Benefits of joining u3a
Joining your local u3a is a great way to find and develop new interests and make friends in a relaxed environment. It doesn’t cost much to join a u3a near where you live, usually less than £20.
Reasons to join:
- Make a difference, stay active, keep learning and have fun
- Get out to meet face to face – learning together and making the most of life
- Access to online learning, training and resources to inspire you. Members can attend learning events and talks for free
- Meet other people with similar interests: learn new things and share your skills
Join your Local u3a
To help you find your local u3a, we’ve made a google map with pins for all the u3as across the UK. Follow these easy steps to find the u3a closest to where you live…
- Open the map in a new window
- Click on the ‘search' icon (it looks like a magnifying glass) and type in your postcode
- Press the minus button at the bottom left hand side of the map to zoom out until a coloured pin appears.
- Click on the coloured pin for details of your local u3a.
Each u3a manages their own membership and sign-up process. Once you have their contact details, get in touch with them directly and they will give you further information on how to join their u3a.
Interest Groups Online
As well as joining your local u3a you can subscribe to Interest Groups Online (formerly called Trust u3a).
Interest Groups Online is a platform for collaborative learning. It is an online community, bringing people together from all across the u3a movement and beyond, and does not include membership of your local u3a. There are around 70 different groups that meet online across a wide range of subjects. Groups are interactive and vary depending on the needs of the participants.
Find out more on our Interest Groups Online page.
Read our article: u3a Members Share the Benefits of Online Learning to find out what Interest Groups Online members have been saying about their experience and the benefits of online learning in a u3a community.
If you have any issues or questions please feel free to give our central office a call on 020 8466 6139 or email