U3A Glenorchy

Learning for life

About U3A

The University of the Third Age (U3A) is a group of like-minded people who endeavour to keep active in mind and body in the third Age of Life. Universities of the Third Age are community-based organisations where retired people, or those nearing retirement, can continue to be engaged in interesting and stimulating discussion and activities covering a wide range of topics.

Classes are informal. There are no exams and qualifications are not awarded. Subjects may simply be for interest, or they may be practical, such as crafts.

The first U3A was established in Toulouse, France, in 1972. The U3A movement is well established in the United Kingdom, USA and Europe.

Australia’s first U3A started in Melbourne in 1984. Today there are more than 98 U3A branches with a total membership exceeding 23,600.

All the tutors and members of the committee are volunteers. The only costs for those who attend classes are a yearly membership fee, and in some courses the cost of materials used.

No qualifications are required to join U3A classes. Class groups are sociable, supportive and lots of fun. It’s about developing new interests and meeting new people. Many friendships are made.

Other U3A WebsitesGet switched on

Hobart: http://u3ahobart.org.au/

Clarence: http://u3aclarence.com

Kingborough: http://www.u3akingborough.org

NSW: http://www.nsw.u3anet.org.au

Australia (U3A Online): http://www.u3aonline.org.au

United Kingdom: http://www.u3a.org.uk/

International:  http://www.worldu3a.org

U3A Alliance Australia: http://www.u3aaa.org/

U3A Signpost: http://worldu3a.org/signpost/

U3A Online: https://www.u3aonline.org.au/