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 4000 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.
TERM 3 CLASSES NOW OPEN
Class Schedule for Term 3 2019 is now available. Term 3 commences on Monday 15th July.
To join a class, enrol through the Class Search page by clicking on the Enrol button, or contact the tutor directly by email or phone. If you book online you may assume your enrolment is accepted unless the tutor advises otherwise.
NEW FEATURE You can now see and update all your current class enrolments, and event bookings such as Winter School, in one convenient dashboard:
AWARD-WINNING SCIENCE FILM TO BE SHOWN AT U3AThursday 15th August 2pm-4pm, 232 Adelaide St.
An award-winning film from the 2019 SCINEMA Film Festival will be shown at U3A Brisbane on Thursday 15th August (during National Science Week). SCINEMA International Science Film Festival is the largest science film festival in the southern hemisphere, celebrating the power of moving image to tell stories about the world, how it works and our place in it. SCINEMA showcases science features, shorts, documentaries, animated and experimental films from filmmakers around the world. This year, we will be showing a full-length feature documentary that won the Special Jury Award.
The film, called The Most Unknown considers some of the key mysteries in science. In making the documentary, nine scientists were sent to extraordinary parts of the world to uncover unexpected answers to some of humanity’s biggest questions: How did life begin? What is consciousness? How much do we really know?
These are fundamental questions that have been pondered for centuries (and probably, much longer). The film may not provide definitive answers, but should give some fascinating insights.
CODE OF CONDUCT
All members should be aware of U3A Brisbane's Code of Conduct. U3A Brisbane is built around interactions between people. All of us have roles here: as students/participants, tutors and group leaders, administrative coordinators and helpers, office staffers, committee and working group members. It's the communication and cooperation between all these parties that makes U3A Brisbane run so well. We need to keep it that way. We expect all members to adhere to the code in their own conduct, and we encourage you to report behaviour that is out of step with these expectations.
2019 Term dates: