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U3A members have been submitting amazing photos for U3A Eye See our latest gallery, 'Contrasts,' and submit your photos for 'Not what it seems' here u3a.org.uk/learning/natio… 📷: Jo of Harlow U3A, Kate of Belper U3A, Jenny of Abbeywood & Thamesmead U3A, Phil of Sleaford U3A
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The second episode of our U3A Radio Podcast is out now. This month's episode features interviews on creative writing, opera and much more. Listen here: youtube.com/watch?v=p2eNL-…
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There are only a few days left to submit your poems for our National U3A Poetry Competition. We're looking for humorous poems on the theme ‘hobbies or interests.’ Find out more about the competition, and see the rules for entry here. u3a.org.uk/learning/natio…
Episode 2 of U3A Radio is coming soon. The next episode of our U3A Radio Podcast, made by U3A members Nick, Peter and Ela, is out on 17 November at 6am. Hear a sneak peek of what's to come here: youtube.com/watch?v=BEqcK7…
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For Remembrance Day, we wanted to share this beautiful photo, submitted by Angela Owen as part of U3A Eye. #RemembranceDay #LestWeForget

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.”