Carlton & Gedling

Beacon Management System

BEACON is the system that we use to manage Membership, Groups, the Calendar and emails. There are 3 levels of access to Beacon:-


Click View Public Groups to see our Groups List, as shown in the 1st photo on the right. Click on any Group in the list for additional information about the group.

Click View Public Calendar to see our the Calendar, as shown in the 2nd photo on the right. For more information about navigating around the Calendar, visit the Calendar page.



If you are a current paid up C&G u3a member, Login to the Members Portal to view additional Groups and Calendar information (see the 3rd and 4th photos on the right). You can also add yourself to Groups, create a personalised Calendar, update your personal details, upload a photo of yourself to go on your membership card and renew your membership online.

Click how to login as a Member for more information.



Group Convenors and Committee members can Login to Beacon as a System User to update information within the site.

The following resources are available to help with using Beacon.

Click to visit the new Beacon Help Centre where you will find the following sections:

User Guide
This contains the contents of the former Beacon User Guide and Beacon Training Materials consolidated into easy to view web pages.

Knowledge Base
Has additional guidance and tips on topics that are not be fully covered in the User Guide section.

Has guidance about how to get the most from the Help Centre and how to open a Support Ticket if you have a question or an issue with Beacon (although your first port of call should always be to contact the Carlton & Gedling Beacon Administrator).

You can use the Search box at the top right of any page in the Help Centre to look for articles on a particular subject. And when viewing an article, there is a list of related articles and recently viewed articles displayed at the bottom of the page.

Click to visit the Beacon Website where you can view all the latest news about Beacon, including a monthly Newsletter and information about the Beacon Upgrade project.

The chapters below are specific to using Beacon within Carlton & Gedling u3a. Please note that they are no longer being kept up to date and have largely been superseded by the information available in the Beacon Help Centre.

ChapterTitleRev.Last updated
01Introduction to Beaconv1018 Jan 2019
02How to login as a Memberv1518 Jan 2019
03How to login as a System Userv74 Jan 2018
04Emails and Lettersv1230 Mar 2018
05Login as a Committee Memberv718 Jan 2019
06Login as a Group Convenorv1718 Jan 2019
07Login as a Groups Coordinatorv1118 Jan 2019
08Login as Membership Secretaryv229 Sep 2019
09Login as Newsletter Editorv154 Jan 2018
10Login as Treasurerv518 Jan 2019
11File Downloadsv68 Jan 2018
12How to renew your Membership onlinev67 Apr 2020
13How to apply for a new Membership onlinev427 Oct 2020