"Make the most of life once you’re no longer in full time work by exploring new ideas, skills and interests with your local u3a"

across the UK, u3a members are learning, staying active and having fun in later life. It’s local, social, friendly, low-cost and open to all.

There’s so much out there to experience – what’s stopping you?


Find My Local u3a

Latest News

u3a Radio Episode 4

January's episode of u3a radio podcast is out now

Interviews on music and food in the latest u3a radio podcast episode, available to listen now on our YouTube channel

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u3a Volunteer Festival

First Ever VolFest

u3a holds its first ever festival for volunteering.

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u3a in my own write

New Facebook group for u3a writers 

u3a In My Own Write is now a closed Facebook group to enable u3a members to share their writing and ideas with each other

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What our members say


u3a singing has brought such joy and depth to my life.  u3a members are so interesting because they are interested in the world around them

Jayne, Summer School Singing for Fun group


It’s given me the opportunity to learn to play ukulele for the first time and now I am learning guitar.  I’m having such a lot of fun

Mick, Coleshill u3a and Sutton Coldfield u3a


I felt very welcomed by other members of the committee when I became a trustee.  u3a got me involved with lots of activities and kept me busy and active after I retired

Angela, Committee Member Croydon u3a

What we offer

Learning Area

u3a is the friendly, fun way to learn new things and share your skills with others. Find out more from our expert subject advisors or join in our national learning programmes

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As a u3a member you have access to a range of bespoke events including our summer school programme, our national UK wide events with partner organisations, or simply to take part in our u3a conference and AGM

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Advice and Guidance

Become a member and get exclusive access to our advice area which includes support for u3a committees, to keeping your u3a running during covid-19.

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u3a brand centre

Our new brand centre is here with new materials and assets to download. For U3A 2021 diaries please visit the shop.

Brand Centre


Become a Volunteer

There’s a range of roles on offer. You can help out across the movement from our trustees, committees, in finance or in communications. It’s a chance to give something back and support the smooth running of the u3a movement.

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u3a blog - Sources

Our blog – Sources has a range of articles, opinion, features – all from the membership. Read u3a Sources

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What is u3a?