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ABOUT US

Background
Islington U3A is now into it's fourth year. We have over 520
members, over 50 interest groups and an exciting annual programme — see What's On.
 
To see more about our meetings, events and activities over the last few years, see Our Story

Islington U3A will be holding its fourth AGM on Thursday 23rd November 2017 at 10.30 in Resource for London, Holloway Road. You can see the subjects to be addressed, the Nomination Form and other relevant information on the AGM page here.

Our aims can be found in our iU3A Constitution.

Our main charitable activity once a year is supporting Islington Giving. All the money this charity raises goes to organisations and projects that reduce poverty and isolation in the borough. As our 2017 Members' Survey showed over 91% of you thought we should be supporting 'Islington Giving'. We will therefore continue continue to look for ways you can contribute.

Volunteering
Our Home page shows the activities available to members, but all of these activities depend on members volunterring their time. If you’d like to help as a one-off or with an occasional commitment or on a regular basis, we would love to hear from you. You could help with welcoming new members, making the summer party or another event go with a swing or with other occasional activities. Maybe you have an idea for setting up and coordinating a new group. You don't have to be an expert, just someone who enjoys the topic and can sort out the practical arrangements which are usually very straightforward. Do you think you can help in any way? If so please consider filling in the linked form Volunteering. If you’d like to have more information before you decide, please contact Kathyrn Dodd here.

Executive Committee Vacancies
Do you have skills to sustain or help iU3A move forward? Then consider joining the Executive Committee. In November 2017 there will be vacancies of Chair and Secretary.  If you are interested, their role descriptions are here:

See here for the other roles currently covered by the Executive Committee. Job Descriptions are available for all these positions. If you would like to know more about the Chair, Secretary or other roles, please contact Margaret Wearing here.

Beacon Members System
iU3A is launching the use of a members system as utilised by many other national U3As. For further information about this system click here.

The Third Age Trust
Islington U3A is part of a wider family of U3As. Across the UK there are nearly 900 U3As and a total of over 300,000 members. Nationally U3As offer the chance to study over 300 different subjects spanning art, languages, music, history, life sciences, philosophy, computing, crafts, photography and walking. All are associated with the The Third Age Trust, the national representative body for all the Universities of the Third Age (U3As) in the UK.

Although all U3As remain operationally independent, they are members of the Third Age Trust and must abide by both the original 1981 Objects and Principles written by U3A founder Peter Laslett and the 2014  Principles of the U3A. There has recently been a working party conducting a Governance Consultation Survey. If you are interested in the findings click here.

Guidance and Procedures
The photographs used on this website were taken by members or others who have allowed us to use them and don't require acknowledgement. Where this is not the case or where creative commons pictures are used they will be acknowledged. For our guidance for Group Coordinators please see here.
 
You can find our Equal Opportunities Statement here and our Grievance Procedure here.


 

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