What is the U3A?

The U3A is a national organisation that promotes life-long learning for those who no longer work full-time.

In our Jersey branch we have around 30 groups offering a range of activities and learning experiences to keep our minds active, whilst offering friendship and fun.

It is not a University as you might know it

We don’t offer qualifications, and don’t require regular attendance.

The groups are led by members, who may offer formal teaching or structured activities, but who may just organise venues and send out reminders, with all members of the group making a contribution.

 We encourage members to share their skills or enthusiasms by offering to convene new groups. You don’t need to be a brainbox – a range of games, crafts or physical activities are welcome as well as more academic pursuits. (Visit the national website u3a.org.uk for ideas.)

You can join as many or as few groups as you like, all for an annual subscription of only £18.00 (which includes a subscription to the national magazine, Third Age Matters.)

Where are meetings held?

We have no fixed venue. Many small groups meet in members’ homes, whilst larger groups meet in various locations. Apart from our AGM tea party, the Social History Group is the closest we have to a whole group meeting, with fortnightly talks on matters of local interest open to all.

We also have regular coffee mornings, lunches every two months, and one-off events like sailing in the summer.

When do groups meet?

Groups generally meet on weekday mornings or afternoons. Meetings may be held monthly, weekly, or every two weeks.

For further information, see our website, u3asites.org.uk/jersey. To join,  contact the Chair, Anne Southern 07797848823 or email [email protected]