U3A is the University of the Third Age, which is the age of active retirement, coming after the age of youth and work and home making. University is a loose term - there are no academic requirements for membership and no exams.
U3A is a worldwide self-help organisation promoting learning for personal enjoyment and wellbeing. Keeping the brain active, doing interesting things and making new friends are essential for helping older people to maximise their chances of independence, and this is what U3A does very effectively. U3A is making a very substantial contribution to society by helping its members to remain healthy and active for longer.
U3A Brisbane is one of many similar U3A organisations in Australia. Formed in 1986, we are a totally volunteer organisation, and provide leisure and educational courses to local seniors. We have over 3700 members and offer more than 290 courses each term, all of these at a low cost.
Our City Campus classes are held at our own premises at 97 Creek Street Brisbane, and in leased rooms nearby at 232 Adelaide St Brisbane, just a short walk from bus, train or ferry. Other City Precinct classes are held at various locations in the CBD.
We also have classes in surrounding suburbs and districts - in Logan (our largest district outside the city), Southside, Northside, Westside and Wynnum.
U3A STATE CONFERENCE 2018 - SUBSIDY AVAILABLE
The U3A Network Qld Conference for 2018 will be hosted by U3A Redcliffe on the beautiful Redcliffe Peninsula from May 31 - June 1, 2018.
This is your conference, so register now to hear great speakers, meet other U3A members, and discover what is happening within the U3A movement throughout Queensland.
TERM 2 CLASSES NOW ONLINE
Class Schedule for Term 2 2018 is now available on the website. Term 2 commenced on 17th April and finishes on 29th June.
To join a class, enrol through the Class Search page by clicking on a class of interest, or contact the tutor directly by email or phone. Enrolment applications are not confirmed until the tutor notifies you that there is a place for you in the class.
2018 Term dates:
WINTER SCHOOL WEEK
Winter School 2018 is currently being planned, and will be held from 9-14 July 2018. Our lead Keynote speaker this year is Dr Daniel Blackmore from the Qld Brain Institute, on the topic of Alzheimer's research. More information is available on the Winter School page.
Some of the 2017 presentations have been made available by the presenters and can be downloaded from the Winter School page (link above).