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Burton Joyce U3A - FAQs (Continued)


Can I join if I’m still working?

Anybody in their third age who is not in full time employment can join U3A. Thus people who are working part time are also eligible to join. If you are still in full-time employment you can still join as a National associate member of the Third Age Trust, see http://www.u3a.org.uk/the-third-age-trust/143-national-associate-membership-scheme.html.


I don’t live in Burton Joyce. Can I still join?

Definitely Yes. There are no restrictions on where you have to live to join our U3A. Whilst the majority of our members do live in Burton Joyce or the adjoining village of Bulcote, we also have members from other local areas and Trent Valley villages including: Arnold; Bleasby; Calverton; Carlton; Caythorpe; East Bridgford; Epperstone; Gedling; Goverton; Gunthorpe; Hoveringham; Lambley; Lowdham; Oxton; Thurgarton; and Woodborough. We welcome new members no matter where they live.


How do I join?

Please see our How To Join page.


How much does it cost to join?

There is an annual subscription as shown on our How To Join page. There are additional charges for venue and/or equipment hire for some groups as shown in the information pages of the Groups concerned.


Do I have to leave if I go back to work?

No. Several members work part-time or are volunteers for local charities, and one or two have even gone back to full time employment on a temporary basis.


Can I join a Group without joining your U3A?

No. You are only allowed to take part routinely in group activities if you are a full or associate member of our U3A.


I’m not sure if your Groups will suit me. Can I try out your Groups before I join your U3A?

Yes. We allow prospective members a “taster”, meaning they can attend one meeting of each of the groups in which they are interested before  joining our U3A.  It should be understood that some groups are full or have waiting lists, and that if you join it does not mean you get preferential access to any group.


I am a member of another U3A. Can I join your Groups without joining your U3A?.

No, only by becoming an associated member and if there is space in the Group, you would have to pay any additional charges that apply to that Group. If we have to restrict the number of members in a Group for any reason then we would give preference to members of our own U3A. If you ceased to be a member of another U3A then you would have to become a full member of our U3A if you wanted to continue to participate in our Groups.



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