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Frequently Asked Questions
The University of the Third Age is a worldwide network aimed at providing life-long learning and stimulating activities for retired people. It has been around for nearly 40 years and is particularly strong in Britain, where you will find over 1000 local, independent, U3As with approximately 385,000 members nationwide.
It’s called a university because it offers opportunities to study, to practise new activities and to experience the pleasure of learning together with others, but there are major differences between the U3A and normal universities. For a start, we don’t have students; we have members. You join a local U3A just as you’d become a member of a local amateur dramatic society or tennis club.
You pay an annual membership fee, which means you can go to meetings and get involved in activities or subjects that interest you. Another difference is that there are no entry qualifications to worry about, or exams to take at the end! In fact, there isn’t an ‘end’ as such; you can carry on with a subject or activity as long as it is on offer.
We hope that you will decide to join Heswall U3A
If you do, please come along to Heswall Hall, between 10am and 11:30am, on the second Monday of every month, excluding August and December.
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