5C02 Current Affairs

Tutor/Facilitator Marcel Colman

Date: on/from Fri 9 Feb 2024 to end year
Frequency: Fortnightly
Class time: 10:00-11:30

Delivered F2F

Mary Kehoe Centre, Room 3

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Current Affairs is about social engagement. Topics for consideration are
initiated by the tutor and participants. The range of topics is open ended:
provisions/legislative/world-and national events/media management and
Participants may decide to focus on a particular topic in addition to other
issues noted for a session. The ability to appreciate contradictions and
irrelevance and willingness to address controversial matters is strongly
REQUIREMENTS: Interest in sharing information/sources/and articles
relating to international, national and local matters, whatever they may be.
*Participation in discussions
*All opinions and comments are valued
*The confidentiality of all participants will be ensured.
*There are definitely no prior experience or qualification requirements for
TUTOR: Marcel’s background:
Policy development (at state and national levels)
Facilitated joint development projects across private and public
Involvement in design and urban planning projects
Participant in local government forums and working parties
Committed to on-going learning and mental wellbeing through
U3A activity
Local resident for 35+ years

Second and fourth Fridays each month

Enrolments / Bookings

U3APP members must log in, and members of the public must register, to make a booking.
U3APP Members, please login.

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Members of the public, please register to attend a Public Event open to non-members (listed on our Public Events page).

This course or event is FULL. Please return to the Courses and Enrolling page to Waitlist yourself by clicking on the word WAITLIST beside the name of the course or event.


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.