Shared Learning and Research projects

Shared Learning

Shared learning involves SU3A Groups and members participating in “Citizen Science” projects, usually by collecting data as part of their Group activities.

Research projects

SU3A receives a lot of support from the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University. They provide expert speakers for our Showroom lectures, support our shared learning projects and help behind the scenes in many ways.

We help them by providing volunteers for many research projects. This usually involves giving a couple of hours at a university department to undergo  all sorts of tests that provide baseline data for research into ageing and interventions for age related problems. Tests are usually mental rather than physical – your response to words or pictures, speed of reaction etc, and we give full details here. See the table below for current research projects seeking help.

Project Contact details Description Other information

 Giving up Smoking

Dr. Gareth Jones (Telephone Number: 01142254312, E-mail: HeartResearch@shu.ac.uk  Support for giving up smoking  – methods being tested  Click here for more information