Welcome to Cottingham u3a

Founded in 1982, the University of the Third Age is an organisation that seeks to provide informal learning activities for people no longer in full-time employment. It is run entirely on a self-help basis: all the committee members and group leaders are volunteers. To find out more about the u3a movement click U3A on the bar above and you will go to the national website.

Cottingham u3a has over 300 members and new people are always welcome. Annual membership costs £10.00.(£18.00 if you require a printed newsletter) We have a monthly meeting, which everyone is welcome to attend, and there are also many interest groups. If you are interested in joining us please click on Membership on the bar above where you can also click Events and Groups for further information.

Cottingham u3a is a member of East Riding Accord. This is an informal association of several u3as in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The other members are Awake U3A (Anlaby, Willerby and Kirkella), Beverley U3A, Caves U3A, Hessle U3A, Holderness U3A, Hornsea U3A, Howden U3A, Pocklington u3a, Swanland U3A and Driffield & Wolds U3A. (Click on a name to go to that u3a's website.) The Accord entitles members of one local u3a to attend interest groups of other u3as, provided there is room and with the agreement of the relevant Group leader.

Cottingham u3a forms part of the Yorkshire and Humber Region u3a. To find out more, click this link to the Yorkshire and Humber Region u3a website.

Cottingham u3a Constitution

At the AGM held on 13th August 2020 the resolution to adopt the new Constitution for Cottingham u3a was passed unanimously. A copy of the Constitution is available to read or download by clicking Cottingham u3a-Constitution 2020

Cottingham u3a Privacy and Data Protection

For full details of our Privacy and Data Protection Policies please click on the following links.

Cottingham u3a has also adopted the following policies which are available for members to view on request:

  • Equality, diversity and Inclusion
  • Safeguarding
  • Accessibility