Hannah Len

Strangely, it’s taken joining U3APP and seeing how much pleasure I derive from my classes, to make me aware of my passion for ongoing learning.  This probably explains my various tertiary courses over the years. As an undergraduate, I completed a Bachelor of Science at Melbourne University.  Some years later, I completed a Graduate Diploma of Computing at Monash University.  A few years later again, I completed a Graduate Diploma of Education at Deakin University. Then in 2017 at the age of 61, I complete a Masters of Human Service (Counselling) at Swinburne University. So I now have four very diverse tertiary qualifications from four different universities.

I have spent most of my working life in Information Technology. I started as an Analyst Programmer (writing software) but eventually moved on to become a Business Analyst (designing software) and Project Manager. I also spent three years working as a TAFE teacher of Business Computing.

In 2019, I helped my sister form the activist group Grandmothers for Climate Action. I continue to administer  the Facebook Group which currently has 215 members. In 2021, I ran a class on Climate Action for U3APP – a project initiated through GfCA. The class members agreed they wished to continue meeting and this group now continues as Climate Champions. We have begun writing articles for the U3APP e-bulletin, with more projects to come.

Although I have worked mostly in I.T., my real passion is in mental health, especially in the Aged Care community.  Until Covid-19 hit in 2020, I spent a number of years volunteering at an Aged Care Facility, with the aim of improving the mental health of some of the residents.  I still regularly attend webinars offered by Swinburne University’s “Wellbeing Clinic for Older Adults”.

On a personal level, I live with my partner in Elwood and have two daughters, one of whom lives in Los Angeles. As of September 2021, I am also a grandmother to an American / Australian boy, whom I am yet to meet in person.  I love to travel and feel very lucky to have managed to get in a long wished for second trip to India in February 2020 just before travel out of Australia was shut down.  I believe that maintaining physical as well as mental fitness is important, especially as I age. Although definitely no athlete, I have belonged to one gym or another for about 30 years.

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.