UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE
PRINCIPLES AND OBJECTIVES
- The Third Age Trust and the U3As recognize the immense resources of
skills, experience and enthusiasm possessed by older people who are no
longer in full-time employment.
- Individual members are both learners and teachers, giving their
services freely. All contribute to any eventual costs of using educational
or cultural facilities.
- Membership is open to all irrespective of religion or ethnic origin.
No educational qualifications are required or given.
- Whilst subscribing to the guiding principles of the Trust, each
U3A is independently managed by its own members.
- As far as is practicable U3A members are willing to help other members
of elderly population to organise themselves to achieve similar benefits
to enjoyed in existing U3As.
- To encourage those older people no longer in full-time employment
to engage in educational and cultural activities.
- To find and help such people use their skills to teach and learn.
- To provide affordable education for all members.
- To make the population, as well as educational establishments, aware
of the existence and aims of U3As.
- To encourage people of all cultures to participate and both
give and receive benefits of mutual experience.
- To seek to include the housebound and the disabled in the educational
and cultural activities of the U3As.
- To ensure adequate recognition of the abilities of the elderly.
- To obtain access to, and the use of, facilities for the activities
of the U3As National and Local Government and other organisations.
- To actively demonstrate the continuing contributions made by
third agers to the well being of the community as a whole.
For more information look at this page on the main U3A web site HERE