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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

PuSkaS (Punch biopsy for skin alpha-synuclein) Steering Group

This is an opportunity to give advice as a member of a steering group.

  • Public/Patient Representative
  • 20/04/2018 (cut off 25/04/2018) - 2 hours
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Health & Science

Plain English Summary Competition - We need your votes!

Vote for the plain English summary you think explains the research the most clea...

Newcastle upon Tyne

North East Speech and Language Therapy Research Symposium 2018

This is an opportunity to be part of a discussion panel to talk about Public & P...

  • Public/Patient Representative
  • 10/07/2018 (cut off 30/04/2018) - 8 hours
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • All Topics

“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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