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U3A Batemans Bay is part of an international organisation which originated in France in 1973. Early U3As were linked to universities and used an academic model. However over time the nature of U3As has changed to be more of a self-help organisation offering affordable learning opportunities to members, using the knowledge, skills and abilities of the members themselves.
There are no qualifications for members and no awards, degrees or diplomas are given. The emphasis is on learning for pleasure in a friendly, supportive and social environment.
The U3A is run by members for members and relies on the voluntary contribution of skills, knowledge and ideas. Their activities are determined by the interests of the members themselves, and by the willingness of members to lead and coordinate activities. They strive to be non-political.