3K05 What is Earth?

Tutor/Facilitator Greg Woodford

Date: on/from Wed 9 Nov 2022 to end year
Frequency: Weekly
Class time: 10:00-11:15

Delivered ZOOM

Other information

This course tells the complete story about the current Earth where it is; its
shape; its stability; how it changes, what it’s made of (rock and iron, water,
ice, air); what protects it and how it moves. By the completion of the
course, attendees will have a comprehensive appreciation of the wonderful
planet that we live on and how lucky we are to live on it at this time.
The level of the course is pitched at being suitable for non-experts. It is
deliberately light, entertaining and mainly non-technical in detail. All you
really need is curiosity. The intention of the course is to be informative and

Course notes will be provided in pdf and PowerPoint forms.

TUTOR: Greg was trained in science; formally he has three degrees and a
few diplomas, but the important thing is that he started his interest in
geology, physics and astronomy when he was about 14 and that interest has
never stopped, so, as he says: I more or less know what I’m talking about.



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.