University of the Third Age Brisbane

Connecting Seniors to Lifelong Learning

University of the Third Age Brisbane

Connecting Seniors to Lifelong Learning

U3A Network Qld Video

This 5-minute video has been produced by U3A Network Qld to promote the benefits of U3A membership.


Term 1 Classes

Enrolments Open
Class Schedule for Term 1 2024 is now active and enrolments are open. Term 4 classes will finish on Friday 8 December and Term 1 classes commence from Monday 22 January.

To join a new class, enrol through the Class Search page by clicking on the Enrol button, or contact the tutor directly. If you book online you may assume your enrolment is accepted unless the tutor advises otherwise.

If you are currently enrolled in a Term 4 class that you wish to continue attending in Term 1, you can use the Member Dashboard to re-enrol.

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2023 Term dates:

 Term   From   To   Weeks 
 1  23 January  31 March  10
 2  17 April  23 June  10
 3  10 July  15 September  10
 4  3 October  8 December  10

2024 Term dates:

 Term   From   To   Weeks 
 1  22 January  28 March  10
 2  15 April  21 June  10
 3  8 July  13 September  10
 4  30 September  6 December  10

Annual General Meeting 2023

The Annual General Meeting of U3A Brisbane was held on Wednesday 12th April 2023 as an online Zoom meeting.

AGM Documents
    President's Report
    Treasurer's Report
    Audited Accounts for 2022
    Management Committee Nominations 2023
    2023 AGM Agenda
    2022 AGM Minutes

U3A Art Class enters "The Bradley"

U3A Art Tutor Carol Owens was interviewed by Rebecca Levingston on her ABC Mornings program on Wednesday 5th October 2022

Carol's Art - Creative Portraiture class painted portraits of ABC's Brad the Traffic Guy in New Farm Park for The Bradley art award.

You can listen to the 5th October interview here:

Rebecca and the ABC crew attended the class with Brad in New Farm Park on 7th October 2022, and the recording is available here:

    (Acknowledgement: Sound recordings courtesy ABC Radio Brisbane)

The Art Class currently has an exhibition in New Farm Library and all are encouraged to attend.

Portraiture class
Brad with portrait by Carol
Portraiture class
Brad the Traffic Guy with U3A artists

Portraiture class
The Creative Portraiture class paints Brad the Traffic Guy in New Farm Park

Social Events

See Social Events page for details of social events organised by our Social Events Team.

Monthly eNews

To keep our members up to date with current and important information, we produce monthly e-newsletters and those are sent to members on our Email mailing list. For details of our classes and timetable, we produce a quarterly Class Schedule issued two weeks before the end of each term.

Recent Issues

December 2023
November 2023
October 2023
September 2023
August 2023
July 2023
June 2023
May 2023
April 2023
March 2023
February 2023

Prior Years

E-News Back Issues

U3A Discussion Forum

U3A Brisbane now has a Discussion Forum, mainly intended for members to discuss class content with each other. In order to access the forum, members who have not otherwise registered a password as Tutor or staff Volunteer need to firstly:
Register a username and password via Website Registration. Make sure you respond to the security email otherwise the password won't be registered. If you ever forget your password, you can re-set it via the same process.

Once you have a username and password:
  1. Login via the login window at top right of home page.
  2. Go to Members menu that will then show on the right and select Discussion Forum.

Tutors may request a new forum category for their class. See Discussion Forum explanatory page for more information.

Remote Learning

Online classesU3A Brisbane recommends Zoom videoconferencing to tutors who do not wish to conduct face-to-face classes. Many tutors are successfully running their classes online at present. This facility will not be appropriate to all classes but should suit those classes where presentations are typically made. It is very easy to use and we encourage all members to join these sessions online when invited by the tutor.Closed Captions are optionally available in Zoom sessions for those members who need them.

  Zoom - Student Instructions
  Zoom - Tutor Instructions

Email Discussion Groups
U3A Brisbane is also recommending that tutors consider setting up an Email Discussion Group. This enables class members to join the group for interactive discussion.
  Discussion Group Instructions (for tutors)

U3A Brisbane Strategic Plan

The Management Committee and other key volunteers have been working on a new 3 year Strategic Plan to take us through to 2024. Thanks to all those who have contributed so far. The Strategic Plan is now available. Feedback is welcome.

COVID Safe Plans

U3A Brisbane is required to have COVID-19 Safety plans in place iin order to offer face-to-face classes. Tutors should contact the relevant District Coordinator if you wish to conduct a face-to-face class.

COVID Safe Plan - City Campus 2023

COVID Safe Plan - District Classes 2023  

IT Group

The IT Group that functioned for many years with Saturday morning monthly meetings no longer meets except for occasional Zoom events. Notes of past meetings are available here: IT Group Notes.

Winter School

The one-week Winter School has been in abeyance since 2019 as a result of restrictions imposed by the COVID outbreak. Presentation notes from past Winter Schools are available here: Winter School Notes.

Network News

U3A Network Queensland U3A Brisbane is a member of the U3A Queensland Network, which produces a Network Quarterly Newsletter.