Get Involved Make A Difference


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. 

Find Out More


Working together with researchers and businesses you can get actively involved in identifying needs and developing solutions for an ageing society. 

Find Out More


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. 

Find Out More

Current Opportunities

Parkinson's research project focus group

This is an opportunity to join a focus group to help improve mobility in Parkins...

  • Workshop
  • 31/08/2017 (cut off 29/08/2017) - 1 hour, 30 mins
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Parkinson's

Living well with multiple conditions in later life - have your say

An opportunity to take part in a survey to help prioritise research for people l...

National Standards for Public Involvement in Research: Consultation 2017

This is an opportunity to take part in an online survey about public involvement...

  • Questionnaire
  • 01/09/2017 (cut off 01/09/2017) - 35 mins
  • Online only
  • Health & Science
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.

Latest From Us

Soapbox Science Newcastle 2017 Highlights Video

On Saturday 17 June 2017 Newcastle city centre was transformed into a hub for science and discovery as top female scientists from ...

Tracing the links between basic research and real-world applications

What does hailing a ride with Uber have to do with 19th-century geometry and Einstein’s theory of relativity? Quite a bit, it turn...

Are Group Consultations for me?

A short introduction to being seen by your doctor or nurse in a group rather than a short one to one consultation. What are group...