University of the Third Age

The University of the Third Age is a self-help organisation for people no longer in full-time employment. It provides educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment. It is a charity in its own right and is run entirely by volunteers.

U3A is a learning cooperative and draws upon the knowledge, experience and skills of its own members to organise and provide interest groups in accordance with the wishes of the membership. It does not have paid staff or teachers: all groups are run by members of East Lothian U3A who share the skills and experience they have gained.

The U3A approach to learning is learning for pleasure. There is no accreditation or validation and there are no assessments or qualifications to be gained.

U3A in East Lothian has over 500 members spread across the county. It has 48 Groups including music, computing, philosophy, biology, ceilidh dancing and walking. Some of the groups meet in member’s homes, but its main centre for groups to meet is the Bridge Centre.

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