Tameside University of the Third Age

Affiliated with the Third Age Trust
Charity No. 1035997

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What We Do - "Promoting Life Long Learning"

We provide educational, recreational and leisure activities for people over 50 (mainly retired and semi-retired) living in Tameside and the immediate surrounding area. We currently have over 200 members. No qualifications are required other than being over 50.

We currently have 11 interest groups including:- Book Club, Craft Group, a Family History Group, History Group, Monday Meeting Group, Music Appreciation, Painting & Drawing, a Rummikubs Group, Scrabble Group, The Loose Enders, and The Singalongers. These groups and meetings are held at various centres. The Committee would be pleased to consider offers to run other activities. If there is sufficient interest we would like to re-start our Bridge, Walking and Bowling Groups and start a Wine(tasting) group.

We also hold, during term time, a weekly meeting with invited speakers on a wide variety of subjects of general interest. It is not unusual for there to be 70 members present at these meetings.

In addition, a number of trips and visits are organised to places of educational and general interest during the academic year. Details of these trips and booking for them is available at the weekly meeting.

Enrolment usually takes place in early September. For the 2016/17 year, enrolment is on Monday 5th September from 13:00 to 15:00 hours at The United Church, Union Street, Hyde. There is an annual registration fee of £10.00 which all members are expected to pay on initial registration each year.  Cheques should be made payable to Tameside U3A.

If you are not in full-time employment and are interested in joining, you can come to our weekly meeting where you will receive a warm welcome, or contact our chairman. If you miss enrolment, you don't have to wait until next year!