Thank you for visiting the website of the Nottinghamshire Network of U3As, a county network within the Association of East Midlands U3As (www.eastmidlandsu3as.org.uk).
The Nottinghamshire Network of U3As is a federation of U3As that have joined together to support each other in the promotion of informal learning and the cultural and social development of their members. The inaugural meeting was held in January 2009.
The U3A is an amazing organisation. The word ‘university’ in this context is used in its original sense of people coming together to learn. In the UK it has been running since 1982 but is part of an international organisation begun in France in the 1970s. Membership is increasing rapidly, as is the number of U3As. The U3A is a self -help organisation offering older people no longer in fulltime employment the opportunity of lifelong learning within a friendly and sociable framework. Each U3A acts autonomously but is affiliated to the Third Age Trust that is the national representative body providing a wide range of services to the U3As.
There is more information about the network on the About Us tab.
East Midlands Region needs a Treasurer
A poster has been placed on the Regional Website advertising the need for a Treasurer. The current jobholder is standing down at the AGM and it is imperative that we find a replacement. For more information please visit the East Midlands U3As website.
East Midlands Regional Conference and AGM 2016
This is to be held on Monday 19 September 2016 at the Eastwood Hall Conference Centre, Eastwood, Nottingham NG16 3SS. Please make a note of the date in your diary. More information on the East Midlands U3As website - Events.
National Workshops 2016 Phase 2 and Phase 3
Managing your U3A
- April and May
Planning ahead for more time to Learn Laugh and Live
- June and July
These workshops have been designed not just for for Committee members but for any U3A member who might be interested in joining a Committee. The workshops home in on the U3A ethos and on helping committees to manage their U3As more effectively. Prospective committee members would gain a useful insight into how committees work from either of the two workshops. The beauty of workshops like this is the opportunity they afford delegates to share experiences by networking with members of other U3As. Full information and booking arrangements in this National Workshops 2016 Leaflet. Information for notice boards is on this National Workshops 2016 Poster.