For full details about these courses or to enrol in a course, you need to be a member of U3A.
Find out how to view & print courses information here.
- The current version of U3A-ACT's COVID-19 Safety Plan is available here.
- We can now have double the number of people in each teaching room at Cook, Flynn and Hughes (see here for further details) and we will be using the Check In CBR app (click here for instructions on how to download to your smartphone).
- Our offices at Cook & Hughes are now open from 9:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday. In line with our COVID Safety Plan, we ask that you minimise visits to the offices by ringing first, either to Cook on 6251 8005 or Hughes on 6281 6998, to see if your enquiry can be handled by phone. Memberships can be handled by phone by the Hughes Office.
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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From 11.59pm on Friday 9 July 2021, face masks are no longer mandatory in public places in the ACT. The ACT announcement read as follows: 'Although the COVID-19...
Message from the President
Members are required under the new Public Health Direction to carry masks at all times from midnight on Sunday 27 June 2021. Masks are also mandatory in the public...
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 Members Calendar lists significant dates in U3A ACT's year, e.g. U3A office closures, U3A Committee meetings, UCAN registration and semester information.
U3A expects that all members, tutors & other volunteers will agree to abide by this Code of Conduct & behave in a courteous & civilised manner in all dealings relevant to U3A.