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ABOUT US

Background
Islington U3A is now into its fourth year. We have over 520
members, over 60 interest groups and an exciting annual programme — see What's On.
 
To see more about our meetings, events and activities over the last few years, see Our Story

Islington U3A held its fourth AGM on Thursday 23rd November 2017 at 10.30 in Resource for London, Holloway Road. You can see the subjects addressed, the Nomination Form and other relevant information on the AGM page here.

Our aims can be found in our iU3A Constitution.

Volunteering
Our Home page shows the activities available to members, but all these activities depend on members volunteering their time. If you’d like to help as a one-off or with an occasional commitment or on a regular basis, we would love to hear from you. You could help with welcoming new members, making the summer party or another event go with a swing or with other occasional activities. Maybe you have an idea for setting up and coordinating a new group. You don't have to be an expert, just someone who enjoys the topic and can sort out the practical arrangements which are usually very straightforward. Do you think you can help in any way? If so please consider filling in the linked form Volunteering. If you’d like to have more information before you decide, please contact us here.

Vacancies
Do you have skills to sustain or help iU3A move forward? Then consider joining the Executive Committee (EC) or taking on another specific role. Currently there are vacancies for the following positions. If you are interested the role descriptions are here:

In addition the following roles become vacant from October:

Some of the above are EC roles, but others are not. See here for the other roles currently covered by the Executive Committee. Job Descriptions are available for all these positions (including the ones above). If you would like to know more about any of the roles, please contact us here.

Beacon Members System
iU3A has launched (Summer 2017) the use of a Members System as utilised by many other national U3As. For further information about this system click here.

The Third Age Trust
Islington U3A is part of a wider family of U3As. Across the UK there are nearly 900 U3As and a total of over 300,000 members. Nationally U3As offer the chance to study over 300 different subjects spanning art, languages, music, history, life sciences, philosophy, computing, crafts, photography and walking. All are associated with the The Third Age Trust, the national representative body for all the Universities of the Third Age (U3As) in the UK.

Although all U3As remain operationally independent, they are members of the Third Age Trust and must abide by their objectives and principles.

Policies, Guidance and Procedures
iU3A complies with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our Privacy Policy is here.

You can find our Equal Opportunities Statement here and our Grievance Procedure here.

The photographs used on this website were taken by members or others who allowed us to use them and don't require acknowledgement. Where this is not the case or where creative commons pictures are used they will be acknowledged. For guidance for Group Coordinators on photograph copyright please see here.
 
Offers and Services for our Members
As one of its services to U3A members, the Third Age Trust (the national organisation under whose aegis local U3As operate) has a legal helpline which iU3A members can use. It is operated by Arc Legal Assistance in partnership with Irwin Mitchell Solicitors. The helpline is supported by all departments within Irwin Mitchell, giving access to the right expert for even complex queries, and thus a breadth and depth most other legal advice lines are not able to offer. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling the helpline on 0344 770 1040; ask for the U3A Legal Helpline.


 

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