F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is U3A about?

It’s about learning but not only that. From when we first started, it has been our policy to make U3A Clarence a friendly, welcoming place. The President or committee members are there to say hello as you come in. We all have name badges which make meeting people easier. There is a chance to meet, sit and chat at morning tea. There are several social events during the year.
We come to U3A to learn – but we come for friendship too.

Morning Tea

This has been cancelled due to Covid 19 restrictions.  We hope to bring it back soon.

Are people able to visit?

A non-member of U3A Clarence is welcome to come to a class session as a visitor and experience U3A first hand. If you know a U3A Clarence member, ask to accompany them to a class. If you are a member of U3A Clarence, bring a friend. Because some classes have an upper size limit, it will be necessary to check beforehand that there is room.

What does it cost?

The membership fee paid at the beginning of the year (currently $45 per person) pays for the whole year.  This membership fee covers the administration costs of the organisation.

You can pay on-line, in person or by ordinary mail. Detailed instructions are available in the Newsletter and elsewhere on this site. Receipts are available from the treasurer after term starts if you would like one. All our tutors are unpaid volunteers. A small levy to help with the cost of copying etc is charged in some classes. This is paid to the tutor early in the term.

 How do I enrol?

If you are new to U3A Clarence you can fill out the new membership form here.  Once you are a member, login and select the courses you wish to subscribe to.  Existing members can login here

You will be informed if you are successful.

How do I find out about courses?

Courses for Terms 2 and 3 are listed in the Newsletter at the end of the previous term. The Newsletter is available on-line and posted only to those without email addresses.   The Newsletter containing details of Term 1 courses is emailed or posted towards the end of January.

What about parking?

Parking is limited.
However, we are on a bus route and we encourage people to share cars where possible. There is parking in nearby side streets and at Eastlands.

How do I find out about other activities?

There are several ways to do this - from the President’s regular message which will be sent by email, displayed on this website and posted to those who do not have computer access; by being at morning tea; by checking the notice board.

Why should I wear my name tag?

It is the preference of the Rosny Library that we all use our name tags because we enter before opening time.

If you need a new name tag contact the secretary Sue Storr on Enquiries@u3aclarence.com

Tutors wear green name tags and Committee Members wear gold.


 Who do I ask for help?

Any member of the committee (gold name tags) will be able to help or point you to someone who can.

It is not the responsibility of Rosny Library staff members to deal with questions from U3A members.