U3A is designed for people who no longer work 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, exercise 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 are in venues that require a contribution toward the venue rent from members. U3A is an all-volunteer organisation.
Lecture Series: A series of two-hour talks held each week. The speaker and topic change every week or two weeks. Lectures are held in: the U3A Lecture Room at the University, Caloundra, Maleny, Mudjimba 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 and Sports: Groups include: aquacise, cycling, table tennis, tennis, ten-pin bowling, swimming, gentle stretching exercise, gym fitness, Tai Chi, Yoga, croquet, golf, lawn bowls and badminton.
U3A has a close relationship with the University of the Sunshine Coast and members may sit-in on lectures at the University. U3A is an all-volunteer organisation.
Membership of U3A Sunshine Coast
Membership is $40 per calendar year. To join U3A you use the Membership Pages. where you may also enrol in classes and activities. The annual membership fee covers as many classes/activities as you wish to attend.
For your annual membership fee you can attend as many classes/activities as you wish. There are no examinations. Notionally, classes are all free but some venue locations levy a fee for U3A to use, so a number of classes have a moderate term fee to help cover that venue cost. Each January, U3A runs an Open Day where you can see displays of most of the classes, and meet tutors.