Educational Resources and Support
Coordinators can obtain a range of educational resources and support from the U3A National Office.
The Resource Centre
The Resource Centre in the National Office in Bromley has a collection of non-book material available to all U3A groups to borrow free of charge, except for the cost of return postage. There are slides, videos, cassettes, dvds and cd roms available in a wide range of subjects.
Coordinators can register with the resource centre either by telephoning 020 83150199 or online by going into the resource centre catalogue and clicking on ‘sign up’. Individual subject lists are available from the Resource Centre on request and the whole catalogue is available on the website with an ordering facility.
Loans are for an initial period of three weeks and up to three items can be ordered for every meeting. Bookings can be made nine months ahead and items will be sent two to three weeks in advance of the meeting.
Each subject has a National Co-ordinator who you can contact directly. In some cases there is also material online that you can use or adapt to meet your needs.
Information on what is available is on the U3A website.
Open University materials
Free educational resources are also available to U3A members from the Open University Open Learn website.