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Newcastle University Ageing Generations Education (NUAGE) 2018

An opportunity to help plan, deliver and evaluate the NUAGE module.

  • Friday 18th January 2019 10:00 (2 hours)
  • Community Researcher
  • Influence


Newcastle University Ageing Generations Education (NUAGE) is a module available to undergraduate students doing any degree program at Newcastle University. NUAGE comprises a series of lectures, interactive seminars, and computer-based learning on the topic of ageing. NUAGE runs annually in partnership with students and a team of VOICE members who help to plan, deliver and evaluate the teaching sessions.

NUAGE is an "extracurricular" module which means that students study this module in addition to their own degree modules.

The aims of NUAGE are:

  • To educate students about ageing as a broad concept, with relevance to many sectors of society including health, technology and the arts.
  • To introduce positive aspects of ageing via topics such as 'ageing well', in order to challenge the negative attitudes that can be prevalent in society.
  • To provide students and older people with opportunities to interact and learn from each other's experiences.
  • To share knowledge of research relating to ageing that is going on at Newcastle University.

Volunteer Criteria

Anyone with an interest in ageing is welcome to take part.

What will I be asked to do?

You will become part of the EXBEX team (Experts By Experience) and be involved throughout the delivery of the NUAGE module. You will be asked to undertake a number of varied roles depending on your availability and preferences.

This can include:

  • Working with staff to create a curriculum for NUAGE.
  • Attending and contributing to lectures and seminars.
  • Joining in with e-learning (computer based activity) about ageing.
  • Providing feedback and advice for students.
  • Advising and assisting staff in evaluating the module and making changes to improve the module.
  • Commenting and advising on application for funding and awards.

Guidance and training will be provided where necessary, and you will have the chance to opt out of activities that you do not feel confident about.

When and where?

The NUAGE teaching takes place a the central Newcastle University campus, near Haymarket metro station during the Spring Term (Jan-March). The lectures are scheduled for early evenings to be able to fit in with students' other classes. NUAGE meetings usually take place during the day and are most often held at the Biomedical Research Building, Campus for Ageing and Vitality.

The provisional timetable is as follows:

Friday 18 January, 10-12 - Explanatory meeting - Location TBC

Interactive teaching sessions:

  • Tuesday 29 January, 17:30-20:00 - Student orientation session
  • Thursday 7 February, 17:30-20:00 - A "world cafe' discussion session
  • Wednesday 20 February, 17:30-19:30 - A debate
  • Tuesday 12 March or Thursday 14 March, 17:30-20:30 - Student presentation session (you only need to attend 1 of these sessions)

April - Feedback and evaluation meeting - Date TBC depending on availability of volunteers.

Will I get anything for taking part?

Travel expenses can be reimbursed and refreshments will be provided at teaching sessions and meetings.


  • 2.34, Second floor Biomedical Research Building
  • Campus for Ageing and Vitality, Newcastle University
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • NE4 5PL

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