University of the Third Age – Hervey Bay
U3A is a self help education movement which caters for persons in the ‘third age’ and for those who have retired, promoting the concept of studying simply for the joy of learning. It is not a formal University, and does not offer formal qualifications nor set academic qualifications as a prerequisite for entry. Classes are held in many areas and also in private homes. The service plays a vital role in improving the quality of life of retired persons. The courses are run by volunteer tutors and include; Basic Computing, History of Art, Psychology, Ancient History, Australian History, three types of writing- short story, speech in action, and writing for pleasure, Self defence for women, basic drawing, water colour painting, oil and acrylic painting, Speaking Up With Confidence, First Aid and CPR, Astrology and Astronomy, French for beginners, Advance French, German, Poetry writing and reading.