How do I join Glossop U3A?

1 There is a Coffee Morning at Bradbury House on the first Thursday of every month. If you come you can meet the Membership Secretary, pay your subscription, (£9 this year, £10 from September 2022), find out what Groups you can join and hear what is going on this month. All members are expected to join at least one Group. The list of current Groups is on the Groups page.

2 This is the Application Form. Application Form If you can print it and fill it in, and bring it with you to the Coffee Morning that will save you time.

3 If you can’t get to a Coffee Morning you can print the form, fill it in, scan it and send it to the Membership Secretary at Membership

If you include your phone number in the email the Membership Secretary will give you a call and arrange how you can pay the subscription.

4 If you’re not able to print and scan the form, don’t worry, just email the Membership Secretary at Membership and include your phone number, and she’ll get back to you.

What do I need to know about U3A?

The Principles of the u3a Movement

The u3a movement is non-religious and non-political and has three main principles:

The Third Age Principle
Membership of a u3a is open to all in their third age, which is defined not by a particular age but by a period in life in which full time employment has ceased.
Members promote the values of lifelong learning and the positive attributes of belonging to a u3a.
Members should do all they can to ensure that people wanting to join a u3a can do so.

The Self-help Learning Principle
Members form interest groups covering as wide a range of topics and activities as they desire; by the members, for the members.
No qualifications are sought or offered. Learning is for its own sake, with enjoyment being the prime motive, not qualifications or awards.
There is no distinction between the learners and the teachers; they are all u3a members.

The Mutual Aid Principle
Each u3a is a mutual aid organisation, operationally independent but a member of The Third Age Trust, which requires adherence to the guiding principles of the u3a movement.
No payments are made to members for services rendered to any u3a.
Each u3a is self-funded with membership subscriptions and costs kept as low as possible.
Outside financial assistance should only be sought if it does not imperil the integrity of the u3a movement.

There is more about Glossop U3A and the national body, the Third Age Trust, on the About Page or through this link national u3a

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