South East U3A Region

Interesting Stuff

South East Region has a Regional Support Group

Chairman: Hilvary Robinson -
Vice Chairman: Susie Berry -
Administrator - Sally Ingledew -
Representing Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire - Pam Jones - & vacancy
Representing Surrey - Ian Funnell - & Doreen Raine -
Representing Sussex - Sue Howard - & Michael Hewens -
Representing Hampshire & Isle of Wight - Susan Southwell - & Marie White -
Representing Kent - Helen Turner - & vacancy

National Co-ordinator for Research Ambassadors & Research Co-rdinatoor

Carole Chapman -

Active Learning There are many opportunities for U3A members to engage in various types of learning activity.

International Exchanges

U3As in Surrey have been conducting some very successful exchanges over the last seven years and would be glad to share their experience and enthusiasm with other U3Asin the South East Region. Do look at this A4 report by Ian Funnell of Fetcham U3A on International Exchanges.

Members' Home Page Pictures - Challenge

The front (Home) page of this U3A South East Region website now displays pictures of the region which have been offered by U3A members. Please send your candidate pictures to

  • Pictures must belong to you
  • They need to be landscape format
  • We need to know your name and your U3A
  • We need to know what they are of
  • They will be displayed at 1024 pixels across - we can reduce them, but higher resolutions take longer to send.

U3A Plus

Aims to help, support and advise U3As to ensure that all their members can access the informal learning and the many activities in their U3As, regardless of impairment or disability. Click U3A Plus

Paid Tutors

The question of whether U3As should allow their interest groups to employ paid tutors seems likely to rage on for ever. Here is a downlaodable four-page discussion on the issue for the guidance of U3A committees.

Publicising your U3A

The grant for ‘showcasing’ your U3A to the public has increased to £250. Many U3As hold ‘Freshers Fairs or similar when they invite the public to see what U3A is all about and thereby hope to attract new members. Application to National Office.

Grant for new U3As

All new U3As will receive a grant of £250 to help with setting-up expenses.

Special Anniversaries

It would be helpful if any U3A celebrating a special anniversary could contact the Trustee as the NEC would like to be able to acknowledge these by sending an anniversary card.

Is your Logo legal?

The official U3A logo is on the national website. Please check to ensure that yours is legal.

Click on a picture below to see it full-size with more details.