U3A Northern Illawarra offers life-long learning as well as social and intellectual engagement for those no longer in full-time employment. As in many other countries, U3A has developed as community based education and social interactions and its strength lies in the strength it draws from the local community.
Of course, local universities can make a strong contribution to U3A and we are no exception. In addition to community based experts, we also draw on local higher educational institutions to deliver stimulating talks and lectures.
The strength of the U3A movement lies in its principles of self-help and mutual support and its recognition of the broad spectrum of expertise among those who are retired from academe, industry and community service. A major attraction is of course the opportunity for social and intellectual interaction among peers.