u3a - Online Tutorials

Zoom Tutorials

We have been running Zoom tutorials since March 2020 and will continue to run these every week as long as there is a demand from u3a members. The tutorials are run by u3a Trust Volunteers. You can book tutorials below. 

You can find useful information on Zoom and other platforms via the video conferencing links and how to guidance pages. We have also compiled and answered your questions on Zoom on our video conferencing faqs page. 

Introduction to Zoom

The aim of this session is to help you become familiar with the basics of how to use the Zoom platform, what you can do on it, some of the functions (such as splitting into break-out rooms, muting everyone!) and how to be safe. This is aimed at novices to gain confidence is using Zoom.

Hosting meetings for Group Leaders

The aim will be to cover the basics on organising and inviting members to meetings, meeting protocols, managing your group, and showing slides. This is aimed any anyone who runs their own meetings and would like to do so successfully. The session is aimed at Group leaders, Committee Members and anyone interested in finding out how to host a meeting.

Running Large Meetings and Virtual AGMs

Following a series of tutorials, we have video resource available for those u3as, looking at hosting large meetings, AGMs, hosting large guest speaker events. It will cover AGM preparations, starting the meeting, running the meeting, and steps to take after the meeting has concluded

You can watch a running virtual AGMs and large meetings video recording over on our Youtube channel. 

Zoom for Hosting Group Meetings

Multiple Dates

February 2021

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Introduction to Zoom

Multiple Dates

March 2021

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Zoom for Hosting Group Meetings

Multiple Dates

March 2021

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Trust Volunteer Induction

Multiple dates

2021

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Other virtual workshops available on request

We have the option to provide virtual workshops on the following topics for member groups on request:-

  • Trustee Induction
  • Trust Volunteer Induction
  • GDPR
  • Governance
  • Beacon
  • Safeguarding
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Communication Bites
  • Zoom tutorials as listed above

Please register your interest using our National virtual tutorial request form 

What participants have said:-

"I think it was excellent -very relaxed and everyone had an opportunity to speak whether it was to give their opinion or to ask further questions"
"Session worked well and it was good to see other u3a members and to hear of their issues."

u3a Day

Bookings for planning support sessions is available via the u3a Day page

Online video resources

We have a series of online video resources available, you can find these on the 'Running your u3a' Youtube playlist. Alongside the videos, we run Q&A discussions giving you an opportunity to discuss and send your questions relating to the specific subject.

Click a title below to access the video. 

  • Trustee Induction At this time of year when new committee members are being sought and when others are stepping down after long periods of helping to run their u3as we are delighted to be able to support you through our on-line Trustee Induction presentation.
  • Governance The aim of the Governance Q&A Discussion is to help you in your current or prospective Trustee/Committee role. We will be looking at Good Governance and discuss the role of the Trustee, divided into three parts, mandatory, best practice and rules in your u3a. 
  • GDPR The aim of this session is to help you understand GDPR in relation to your current or prospective Trustee/Committee role.
  • Communication bites This video in our Training presentation series, Communications, takes a bite-sized look at how we can use all our communications channels to amplify our messages and raise our profile.