It is a unique and exciting self-help educational movement for people no longer in full-time work (the Third Age). It offers the opportunity to pursue learning for sheer enjoyment and for its own sake. U3A stands for University of the Third Age and is part of an international network.
Anyone in the Third Age can join. All you need is interest and enthusiasm and the willingness to join in group activities.
We have members not students. Groups are formed whenever three or more people share an interest, and a coordinator can be found.
The purpose of the U3A movement is to enrich the lives of its members, and Sheffield U3A seeks to do this through supporting over 150 groups engaged in over 50 different activities (go to find a group for a full list).
When you join, you will receive a copy of Links, our free newsletter, published every two months (you can read the current issue here). Four times a year you will also receive by post a free copy of U3A News, the national magazine.
Groups run themselves, led by a coordinator who is a member of the group. Meetings are held in our homes or other premises as needed.
All U3A study and activity groups are led by volunteers. If you have a skill or interest which you would like to share with others, U3A can provide the opportunity.
All U3As set their own annual subscription, part of which is paid as a capitation fee to maintain our national office. The subscription in Sheffield is £10 a year.
Individual groups may make a small charge to cover administration.
1.Browse this website.
2.Contact the Sheffield U3A Initial Enquiries Officer,
3. Come along to our monthly 'Drop-In', held on the first Tuesday of every month from 10 am - 12 noon at the Central United Reformed Church, 60 Norfolk Street Sheffield