What’s New?

Share your passion!

We’d love to hear from you if you think you can offer a short term or full year course or a one-off lecture.

Your help will allow us to provide courses for keen third age members.

Phone Wayne Curran, our Tutor and Course Coordinator, on  0419 669131.

U3A Frayda Myers Cooper Memorial Prize

At the U3A Sunshine Coast 2018 Annual General Meeting a motion was passed to endow the U3A Frayda Myers Cooper Memorial Prize. What is this? What is the background?  to learn.

The Impact of U3As upon the health and welfare of their Membership

While we all intuitively understand that the learning, the social interactions and, in some courses, the physical activity of attending U3A have a positive impact on our lives, Dr Martin Bridgstock has produced a paper concluding this is indeed the case.

Dr Bridgstock is a Committee Member of U3A Brisbane and has made his well researched paper available to all U3As.

Click  to access the paper. It is well worth the read.

Parking at the University

Please read the following link regarding parking when you come to the U3A Office or Lectures at our Lecture Rooms at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
https://www.usc.edu.au/…/tra…/parking/parking-fees-and-fines  Handy hint: To get a receipt by obtaining the Four Digit Code from the parking meter, perhaps take either your phone to take a photo or a pen and paper to note the the 4 digit code, as it flashes and vanishes very quickly. https://www.my-receipt.com/

New Tutor and Course Coordinator

Wayne Curran is the new Tutor and Course Coordinator. His role is to assist tutors and help create new courses. Wayne plans to get around and meet as many tutors as possible – to introduce himself and see if there is anything he can assist with. And if you have a new course in mind you would like to tutor, please contact Wayne.  Contact Wayne by email at courses@nullu3asunshine.org.au

U3A On Display 2018

U3A On Display, aka Open Day, was held in the Innovation Centre at the University in the morning of Saturday 13 January. To see photos taken, click on OUR ACTIVITIES above then click on PHOTO GALLERIES. To read Glyni’s report, click on .

Tai Chi with Myra

Many people know Myra Timmerman as a much loved long time yoga tutor for U3A.  What people may not know is that Myra is qualified Tai Chi instructor who has been teaching the exercises for many years.

A Tapestry of Talent

On Saturday 9 September, Kath Jeffers and the U3A Choir anchored an afternoon of terrific entertainment.
This year the U3A Choir shared the stage with the U3A Ukulele and the U3A tap dancing groups. There was a surprise tap dancing demonstration from three very talented youngsters. 

Cycling Kingaroy to Murgon

A number of the members of the Cycling 1 and Cycling 2, plus a few friends, tried out the almost completed rail trail from Kingaroy to Murgon on 20 June. The weather was kind, the company was great, the trail was excellent and the rural scenery a bonus.

News and book reviews, please!

We are always looking for items of interest to members for the U3A Sunshine Coast website and Facebook page. The website now has a special page for Book Reviews. You don’t need to be a member of a U3A Sunshine Coast book group to submit a review.

Please email news items and book reviews to news@nullu3asunshine.org.au.

Nambour to Coolum Trail

Sunshine Coast Council has endorsed the Nambour to Coolum Strategic Recreation Trail.

It is intended that the trail will be delivered in stages with the initial stage involving detailed planning and investigations into alignment and design of the local area links in Nambour, Bli Bli and Coolum. This detailed planning process will commence (subject to budget considerations) in the coming financial year.

Sharing travel experiences

Would you like to share your travel knowledge and experiences; gain some travel tips? Then join the friendly Armchair Travel Group which meets Thursday mornings in Nambour. 



Never stop learning!