University of 3rd Age Huddersfield

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University of 3rd Age Huddersfield

History

The Huddersfield and District U3A was established in 1985 by a group of people sharing similar aims of maintaining and improving the quality of life for older people by keeping active and fulfilled both mentally and physically. It is a registered charity receiving no grants from the local authority.

In June 2005 it won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service and as an organisation it continues to thrive and grow today.

 University of 3rd Age Huddersfield

The Huddersfield and District U3A is not an academic institution, but a society of people sharing the similar aims of maintaining and improving the quality of life by keeping fulfilled and active in later life. It was founded in 1984 by Edith Bentley MBE MA, and has been given help and encouragement by Kirklees Council, Kirklees Cultural Services, the Huddersfield Examiner, Huddersfield Radio, several High Schools and numerous local people. It is a Registered Charity but receives no grants from the Local Authority. There are now over 2,000 active, subscribing members.

Membership and Class Enrolment

The annual subscription is £15 and membership is open to all those over 50 years of age or who are registered disabled. The spring newsletter includes a form incorporating both a membership renewal form and a class enrolment form for our summer classes only. It is very important to remember that enrolments for Summer Classes can only be accepted if you have renewed your annual subscription for 2017/2018. Please use the current membership card until you receive the new one. You may be asked to show your membership card in order to gain entrance to U3A activities.

You will find a class enrolment form for 2017/18 here.

Methods of Payment for both subscriptions and class fees

  1. Cheque /postal order made out to “Huddersfield and District U3A”.
  2. On-line by bank transfer, directly into our account.

The procedure for making a payment into our bank is as follows.