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U3A Online delivers a wide range of courses via the internet to older Australians

Introducing the first virtual University of the Third Age, U3A Online.  Run entirely by volunteers to encourage healthy ageing, U3A Online delivers a wide range of courses via the internet not only to older Australians, but also to younger disabled people and carers.  Access to a computer, an internet connection and being in your Third Age is all you require to become a member. No educational qualifications are required.

With an emphasis on improving the quality of life to older members of the community who are isolated either geographically, or through physical or social circumstances, U3A Online provides short courses for those who enjoy learning, but prefer flexibility in their studies.

Membership costs only $25 per year and courses are free to members. You can do as much or as little as you like; there are no exams, deadlines, assignments or other impediments to enjoyable learning. From courses in World Affairs and History through to Life, Writing and Creativity members are bound to find subjects to interest them. 

As well as encouraging members to keep their minds active through learning, U3A Online supports other members of U3As throughout the world to exchange ideas, resources and information through the website.  The Members Lounge provides a means for online social interaction among members.

U3A Online also keeps you up-to-date with GEMs - a monthly e-newsletter containing useful free resources, interesting research snippets for health and lifestyle conscious readers, fun and interesting links and technical bits and pieces. Subscription to GEMs is free; you don’t need to join U3A Online to receive a monthly newsletter.

Interested in keeping your grey matter challenged? Visit U3A Online to choose the course that’s right for you.


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    23rd Jan 2013
    U3A Online is wonderful. Also look for a U3A within your own community. The are great for keeping mentally active, many also include physical activities and there is no better way of finding new friends who share your interests. I think becoming eligible for U3A was the best thing about turning 50. My U3A membership has changed my life.
    23rd Mar 2014
    I have just looked at this article -
    On line is fantastic for me as I get puffed out just getting there & finding parking.
    Do they / does anyone have an affordable - FROM A TO Z would be nice - learn how to uses your computer course ?
    And I would be interested in Maths.
    University High school in Parkville Melb. ran a Maths night classes for women - I yearned to do this class - alas I was working - to pay off my house & help my freeloading grownup & children could not attend.
    23rd Mar 2014
    I did get a chance a few times to do little courses at the C.A.E. in Flinders Lane Melb.
    I even did H.S.C. English with them - I sat the exam at the show grounds & passed too - how about that - that was a slow year for work & a good year to study.
    That was the year of the Russell Street Bombing - I was sitting on the Rathdowne Street bus at the corner of Russell & Bourke St when it happened & felt the explosion.
    23rd Mar 2014
    I wrote Holy Thursday as a result - I got an A PLUS for it.
    23rd Mar 2014
    Funny thing - the air - atmosphere - surrounding the wider area to the outskirts of the city - was a translucent super white brightness - like the OMO white adds - & it had an eerie - sacred aura feel about it - as if the Light & presence of God had encompassed the space of this evil thing that was done.
    28th Jan 2015
    There are several new courses on offer since this article went up. You might like to have a look. Only $25 a year to join and access all the courses.
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    . Enter a computer, an internet connection, and at your third age is all you need to be a member. No academic requirements.
    27th Oct 2017
    Now students are very happy to complete their graduation with advance learning courses and well-qualified teaching staff at online universities where they improve their knowledge and experience. Students have to enroll in online portals to get MBA degrees online and work in a well-reputed organization.

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