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The Third Age Trust
iU3A 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 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 their objectives and principles.

iU3A's Background
Islington U3A (iU3A) was formed in the Autumn of 2013. We have over 630
members now, over 70 interest groups and courses 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.

If you want to know more about the iU3A Executive Committee have a look here.

Volunteering
Do you have skills to sustain or help iU3A move forward? Our Home page shows the activities available to all members, but all these activities depend on members volunteering 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 in many different ways, for example:
- with welcoming new members at the monthly meetings (once we resume physical meetings)
- making the summer party or another event go with a swing
- hosting a coffee morning
- helping at recruitment events
- reviewing our publicity mechanisms
- Outings Coordinator
- joining the Executive Committee (we need a Groups Coordinator and a Chair)

Or 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 then please consider filling in the linked form Volunteering. Or if you’d like to have more information on volunteering opportunities, please contact us here.

If you would like to know more about any of Executive Committee roles, please contact us here.

 

Offers and Services for our Members
As one of its services to U3A members, the Third Age Trust (the national organisation under whose aegis local U3As operate) has a helpline which iU3A members can use. It is operated by the charity Independent Age and provides a wide range of advice with specialist help also available. It is available by calling the freephone on 0800 319 6789 or email your query to advice@independentage.org. and just mention you are through u3a. You can find out more of their services at their website: https://www.independentage.org/.


 

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