Join us

You'll find a warm welcome as a new member of the Hayling Island U3A - we look forward to meeting you.

Please click any of these headings for more information, or click/tap the button below to send your application.

As a member of Hayling Island U3A you can:

  • Participate in educational, creative and leisure activities in a friendly environment
  • Explore new interests and activities in a friendly and supportive atmosphere
  • Learn for pleasure, through shared knowledge, skills and experience
  • Contribute time, expertise and energy to help establish new groups and further the work of the U3A
  • Attend any of our monthly meetings for free
  • Access the members' area of this web site to see services and material not available to the general public
  • Receive the Hayling Island U3A newsletter three times a year
  • Receive the national U3A magazine: "Third Age Matters" five times a year
  • Join other U3As that allow associate members, possibly with a discounted subscription
  • Access resources and guidance from the national Third Age Trust, as appropriate

You are welcome to come to any of our monthly meetings as a non-member to find out more about us and to meet some members. If you don't know anyone, please let us know at the door and we'll arrange some introductions. There is a £2 entrance fee for non-members which helps us cover speaker and refreshment costs.

Also, some groups - notably those  that do not meet in members' homes - are happy to welcome potential new members on a trial basis. Please contact the relevant group leader (via the group pages) to find out more.

We charge members just £15 each September for a year's membership.

If you join later in the year, we charge a reduced subscription as follows:

  • £12 for a January joiner
  • £11 for a February joiner
  • £10 for a March joiner
  • £9 for an April joiner
  • £7 for a May joiner
  • £6 for a June joiner
  • £4 for a July joiner
  • £15 for an August joiner (includes membership for the following year)

We welcome members that already belong to another U3A. We charge a reduced subscription of £10 per year since we do not have to pay the national organisation a capitation fee and we will not deliver a copy of the national magazine (since you will get one from your 'home' U3A).

We will, however, require proof of U3A membership. For example, a copy of your membership card or a confirmation from your membership secretary.

Click to submit an application