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COVID-19 & U3A ACTIVITIES - LATEST UPDATE, Friday 19 June 2020
COVID Safety Plan in place; U3A ACT on path to reopening.
Face-to-face activities set to resume in U3A venues on Monday 20 July 2020. Till then:
• There are still no U3A courses or other activities at any location; and
• Offices and premises at Cook, Flynn and Hughes remain closed.
See U3A Offices at Cook & Hughes to reopen on Monday 20 July 2020 and COVID Safety Plan now in place for full details.

Do you have an, or email address?
If so, please read the U3A eBulletin – Mailout Problems news item here for how to work around.

Are you 50 or over? Want to learn something new or join a discussion group? Then U3A is for you! No prior educational qualifications are required and you are not required to study long-term, as no certificates or degrees are awarded.

For up-to-date information about courses on offer or to enrol in a course, you will need to become a member of U3A.

Further information can be found in our list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) here.


U3A Newsletter

July-August 2020

Read about the current issues under discussion within U3A and also catch up with the news of forthcoming U3A events. This newsletter is available by clicking on...

COVID Safety Plan now in place - U3A ACT on the path to reopening.

IMPORTANT - U3A ACT COVID Safety Plan attached

As required by the ACT government, U3A now has a formal COVID Safety Plan in place and we would like all our members to read it. The document can be downloaded from...

U3A Offices at Cook & Hughes to reopen on Monday 20 July 2020

Cook & Hughes Offices reopening in conjunction with reopening of U3A teaching rooms on 20 July

Please note that U3A offices at Cook and Hughes will not reopen until courses begin to start again at U3A premises on Monday 20 July. In the meantime you can find...


Do you have an, or email address?

Recently the despatch of U3A's eBulletin has been flagged as spam by some email service providers. Overall the incident has been resolved. However, we continue...

U3A in Canberra

The Third Age may be the best time of your life! Our First Age is childhood. Our Second Age is the mid part of our lives, with the responsibilities of work and family.

Our Third Age is a time when we are free to explore, learn, and share knowledge. Now is the time to learn something new, rediscover old skills, to keep an active mind and to meet new friends.

In common with U3As throughout Australia and many other countries, U3A ACT provides learning in a broad range of areas, always in a social context.

U3A membership is open to people 50 and over. Most are no longer in full time employment but are enjoying the third age of their lives. We provide opportunities for learning by bringing together members with knowledge and skills and members who wish to learn.

We also encourage members to organise learning opportunities by researching and drawing on the resources available in the wider community.

The ACT has a single U3A. It includes members living in Queanbeyan and Yass and surrounds. As such we are very large with over 5,250 members.

We offer a wide range of courses — over 300 a year. Some run all year while many run for shorter periods.

We also offer a public lecture series with COTA from June to October; and there are tours, walks and outings to places of interest, open to all members.

In addition, we have an agreement with the University of Canberra that allows members to attend classes there through a formal registration process.

Our handbook provides more information on our organisation, the range of courses that we offer, and ways in which you can be involved

Commitment to Privacy Statement
U3A-ACT Inc seeks to align its practice with the provisions of the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988 and manages personal information in accordance with the Privacy Principles listed in section 14 of the Act. These principles aim to ensure protection of personal information from unreasonable disclosure. See: U3A-ACT Inc Privacy Policy (PDF) (hard copy is available on request to ).

We welcome your comments and feedback via the U3A ACT Facebook site.