What Others Say

about U3A Online

  • Practical Psychology for Relationships

    Hi!  My name is Jenny Hughes, I have retired to the magical Blue Mountains  and have lived in the Village for sixteen years.  I recently chose to join U3A Online and found your course and enjoyed it thoroughly. 

     Thank you for your indepth, informative, honest and helpful notes.

    Sincerely, Jenny Hughes.

  • Oct 2021

    Autobiography & Journaling

     Well, actually this course exceeded my expectations. I didn’t expect to get so much benefit from doing even just 10 minutes of writing every day. I’ve been writing up a storm, and the memories just keep coming…amazing. This has to be good for the brain too.

    I am in relative isolation due to failing physical health (and Covid). I will need cataracts removed soon and look forward to being able to do more from this course and other courses offered by U3A when my sight is better. I appreciate being able to do so many courses on-line. So much to do…so little time.

    Maureen Burton

  • Introduction to Western Philosophy

    Being involved in forum discussions with fellow students was a hugely positive experience.  I usually felt rushed to complete discussion submissions before I had really given the subject the attention it deserved. Some of the areas covered are very challenging in terms of personal beliefs etc.  and more time to think and reflect and explore new ideas could only be good.

  • I have made contact with some great people in other parts of Australia, people I would never have met had I not been online. Knowing that there are others out there who are interested in learning about the same subject as myself and sharing information is great. The subject matter in each course that I have participated in has been fascinating, as have the different websites that we have been recommended to use.

  • I like to hear of other people who are doing the course and through it have made e-mail contact with people all over the world. This helps to keep me busy.

  • I thoroughly enjoy being part of an on-line group sharing a similar interest. It is especially good when participants keep in contact after the course is finished.

  • I have found the three courses that I have untaken to be very rewarding. The information has been presented beautifully. Congratulations to all those who worked so had behind the scenes. As a novice computer operator I have found access technically friendly. A huge plus. The content of courses has been excellent and the tutors very approachable.

  • I missed people who did not respond for a couple of weeks, and when they returned with explanations about where they had been or what had happened to them, it was like greeting old friends again.

  • I enjoy the feeling of learning and being a part of a group. It's like meeting old friends when familiar names crop up in other courses. The discussion forum is interesting even though comments do not always respond to the points others have made. I am really enjoying ongoing contact with one participant.

  • When I eventually retired I discovered U3A Online which seemed an excellent way of keeping the mind active. I have found it is a lot more. Each unit I have undertaken has pointed me in so many different directions with their links to related URLs. They have also brought me into virtual contact with a whole range of different people so that I now have contacts across the globe and literally in my own suburb.

  • Nowadays, living alone and physically limited, I was being stupefied by knitting, crochet, patchwork, computer puzzles and occasional bus trips. There is a limit.

  • I am the primary carer for my frail mother who at nearly 100 needs full time care now. Being able to access a service like this is one way to feel less isolated from the world outside. I am indeed much blessed.

  • I have to devote a lot of my time to looking after my wife who will be 90 years of age in November. I enjoyed being able to work at my own speed and time.

  • I am deaf - communicating online is wonderful for me. I am sure that is true for other people with disabilities of many kinds.

  • I am a self-funded retiree caring for my wife with [dementia]. Because of her condition I am with her constantly and generally confined to home.

  • I care for my wife who has Alzheimers. Have done so for the last 8 years.

  • I am partially blind with limited short sight. I am extremely grateful to u3a as I now have an interest at home - am happy working on my own and life has again a meaning.

  • I feel as though I belong to something to keep my mind off my pain, also helps keep my brain working.

  • I'll go as far as to say that being totally absorbed in my most recent online course has saved my sanity this year.