What is U3A?

U3A stands for the University of the Third Age. It is a self-help organisation for people no longer in full time employment providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment.

It consists of autonomous U3A groups all over the UK, most of which are charities in their own right and all are run entirely by volunteers. Local U3As are learning cooperatives which draw upon the knowledge, experience and skills of their own members to organise and provide interest groups in accordance with the wishes of their own members.