Networks & Other Groupings of U3As
Networks, etc: There are several types of U3A networks, forums, clusters, consortiums, etc. formed by U3As for mutual benefit. These operate independently of the Trust’s Governance structure. The London Region of U3As is a regional grouping of U3As in the London area, but there are also other groupings established by London U3As for mutual support at a more local level. Individual U3As may join one or more grouping according to their needs and requirements.
Most of the London Region groupings are informal but two have their own websites. To visit their websites for more information, click here:
• London South East Network
• Surrey U3A Network
London Region of U3As: A PowerPoint presentation which puts the London Region of U3As into a national context, as well as describing the activities and benefits of regional and local networking can be viewed here: London Region Presentation
Network Link Meetings:
It is estimated that there are currently about 70 networks and other ‘groupings’ across the UK. These have developed informally as a means of mutual support outside the governance of the Trust. Recognising the need for better communication with and between such groupings, the Trust has begun facilitating informal 6-monthly national meetings, with one representative invited from each grouping. Catherine Ware has been invited to attend as Chair of the London Region of U3As. Below are links to key documents for each meeting:
Network Link Meeting 21 November 2017:
- Introductory presentation by Ian McCannah: Networks, Regions, Countries.
- Notes about the meeting click here on: Network Link Meeting Nov2017-Notes IMcC and Network Link Meeting Nov2017-Notes CW
- Network Advice Sheet: available in the Advice section of U3A national section of U3A national website under ‘The U3A Movement’ [you’ll need to log in]
Network Link meeting 01 May 2018: