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New Class - Financial Literacy for Over 50's

Subjects to include Budgeting Basics, Managing Debt, Centrelink, Superannuation and Pensions, Property, Retirement Villages, Aged Care, Estate Planning and more.

Classes to be held at Cleveland State High School on Thursdays 3.30 - 5.30pm

Please contact the U3a Office 3821 3888 for further information


New Class

Photography - iPhoneography (going beyond happy snaps and selfies)

Mobile photography using your iPhone - it is necessary for participants to have their own phone.

Classes will be held at Capalaba Library Meeting Room on the first and third Monday of the month from 9.30-11.00am. 


Astrology, Know Yourself - An Astrology Conversation - Part I

This course is for beginners in astrology and participants will receive their birth charts and learn to understand planets, signs and houses as they relate to themselves.

Course will run for 6 weeks on Mondays from Feb 4 - Mar 11 at Cleveland Library 11.15am - 12.45pm

Astrology, Know Yourself - An Astrology Conversation - Part II

This is a new course only for those participants who have completed Part I. It will provide a more in-depth examination of the birth chart and will include Aspects (i.e. relationships between planets)

This course will also run for 6 weeks on Thursdays from Feb 7 to Mar 14 at Cleveland Library 10.30am - 12 noon.


NEW COURSE : Computing - Getting Started With Linux

We have a new computing course starting in Term 1, 2019. First term classes will be held for 6 - 8 weeks on Tuesdays at 3-5pm. Venue will be Cleveland District State High School.

 Please contact U3A office 3821 3888 for details.


Spanish - Basic

We have a new Spanish class commencing in 2019 for students with a basic knowledge of the language only. Term 1 classes will be on Mondays and Fridays 1.30pm  - 3.30pm at Victoria Point Library. Class numbers will be limited to assist with student/tutor contact.


Critical Thinking - Commencing Term 1, 2019

Critical thinking is about sound reasoning and logical argument. We investigate what it is that makes opinions, beliefs and decisions rational or irrational, and the hidden biases and fallacies that can distract us. Every session includes a discussion on a topic chosen by a group member.

This new course is offered on Tuesday afternoons over 24 weeks running from Week 1 to Week 8 in each of Terms 1, 2 and 3 in 2019.  Contact the office to be added to the Interest List.


Call out for Tutors

Do you have a skill, specific knowledge or passion you are willing to share?

Becoming a tutor of a course at U3A can open the door to a whole new world: not just for the participants but the tutor as well. If you wish further information about becoming a tutor and joining our enthusiastic band, please contact the office on 3821 3888 admin(at)u3aredlands.com.au or one of our tutor liaison officers Beryl Sutcliffe tutorliaisonacademic(at)u3aredlands.com.au or Ian McFadzen tutorliaisonleisure(at)u3aredlands.com.au

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Tai Chi for Beginners Commencing 19 Feb 2019

The much awaited Beginners Tai Chi and Qi Gong is starting in Term 1, 2019.

Classes will be held 08.00 - 09.00am on Tuesdays at the Thornlands Dance Palais, Thornlands commencing 19th February.

For bookings please phone U3A office on 3821 3888, email us at admin(at)u3aredlands.com.au or come along to Enrolment Day at Faith Lutheran College Thornlands on Friday 18th January where you will be able to meet your Tutor Nahn Shimmons. 

Cost: $5.00 per session


Office Closes Thursday 13 Dec 12 noon and reopens Tuesday 29 January 2019 ready for Term 1.   

29 January - 5 April 2019

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Life in Australia 

Life in Australia is held during school terms on a Monday, 9.30am in the Donald Simpson Community Centre, Cleveland.. 

Please check the new December Newsletter for weekly topics in Term 1, 2019 - due out 12 Dec 

2019 - Term 1 commences February 4

Classes will resume on February 4 with Computers - Curse or Blessing? with Greg Cudmore, Intro by Brian Hedges.


U3A Rambling in the Redlands

Walks are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at 6.30am in summer and 7am in winter.

December 13th at 6.30am - Break Up: Brisbane Koala Park, Alperton Road, Burbank.

Short walk followed by byo breakfast/morning tea. BBQ facilities and toilets available.

Please check the Home Page of this website for the September Newsletter (Page 25) for further details.

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Caravan, Cabin & Camping Club - Update

Our first two adventures have been arranged - 

a) Friday 25th - Monday 28th January 2019 to the Esk Caravan Park. Phone 07 5424 1466 to book

b) Friday 22nd - Monday 25th February 2019 to Kenilworth Showground. Phone the Caretakers on  0438 849 947. This site has no cabins. 

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Redlands U3A Singers Christmas Concert

Venue: St Paul's Anglican Church, Cnr. Cross and North Streets, Cleveland

Date:    Friday 14th December 2018 at 7.30pm

Tickets: $10.00 available from the U3A Office from mid November, or at the door.

Proceeds to aid the Bush Ministry Fund

The U3A Office is open 9am – 12noon Monday to Friday during school terms, call 3821 3888 with enquiries.


U3A, short for the University of the Third Age, provides members with affordable education and the opportunity to study and learn in a relaxed environment. The U3A approach to instruction is informal and study groups are attended by an experienced tutor. There are no prerequisites required to join classes and no exams or formal assessments of students. Redlands U3A provides activities and classes covering a range of different subjects. Peruse our list of courses and find that subject that has always interested you but you never had the time to do.

How do I join?

You can apply for membership by completing our online form and then paying your application fee by EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer).

Alternatively, you can download and print our membership application form and bring the completed form and payment to our office during office hours.

 Membership application form (print version)

For more information on joining U3A Redlands and attending classes, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.