Soar Valley is part of the National U3A network which provides older people with opportunities to broaden their horizons by involving themselves in new learning experiences, developing their skills and sharing their talents with others. Our main purpose (as outlined in our Constitution) is to encourage lifelong learning for those no longer in full time employment. We are affiliated to the Third Age Trust and are members of The Association of East Midlands U3As. Registered Charity Number:1101205
Mainly membership is drawn from communities in the Soar Valley, along the Leicestershire/Nottinghamshire border, to the North of Loughborough.
Activity Groups cater for a wide range of interests. These Groups meet regularly at various locations throughout the year and a General Meeting is held bi-monthly. Additionaly several Outings are organised each year.
The membership fee of £12 per year covers any number of topics. Some activities require special equipment or facilities that may involve a small additional fee per session. Members of other U3A Groups are welcome as Associate Members at £9 per year.