Congleton & District U3A

Charity No. 1076203

Welcome to our U3A website

If you are a new visitor to this site you are very welcome to browse the website to see the group activities, monthly speaker meetings and outings that are organised for our members. If you wish to join our branch of the U3A then click the "Join the U3A" link on the left of the screen and provide the details requested, our membership secretary will contact you in due course.

If you are a member and new to this site you will have been sent your membership number together with a password that you can use to log in to the members facilities within the website. We advise that once you have logged in on this first occasion you should change your password to something memorable to you.

Welcome to Congleton & District U3A

Congleton Town Hall and The CloudLogin Help20th Anniversary Events Welcome to the Congleton U3A website. We hope you will enjoy browsing through what we have to offer. Our U3A is one of the larger ones in the country with well over a thousand members providing more than 100 active groups for your enjoyment.

What Is U3A ? The full title of the organisation is "University of the Third Age" although it is not linked to universities nor is it academically based. U3A groups around the United Kingdom are members of the Third Age Trust. The object of the U3A is to advance education and, in particular, the education of people not in full-time gainful employment who are in their 'third age', and to enable the sharing of educational, recreational and creative activities and companionship. Each U3A has its own constitution, and runs its affairs in accordance with the wishes of the local membership.

How Is U3A Run ? Congleton U3A is a self-help organisation run by the members and co-ordinated by members who have volunteered to be Group Leaders. Group Leaders pass on their knowledge, skills and enthusiasm and provide opportunities for members to contribute and learn from one another. The Committee manage the affairs of the organisation and are elected by the members at the Annual General Meeting. Congleton & District U3A was formed in 1998 and membership now stands at approximately 1,400.

Who Can Join ? Congleton U3A is a non-discriminatory organisation, principally for people in their 'third age' not in full time work and there is no age limit. Activities are aimed at mature people who wish to share in educational, recreational and creative activities and companionship. No qualifications are required or are given.

Where Do U3A Members Meet ? There are a variety of locations in Congleton including the St John Ambulance HQ on West Road, Congleton Leisure Centre, The New Life Church and the Worrall Street Scout Headquarters.

How Much Does It Cost ? From now until the end of the 2018 academic year, the membership fee is £20.  For those already a member of another U3A organisation for 2017-18, the fee to join Congleton U3A is £16.50. Additional fees may apply to Groups using facilities at certain locations. The U3A year starts in September and runs through to May/June each year.  A number of Groups continue to meet over the summer months.

By joining Congleton U3A, you will receive a very warm welcome and be certain to make many friends. So, why not click on this link to the Welcome page and see what we have to offer ?  We look forward to meeting you.


Page last updated : 20 May 2018



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