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 What is U3A?

U3A groups internationally are self-help; self- managed, lifelong learning co-operatives for over fifties who are no longer in full-time work. They provide opportunities for their members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but for fun.

Members with a lifetime of experience, expertise or know-how in professions, occupations or through hobbies, are encouragedto become Tutors. A mutual interest in learning for fun leads to new friendships based on an expanded social experience.

It is scientifically acknowledged that keeping one's brain "working" contributes to health, wellbeing and relevance for older people.

Noosa U3A House is well-planned and spacious with a Studio, a Library, an Auditorium, a Games room, a Language Laboratory, a well-equipped Computer Room, a Kitchen and a social area.

(Rooms are available for renting by outside organisations.)

Most classes are held at Noosa U3A House in Tewantin during the week. There are also weekend social activities.

Noosa's own U3A incorporated independently in July 1991. Initially, there were 200 members and 22 volunteer tutors. Over the ensuing years, membership has grown to an annual average of 500 members, with up to 50 classes running in a wide variety of subjects each week.

Philosophy

Making new friends is very easy when sharing ideas with like minded people, who understand your point of view. U3ANoosa has around 500 members with a wide variety of interests and skills they share in a diverse array of classes, that all offer knowledge and lots of fun.

The many skills of our U3A community are better shared when members give thought to becoming a tutor.

Each tutor develops their own idea and programme for delivering the relative topic. No one expects you to be an expert teacher, and you can carry out the class in your own way, at your own pace. Many find taking a class to be a rewarding and empowering experience.

Activities at U3A Noosa

U3A Noosa offers classes in a variety of subjects, such as:

  • Languages (German, French, Italian)
  • Art & Craft
  • ComputingMix-1
  • Walking 
  • Armchair Travel
  • Friday Talks
  • Yoga
  • Games (Solo, Bridge, Mahjong,)
  • Photography
  • Folk Dancing
  • For more classes check: Timetable