U3A is for people who are no longer working full-time, but wish to continue to learn and broaden their horizons.
“Learning for the joy of learning”
U3A offers academic and skills subjects, arts and crafts and social activities. Classes are conducted in various venues on the Sunshine Coast. The year is divided into four terms, similar to school terms.
There are no examinations, For an annual membership fee members can attend as many classes/activities as they wish. Note: Some classes may have a waiting list, and some classes may be in venues that require a contribution from the members.
University of the Third Age is an all volunteer organisation.
Check out the available courses by clicking Classes under the Our Activities tab above.
LECTURE SERIES: A series of 2 hour talks held each week. The speaker and topic change every two weeks. Term topics are listed in the handbook. Lectures are held in the following locations: U3A Lecture Room, Caloundra, Coolum, Maleny and Nambour.
SOCIAL: Throughout the year various social activities are organised. These have included day trips to the theatre, restaurants and long, group tours.
HEALTH, FITNESS & SPORTS: Groups include: aquacise, walking, swimming social and swimming coaching, gentle stretching exercise, gym fitness, Tai Chi, Yoga, croquet, golf, lawn bowls, table tennis, cycling, tennis, ten-pin bowling and badminton.
U3A has a close relationship with the University of the Sunshine Coast and members are permitted to “sit-in” on lectures at the University.
U3A is an all volunteer organisation.