5C02 Current Affairs online

Tutor/Facilitator Marcel Colman

Date: on/from Fri 8 Apr 2022 to end year
Frequency: Fortnightly (2nd&4th Fridays)
Class time: 9:30-11:00

Delivered ZOOM

Other information

Current Affairs is about sharing ideas, concepts, opinions in an open forum with the intent of expanding one’s insight and interest on a variety of issues and topics. The topics considered are determined by class members and can range across global and local matters. The areas of interest are open ended and may cover matters of ethics, government, service delivery, health, environment, media, economics, law, legislation, general politics etc. On occasions the class may decide to collect information on a particular topic as a session theme for more detailed discussions. Current Affairs is a political neutral setting and the confidentiality of all class members is maintained. An ability to occasionally see the irrelevance of things is also encouraged.

REQUIREMENTS: Commitment to share ideas, information, articles, links to information sources, documents, etc and be open to a variety of opinions and concepts expressed by class members.

TUTOR: Marcel’s background includes involvement with policy development (state and national governments), facilitation of joint development projects across public and private sectors, involvement in design and urban planning projects, participation in local government forums and working parties. He is committed to on-going learning and mental wellbeing through U3A activity. He has been a local resident for more than 35 years.

2nd & 4th Fridays


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.