Member Link

Member Link is a new initiative to support u3as and their members to keep talking and learning together.

Member link collates in one place all the advice, tips and resources to help us stay connected.

Whether we connect online, offline, or face to face (rules allowing) when the lockdown eases or a blend of all three, we hope the ideas below will support our members and encourage others to join us.

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Support for members

Volunteer for a peer support scheme, join in exclusive u3a online courses and events, or make new friends through a shared interest.

Click a link for guidance and ideas in each category.

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 Support a member who is not online

Volunteer for a penfriend scheme or print and post a newsletter, or learn how to help others join in conference calls.

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 Doing more Online

Join an online event exclusively for u3a members or learn how to use Zoom, engage with one of our fun and challenging learning initiatives, read stories from across the movement on Sources or the national newsletter, or join Trust u3a for access to a range of interest groups. 

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Time on your hands?

Join in the conversation on our Social Media; Twitter, Instagram or Facebook and find out what the movement and wider community are talking about. Or why not join the conversation on our closed Facebook group 'Keeping In Touch' – with more than 4,000 u3a members the conversation is always flowing! Listen to stories from across the movement on the 'u3a Radio Podcast' every month. Volunteer to give a talk?


 

Support for u3as

Find the latest guidance for running your u3a, connect with a support network, or browse u3a tried-and-tested member engagement strategies.

Click a link for guidance and ideas in each category.

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 Keeping Going

Find the latest coronavirus advice on running u3a activity and meetings, learn how to take your committee meetings online with a Zoom tutorial, or make connections with a local Network or your Regional team. (This area of the website requires a login, please register here if you do not have an account)

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 Engaging with Members

Find publishing materials in our Brand Centre, resources for recruitment and connecting to the community, engage with hybrid learning, find information on grants, tips and ideas on writing an engaging newsletter or starting a postal circle.

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 Sharing Skills

Buddy up with another u3a and share resources and ideas, join your local Network or share your ideas or stories with u3a office.