1H07 Memory for Fun and General Knowledge

Tutor/Facilitator Helen Devereux & Carolyn Angelin

Date: on/from Mon 25 Sep 2023 to Mon 11 Dec 2023
Frequency: Weekly
Class time: 10:00-12:00

Delivered Zoom

Other information

Do you struggle to remember people’s names when you first meet them?
Do you find yourself searching for your keys, phone, or wallet?
Is the name of that great movie on the tip of your tongue but you can’t
recall it? Would you like to expand your general knowledge?
Come and join Helen and Carolyn as they show you fun ways to improve
your day-to-day memory function and enable you to learn and retain
interesting information. By using proven memory techniques such as
Mnemonics, Loci and Word Association, your brain will thank you for the
workout and help keep you mentally fit, all while having fun!
We endeavour to tailor the course to include your areas of interest from
topics such as –
 Names & Faces
 Top 10 – mountains, rivers, countries (you name it)
 Oscar winning films
 Countries & Capitals
 World Flags
 Greek & Roman Gods
 Zodiac
 Inventions
 Landmarks
 Olympic Host Cities
 Shakespeare’s Plays
 Chemical Elements
 Prime Ministers – Australian & British
 US Presidents
 US State & Capitals
 Significant Events
 Significant Deaths
 Major Wars
 Books & Authors
 Art & Artists.
REQUIREMENTS: Notepad and pen
TUTORS: Twenty-six years ago, Carolyn needed something to recover from
‘baby brain’. She had been raising her four sons – all under twenty-one
months of age, including a set of identical triplets. She came across
Helen’s Memory Skills course and enrolled. Despite being a very busy full-
time mum, the course fitted Carolyn like a glove. From that time to this,
Carolyn and Helen remain close friends and have continued to have fun
with memory skills often sending each other random texts such as, “What
film won the Oscar in 1935?”
Carolyn moved to London in 2019 for a new adventure. Her timing wasn’t
great as Covid struck. Carolyn used this time to her advantage by teaching
memory skills via Zoom with friends she had made.
Carolyn is also a published author of two books about her experiences
raising her triplets: “ADHD to the Power of Three – A Mother’s Story of
Raising Triplets” and the sequel “The Teenage Years”.
35 years ago, Helen was introduced to memory skills. She studied the
techniques and found them life-changing. She began teaching family and
friends before going on to teach at primary and secondary schools. She
created a course and offered it to various TAFEs, Colleges and Holmesglen
and for a decade she taught regularly including community houses, private
business and even Barwon Prison. Meeting Carolyn was the beginning of a
lifelong friendship. They share a passion for memory, knowledge and
helping others.

RUN IN TERM 4, 2022

How to Enrol

On-line: after bookings have opened

On-line enrolments are preferred as this significantly reduces the amount of back-office work for our volunteers.

  • Login to the U3APP.org.au website.
  • Go to the Courses & Enrolling page.
  • Scroll down to find the course that you are interested in.
  • Does the course have spaces available?
    • Click on the course name to go to the booking page.
    • Click on “Book for this course or event”.
    • You will receive a confirmation email.  Please check your Junk/Spam folders as these automatically-generated emails often finish up there.
  • OR is the course shown as FULL?
    • Click on WAITLIST.

Paper Enrolment Form: before bookings open for First Semester

  • Obtain a paper Enrolment Form either from the Office or by printing an online copy available here.
  • Complete the paper Enrolment Form and submit it to the Office.

The start date for acceptance of paper Enrolment Forms for first semester is published on the U3APP website and in the e-Bulletin. Enrolment Forms received before this date are treated as though they had been received on the start date (ie there is no advantage to be gained by submitting early). On the start date and thereafter, paper Enrolment Forms are numbered in order of receipt.  Paper Enrolment forms are processed by U3APP volunteers on the same day as on-line bookings.

If your enrolment is successful, you will receive a confirmation email.  Please check your Junk/Spam folders as these automatically-generated emails often finish up there.

If your enrolment is unsuccessful,  you will receive an email telling you that you have been waitlisted.

Via the Office: after bookings have opened

  • Contact the office in person, or by email or phone.