Redbridge & District


Please note that the u3a does not endorse these projects. If they are from reputable institutions, they are checked by The London Region of u3as and passed on.

Online survey about the impact of social cognition, social contact, and coping strategies, on loneliness and psychological distress in Older Adults during COVID-19 social distancing
Amelia Presman who is a trainee clinical psychologist at the University of East London, has asked us to share the following:
This survey will ask you to complete several questionnaires about your wellbeing, coping strategies, and levels of social contact. The survey also asks you questions designed to measure your 'social cognition', which refers to a person's ability to understand other people's emotions and points of view. Anyone is welcome to complete the survey, so long as they are aged 70 or above.
The survey should take between 45 minutes and one hour to complete. You are welcome to take breaks whilst you go through the survey, or to complete part of the survey and then come back to it a different day (the website will save your progress, as long as you return to the survey within 2 weeks).
You will not be paid for your time, but if you leave your contact details on the survey, you will be entered into a prize draw to win one of two £50 Amazon vouchers.
The online survey can be accessed by following this link: SocialDistancing
For more information, you can email Amelia Presman at
Posted on 30th September 2020

Invitation to take part in online cognitive ageing research
Maryam Al-Abdulla who is a PhD student at Middlesex University, London invites u3a members to participate in an online study related to a programme of research on cognitive ageing.
The study aims to examine how different kinds of memory are affected by ageing, and how different types of cognitive (mental) processing affect memory. The performance of healthy young adults (aged 18-30 years) and healthy older adults (aged 65 years and over) are compared, and changes over time are measured.
The study is fully online and will take approximately 20 minutes. Participants will be entered into a prize draw to win one of two £20 Amazon vouchers to spend online.
If you consider taking part, please read the information sheet in detail and complete and return the research questionnaire. If you have questions, please contact Maryam by email:
Posted on 10th October 2020