James Walter

James Walter is an active member of U3APP and has contributed as a tutor and, on several occasions, as a presenter for our Saturday seminars. He has been a long-term participant in the Beaut Ukes, Petanque and Friday Film classes. He is Emeritus Professor of Politics at Monash University. While maintaining an active research and teaching profile, he also engaged throughout his academic career in senior university management roles, as a Head of School, Faculty Dean, Head of Centre and Pro Vice Chancellor. He has served terms as President of the Australian Political Studies Association, and of the International Australian Studies Association, on the Executive of the Academy of Social Sciences, on the Australia China Council and on the Board of the National Archives. James has enjoyed his contributions as a tutor, presenter and participant in U3A activities. Given his prior experience, he is aware of the committee load and administrative demands needed to maintain such a lively organization. He is nominating for the Committee to assist in meeting those demands.

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.