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.
Further information can be found in our list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) here.
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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 Canberra 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 4,000 members.
We offer a wide range of courses — over 200 a year. Some run all year while many run for shorter periods.
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.
Members' Calendar. Our calendar lists significant dates in U3A Canberra's year, e.g. U3A Canberra office closures, U3A Canberra Committee meetings, University of Canberra registration and semester information.
Code of Conduct. U3A Canberra expects that all members, tutors and other volunteers will agree to abide by its Code of Conduct and behave in a courteous and civilised manner in all dealings relevant to U3A Canberra
U3A Canberra acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live, and recognises their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.