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France
 Founded in 1972 at Toulouse as l’Université du
Troisième Age (UTA)
 Each UTA was attached to a university
UK
 I...
 People were living longer than ever before
 People were living healthier lives
 People had higher expectations
 1981 ...
 A straight translation of the French
title where the university link was
important
 University is used in its original
...
A U3A is a University in the original
sense of the word:
A collection of people devoted to
learning
with members not stude...
Refers to the time after
the First Age of Childhood
&
the Second Age of full-time
Employment
 The French model of guidance was
not followed in the UK
 Learning for pleasure
 No accreditation or validation
 No as...
The U3A movement is based on three
Guiding Principles:
 The Third Age Principle
 The Self-help Learning Principle
 The ...
U3As are democratic
self-funded
Operationally independant
organisations
which exist to provide
a wide range of activities
 Be self governing and autonomous
 Be open to all Third Agers
 Have an educational purpose in the
broadest sense
 Be d...
 Third Age Trust and the National Executive
 Regional organisations
 County Networks
 Neighbourhood Groups
 Individua...
Is one of the operationally independent
U3As in the:
 Nottinghamshire County Network
 East Midlands Region
It may also b...
There is currently 1 Neighbourhood Group in
North Nottinghamshire
Smaller clusters of U3As in South
Nottinghamshire have d...
 Each County in a Region forms a County
Network
 Our network is known as The Nottinghamshire
County Network of U3As
 Ea...
 To help further the principles, aims and activities of
U3A in the UK
 To carry out Roles and Functions agreed by the
As...
 The UK is divided into government regions
which form U3A’s regional organisations
 We are part of the East Midlands Reg...
 The national representative body for more than
900 U3As in the UK
 A registered company and a registered charity
 The ...
 NEC manages the business of the Trust for the
benefits of the membership
 It meets as a full committee for 2 days every...
All day-to-day expenditure is met from:
 the per capita membership
subscription
 merchandise sales
 advertising revenue...
U3A in Notts Slideshow
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  1. 1. France  Founded in 1972 at Toulouse as l’Université du Troisième Age (UTA)  Each UTA was attached to a university UK  In February 1981, Peter Laslett, a Cambridge academic, hosted a conference to discuss the possibility of bringing U3A to Britain  Eric Midwinter had told him, “Forget children and youth, old age is the coming subject”
  2. 2.  People were living longer than ever before  People were living healthier lives  People had higher expectations  1981 was the year when the Attlee settlement was threatened  In January, the Forum on the Rights of Elderly People (FREE) was held
  3. 3.  A straight translation of the French title where the university link was important  University is used in its original sense of people coming together to learn not in its academic sense
  4. 4. A U3A is a University in the original sense of the word: A collection of people devoted to learning with members not students all of whom are in their Third Age
  5. 5. Refers to the time after the First Age of Childhood & the Second Age of full-time Employment
  6. 6.  The French model of guidance was not followed in the UK  Learning for pleasure  No accreditation or validation  No assessments or qualifications  Three Guiding Principles defined
  7. 7. The U3A movement is based on three Guiding Principles:  The Third Age Principle  The Self-help Learning Principle  The Mutual Aid Principle
  8. 8. U3As are democratic self-funded Operationally independant organisations which exist to provide a wide range of activities
  9. 9.  Be self governing and autonomous  Be open to all Third Agers  Have an educational purpose in the broadest sense  Be democratically run within a national framework
  10. 10.  Third Age Trust and the National Executive  Regional organisations  County Networks  Neighbourhood Groups  Individual autonomous U3As
  11. 11. Is one of the operationally independent U3As in the:  Nottinghamshire County Network  East Midlands Region It may also be one of the U3As in the :  North Notts Neighbourhood Group
  12. 12. There is currently 1 Neighbourhood Group in North Nottinghamshire Smaller clusters of U3As in South Nottinghamshire have decided not to form a Neighbourhood group but to share ideas and maybe Groups in a very informal manner
  13. 13.  Each County in a Region forms a County Network  Our network is known as The Nottinghamshire County Network of U3As  Each Network has a Chairman, Secretary, County Contact and Treasurer as well as a Regional Representative  A Constitution gives guidance on the structure and activities of each network
  14. 14.  To help further the principles, aims and activities of U3A in the UK  To carry out Roles and Functions agreed by the Association of East Midlands U3A for County Networks, in particular:  To provide a discussion forum for U3As in the Network  To help develop new U3As in the County  To enable U3As to initiate cooperative ventures.  To support the Regional Trustee
  15. 15.  The UK is divided into government regions which form U3A’s regional organisations  We are part of the East Midlands Region which comprises:  Derbyshire  Leicestershire and Rutland  Lincolnshire  Northamptonshire  Nottinghamshire
  16. 16.  The national representative body for more than 900 U3As in the UK  A registered company and a registered charity  The members of the Board of Directors, the National Executive Committee (NEC), are also its trustees  They administer the Trust in accordance with its Articles and Memorandum of Association
  17. 17.  NEC manages the business of the Trust for the benefits of the membership  It meets as a full committee for 2 days every 2 months  There are 3 main sub-committees:  Standing Committee for Education  Development Sub-Committee  Finance & Governance Committee
  18. 18. All day-to-day expenditure is met from:  the per capita membership subscription  merchandise sales  advertising revenue  a Friends of U3A scheme

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