Website last updated Tuesday 26 October 2021 

Welcome

The word University in our title does not mean that we expect members to be of an academic persuasion.  Our members come from all walks of life and have a wide and varied experience of previous employment.  We feel confident that you would feel at home here.

We have twenty-three interest groups, offering a wide range of activities, and would welcome more.  Brief details of the activities of all our groups, as well as the group leaders' contact details, can be accessed by clicking the Interest Groups link above.  You are welcome to visit any of the groups without committing yourself to membership.  Please contact the group leader or Membership Secretary to advise of your wish to visit, when more details will be given.

Your particular interests may not be covered by our existing groups but do not despair.  You would probably find that your interest is shared by other members who can help to create a new interest group.

Email and Text Scams
Email and text scams are becoming more common.  Often I receive more than one in a day.  They almost always ask you to click a link to correct an error or to carry out some saving action.  They usually begin by claiming that a payment has been stopped, that your account has been suspended or with a threat of legal action.  Often, the email claims to cme from an organisation with which you have never had any connection.
NEVER CLICK THE LINK
If you are in any doubt, contact the organisation by your usual route or by telephone.  The best course of action is to either delete the Email or message or mark it as junk with the option to block the sender, if that is available.  In the case of texts, forward them to 7726.  In the case of emails, you can forward them to report@phishing.gov.uk.

Latest News from the Groups    
Bookworms has restarted.  The day has changed from Thursday to Wednesday and it is being run fortnightly by Helen at 11.00am.
Busy Fingers will recommence on September 21st
Classical Music Appreciation restarted on from September 6th.
Computers will recommence on Friday October 8th
Family History will recommence on Friday October 15th
French Conversation has been running for several weeks.
Gardens recommenced on Wednesday 18th August.
German has been running for several weeks.
Healthy Aging will recommence on Monday September 20th
The Literature Group Group expedcts to meetg again on October 25th.
Opera Appreciation will recommence on Thursday October 14th
Painting and Drawing restarted on August 11th
Quiz will recommence on Friday September 24th
Shambling has restarted, but only once per month at the moment.
Singing for Fun will restart in the new year.
Table Tennis has been running since last month.
Walking has been running for some weeks.
The Writing Group has continued throughout the pandemic via Email.
Hessle u3a Relaunch Coffee Morning   
Our initial relaunch event was a coffee and cakes morning at All Saints church hall on Saturday 11th September. Many of our special interest groups were able to display something to attract current and would-be members. The event was well attended and there was a lot of interest from potential members. Many of our existing members renewed their subscriptions.
Friends of All Saints   
It has been suggested that a 'Friends of All Saints' special interest group could be set up.  The idea would be to support the historical building and help facilitate tours and provide information for visitors, particularly visitors to the town.  It would also be a good opportunity to learn about the history and significance of the building to Hessle over the centuries.  We could even have the chance to run on open day for them in the village hall, which would help to publicise Hessle U3A at the same time.
Facebook Group    We have started a Facebook group for Hessle U3A members.  It is a private group and you will need to be a member of Hessle U3A in order to view it. You can find it by clicking Here
Newsletter    During this period, we are publishing a newsletter every two months and trying to include items that will be of interest to members, such as quizzes, stories and poetry.  All this year's newsletters have now been added to the newsletters page, which you can access by clicking the Newsletters tab at the top of the page on the right-hand side.