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Regional Conference and AGM 2016
The Regional Conference and AGM 2016 will be held on Monday 19 September 2016 at the Eastwood Hall Conference Centre, Eastwood, Nottingham NG16 3SS.

The theme of the conference is TIME AND WEATHER WAIT FOR NO MAN

The conference will include the Regional Annual General Meeting.  

To print the Application Form click here.
To view and print the Programme click here.

Full information on the Events webpage.


Your Regional Representative Council requires a Chairman to lead and direct it’s work.  The Regional Representative Council meets three times a year and consists of posterrepresentatives from the five counties, Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Regional Trustee.   The Chairman’s role is as for any such post but in particular to provide leadership and direction for the Council and ensure that all business is thoroughly considered before clear decisions are made and that these decisions are implemented in a timely fashion.  Candidates must be proposed and seconded by two separate U3As.  A personal statement of no more than 200 words should accompany the nomination. 

To view and print
 the poster click here.
To view and print the nomination form click here 

The application form must be returned by the deadline of July 15th.  If you are interested in the position or require more details please contact secretary Phil Grace on:  secretary@eastmidlandsu3as.org.uk.

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Your Regional Council requires a Treasurer to help with therunning of the council.  The Regional Council meets three times a year and consists of representatives from the five counties, chair, secretary, treasurer and regional trustee.   The role covers payments for the meeting venue, finances for the annual conference, payment for council members’ expenses and collecting annual subscriptions from member U3As in the region.  

To view and print the poster click here.  To apply please contact the seretary  Phil Grace via email at secretary@eastmidlandsu3as.org.uk or telephone 01933 460631.     




About the Region

U3As are organised into Regions in England, and into countries for Scotland, Wales, and Ireland.  The East Midlands Region comprises the counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland, Lincolnsmaphire, Northamptonshire, and Nottinghamshire.


Recent  website additions

Jun 2016 - Events - Programme for Regional Conference added.
Jun 2016 - News - Chairman required for the RRC
May 2016 - News - Treasurer required for the RRC
Apr 2016 - Events - Date of Regional Conference and AGM 2016 added.

The Region has two fundamental purposes:

1. To enable U3As to work together to help them meet their objectives (learning, recreation and companionship) – by cooperative activities usually involving discussion and sharing of experiences.

2. To ensure U3As have the opportunities to propose and vote for their representative on the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Third Age Trust.  The Regional Trustee provides a means of communication to the NEC.  Read more about the role of Regional Trustee under the Region tab.

Because of its geographical size the Region has divided itself into five County Networks of U3As (with Leicestershire and Rutland operating as one).   Find out more about the extent of the U3As and their Networks under the U3As and Networks tabs..  You might like to have a look at the websites for the Derbyshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire Networks to see what they do and their latest news.

The Region has formed also a Representative Council on which each Network has two elected representatives. The Council meets four times per year to organise events and publications, discuss items of common interest, and to provide a forum for the exchange of information between the member U3As and the TAT. Read more about the Regional Representative Council under the Region tab.

The Region and Networks are about U3As (and their members) doing things together.   It is not a talkshop or another layer of bureaucracy.

About the U3A

In the UK the U3A is a movement which provides opportunities for retired and semi-retired people to participate in learning activities both educational and recreational.  It also provides companionship.   There are over 940 U3As in the UK with nearly 341,000 members and each, under the umbrella of the Third Age Trust, is independently operated. The range of activities in each one is up to the members to decide and provide.

U3As provide a wonderful opportunity for retired and semi-retired people to enrich their lives by learning new skills and developing new interests. To Learn Laugh and Live is the aim of all members. Each U3A is a “university” of people, who come together to share and pursue learning in all its forms.   It is also a member of The Third Age Trust (TAT), which is the national support and advisory body and to whose aims and guiding principles every U3A member adheres.

To learn more  about the TAT aims and guiding principles follow this link - Aims and Guiding Principles - to the TAT website.