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Our music survey has been extended 🎧🎉 Our survey about music tastes and intergenerational music sharing closes tonight at 8pm. Do you bop around your kitchen to Drake? Or do your younger relatives listen to Pink Floyd because of you? Take our survey: sg.your-survey.co.uk/s3/U3A-Member-…
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There's one day left to submit your photos in for 'Words/Text' for u3a eye. Look at previous galleries and share your photos on our website - u3a.org.uk/learning/natio…
RT @IlkleyU3A: 🎨🔬📰🎶🎸🌿📷🚌🥾🏓🚂 🔹 Groups to suit all tastes, from art, languages, science and music, to walking, table tennis and visits to pla…
A great article on Bristol u3a from @thebristolmag twitter.com/thebristolmag/…
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"As a newcomer to village life, I am so pleased that u3a is full of kind members." Gloria is a new member of Sherburn & Villages u3a and shares her story in the January u3a newsletter. Sign up to receive the newsletter and read January's edition - u3a.org.uk/news/newsletter

Opening Doors to Health and Wellbeing

Members of Canterbury and District U3A Research Group have become part of an exciting project, at the University of Kent’s Centre for Health Studies (CHSS).

U3A member Jacky Moore said, “Being a part of the Canterbury and District U3A Research Group has opened up new and interesting opportunities. The Opening Doors to Research Group project at CHSS has provided a chance to become involved in health initiatives and research across a wide spectrum.

“I have become what they call a PPI (Patient & Public Involvement) representative in the project 'Developing Undergraduate Curriculum Resources on Health & Work in Medical Education'.

“The aim of this research is to ensure doctors are confident in discussing health and work issues with patients, the importance of work to a person's wellbeing, how work can ultimately improve health, and to recognise when patients are ready for work.

“The aim is for this curriculum to be embedded in the Outcomes for Graduates. It's early stages yet but this will be a vital component in improving and identifying the ways medical professionals can support and relate to the health and wellbeing of people returning to work.”