This page is under development and will hold information helpful for any thinking of becoming a group convenor or those already acting as the convenor of an interest group.
Would you consider being a group convenor?
New ideas are coming forward for interest groups on a regular basis, we look for a convenor to come from those who have expressed an interest in that particular group
This could be you! If you are considering offering to become a convenor take a look at the information here or contact the group coordinator via the website contact page to find out more.
From 'Aims and guiding principals' of the Third Age Trust -
The Self-help Learning Principle
a) Members form interest groups covering as wide a range of topics and activities as they desire; by the members, for the members.
b) No qualifications are sought or offered. Learning is for its own sake, with enjoyment being the prime motive, not qualifications or awards.
c) There is no distinction between the learners and the teachers; they are all U3A members.
A number of pages will be linked to this page and they are listed below:
Group Convenors and the Aylsham and District U3A website.
This takes convenors through the process and the link/s with the website to help establish accurate and timely information for anyone accessing the website re an interest group. Please read link attached to this page
More Time to Learn
This is a U3A handbook for convenors, please ask for a copy from our local Aylsham and District U3A as we intend to get a further supply of copies or you can order from the U3A Third Age Trust website:
http://u3a.org.uk/component/virtuemart/handbooks/more-time-to-learn-detail.html?Itemid=0 (copy and paste into your address bar to search for this site)
A video from the Third Age Trust re groups - from Ukuleles to Genealogy -
http://u3a.org.uk/watch-our-videos.html (copy and paste into your address bar to search for this site)
The committee of Aylsham and District U3A has set aside some money in consideration of any interest group requiring a grant, an application form is linked to this page and is the only method of applying for a possible grant.