What’s New?

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.

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 .

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

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/

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.

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.

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.

Musicians wanted!

The U3A Music Makers Band is looking for new members. They are particularly looking for a Guitarist, an extra Keyboard Player. However, they will consider all applications. for more information or contact Frans Grundel thegrundels@nullgmail.com  phone 5476 6473.

Winners and grinners and challenges at U3ASC’s Annual Trivia

Over 120 U3A members and their friends filled the IRT The Palms hall for our annual Trivia Challenge. 16 teams tested themselves, delving into their grey matter, turning loose thinking power and memory, and having a lot of fun.  and see some photos.

Hubs Business Case

Recently the Management Committee approved the Hubs Development Business Case.


For all the details, Click Here

U3A Concert Foot Tapping Event

On Saturday 4 August 2018 the U3A Choir held their annual concert with the U3A Tap Dancing Group.

Latest – Frayda Myers Cooper Memorial Prize

At a celebratory morning tea held at USC on Friday 7 September 2018, U3A Sunshine Coast gave a cheque for $25,000 to the University of the Sunshine Coast to fund the Frayda Myers Cooper Memorial Prize Endowment cheque



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