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After amazing entries from u3a members across Scotland, the 'Withdrawing' competition has announced it's winners. Read the full story and see the top three photos here, u3a.org.uk/component/cont…
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u3a radio podcast is coming! The first episode will go out on our YouTube Channel on 29 September. This new podcast explores every part of the u3a movement. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and click the bell to be notified when the video goes up: youtube.com/user/TheU3a
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"Throughout lockdown, I've been creating pandemic paintings. There are 17 including 1 of my Song and Story u3a group." In our monthly newsletter, we feature a u3a member which this month was Calverton u3a member John Suggett. Sign up to the newsletter, u3a.org.uk/newsletter
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"I was thrilled to see the enthusiasm and even though I may not have converted all of them to the craft, I did provide something new." Jacqui has started running Crouch End and District u3a Felt Making groups outside again. Read the full story on Sources. sources.u3a.org.uk
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There's only two more days to submit your photos into U3A Eye, this time the theme is 'Radio.' Submit your photos and see the current gallery, 'Animals', u3a.org.uk/learning/u3a-e… L-R: Derek Oakley, Christopher Baron, Rita Miles, David Muir

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.”