The Role of Convener

Groups are the cornerstone of our u3a community – they are what keep us active and engaged. To make these groups a success, we rely on members to step up as Conveners. You just need to ensure the group operates efficiently. In fact, some groups have multiple Conveners, making the responsibilities easier to manage.

We encourage all members to consider becoming a Convener, and to suggest new group ideas. Our Groups Coordinator is always here to help, and can guide you through the process. Simply reach out to them for more information.

Have an idea for a new group? Use the form below to contact the Groups Coordinator.

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Group Web Pages

Each Group has its own dedicated page on our website, managed by the Convener. Here you can showcase what your Group is all about, including meeting information, contact details, and more.

Groups that hold regular or ad hoc meetings or events are easily able to create them.  If you want to add photos or other links please contact

Our website serves as the gateway for new members to discover and join our u3a, so keeping your Group page informative and engaging can attract even more members.

If you need help updating your group web page, we offer face-to-face training, step-by-step guides and video walk-throughs. Please contact if you need help.

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Accessibility at Bridges Centre

Members’ monthly meetings are held at Bridges Community Centre, Drybridge Park. Some group meetings and activities also take place at Bridges. Off street parking is available here outside the building, and disabled parking is adjacent to the building entrance. There are no external steps or slopes, and the entrance doors are automatic. The ground floor is fully accessible and level throughout, and there is space for wheelchairs. There is a lift to the first floor, and accessible toilets on both floors. There is a hearing induction system in the Agincourt room where the monthly meetings are held.

Accessibility at Ty Price

Some group activities and meetings are held at Ty Price, St Thomas Community Hall, St Thomas’s Square. There is no off street parking here. The approach on foot is a gentle slope to double entrance doors. The ground floor of the building is fully accessible and there is a disabled toilet. The stairs to the first floor are wide and well-lit with a handrail on both sides, but there is no lift. There is a hearing induction system on the ground floor.