The Bathurst U3A is part of the worldwide University of the Third Age movement which arranges courses in which people over 50 (the 3rd age) can use their leisure time to learn and teach together.
You can get a good general picture of U3A philosophy and activities if you look at the U3A Network Video
All U3As are volunteer groups, autonomous from one another, and run by an elected committee of local members. The Bathurst U3A was established in 1991, and in 2014 we have well over 400 members.
You need no formal qualifications to attend or teach a course. There are no examinations or tests. All tutors give their time and expertise voluntarily. They love their subjects and enjoy sharing their enthusiasm and knowledge with others. Some use their trade, business or professional expertise; others are happy to share a life-long hobby or interest with like minded people.
You may participate in as many courses as you wish for an annual fee of $20.00. All classes are held during the day. Our four, six-week terms coincide with school terms, leaving you free for the school holidays.
If you would like to teach or learn in a friendly, relaxed environment please contact us:
PO Box 1332, Bathurst, NSW, 2795
The web page co-ordinator can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org