Welcome to SUN
Welcome to Sussex U3A Network's website.
The Sussex U3A Network (SUN) is a collaboration between the U3As in East and West Sussex, including Brighton & Hove.
U3As exist for the benefit of those, no longer in full time employment, who wish to learn and keep active. No learning qualifications are required, as members share their knowledge and experience whilst participating in a wide range of educational, creative and leisure activities. Each U3A has its own programme of activities which may comprise monthly meetings with external speakers, special interest groups, outings to places of interest and social events.
SUN organises additional activities which may be beyond the resources of individual U3As or which are best provided on a collaborative basis:
- A programme of very popular study days
- Workshops led by members
- Projects & festivals of art, crafts, music and more
- Sharing of experience and ideas between U3As
- Assistance to new U3As
- U3A advice on using MOOCs (massive open online courses) and online resources.
- A quarterly SUN newsletter.
SUN collaborates with U3As in Kent and Surrey through the South East U3A Forum. This organises events across the three counties including the very successful annual Summer Schools at the University of Chichester, an annual conference, plus workshops for U3A organisers and interest group leaders.
Our U3As page lists our member Sussex U3As, with their websites links. Our Study Days explains how they are organised and you can book places on them via the Events page. This Workshops link does the same for the workshops listed on the Events page. Contact allows you to send a message to our organising committee.
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Other websites that may be of interest: the South East Region U3A, the U3A national office at the Third Age Trust, the International Association of U3As. and worldu3a.org interaction site. The Virtual U3A and U3A Online provide online interaction for those unable to leave their homes.