The Plymouth U3A committee have changed the way that our administration is handled. We have now adopted a standard U3A ‘Beacon Data Management System’.
What this means to members is that they have the option to:

  • Renew their membership on-line, when it becomes due #;
  • Edit/update their own personal details that we hold, as and when changes are required;
  • Can readily view information on Groups and access an up-to-date Calendar;

To access this system just select the link to the ‘Member’s Portal’ across the top bar. 
This system also means that new members have the option to join on-line.

Please note: # Anyone who still prefers to join the U3A, renew membership or change their contact details via the membership secretary still remains in place.

Clear here for guidance notes on using the Member’s Portal.


Plymouth U3A is a learning co-operative of mature people which enables members to share educational, creative and leisure activities. It is not a ‘university’ in the accepted sense, but is a meeting place for those who are no longer in full time employment who want to share their varying interests by way of subject groups.

U3A members share their skills and life experiences: the learners teach and the teachers learn, retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together; not for qualifications but for its own reward: the sheer joy of discovery!

Monthly Meetings

Our monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of each month in the Mariner Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Plymouth (previously the Holiday Inn). Situated at the Hoe end of Armada Way in Plymouth city centre, it is convenient for the many buses in Royal Parade.

Free parking is available at the hotel for three hours on the day of the U3A meeting, providing that the vehicle is registered at the hotel reception upon arrival.

Meetings start from 10.45 with tea and coffee served from 10.00. After the meeting, you may like to enjoy a light lunch in the bar area.