Rosalind Christie

I first heard of U3A through an English work colleague in 1995. He sang its praises and filled me in about its value when retired, so in 2019 when I did retire I joined U3A Port Phillip. I have been on the Office Management Team for a couple of years and have been enjoying some of the many courses offered by U3APP.

When I came to Australia in 1968 I initially worked in a country accountant’s office which was instrumental to my future knowledge of accounting and my administration career. I worked as Executive Assistant /Executive Administrator with accountants, construction managers and laterally, the education sector for a national Association of school principals. Looking for a sea-change, I established a Conference and Event Management business specialising in the education sector. After a very successful 13 years in business, I sold it in 2018 to a young vibrant, articulate girl. I also became a qualified Pilates instructor and still teach in our studio with my daughter.

Dance and music has always been a large part of my life and although I do not teach dance any more I have started singing again and joined the Melbourne Soul and Gospel choir and of course the U3A choir both of which bring great joy and inspiration to life generally.

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.