Welcome to our U3A websiteVisitors
This page holds information which may be useful to Members and any visitors, as well as a full list (below) of all planned meetings and events - including the current set of events helping to celebrate Congleton U3A's 20th Anniversary which are being planned for 2018 (a list which will, no doubt, increase).
Having problems finding what you want on the website ? -
When you are logged-in as a Member click on Help & FAQs in the U3A Menu to find general assistance and answers to some frequently-asked questions.
Insurance Cover for U3A Members -
For a summary of the insurance provisions available to Members while engaged in U3A activities, please log in as a Member and read the document available from the Help & FAQs page.
Photography Guidelines for U3A Members (and members of the Public) -
Follow these Guidelines whenever you are considering taking some photographs of U3A activities (or on any other occasions).
A U3A Member is available at the Information Desk in St John Ambulance Headquarters, West Road to help new members with the enrolment process and to answer questions, on the first Monday of each month during term-time (October to May), between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon. See term dates listed below.
If you have forgotten your Membership Number and / or your password, the Member at the Information Desk will be able to assist you.
Updating your Membership details -
If your address, telephone number, or e-mail address changes, then please login to the website and click on My Information at the top of the U3A Menu on the left, and then on Check My Details. The information we hold about you will be displayed, and can be changed as required. In case of any difficulties, please notify the Membership Secretary, of the change(s) via the link here, or the U3A Contacts page. Please include your Membership Number in your message to ensure that the correct membership record is updated.
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
This recent development in "distance learning", already in use by many U3As, is a huge set of (mostly) free online courses aimed at large-scale interactive participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional course materials such as videos, readings, and problem sets, MOOCs help build an interactive community for the students, professors, and teaching assistants. Click to view a short presentation of what is on offer to all Members and Group Leaders, with links to some of the major providers.
If you wish to contact a U3A member referred to in the Newsletter / Bulletin -
You can easily do this by simply "clicking" on the 'Newsletter' link in the U3A Menu on the left. and then click on the individual underlined, highlighted name. However, if you are a Member, please log-in to the U3A website first, before clicking on the relevant link in the Newsletter / Bulletin.
If you log-in first, then the e-mail form that opens when you click a link will already have your details filled in for you.
As well as saving you the effort of typing them in, it means that no spelling and typing errors can creep in.
So, log-in first, click the link in the Newsletter / Bulletin, and then type your message.
Click "OK" and away it goes. Simple !
If you wish to use the 'Contact a Member' page (when logged in) to contact another U3A member -
When you type the name or membership number of the intended recipient into the ‘Member to Contact’ box, and they appear in the displayed list of possible matches, you must click or tap on that name in the list, so that their full number and name is transferred to the ‘Member to Contact’ box. By doing so you confirm exactly which member is to receive the message, and allow the system to extract the correct e-mail address for that member from the membership database. If you do not do this, the system remains unsure of where to send the message, and is set up to forward the e-mail to the Information Desk where a S.A.M.P. member (or another volunteer) will have to try to send it on to the intended recipient.
Volunteering to help in Congleton U3A -
U3A Congleton, as all other U3A's, is dependent on Volunteers. The Committee and Committee Support Group all give their time voluntarily. There are numerous opportunities to get involved, including Magazine Reporter, Back Room Workers, Assisting at Social Events, etc.
Interested ? - just get in touch by e-mailing Volunteer Management.
Page last updated : 10 December 2017
|Monday 18th September 2017||Start of Autumn/Winter Term|
|Friday 8th December 2017||End of Autumn/Winter Term|
|Monday 8th January 2018||Start of Winter/Spring Term|
|Friday 23rd March 2018||End of Winter/Spring Term|
|Monday 9th April 2018||Start of Spring/Summer Term|
|Friday 8th June 2018||End of Spring/Summer Term|
|20th December 2017||Christmas Social - New Life Church|
All tickets sold - please contact Sue Stanmore, Social Secretary, if you have a ticket but can no longer attend -
|4th January 2018||Committee & Group Leaders Meeting|
Congleton Cricket Club - 1.30pm for 2.00pm
|31st January 2018||Closing date for entries to the Creative Writing Competition|
See the Bulletin dated 20th November for details -
Bulletin - 20th November 2017
|3rd February 2018||Barn Dance - Congleton Cricket Club, Booth Street|
This is the first event in our celebration of 20 years of Congleton U3A.
Please note that all tickets have now been sold -
|6th March 2018||Quiz Night, New Life Church|
|10th March 2018||Jazz Night, Astbury Village Hall|
|12th April 2018||Annual General Meeting|
New Life Church
|19th May 2018||60’s Night - Live music from local band, The Encores|
Congleton Cricket Club
|2nd June 2018||2nd - 3rd June - Open Gardens Weekend|
|8th June 2018||20th Anniversary Concert|
Astbury Village Hall
|13th June 2018||Tennis Tournament - with entertainment|
|9th September 2018||Cake-Cutting Tea Party|
Astbury Village Hall
|16th October 2018||Quiz Night, New Life Church|
|17th November 2018||Christmas Fair, New Life Church|
|19th December 2018||Christmas Social, New Life Church|