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Joining an Interest Group

Joining an Interest Group













    It is wonderful to report our u3a membership is showing strong growth month on month, with members renewing and new members joining, We now have 850 members with a diverse range of Interest Groups to choose from.

    Interest Groups are the life blood of our u3a where the aim is helping members get together to learn something, share new experiences, and have fun.

    Interest is gathering in new groups that have either begun or have been suggested and some members have ‘expressed an interest’. Remember, it only takes a few people to start a group. With advertising in the newsletter and on the website, numbers can then grow.

    There is no expectation that anyone is an expert who has to teach the others, the philosophy behind u3a is that we learn from each other – and preferably have fun too – it’s all about celebrating positive ageing, interest groups and friendship.

    If you find an Interest Group is full, or perhaps you’ve attended a group and it’s “not your cup of tea”, or perhaps you have an idea for a new group, we’d like to help.

    Interest Groups will state on their group page if they are full. Please contact the Group Leader in the first instance. Note, the interest group page may not always be up to date – we do our best to make sure that all groups keep us informed – so it is better to first contact the group leader to confirm if they are full or not.

    1) If the Interest Group is Full and you would like to add your name to an additional group of the same Interest subject:

    In the first instance please ask the Group Leader to be put on the ‘waiting list’.

    Then, if you would be interested in either helping to form another group on the same subject or, to join (but not necessarily be the group leader), please complete this form below. We will put you on a list and contact you when sufficient numbers are reached.













      2) Add Your Name to Current Suggestions to New Interest Groups

      The following drop down box is the list of groups which have been suggested, but at present have no co-ordinator and we are looking to see what interest there may be. Please select which group you are interested in and add your name below and we will contact you when sufficient numbers are reached:













        3) Propose an Idea for a New Interest Group:

        Would you be interested in helping set it up?

        By providing your email you are giving your consent for u3a in Bury St Edmunds to pass your email to a Group Leader of an interest group and/or other members who have similar requests to join similar interest groups. 

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