U3A BRISBANE

University of the Third Age Brisbane


Connecting Seniors to Lifelong Learning

University of the Third Age Brisbane


Connecting Seniors to Lifelong Learning

Information for Tutors

Thinking of being a Tutor at U3A?

We welcome new Tutors with open arms!

Tutors are vital to U3A Brisbane. We would not exist without them. If you have been thinking of becoming a tutor or starting a discussion group, please come along to our next information session, or enquire to the appropriate Coordinator listed below.

There is an information session for prospective tutors usually at the beginning of each year at one of our City Campus venues.

For information on tutoring at the City Campus (Creek St or Adelaide St), please contact our Tutor Liaison Officer, Gail Hawkins, by email at:
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or, for computer classes contact Gwenn Ball at:
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If you are interested in tutoring in one of the U3A Brisbane Districts, please contact the appropriate District Coordinator as follows:

 District  Coordinator  Email
 Logan  Martin Bridgstock (Acting)  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 City Area  Anna Blake   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 Northside  Rod McLary  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 Southside  Allan Wishart    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 Westside  Anna Blake  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 Wynnum  Chris Hobbs   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

District Coordinators

Logan: Martin Bridgstock (Acting)
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City Precinct: Anna Blake
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Northside: Rod McLary
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Southside: Allan Wishart
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Westside: Anna Blake
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Wynnum: Chris Hobbs
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Information on classes currently offered in each area is available on our Class Details page.

Please complete the Tutor application form if you wish to teach classes at U3A Brisbane.

Guidelines for acceptable types of class
  • No class, or class-associated activities, should be used to advertise goods or services in which a tutor or class member has any financial interest.
  • Where religion is involved in the subject-matter of a course, the only acceptable treatment is through comparative religion. There should be no classes that advocate a particular religion or ideology and no there should be no proselytising.
  • The only classes dealing with health or nutrition that can be accepted are those run by people with recognised formal qualifications in those fields.
  • Classes on alternative or controversial subjects should be examined by the Management Committee or its appointed representatives before being allowed.
  • Any tutor who, in the judgment of the Management Committee, causes concern with class content will be required to submit a plan setting out the subject to be taught and how contentious issues will be addressed in class. This should go to the Management Committee for consideration and approval.
 

Tutor facilities on website
Our website includes extensive secure facilities for tutors to manage their class lists and published class information. Register using the Web Registration option in the lower navigation menu above to obtain a login password. Detailed instructions are available under the Tutor Menu once you have logged in. For further information email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Audiovisual (AV) aids
U3A Brisbane provides modern electronic teaching aids at its major venues. Whiteboards are also available in all rooms.

97 Creek St
Room 1 - no aids
Room 3 - Windows PC with overhead digital projector
Room 4 - Large 60" TV screen with HDMI and VGA inputs, Windows PC, DVD player
Room 5 - TV screen with HDMI and VGA inputs, DVD player (a laptop is available if required)
Room 6 - Windows PC with overhead digital projector
Computer Lab - Windows PC with overhead digital projector, 10 student PCs running Windows 8.1

An Apple TV is available for wireless presentations from Apple devices (e.g. iPads).

232 Adelaide St
7 rooms (11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18) are equipped with the following:
- Windows 10 laptop with MS Office 2016, inbuilt DVD player.
- large flat panel screen (65" or 75") with HDMI and VGA inputs. Standard input is HDMI.
Apple TVs (for wireless presentations with Apple devices) and DVD players are available from the office if required.

Adelaide St Floor Plan

Adelaide St Audiovisual Instructions

Creek St Floor Plan

Logan North Library
Large screen TV with HDMI and VGA inputs

For details of AV aids available at other district venues please contact the relevant District Coordinator. For help with audiovisual equipment please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Use of copyrighted material
U3A Brisbane holds a license from Copyright Agency Ltd allowing the reproduction of copyrighted material in class for educational purposes. For detailed information see our Copyright page.

Term Dates for 2017

Our class terms each year follow the designated Qld State School term schedule.

 Term   From   To   Weeks 
 1  23-Jan   31-Mar  10
 2  18-Apr   23-Jun  10
 3  10-Jul   15-Sep  10
 4  3-Oct   8-Dec  10

The Winter School is held in the second week of the July mid-year break.

Term Dates for 2018

 Term   From   To   Weeks 
 1  22-Jan   29-Mar  10
 2  17-Apr   29-Jun  11
 3  16-Jul   21-Sep  10
 4  8-Oct   14-Dec  10

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