Group meetings are held at various venues, ranging from booked rooms, to Group Leaders homes. Unless otherwise stated, each group is administered by Pocklington & District U3A.
Groups are self-help and self-supporting and any expenses are covered by that Group. At present (August 2018) there are 80 active Interest Groups, so working on the principle that no qualifications are needed to join the U3A and none are given, there is scope for anyone to attend any Group on any subject he or she wants to have a go at. Take a look at the Groups we have up and running at present, see if there is anything you fancy, and, if you are not already member follow the link on "How to Join". On the other hand, if you want to learn about something which doesn’t appear as a Group at present, talk to a Committee Member, maybe someone else has shown interest in the same subject, so there is a possibility that a new group could be formed.
A number of our groups may not be able to accept new members due to the optimum size of a group for that particular topic or to the limitations of space in the venue, particularly in people's houses. Check group availability.
If a group proves unable to take any new members, please ask the Group Leader to keep a note of your name for future opportunities. It is equally important to advise the Vice-Chair that you have been unable to join a specific group but that you would be interested in joining a second group on that topic. This way we can quantify where there are unmet interests.
We are very happy to support and help with the set-up of new groups to accommodate members' interests but this is only possible if we have a member who is willing to start and lead such a group. Our groups meet on a variety of schedules. The list above gives the group names and the pattern of meetings. Click on a group name to learn more or to get in touch with the group leader.
If you are willing to assist with the running of a group, set up a parallel group in the same discipline or set up a group on a new topic - please Sign In to the website and click on Resource Centre / General Downloads where you will find Suggestions for Groups and New Group Form - October 2018, please complete the form and send to the Vice Chairman.