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How Groups Work

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Interest Groups are organised by subject and each subject group is listed here.  Go to the Groups Category tab to find out more details about a specific subject. You must be a current U3A member to join any group.

If you want to join a group that is advertised, please contact the Group Organiser to find out more about the group and how it runs.  In academic groups the members carry out research and make presentations to the others and you will need to decide if you wish to contribute in this way.  Everyone in the group helps with the work and shares in its success.

Make sure you can attend all or most of the sessions.  If you have to miss a meeting, please let the Group Organiser know as soon as possible.  If you decide to leave the group, tell the group Organiser in order to free up a place for another member.

If there are no current vacancies in the group of your choice, leave your name and contact details with the  Group Organiser as members may leave groups during the year or, if there are a number of people interested in a subject, with their help we will try to start a new group. 

If you are an existing member of a continuing group, you should inform your Group Organiser if you wish to remain in the group for the forthcoming year.  Further information for Members and Group Organisers can be found in the Group Organisers’ Guide and under Interest Groups.

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Group Organisers Information
Remember to let the Group development and Web Teams know about any vacancies which may arise, so that we can advertise the vacancy to members on this website. Just as importantly, please let us know when those vacancies are filled.

Our Insurance Policy covers U3A members and the occasional non-member in the basis they may consider joining our u3a..  Sevenoaks U3A allows non-members intending to join our U3A to attend group meetings or outings as guests on a one-off basis.

More information, including the administration of groups shared with other u3as, is available in the Group Organisers Guide

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National Subject Advisors
The Third Age Trust have a number of Subject Advisors. These people are here to help anyone starting a new interest group or to advise on problems in established groups. For more details please see the u3a Subject Advice web page