From time to time, Redditch U3A are approached by researchers seeking volunteers of our age group to partake in a variety of studies. This page will link you to such requests but, of course, it is entirely an individual decision as to whether you wish to take part. Each project should provide a comprehensive information sheet and you should read this carefully before deciding whether you wish to partake in the study.

Posted 19 July 2019, message from Project Leader for UCL memory project (link to information on the right).

I am currently completing an MSc in Clinical Mental Health Sciences at University College London. As part of my Master's degree, I am conducting a research study in older people who are experiencing problems with their memory and/or attention, but who have been told by a healthcare professional that their memory and/or attention is normal. I am particularly interested in finding out whether there is a relationship between how we think and feel about things and self-reported problems with memory and/or attention, satisfaction with life and mood.

Posted 6 November 2020, message from British Nutrition Foundation regarding the Health Claims Unpacked project which aims to help consumers understand health claims on foods and drinks in order to make healthy choices. (link on the right)