U3A is an international organisation based on a remarkable idea: that older people can draw on their lifetimes' knowledge and interests to provide stimulating learning and activities for each other. The ‘third age’ of our title is the retirement years, following childhood and adulthood.
‘University’ in the U3A title is used in the broad sense of a community of people coming together to learn from each other. There are no formal entry requirements, no examinations and no awards. The tutors are all volunteers, using their trade, business or professional expertise; others are happy to share a life-long hobby or interest with like-minded people.
U3A Nambucca Heads began in 1998. Here we run many courses, groups and activities covering a wide range of interests. Some groups are conducted regularly throughout the year and some for a few sessions only. We hold occasional forums on topics of special interest, offer excursions to places and events of interest and hold regular lunches and other outings.
As we are a voluntary organization costs are kept low. A membership fee of $25 per year ($40 for couples) entitles you to join any group. Individual course costs vary but are usually no more than $2 a session.
Details of all current semester groups can be found in our.
You can download a Membership Form.