Many learning resources are available to assist U3A members and especially leaders and prospective leaders in setting up new groups and in expanding their groups’ learning activities. The following links offer some excellent learning resources that may be useful:

Local Learning

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS)

Other U3As

Learning Festivals

Helping with Disabilities

U3APlus operates within the U3A umbrella, offering help, support and advice to regional U3A organisations to ensure that all their members can access the informal learning and the many activities in their U3As, regardless of impairment or disability.

Helping with Research

From time to time we get requests from researchers who are looking for older people as subjects to assist with their research. The current requests are listed below. If you are interested, please contact the researchers direct.

  • [Current as at January 2017]: The University of Edinburgh IDEAL Home Energy Advice Project are looking for people for a research project investigating how smart technology can help find ways to use less gas and electricity in the home. See www.changeworks.org.uk/projects/ideal - ph. 0131 468 8669.

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