U3A is the University of the Third Age, which is the age of active retirement, coming after the age of youth and work and home making. University is a loose term - there are no academic requirements for membership and no exams.
U3A is a worldwide self-help organisation promoting learning for personal enjoyment and wellbeing. Keeping the brain active, doing interesting things and making new friends are essential for helping older people to maximise their chances of independence, and this is what U3A does very effectively. U3A is making a very substantial contribution to society by helping its members to remain healthy and active for longer.
U3A Brisbane is one of many similar U3A organisations in Australia. Formed in 1986, we are a totally volunteer organisation, and provide leisure and educational courses to local seniors. We have over 4000 members and offer more than 290 courses each term, all of these at a low cost.
Our City Campus classes are held at our own premises at 97 Creek Street Brisbane, and in leased rooms nearby at 232 Adelaide St Brisbane, just a short walk from bus, train or ferry. Other City Precinct classes are held at various locations in the CBD.
We also have classes in surrounding suburbs and districts - in Logan (our largest district outside the city), Southside, Northside, Westside and Wynnum.
OFFICE HOURS DURING TERM HOLIDAYS
During the holidays, our Adelaide St rooms will be closed. The office at 97 Creek Street will be open from Tuesday 2nd October until Friday 5th October from 9am until 11am.
Classes resume on Monday 8th October. We hope that all our members have an enjoyable holiday and look forward to seeing you again in Term 4.
ANZAC SQUARE WALKWAY CLOSURE
We have been advised that the walkway on the ANZAC Square side of the 232 Adelaide St building will be closed until further notice. This is a result of the current works which are being done as apart of the refurbishment project. We will keep members updated on the progression of these works.
TERM 4 CLASSES
Class Schedule for Term 4 2018 is now available. Term 4 commences on Monday 8th October and finishes on Friday 14th December.
To join a class, enrol through the Class Search page by clicking on the Enrol button, or contact the tutor directly by email or phone. If you book online you may assume your enrolment is accepted unless the tutor advises otherwise.
NEW FEATURE You can now see and update all your current class enrolments, and event bookings such as Winter School, in one convenient dashboard:
Many thanks to our wonderful speakers and to members who attended this year's Winter School from 9-14 July. Many of our speakers have kindly agreed to make their presentations available and the first of these are now accessible on our Winter School page.
2018 Term dates: