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Sharing world-class knowledge from Newcastle University and beyond to inform, inspire and challenge.  Discover more about yourself and the world around through our opportunities for lifelong learning. 

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Working together with researchers and businesses you can get actively involved in identifying needs and developing solutions for an ageing society. 

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Research depends on healthy volunteers and people with lived experience to take part in projects and trials.  Contributing your time can be a rewarding experience and can make a real difference. 

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Current Opportunities

Newcastle upon Tyne

Citizen Involvement Matters

This is an opportunity to provide feedback on research project ideas and other q...

  • Workshop
  • 05/03/2018 (cut off 26/02/2018) - 1 hour
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • All Topics
Newcastle upon Tyne

Sharing the patient voice with 3rd year students

This is an opportunity to share your lived experience of having a health conditi...

  • Workshop
  • This opportunity has multiple dates
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Health & Science
Newcastle upon Tyne

We need to talk about Nigel (Jacobson Lecture) - Insights Public Lecture

Attend a lecture in the Insights Public Lecture Programme.

  • Event
  • 27/02/2018 (cut off 27/02/2018) - 1 hour, 15 mins
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Health & Science

“We are volunteering the accumulated knowledge we have gathered over our entire life”

Voice Member

About Voice

In contributing our experience, ideas, insights and vision, VOICE members become partners. They work with Universities and external organisations to:

  • Improve the focus, quality, relevance and impact of research
  • Stimulate and shape social and technological innovation
  • Enjoy lifelong learning and become research active citizens
  • Make a positive difference to the lives of older people across the globe
  • The involvement of VOICE members in research helps to focus academic knowledge, creativity and expertise on finding solutions and innovations that will make a difference to and have an impact on people's lives.

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Cycling Without Age

Over the past few months, myself and a small team of volunteers have been working to bring Cycling Without Age to Newcastle. Cycli...

Blood Matters – Public Engagement event success!

As part of Blood Cancers awareness month in September, Sarah Pagan, Lab Manager in the Institute of Cellular Medicine, organised a...

Can you help us to keep public and patients safer?

I’ve been a member of VOICE from the start and I know how much members can contribute to research projects and how much your advic...