Category: Latest News

Talking Point, September 2018

Latest News Unfortunately, due to pressure of other commitments, Karen Shaw who initiating these “Talking Point” newsletters has resigned as Secretary to NIREC (Northern Ireland Regional Executive Committee) and will be greatly missed. Technology Group Meeting Rose Marie Bradley, the

Workshop on Beacon and U3A Technology

Technology Group Meeting Rose Marie Bradley, the NI Trustee, invites U3A members to a workshop on Beacon and other U3A Technology issues, to be held in the Spires Conference and Exhibition Centre, Wellington St, Belfast, on Tuesday 16th October. This will

Workshop on Group Management

On the 7th September Sophie Wellings from the Third Age Trust held a workshop from Group Leaders, Convenors or whatever name they use.  This was very favourably received and comments from the participants will be welcomed. (email them to

Report on East Antrim’s Summer School

Report from East Antrim U3A on their Summer School which was open to all: We at East Antrim U3A hosted a series of workshops during the period 16 July through 24 August. The subjects were wide and varied and included

Shared Learning Project

Check out the national website which gives prominence to the North Down and Ards – click on  Shared Learning Project.  

The AGM of the NI Region

The 12th Annual General Meeting of the Northern Ireland Region of U3As This was hosted by Shimna U3A and held in the Community Cinema in Newcastle, County Down, on Wednesday 16th May. It was addressed by Lila Jackson (Chairman), Gabrielle

GDPR – Important

New Year Honour

Congratulations to one of our Executive Committee, (Elizabeth) Gabrielle Deans, who has been awarded the B.E.M. for Voluntary service to Western Health and Social Care Trust.

Songfest 2018 – details

Details of the next Songfest hosted by East Antrim U3A on WEDNESDAY 25 APRIL 2018 are here.

Life Long Learning

Visit Age Action’s site to keep you up to date on the activities of Age Action’s Life Long Learning Programme for Autumn 2017.

Governance Consultation Survey

Below is a link to the Findings and Recommendations of the Working Group into the future structure of the Third Age Trust. Here is the link.

Warning of scams against older people – HMRC

The police have made repeated warnings and now HMRC are urging tax payers to be on alert for a scam aimed at older people. The phone message, claiming to be from a Scottish telephone number, is designed to frighten targets


At the recent Regional AGM mention was made about some sources of grants to support the work of running your local U3A. There are probably other small grants available and that you might find on a community network site in

2017 AGM – photo

The AGM and Spring Meeting of U3A NI was hosted by South Tyrone U3A in Dungannon on 23rd May. Below is a photo of those attending with the newly elected Regional Executive.

Mauritius U3A 2017

Recently a U3A Foyle member and Regional Trustee Rose Marie Bradley, completed an exchange visit on behalf of the U3A to Mauritius. You can read all about it complete with photographs here.