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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

Freedom City 2017: Shahidul Alam: Kalpana’s Warriors

An event included in the Freedom City 2017 programme.

  • Event
  • 21/11/2017 (cut off 21/11/2017) - 1 hour, 15 mins
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Culture & Society

Ageing in a Digital Age

This is an opportunity to attend an event to discuss assistive technologies for ...

  • Event
  • 23/11/2017 (cut off 22/11/2017) - 2 hours, 30 mins
  • Gateshead
  • Technology
About VOICE North

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

Voice North Member

About Voice North

In contributing our experience, ideas, insights and vision, Voice North members become partners. They work with the University 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 in the North East and beyond
  • The involvement of Voice North 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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