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 1 CLASSES NOW OPEN
Class Schedule for Term 1 2020 is now available. Term 4 finishes on Friday 13th December and Term 1 will commence on Tuesday 28th January.
To join a new 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.
If you are currently enrolled in a Term 4 class that you wish to continue attending in Term 1, you can use the Member Dashboard to re-enrol.
POP UP SUMMER ART WORKSHOPS, 13-17 JANUARY 2020
U3A Brisbane will be conducting a week of Pop-Up Summer Art Workshops from 13-17th January 2020 at 97 Creek St Brisbane. The event is being organised by Art tutor Carol Owens.
Tutorials and Workshops will be conducted from 10am to 11.30am each day. There will also be an Open Space room available from 9am to 12noon for those who wish to practice art in the company of others.
Each room will be available between 9.00-12noon so that participants can arrive early to have a cuppa, to connect with others and/or work on their current artwork. Room 3 will be an untutored Open Space area for registered participants to use as the space to work on their creations in the company of others.
Summer Workshops: Pencil Portrait Drawing…. Watercolour Landscapes…. Small Sculpture Work…. Portrait/Figure Drawing and Perspective…. Zen Tangles.
Please note you may register for only one activity each day. Cost will be $5 per session. There are limited places available so register early.
If you wish to change your booking at a later time, use the same link below and remove the ticks against any unwanted bookings. You can also use Member Dashboard to view or change your bookings.
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.
In any organisation from time to time, there may be disagreements, disputes or grievances. It is important that these are managed effectively and with care for all who may be involved. It is equally important that members who may have a grievance can readily identify the person in the organisation to whom the grievance is to be forwarded. The Committee has now appointed Rod as that person and there is a designated email address for members to use when necessary. Rod is a Social Worker (since 1978) and, until his retirement in 2014, was the Director of Professional Standards with the Anglican Church in Queensland. Please be assured that confidentiality will be maintained and no immediate action will be taken without discussion with aggrieved member. The Committee trusts that the process will be used wisely and will assist members in the resolution of any grievances that may arise in the future.
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