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Golden Quill - Launch of 5th Edition on Friday, 20 October at 3.15pm

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New Shoots 2017

New Shoots 2017, a photographic exhibition that showcases the creative talents of members of U3A Melbourne City is being held Tuesday 17 October to Sunday 5 November 2017. Details are in this flyer.

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Monthly Talk - 3PM room 13 Wednesday October 18 The Wildlife Art Museum of Australia (WAMA)

Located at Pomonal in the Grampians, WAMA is a unique project that Will celebrate the relationship between art, science and nature. Glenda Lewin, Patron and Founder of WAMA will share with us her ideas and vision for the museum going forward.

All welcome - bring a friend.

Refreshments provided. $2 donation

 

Emergency Procedures Document 

A new document regarding the Recommended Procedure in a Emergency that should be kept and adhered to by all Tutors and Class Representatives is available here.

29/7/17

 

Information on how to communicate Enrolment problems  

Our Enrolments Team is very happy to assist Members with any enrolment problems they may have. However, it is important that enrolment queries only be communicated in either of the following two ways:

  • By leaving a handwritten message at the U3A office. Such a message must be written on a message form (available at the office) which must be dated and signed. The office personnel will ensure that the message is put into the appropriate pigeonhole. Please note that only messages that are signed and dated will be followed up by the Enrolments Team.
  • By email using either of the following U3A Manningham enrolment email addresses:

  • General enrolment email address - enrolments@u3amanningham.org.au. To be used for all queries regarding classes, waitlists, enrolling in or withdrawing from a class (when this is not able to be actioned by the member online), applying for a refund, updating contact details including changes of email addresses. Also Tutors wishing to close or increase the size of a class.

    Enrolment Help email address - enrolmenthelp@u3amanningham.org.au. To be used for queries or problems members and/or class reps may have regarding enrolments or marking rolls online, as well as any other enrolment assistance required. Enrolment Help acts as an assistant to the Enrolments Officer.

If your enrolment queries are submitted in either of these ways, they will be received and acted upon promptly.

19/6/17

 

Membership Fee Refunds

We are always sorry when members are unable to attend their selected classes. If that does occur and you wish to apply for the refund of your membership fee, a request may be submitted at any time during the membership (calendar) year.

Please note that a member will only be eligible for a membership fee refund if he/she has not been accepted into any classes in which he/she has enrolled and is not currently in arrears on any fees payable to U3A Manningham. As well, special or extenuating circumstances (especially early in the membership year) may be considered and must be submitted in writing to the Treasurer either by email (treasurer@u3amanningham.org.au) or a letter which can be left at the office.

Membership refund forms are available from the office or may be downloaded here or from the Course Information Page. Please ensure that the form is properly completed and signed and contains sufficient information for the request to be assessed and processed effectively.

Once a refund has been approved, the membership is revoked and the person will be removed from all waiting lists and will cease to be a member of U3AM, and therefore, will no longer be eligible to attend any classes or organised events of U3AM. Upon membership cessation, a new application will have to made should you decide to rejoin in the future.

5/3/17

 

Code Red Fire Danger Rating – Cancellation of all U3A Manningham Classes
The Pines Learning and Activity Centre is now a designated Manningham Emergency Relief Centre. As such, Manningham Council has priority use of the building during a declared emergency.
Following declaration by the Victorian CFA of a Code Red Fire Danger Rating in the Central district (Melbourne, Geelong and surrounding areas), all U3A Manningham classes will be cancelled automatically, without notice, in all locations until the emergency has ceased.
The U3A car park at The Pines will be closed to the public during this time.
Updated information regarding emergency situations is available on the CFA website (cfa.vic.gov.au), on local ABC 774 and commercial radio stations, on Sky News TV, and on the Victorian Bushfire Information Line (1800 240 667). Members should stay informed, follow the advice given and not make unnecessary trips.
18/12/2015

Free University courses
Australian Open Universities launched by Treasurer, Chris Bowen (March 2013) offers free University courses.  Part of worldwide open online study platforms, courses last 5 weeks and many are offered on a continuous basis.  https://www.open2study.com

Launched by Harvard & MIT Universities in 2012, the non-profit edx includes free online courses from a formidable list of top international colleges and universities from countries including USA, Canada, China, Korea and Germany. https://www.edx.org

Free online study 430 university courses from 85 universities, mainly from USA but including South America and Asia.  Coursera started in USA.  UNSW partnered with Coursera in June 2013.https://www.coursera.org

21/8/13

 

Free online courses


Get free online courses from the world’s leading universities. It includes over 540 free courses in the liberal arts and sciences. 
The Open Culture site also has Free audio booksfree moviesfree language lessonsfree ebooks and other enriching content.
5/12/12