Universities of the Third Age, or U3As as they are more often called, are voluntary, non-profit organisations which aim to offer older people low-cost educational opportunities operating in a pleasant and supportive social setting. There are no formal entry requirements, no examinations and no awards.
U3A's are basically self-help groups built on the premise that collectively older people have the skills and knowledge to provide learning opportunities (education) for themselves. After all, experts of all kinds in all fields eventually retire!
Singleton U3A began in 2013 and has quickly established itself among local retired and semi-retired people looking for some new interests and the social environment to meet like-minded folk. The group is supported by Singleton Library, with most courses being held in the library building.