Group Convenors

New or Prospective Group Convenors

If you are thinking of setting up a new group here is a handy guide: Guidance on starting a new group


Current Group Convenors

Please consult your committee's latest advice about resuming activities post-lockdown.



If you want to start using Beacon to communicate with your group members, or if you are having any problems using it, email Bob Slader and he will help you.

All Beacon users are required to sign our short confidentiality statement. Download the confidentiality form

Here are Quick Start Instructions to get you on your way. And here is a link to the Beacon login page.


Data Protection

This is some Concise Guidance for Group Convenors but please do visit the Bristol u3a Documents and Policies page to view all relevant policies such as the Data Protection Policy.


Editing your webpage

If you would like to be able to edit your webpage yourself, contact the Website Editor and she will set you up with a login and password. You can add photos and details of your group's forthcoming meetings or events. This Guide for Beginners and Video Tutorial should get you started and here is a link to all of the Online Help available.

This is a handy link to your Website Log-in


Copyright and Media Licensing

Take a look at this guide to copyright items, particularly if your group needs to photocopy from books or uses CDs, DVDs or sheet music.


Group Expenses

This guide tells you what you can and cannot claim funding for. The Executive Committee offers some financial help with the cost of one-off activities which contribute to group learning, but not social trips. For full details please email the Treasurer


Notes on Bristol U3A Public and Product Liability Insurance - Please have a look at this important information.



In the event of an accident, and to comply with the requirements of u3a insurance, the member involved and the group leader should fill in an Accident report form and return this to the u3a committee.


Group Coordinators

North and West Bristol Judy Parker & Carol Whitfield
East Bristol Mike Woodhouse
South Bristol Cheryl Loy-Hancocks
Language groups Hilda Ball