Essex Association of U3As


Shared Learning Projects

To all U3As in the Essex Association
Would you like your U3A to get involved in a project within your wider community?
Would you like to work on a project with neighbouring U3As?
Has your U3A already been involved in a Shared Learning Project?
Would you like some ideas about how to start one?
If any of the above interest you I would love to come and talk to your U3A about Shared Learning Projects, perhaps at one of your Group Organiser’s Meetings or I can talk for about half an hour at one of your monthly meetings and bring a table top display all about SLPs around the Region that have recently been completed.

You can find out much more about Shared Learning Projects and all types of research in U3A by looking at the National U3A website and clicking into Resources.
You will see there a heading called Research Network and this will link you to the pages of information where you will find details of all the SLP Coordinators and the Research Ambassadors. You can download several information sheets and a booklet called "Getting Involved in Research". All this will I'm sure give you ideas about how to begin. You will also see a link to the Research Database and there you will find details of all the projects around the UK that we know of, past and present.
Also on the National website you will find that Sources Online has much information about enquiry led learning in U3As. The National U3A Newsletter also often has details of future projects and you can subscribe to this.

Jennifer Simpson
National SLP Coordinator (and member of Leigh on Sea U3A)