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NHS Clinical Science student projects: written feedback on Lay Summaries

Newcastle University

NHS Clinical Science student projects: written feedback on Lay Summaries

Public representative posted 4 months ago

Date & time

19 June, 2023 - 5 July, 2023




Heartfelt Thanks!


Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU


Students will submit their masters degree dissertation proposals on 19th June 2023, part of which is a 300 word Lay Summary. We’d like to invite Voice members to review these lay summaries and provide written feedback on them to the students.   

Voice members who sign up to this opportunity will be sent a number of student project proposals by email to provide feedback for. The proposal itself is quite long but only the 3rd and 4th sections entitled “Lay title” and “Lay Summary” (20+300 words long) needs to be read and all other parts should be ignored.  

This feedback is invaluable to the students as it helps them reflect on and develop their skills in communicating their ideas to the public. It will also help those students applying for approval from a Research Ethics Committee to develop their lay summaries for this audience. 

What will I be asked to do? 

All involvement in this opportunity will take place online.

Voice members will be asked to read and review the lay summaries and complete a (provided) electronic feedback form (Word format) for the student. The lay summaries (PDF) and copy of the feedback form will be sent via email on 19th June and you will have until 5th July to provide your feedback via email.

There are 60 lay summaries in total, so the number you receive will depend on the number of people taking part, but it is anticipated you will have approximately 6-10 lay summaries to review.

The lay summaries (plus title) are all maximum 320 words long and the Word form is 1 page long; it is likely to take around 10-20 minutes to complete each one. 

What are the benefits to members taking part? 

Volunteers will have the opportunity to read about the exciting research these talented Clinical Scientists are undertaking as part of their Masters’ degrees. These Clinical Scientists work in hospitals in many areas including cardiology, vascular medicine, gastrointestinal medicine, urology, radiology (e.g., x-ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound and nuclear medicine), radiotherapy and radiation safety.  

There are no costs involved for this opportunity as it is online. 


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Where to go

Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK

This is a Newcastle University Project, but all participation will be carried out online, so you don't need to live in the area.

What you'll receive


Heartfelt Thanks!


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