Application Form 2023-24 

Joining or renewing your subscription? Our online Application Form is currently unavailable as we are updating our systems. So please use our paper Application Form, which can be downloaded here. If you have any queries, please contact the u3a office on 01202 678113 (Mondays and Thursdays only - 10:00 to 12:00 noon).


Join Us

Poole u3a is a registered charity operating over 100 classes, which usually meet weekly, and a range of social activities and events. All are run by volunteer leaders.

Membership is open to people who are no longer in full-time employment. In practice, the u3a meets the needs of the rapidly growing number of people over the age of 50.

To join: It's easy! Either apply online or download the paper application form - see above - and send it to:

Poole u3a Office
The Spire
High Street
BH15 1DF

enclosing a stamped addressed envelope. Do not include any money; you will be invoiced for your subscription and the classes in which you are allocated a place.

If you can contribute by sharing your experiences or specialised knowledge and leading a class, please contact the office on 01202 678113.

Term dates can be found here.


Membership fees for the academic year 2023-24 are:

  • £25 for the full year*
  • Plus a fee for each class you sign up for (related to the venue cost) - see Class Finder for details

* Members joining after 1st January pay a reduced fee of £20, and those joining after 1st April pay £15, for the remainder of the u3a year (i.e. till 31 August). Please ask the office for details.


In addition to the fees above, some leaders may require contributions to cover the cost of incidentals such as handouts, equipment and consumables.

More information on individual classes is available here or can be obtained through the office (contact details here) or phone 01202 678113.

Please note that some classes get booked up very quickly, especially the sports classes. If the class you are interested in is fully booked, please complete this form or contact the office (tel: 01202 678113) if you would like your name to be added to the waiting list for that subject.

The Poole u3a Committee monitors the class waiting lists and will try, if possible, to organise additional classes for those subjects that are heavily oversubscribed although, of course, this depends on the availability of class leaders and suitable venues. In the meantime, we hope that you will find another class to join which is interesting and enjoyable.

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