I was very excited to meet with Anne and Joe of the University of the Third Age today. The U3A is dedicated to life-long learning (for fun!) and I am thrilled at the prospect of getting involved in that!
One of the first things in this coming together is that members of U3A in Lincolnshire may take part in some of the studies we run in psychology – with the first involvement probably being our lab’s study on surrogate decision making in the over 50s. And there are many exciting possibilities of exchange beyond that which we are keen to make happen!
It is also exciting that we welcome Ailsa Mulligan on board for this study. Ailsa is a recent addition to the psychology department in Lincoln and will run some of the testing on this study. This is my first foray of taking my research into the ‘real’ world – but it will not be the last!
All in all a day full of promise of future excitement! Sadly the immediate future holds a (rather large) pile of marking for me, but after that, we will be well away!