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Are you over 50? Retired? Want to learn something new or join a discussion group? Then U3A is for you!

You can exercise your brain by participating in or leading a group and sharing your interests with others.

U3A is an international movement which promotes and practises lifelong learning by providing low cost educational opportunities for retired people in a relaxed and informal environment. No prior educational qualifications are required; no degrees are awarded.


2016 Prospectus

New Courses

  • Pottery for Fun AF048.05 - starts 27 July (Enrolments being taken now; contact Suzanne Fox at )
  • Understanding Your Superannuation CUA041.03 - starts Tuesday 9 August 2:00 pm - 4:00pm
  • Managing Your Superannuation Investments CUA045.02 - starts Tuesday 9 August 10:00 am - 12 noon
  • Retirement Finances Special Interest Group CUA047.01 - starts Thursday 11 August 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Introduction for New U3A ACT Course Presenters - starts Thursday 18 August 10:00 am - 12 noon
  • From Mahler to Glass - A Musical Journey through the XXth Century M091.01 - starts Tuesday 13 September 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • NSW coastal landscapes, their origins and evolution. Field excursion - Tuesday - Thursday 8 - 10 November 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

For more information on new courses, go to New Courses


  • Tours - "Winter Escape" 6-7 August - 1 vacancy; and "My Fair Lady" 8 October - 2 vacancies. Contact: Garth Setchell on 6290 1100
  • Satellite Arties of Kippax AF045.03 - Thursdays 1:00 - 4:00 pm. 5 Vacancies; contact Jan Kicenko on 6247 7071
  • Northside Book Group No. 1 - monthly. 2 vacancies; contact Digby Habel at
  • Argentine Tango Appreciation R056.02 - Saturdays. Few vacancies; contact Masako Yamasaki on 0429 315 855 or
  • Superannuation - 2 courses starting Tuesday 9 August. Some vacancies in both courses; contact Carol Flynn on
  • Pottery for Fun AF048.05 - starts 27 July (Enrolments being taken now; contact Suzanne Fox at )
  • Learn to play Golf Croquet R50.05 - starts Wednesday 7 September

Changes to Courses

  • EMDR Therapy & Emotional Eating SHE073.03 - postponed to later 2016

For more information on the above, go to
Changes, Vacancies, Cancellations and Proposed New Courses

What's on Offer at U3A ACT in 2016?

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Key dates for 2016

Introductory Course for New Presenters

When: Thursdays 18 & 25 August and 1 September, 10 am - 12 noon
Venue: Hughes Community Centre, Room 2

  • This course is mainly intended for new U3A ACT course presenters. The 3 sessions will offer help on how to select and organise your content, build relations with the group, stimulate interest and guide discussion.
  • Planning and presenting activities will be trialled within the class by participants.

Contact: Tony Patis on 6247 3338 (preferred) or . Enrolments from 1 August after 9 am


For: Accommodation Working Group (AWG)
Project: Assessment of U3A's Longer-term Accommodation Needs

  • The AWG will assess U3A’s accommodation needs over the next 5-10 years and make recommendations to the Committee on how those future needs might be met.
  • The Group needs one or two volunteers to assist it in this process.
  • If you have experience, expertise, or even just an interest in assessing accommodation needs & facilities planning, you would be a most welcome addition to the AWG team.

Contact: Maurice Sexton at

Vacancies: Course Coordinators

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