FAQs

What does U3A offer?

U3A Stonnington promotes the concept of active retirement by providing a program of courses and social activities for older persons, irrespective of their background. The program aims to broaden knowledge, minimise social isolation and promote enjoyment and well-being.

How are U3As coordinated?

U3A Stonnington is one of over 100 Victorian U3As operated by volunteers and supported by U3A Network Victoria, which provides organisation and planning support as well as facilitating broader relationships between Member U3As and affiliates, peer organisations and Government.

Who can join U3A Stonnington?

Membership is open to retired and semi-retired people. There are no qualifications required to join and enrol in courses.

Who are the course tutors and where are classes run?

Our tutors are all volunteers, you would be welcome to volunteer and become a course tutor yourself. Sharing your knowledge and skills or lifetime experience or new special interest can be very enjoyable.

Courses are held during the day face to face (Valetta St Malvern or Toorak-South Yarra Library) and/or by video conferencing via Zoom, dependant on Covid restrictions.

What if the class I select is Full?

You will be placed on a waitlist and notified when a place becomes available.   Please register your interest even if the course is Full as this gives us an indication of the level of interest and we may be able to run another course.

Can I enrol in additional courses throughout the year?

Yes. You can apply for any classes that have vacancies, or be waitlisted for others. or for new classes offered during the year so keep an eye on our Newsletter, Class Bulletin and Website.

What is the history, background and funding of U3A Stonington?

From an initial meeting of about 20 Volunteers in 1994, U3A Stonnington now offers courses to many more people from a purpose-built building located in Malvern. Funding is from members annual subscription and fortunately via grants from Stonnington Council, government bodies, ACFE through U3A Network Victoria and some supporters listed in the home page footer.