Lifelong Learning Summer School
The 2019 Lifelong Learning Summer School will take place in the wonderful setting of Girton College, Cambridge. The summer school will take place 18-31 August 2019.
Going into its seventh year, this summer school enables participants to take academic courses for the love of learning, live and take meals in the College, and have a pretty full and exciting social programme to get the most out of being in Cambridge. In sum it is a fantastic opportunity to spend one or two weeks experiencing the highlights of Cambridge college life in the company of other lifelong learners from around the world!
More information is available at: http://www.girton.cam.ac.uk/summer-programmes/lifelong^ back to top
French Garden Tours
Our Garden tour will be of interest to U3A members who have a love and interest in gardening and horticulture and is designed for small groups or independent travellers.
We cover a selection of classically beautiful, enchanting and exotic gardens in South West France including Marqueyssac, Eyrignac and smaller private gardens owned by enthusiasts. Along the way, we visit local villages and their markets and learn more about the unique history and culture of the region.
You will be based at at our manor house near Monpazier in the Dordogne which is considered one of the best preserved bastide villages in France. The 7 day tour starts on Saturday 11 May next year and the nearest airport and railway station is Bergerac where we collect and return at the end of the tour. Bordeaux is the nearest large city with flights from Paris or the TGV fast train with a connection to Bergerac.
Ray & Jacinta Standen, French Garden Adventures^ back to top
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Wellington City U3A Award
The fund shall be known as the “Wellington City U3A Award”. It shall be used to assist students, 55 years of age or more, for expenses incurred during their studies. These students should not be in full-time employment.
Candidates must be enrolled in a course of study at Victoria University of Wellington in the year of application. The Award will be made on the basis of the academic costs to be incurred by the student in the year of application. A brief supporting statement with this information must be included in the application.
This Award can be held concurrently with other prizes and scholarships.
Number of awards offered: One per year
Value: $2,000 each year
Closing date:1 October each year
Students will apply using the application form available. The Award will be made on the basis of the academic costs to be incurred by the student in the year of application. A brief supporting statement with this information must be included in the application.
The Award shall be made on the recommendation of the Scholarships Committee or, in the case of a postgraduate student, the Research Scholarships Committee. The nomination of the student will then be approved by the Wellington City U3A.
The successful applicant will be required to speak at a meeting of the Wellington City U3A about their research or course of study during the second semester of the year at a mutually agreed date.^ back to top