lot really! I have participated in experiment that involved me tracking some objects on a computer screen, and then hitting the space bar every time the objects flash. It went for about an hour, and I got reimbursed $15. Too easy!!

The coolest experiment that I’ve participated in involved me getting some MRI brain scans done! I got reimbursed $80 for that, and I receive a CD with my scans on them too! And I also had an EEG done

Say hello to Daphane’s brain!

Do I need to be a psychology student to participate?

Nope! Bear in mind that you may not qualify to participate in some experiments, so read the poster before contacting them.

WARNING TO PSYCH STUDENTS: For those students studying psychology, please do not get these confused with the research hours that you have to do to meet the hurdle requirement. So just to provide a bit of context – students studying first year psych have to complete 3 hours of research participation in order to pass the subject. These 3 hours of participation ARE NOT PAID and do not go towards those 3 hours.

The economics laboratory

You can also sign up to participate in economic research! It’s an online database, so you will receive an email when they are looking for participants.


Have fun!


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