Kevin English

I worked for Telstra for 32 years as an electrical engineering manager working on new technology introduction, followed by three years working for Alcatel-Lucent as a telecommunications consultant around Asia. A ruptured brain aneurysm in 2010 ended with 6 months in hospital/rehabilitation and brought on early retirement. I joined U3A Port Phillip (U3APP) in 2011. I later served on the Committee of Management for 3 years in the capacity of treasurer and I continue to provide assistance on computer and audio-visual needs arising at U3APP.

I undertake extensive volunteer work with the Australian Stroke Foundation, including giving stroke talks to a wide range of community groups. I also do volunteer work with the Safer Care Victoria organisation and participate in a range of stroke-related research projects. I recently joined the Older Persons Advisory Group (OPAG) of the Council of Port Phillip and have rejoined the U3A Committee of Management to provide a regular communication channel between OPAC and U3APP. I have three children and six grandchildren who range in age from 5 to 18, have travelled extensively in recent years and enjoy my Telsa Model Y electric vehicle acquired in 2022.

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 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.