lending your brain to science: how to make a quick pound

If you’re too busy to get a job or still searching for one, an easy way to make a few pounds a week is to participate in research projects. The University of Edinburgh’s employment website SAGE usually has one post a week calling for research participants. These projects range from Alien Language Learning to Psychology Memory Test to Joint Task Eye-Tracking Experiments.

Since my arrival in September, I’ve lent my brain to science five times. Each session usually takes no more than hour and you get paid 3-5 pounds for participating. Sometimes you’ll get more, this week I participated in an experiment that took about an hour and a half and got paid ten pounds. Sometimes the experiments are tiring, but generally, painless and interesting. Plus, the research coordinators are willing to work around your schedule, so you don’t have to worry about missing class or any appointments.


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