What’s New?

A Lesson in Staying at Home.

Dr Xand van Tulleken and psychologist Kimberley Wilson.

Coronavirus: ‘How To Self Isolate’ and ‘How Clean Is Your House’?

A topic more popular than your local toilet paper aisle, Coronavirus: How To Self Isolate will air on Tuesday, 31 March at 7.30pm, followed by How Clean Is Your House? at 8.30pm on 10.
It’s a fine art, staying at home… and being happy. Consider this your masterclass. With the midst of the escalating COVID-19 pandemic and millions of us facing a period of self-isolation to help contain the spread, we all need to be prepared for the weeks and months ahead.
But the reality of self-isolation can be difficult, the advice is complex and changing all the time. It can be an overwhelming prospect for many of us.
Presented by Dr. Xand van Tulleken and psychologist Kimberley Wilson, Coronavirus: How To Self Isolate is a no-nonsense guide to self-isolation, full of useful tips and advice to help us all self-isolate successfully.
Dr. Xand van Tulleken seeks out advice from leading experts about why we self-isolate and how to do it well. Plus, he explores people’s real world challenges of self isolating, while Kimberley offers insights into the psychological challenges of self-isolating and shares tips about how to manage anxiety.
Hosted by the queen of clean, Aggie Mackenzie, and supported by a team of scientists, How Clean Is Your House? heads into a typical family home to test and deep clean it from top to bottom.
At a time when the world has never been so health conscious, this show tests just how clean our homes really are and shows how to battle that bacteria with a proper deep clean.
We might think our homes are spotless but a closer look will expose the hordes of bacteria and germs lurking everywhere we touch. Many kitchen sinks contain more bacteria than toilets and the truth about pillows is the stuff of nightmares!
How Clean Is Your House
Tuesday, March 31 at 8.30pm.
Only on 10 and WIN Network.

2020 AGM Deferred

Dear Members,

                              Your Management Committee has taken the decision to defer the AGM owing to the impact of Coronavirus on our daily lives. We will keep you up to date on the situation as we have more information.  
Thank you,
Glyni Cumming 
Acting  President  U3A Sunshine Coast Inc.

E: president@nullu3asunshine.org.au 
“Life, Learning, Laughter”

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Information regarding the suspension of U3A Classes

Sunday, 15 March 2020

Coronavirus Pandemic

Dear Members,
                                   Following the lead of U3A Brisbane, and the advice received from some medical members, U3A Sunshine Coast is taking the extreme step of ceasing all classes for the next fortnight and then into the Easter holiday break after which the situation will be reviewed. 

About four of our tutors have already cancelled their classes. This Coronavirus has taken centre stage and leaves us with no choice but to stop all classes if we wish to protect your safety.

I am currently in New Zealand, and as of midnight tonight, anyone arriving in this country, with only half a dozen cases of illness, must go into immediate isolation for two weeks to prevent the disease from spreading.

When we do return home, PM Scott Morrison has called on all arrivals go into self-isolation for two weeks to prevent the disease from spreading.

When my sister returns home to America, she will find day care centres, schools, businesses, libraries, churches, and meetings of all types closed to prevent the disease from spreading.

Although I know some of you are passionate about your classes, the Coronavirus loves people being in close proximity with each other, it thrives on physical contact and apparently can live on touched surfaces for up to 3 days.

Cancelling all our classes now will give the Management Committee several weeks, of both term and holiday time, to assess the threat of contagion before Term 2 commences. 

So despite our angst, and because we love you all, I am asking you to accept this decision with grace and gratitude. 


Glyni Cumming

Acting President – University of the Third Age (U3A) Sunshine Coast Inc.
E: president@nullu3asunshine.org.au


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U3A Network Qld State Conference 2020


“Shine a light on learning”

2-3 June, 2020







Redland Performing Arts Centre Cleveland

Great speakers to educate & inspire

Activities for learning & enjoyment

Discover what is happening in U3A across Queensland and beyond by attending this not to be missed event.

Network with colleagues across the state and make new friends.

Enjoy a pre-conference day trip to beautiful Stradbroke Island

For registration & more information  http://www.u3aqldconference.org



2020 U3A Open Day on Saturday 11th January

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Last chance to hear great lectures – Term 1

Looking West – Australia and the Indian Ocean
Sam Bateman, USC 11 February and Mudjimba 19 March

Improving Disaster Resilience
George Walker, Caloundra 12 February

Tim Metterlekamp, Nambour 12 February and Mudjimba 5 March

The changing face of Museums from showcase to show-biz — are museums experiencing an identity crisis?
Dr Tom Hewitt, Mudjimba 13 February

New Silk Roads – A Trillion $ gamble ?
Gwyn Jarrott, Caloundra 26 February and Maleny 24 March

Some volcanoes I have met
Ken Granger , Mudjimba 12 March and Nambour 24 March

IRAN      Persian people, poets & empire
Gwyn Jarrott, Maleny 17 March

Tutors and Volunteers Luncheon 2019

About 70 guests enjoyed the friendship, fun and flavorsome food at this year’s Tutors & Volunteers Luncheon held at Kawana Surf Club on Sunday, November 24th.

Special guests for the day were Rita Condon, Sally Mason and May Johnston, who were surprised and pleased to receive framed certificates for achieving their 25th year of U3A membership.

Talented entertainers, Aart and Bev Schouten delighted everyone with their beautiful vocals, encouraging guests to join in with their varied selection of songs.

Another special guest was Lance Cowan, Vice-President of Rockhampton U3A who enjoyed catching up with Geoff Bailey, another former executive member of the Queensland Council of Parents & Citizens Associations.

A special thank you goes to Allan and June Blackburn, our cheerful and competent Masters of Ceremony and chief photographers.

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U3A Master Lecture Series

Videos of the
U3A Master Lecture Series
are now available. 

Please check your details!

It is important that
U3A has your current
contact details.

How to print your Name Badge



Anti-Discrimination Policy

In March 2019 the U3A Sunshine Coast Management Committee produced an Anti-Discrimination Policy and Procedures (click on the document title).

It can also be accessed by clicking on the title in the dark blue bar at the bottom of a website page.


The President announced on 23 February 2019 that Joanna (Jo) Evans had been appointed to the Administration Officer position. Jo will support the broader organisation and complement the work of all our wonderful volunteers.



Never stop learning!