VOICE Research Support Group 2021-2022
Established 7 years ago, the VOICE Research Support Group supports Newcastle University researchers by providing feedback and advice during the early stages of developing a project. This includes feedback on research ideas and proposals, lay summaries of research, public and patient information sheets, questionnaires and much more.
Each year membership of the group is renewed.
- Do you have an interest in research?
- Would you like to help researchers and give feedback on their projects?
- Would you like to join a friendly group and meet other VOICE members?
We are looking for volunteers who enjoy discussing and learning about research and want to help influence the direction of research projects on a wide variety of topics.
To be a member of the VOICE Research Support Group you must:
- be aged 18 or over
- be willing to support researchers and provide them with feedback
- be able to listen and respect other members' viewpoints in a group setting
- be willing to commit to attending regular meetings for 1 year
No particular skills or experience is required, just enthusiasm and a willingness to get involved.
We welcome new and returning members.
What will I be asked to do?
As a member of the VOICE Research Support Group, you will be asked to attend monthly meetings for 1 year (September 2021-July 2022) and meet with different researchers. At each meeting, the researcher will give a short presentation about their work or project and will either have some questions or topics they would like to discuss with the group or a document they would like feedback on. You will be asked to give your feedback, advice and ideas within a group setting.
Details of each meeting will be circulated in advance for you to read ahead of the meeting.
Occasionally you may also be asked to provide feedback on lay summaries via email in between meetings.
In the first meeting, you will be provided with an induction and support pack to help you with your role.
When and where?
Meetings will take place on the first Wednesday of every month, (September 2021 – July 2022), 10:30-11:30.
Initially meetings will take place online via Zoom. When we are able to return to face-to-face meetings, these will take place at The Catalyst, Newcastle Helix, Newcastle upon Tyne. Once face-to-face meetings resume, there will still be the option to contribute online if you are not based in the North East.
The first meeting will take place on Wednesday 1st September.
Will I get anything for taking part?
Travel expenses within the North East will be reimbursed for face-to-face meetings.
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