"Connecting Seniors to Lifelong Learning"

Our theme for the year is:
"Connecting Seniors to Lifelong Learning"


U3A Brisbane Management Committee member Dr Martin Bridgstock, a well-qualified academic researcher, has written a paper entitled The Impact of Universities of the Third Age upon the Health and Welfare of their Membership. The paper sets out to examine whether Universities of the Third Age benefit the health and welfare of their members.The overall conclusion is that the activities promoted by Universities of the Third Age are strongly beneficial to the physical health and the cognitive health and wellbeing of their members. Feel free to download and use this paper that Martin has generously made available to all U3As.

President's Council meets in Ipswich

A President's Council "Road Show" meeting was hosted by U3A Ipswich on the 21st March and was attended by representatives from the U3As of Ipswich, Brisbane and Scenic Rim regions.
Attending the meeting were: President Paulette Montaigne & VP Anna Bradbury of Ipswich - President Andy Fechner & Secretary Yvonne Berry of Beaudesert - President Marcia Shipman & Secretary Ann Tilbury of Boonah - President Delle Daniels & VP Di Wood of Tamborine Mountain along with President Greg Doolan of Brisbane.
Attending from Network were President Julie Porteous, VP Greg Doolan, Secretary Iris Murray with Committee members Gail Bonser, Andy Fechner & Julie Barnes.
Apologies were received from Marilyn Wagland, VP of Brisbane, Maria Licence, Network Treasurer & Fleur Grainger, Committee member.
The meeting covered a wide range of subjects including tutor recruitment, good governance, the NDIS, dispute resolution & record keeping and, of course, a great deal of networking.
Also visiting was the Deputy Mayor of Ipswich, Wayne Wendt who addressed the gathering and was keen to show his support for the U3A movement in the city of Ipswich.
Thanks also to the other committee members of Ipswich who catered for the day with a delicious morning tea and lunch.

Newsletters - Grey Matters & the National Bulletin

The National Alliance of U3A - U3A Alliance Australia - now has a newsletter which provides news from most states of Australia.

All issues of our Queensland newsletter - Network News - are available from this site

Your Third Age

U3A is the largest provider of adult education programs for retirees in Queensland. All programs are provided by volunteers. There are now 33 U3A groups in Queensland (including U3A online) with an estimated 21,000 members. Weekly classes are held in a whole range of subjects - including computing, languages, travel, the Arts and a range of physical fitness activities. We learn for the joy of learning- no prerequisites, no exams!

If you wish to share your experiences or expertise in management or as a tutor or as the presenter of a special interest talk, your local U3A group will welcome your offer.   

Look on the Find Qld U3As or Members pages to find a group near you. Many have their own websites where you can obtain details of programs and membership application forms.

Click here to learn more about U3A in Queensland or interstate, to view our promotional videos or read the aims of our network outlined in our network constitution.

Your Committee

U3A Network Queensland appoints a management committee to manage its operations. These members are only too happy to assist members in many ways. If you have a query please Contact Us

 Resources page information for starting up a new U3A.

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