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There are 1039 local U3As across the United Kingdom with over 425,000 members.

 

  • #LearningNotLonely
  • What is U3A?
  • What do we do?
  • How are we different?
  • What is the U3A ethos?
  • How do I join?
  • #LearningNotLonely

    Read new research showing U3A's positive, cost-effective and sustainable impact on the wellbeing and future of retired people in the UK.

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  • What is U3A?

    U3A (University of the Third Age) is a UK movement of retired and semi-retired people who come together to continue their educational, social and creative interests in a friendly and informal environment.

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  • What do we do?

    Members of local U3As draw upon their knowledge and experience to teach and learn from each other. It's all voluntary, run in informal activity sessions, covering hundreds of different subjects.

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  • How are we different?

    U3A is an informal, co-operative, volunteer-led organisation which embraces everyone of all backgrounds, religions and cultures. There are no formal qualifications or exams to pass. The U3A draws on the strengths and enthusiasms of all its members.

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  • What is the U3A ethos?

    At its heart, the U3A believe that continuing to learn, develop your interests, make friends and try something new, is a life-long passion.

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  • How do I join?

    Anyone interested in becoming a member can join through their nearest local U3A. You can locate and contact your nearest U3A here.

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RT @Anne91011: Really enjoyed giving outreach presentation on ageing and muscle loss to Skidaw @U3A_UK today and in a beautiful part of the…
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@U3A_UK members of Glenfield U3A Active Adventurers Group went Sno-tubing at @swadsnowsports in #Derbyshire And climbing at the #Leicester Outdoor Pursuits centre. U3A brings Third Agers together to learn, stay active, have fun. Find out more at u3a.org.uk
RT @canalability: Members of the @U3A_UK Sailing Group will be cruising the River Stort today & have booked 2 of our 3 specially adapted c…
RT @Bev_PJ: Really enjoyed meeting the members of @U3A_UK #Bangor with @CaitlinORiordan today to talk about our research projects and invit…
RT @mr_plantgeek: The @U3A_UK in Beccles enjoyed The Weird & Wacky Plant Show today! Here’s a few ladies taste-testing the miracle fruit! Y…