Welcome to the South Leicestershire U3A Website

You can use this website to find out about and participate in the wide range of programmes and activities that we offer. Our mission is to make lifelong learning and the enjoyment of leisure time and recreational activities, through the experience of SLU3A, a reality for all members.

We have over 70 activity groups

Why not join one or more of them?

News and Views

Membership Secretary

10th April 2021

We are now fully into the season for the payment of your Annual Renewal Subscriptions, which should be paid by 01 May 2021. Many thanks to 40% of the members who have already renewed their membership and also for the kind comments that you have sent to us. We look forward to receiving the subscription […]

Speaker Coordinator

10th April 2021

Liz Brett

Based on research studies, ‘Useful, Everyday Psychology’ was the title of Hilary Hearnshaw’s fascinating talk last month. In a light hearted way, Hilary helped us to make sense of human behaviour – what makes us all tick. I suspect some of us might be looking at certain signs and possibly beards, in a very different […]

Group Enabler

10th April 2021

Louise Elsome

Group enabler Even although the Spring weather has been throwing everything at us in recent weeks, many of our groups are making plans to hit the great outdoors no matter what. Please check out our ‘Active Groups’ list to see which ones are opening up again; we try to keep it as up to date […]

From the Chair

10th April 2021

Helen Salisbury - Chair

The gradual move out of lockdown offers exciting new opportunities for slu3a members.  There are the obvious ones of being able to meet up in small groups outside and then the gradual return to activities meeting indoors.  I am sure we are all eager to socialise again and share our joint interests.  Nationwide, there is […]

National U3A Learning Programmes

10th March 2021

To see what learning opportunities are currently being provided by National U3A,  just click on this link: u3a – National Programmes or visit https://www.u3a.org.uk/ and select “Learn” from the menu.

March Monthly Meeting

9th March 2021

Hilary Hearnshaw talked to us about ‘Useful everyday  psychology’. You can watch her talk here.

Network Newsletter

1st March 2021

You can download the latest newsletter from the Leicestershire and Rutland U3A Network here.  They also sent information from Leicestershire Police about protecting your car from vehicle thieves. That one can be downloaded here.  

Publicity officer needed

28th February 2021

Do you have skills or experience of publicity and marketing, including the use of social media?  If so, your Committee would like to hear from you. We are looking for a member to work with the Committee to publicise SLU3A, as well as promoting recruitment and retention of new members.  This initiative is in conjunction […]

u3a Member Link

28th February 2021

National U3A has  produced  two page flyer entitled U3A Member Link  which has been sent out to all U3As.  It is part of an initiaitve to keep in touch with all members across the UK.  The flyer gives lots of suggestions for keeping in touch, providing support and things to do.  You can download this […]

Speaker coordinator

26th February 2021

Liz Brett

Last month, it was good to see so many members joining us via Zoom for Sarah Slater’s talk.  We were thoroughly entertained by the salacious tales about the goings on amongst the leading characters of the Stuart and Georgian courts. I definitely have a trip to Hampton Court on my ‘to do’ list!   Michael […]

Membership secretary

26th February 2021

We are now fully into the season for the payment of your Annual Renewal Subscriptions, which should be paid by 01 May 2021. Many thanks to all the members who have already renewed their membership and also for the very lovely comments that many of you have sent to us.   The Renewal Subscription can […]

Group Enabler

26th February 2021

Louise Elsome

With signs of Spring and a return to normality not too far over the horizon, the future looks somewhat brighter than it did at the start of the year. It will be a gradual return for most of our groups and perhaps this is a time to reflect on how things will look in the […]