Starting a New Group or Short Course

How to Start a New Group

The Aughton & Ormskirk U3A has over 100 Groups where members meet on a regular basis to take part in and contribute to a shared interest in a friendly and sociable environment.

Any member can put forward suggestions for a new group they themselves would like to establish and run or suggest a group they would like to see established. Ideas for new groups are always welcome and support will be given by the Learning & Group Support Sub-committee in order to ensure the new group becomes established and has an active membership.

The Learning & Group Support Sub-committee will assist in finding a venue for the new group to meet. At present we use four main venues Scout & Guide HQ, Aughton Village Hall and Scarisbrick Village Hall and the Christ Church Ministry Centre.

horizons250If you wish to set up a new group, first contact Pete Trigwell, Chair of the Learning & Group Support Sub-committee, to discuss your idea on 07930 697290 or email groups@aughton-ormskirk-u3a.co.uk.

See also Group Support.

 How to Start a Short Course

Aughton & Ormskirk U3A members have been sharing their skills and knowledge by organising and running Short Courses over many years.

These courses can be anything from three to ten sessions and have in the past covered a diverse range of subjects such as Egyptology, astronomy, geology, poetry, painting, stained glass, meditation, Chemistry as well as our wellbeing and memory courses.

Learning that "Chemistry is Magic"

Learning that “Chemistry is Magic”

Suggestions for new short courses are always welcome, especially from U3A members who would be prepared to run a short course themselves. Full support will be given in advertising the course, arranging venues and producing teaching materials etc.

 

 

To discuss your ideas, contact the Short Course Coordinator, David Blanchflower on 01704 889736 or email groups@aughton-ormskirk-u3a.co.uk.

See  Short Courses for courses this year.