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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 Hospital Quality Account event

This is an opportunity to attend a public consultation on the Newcastle upon Tyn...

  • Event
  • 10/01/2018 (cut off 21/12/2017) - 2 hours
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Health & Science

Understanding Newcastle's urban history: exploring Geordie identity and consumption of Newcastle Brown Ale in the city

This is an opportunity to take part in a project about social and economic chang...

  • Workshop
  • 06/01/2018 (cut off 21/12/2017) - 30 mins
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Culture & Society

Quality assurance of undergraduate dental teaching programmes

This is an opportunity to help with the development of a questionnaire about den...

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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New research shows explaining things to 'normal' people can help scientists be better at their jobs

In times when fake news and alternative facts circulate in society, spreading scientifically based findings is more important than...

  • 04/12/2017
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We built a robot care assistant for elderly people – here’s how it works

Not all robots will take over human jobs. My colleagues and I have just unveiled a prototype care robot that we hope could take on...

How our new technology will help blind people ‘see’ at the cinema

Sight loss affects around two million people in the UK, a number that is likely to increase to four million by 2050. Losing sight...