Port Stephens U3A

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Term 4 starts 12 October

Things you need to know

You must read and follow the instructions in the Port Stephens U3A document accompanying the Spring Newsletter sent via email or via post titled ‘Instructions for members -Term 4’.

Here is a link to the instructions > Instructions for members -Term 4

You should also read the Safety Plan.

Here is a link to the Port Stephens U3A ‘Covid-19 Safety Plan’ > PSU3A Covid-19 Safety Plan

There is also important information in the President’s Spring Newsletter.

Click here for the President’s Newsletter > Newsletter-2020-Spring

Covid-19 advice from the Federal & NSW governments & HNE Health

Click here >>>  Federal Health / Covid-19

Click here >>> NSW Health / Covid-19

Click here >>> Hunter New England Health

What you should do to protect yourself and others

Port Stephens Third Age Learning

Enjoy the company of like-minded people and the opportunity to make new friends who are interested in a pleasant, sociable and learning environment. the emphasis is on lifelong learning – and keeping those grey cells busy!

What is U3A?

U3A is short for the University of the Third Age where people who have retired (or semi-retired) meet to pursue their interests. In 1973, Toulouse University (France) ran courses for retirees leading to the formation of U3A. The concept spread rapidly across Europe and America. U3A underwent a change in the UK and it was this model which reached our shores in 1984 – starting in Melbourne. 

No qualifications are required to join and no essays, exams or awards are given. All organisations are run by volunteers who tap the great reservoir of knowledge, skills and talents found among the U3A members.

Port Stephens U3A was founded by an enthusiastic group in 1995 who declared “just because you’ve stopped earning, doesn’t mean you have to stop learning!”   Now, 25 years later, that small group has blossomed to over 270 members who enjoy pursuing a variety of interests both old and new.

Want to know more? Please take a look at our web pages [click on the topics on the right] detailing our program and the membership form.

For more information about Port Stephens U3A contact the > Secretary

Or come along to …

CUPPA & CHAT (cancelled until further notice)

2.30pm on the first Wednesday of every month (except January)

Tomaree Community Centre, Salamander Bay

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