Welcome To The South Solihull (Knowle) u3a Website
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Recently, some ssu3a Members have received emails that appear to come from other Members, but are actually from criminals hoping to part the Member from their money. We think the criminals are getting the names from this website. If you get an email that appears to come from ssu3a, especially from the committee, please check that both the name and the senders email address are absolutely correct. If anything is amiss please do not reply and do not open any attachments. Mark it as spam and either reporting it to the National Cyber Security Centre, or just delete it.
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Who Are We?
The University of the Third Age (u3a) is a non-religious, non-political organisation that exists to provide a framework in which retired and semi-retired people from all backgrounds can get involved in helping to create, run and join learning-based activities. These improve our knowledge and skills, enhance our physical and mental well-being and keep us socially connected.
South Solihull u3a is a lively and friendly group of over 150 members, based around Knowle, in the West Midlands. We are always open to new members - for further information please contact us.
Our activities are organised by a committeedrawn from our members. Of course, we'd love you to join our u3a, but if we don't offer the Interest Group that you are looking for, or would prefer to join a group in a different location, there are many other u3as in the area. Have a look at the other u3as in the area.
"If you only do what you can do, you'll never be better than what you are now."
Keeping You Safe
We take your safety seriously. Safety measures include: * Production and implementation of various venue and activity risk assessments. * Production and implementation of a Health And Safety Policy * Training in emergency first aid and use of defibrillator. 30 members have been trained so far.
The strength of our u3a is in its interest groups. You can find a full list of our groups Here.
Most groups are eager to welcome new members, and some are actively seeking to boost their numbers so please do consider joining one, or maybe more! Just contact the group's Coordinator to express an interest.
You can also help us grow by leading a group. A huge knowledge of the subject is not necessary, there is help from u3a Headquarters. If you are interested in starting a group please email our Group Coordinator - Helen Clarke.