University 0f 3rd Age Glasgow

University 0f 3rd Age Glasgow

The University of the Third Age (U3A) movement is a unique and exciting organisation which provides, through its U3As, life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but for its own reward: the sheer joy of discovery!

Members share their skills and life experiences: the learners teach and the teachers learn, and there is no distinction between them.

The U3A movement is supported by its national organisation, the Third Age Trust.


The University of the Third Age (U3A) is a voluntary  organisation run by older people for older people. It is run on an informal basis entirely by volunteers and provides educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment.  

We draw on the knowledge of our own members to provide interest groups in accordance with the wishes and abilities of our members.  U3A offers the chance to study a wide range of subjects in such fields as art, languages, history,  computing and  photography and to participate in leisure activities like walking, table tennis, bowling and golf.

If you are interested in joining come along to one of our monthly meetings which are held at 2.00, Ballerup Hall, East Kilbride.  Dates for them and our activity groups are shown on the calendar.

University 0f 3rd Age Glasgow

University of the Third Age to launch new retirees group in the West End of Glasgow

By Ian Marland at

Thousands of retired and semi-retired people in Scotland already enjoy its events and activities.

But, incredibly, the University of the Third Age (U3A) does not currently have an active group in Glasgow.

Now that is about to change with moves to set up a U3A in the West End of Glasgow – and the first in Scotland’s biggest city.