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Join a group that interests you and share your views 

Welcome to VOICE Groups! Here we aim to provide welcoming and supportive environments for you to connect with other VOICE members and researchers. By joining groups you'll have a chance to share your views, knowledge and experience on a variety of topics. As a group member you will have the opportunity to create new discussion topics and have access to a wide range of information and resources to both inspire and challenge.

If you have a burning question, or just want to hear other people's views and ideas, come and join the conversation! 

Our VOICE terms and conditions apply to all group discussions. 

Dementia Innovation Group

This Dementia Group is a platform for anyone wishing to learn and share ideas about what works and what needs to change to enable people living with dementia to live well.

Digital Advisory Group

The Digital Advisory Group is a group of VOICE members who have offered to give their feedback on the developments of the VOICE web platform and apps.

ExCEL - Excellence in Citizen Engagement and Learning

ExCEL is a Europe wide network of organisations & professionals with a citizen community or experience of engaging with citizens.  Its aim is to create a dynamic forum for sharing good practice in citizen engagement....


The MenoMeetup group was set up to have open and honest discussions about the menopause in a safe, comfortable and fun space. We welcome everyone regardless of age and gender to take part and hope that by discussing real...

Newcastle University Retired Staff Association (NURSA)

Membership of NURSA is open to all Newcastle University Retired Staff. NURSA is a partner with VOICE and NU Advancement (Alumni Office). It enables members to: maintain contact with each other and with the University...

North West London Research Involvement Network

This network was formed by Imperial’s Patient Experience Research Centre (PERC) to bring together members of the North West London community to help develop, shape, inform and influence health research undertaken primari...

PPI in Research Training

To plan and develop the PPI in Research training workshop/course

REACT: COVID-19 Community Network

Join this Group to receive news updates and invites to events and involvement opportunities relating to Imperial’s REACT COVID-19 and Long COVID research.

Research Champion Group

The NENC Research Champion Group is a private group only accessible to Research Champions. Within this group you can access meeting notes, resources and also chat with one another in between meetings.


Welcome to the U3A Group at VOICE. U3A (Learn, Laugh, Live) is a UK-wide movement which brings together people in their ‘third age’ to develop their interests and continue their learning in a friendly and informal enviro...

VOICE and Alphabetti Production Focus Group

This is a closed group for people involved in the development of a theatre production about the challenges of ageing. Performances will be advertised on the VOICE website soon.

VOICE Research Support Group 2021-2022

The Research Support Group is a group of research active VOICE members who meet once a month with researchers to provide feedback on projects from a public perspective. We have already recruited for 2021-2022, therefore ...

VOICE Social: Community Chat

This group has been set up as a place for VOICE members to come together outside of their involvement in other opportunities.