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Are you over 50? 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.


Click here to go to the online Course Selector to find courses in a specific area.


The following new courses are taking enrolments. For full details of these courses, go to the New Courses list

An Introduction for New Presenters (SHE068.03) 13 - 27 October, Fridays10:00 am - 12 noon
Venue Hughes Community Centre, Room 3
Cost Room rent
ContactTony Patis on 6247 3338 or at
Enrolments NOW!!

Australian Newspapers (H095.04) 17 -31 October, Tuesdays 2pm - 4pm
Venue Cook Community Hub Room 1
Cost Room rent & photocopying
Contact Victor Isaacs at or on 6257 1742
Enrolments NOW after 9:00 am

Introduction to Tremolo Harmonica (M050.09) Thursdays 2 - 23 November, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
VenueCook Community Hub, Meeting Room
Cost Room rent
Student Materials: 21-hole tremolo harmonica in Key of C. If necessary, contact Mike for purchase suggestions (from $40). Computer access essential.
ContactMike Ilchef at (preferred) or 0406 379 625
Enrolments NOW!

Australian Railways (H096.05) 7 - 14 November, Tuesdays 2pm - 4pm
Venue Cook Community Hub Room 1
Cost Room rent & photocopying
Contact Victor Isaacs at or on 6257 1742
Enrolments From Saturday 7 October after 9:00 am


Recent eBulletins have advertised limited vacancies in the following courses and it may be possible to enrol in them if you act quickly.
You can also check with the Course Prospectus to see whether specific courses are full.

DNA (SHE061.05) Thursdays 12 October -16 November, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
VenueCook Community Hub, Room 2
Cost Room rent & refreshments
ContactMarie Oakes at
Enrolments NOW!

Pottery For Fun (AF048.08) Wednesdays 18 October - 13 December, 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Venue Canberra Potters Society, Watson Arts Centre, Aspinall St. Watson
Cost $50 (incl. tools, mask, notes, afternoon tea & room rent + $22/bag of clay & $6/kilo for firing &glazing.
ContactSuzanne Fox at
Enrolments NOW!


Any recent changes to courses already advertised will be shown below.

The Course Updates page shows these changes, as well as ones which have previously been notified.

What's on Offer at U3A ACT in 2017?

The Latest

The U3A eBulletin is an irregular bulletin which is emailed to members. It provides information about matters which may be of immediate interest to members.

The U3A Newsletter is published six times each year and reports on U3A activities, programs, courses and upcoming events. Essential reading for all U3A ACT members. Read the latest:


Key dates for 2017


Click here for a downloadable copy of this U3A Members Handbook which introduces the organisation and provides detailed information on joining and enrolling in courses.

Interested in Joining?

We are looking for more people to join our governing committee which meets on the second Monday morning of each month except January.

Whether you are new to U3A or have more experience, we want people from a wide range of backgrounds and interests to guide our future planning.

Nominations for all committee positions close on Tuesday 14 November; links to the nomination papers are in the AGM notice immediately below.

If you would like to chat about what's involved and whether you would enjoy being part of the management team, please email our President, Chris Paterson, to discuss at .

Wednesday, 22 November at 2:00pm
Cook Community Centre Hall
41 Templeton St, Cook

Members are urged to make a note in their diaries & attend the meeting as U3A's business cannot be conducted if we do not have a quorum of 50 members.

As well as the normal AGM agenda, elections will be held to fill the 13 vacant Committee member positions and Outstanding Service Awards will be presented. Afternoon tea will also be provided.

Formal notice of the meeting will be sent to members by email or in hard copy towards the end of October. Meanwhile attached for information are:

Please note, nominations for all Committee member positions close on Tuesday 14 November 2017</>.


U3A is taking accommodation in the new Community Hub at Flynn. We now need volunteers to assist with:

Between now & April, we need extra help for this short-term project to establish this new facility. In particular we need:

  • members with architecture/building skills to advise the Group in its discussion with builders about partitioning, fit-out, etc.
  • members with IT skills and knowledge of sound systems
  • willing helpers to purchase furnishings, set up a kitchen, etc

Please contact Keith Thomas at before 21st October if you are able to assist.


We will also need volunteers to help us with the ongoing management of the new facility.

Please contact Maurice Sexton at if you are interested in being part of this ongoing team.

Click here for a downloadable copy of U3A's Volunteers Handbook

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