Re Opening Plan for MKu3a

From March 29th some restrictions are eased.

Click here to see the details of the Government Roadmap.

Click here to see our Lockdown Recovery Plan

Click here for our Risk Assessment Forms

 Joining a Zoom meeting

During the period while group and open meetings are suspended, members are able to stay in contact using Zoom software. Instructions as to how to set up an account and join Zoom meetings are HERE


Setting Up A New Bank Transfer and CoP (Confirmation of Payee)

Our MKu3a bank account is held with the Metro Bank. When you set up a bank transfer in favour of MKu3a for the first time, you may receive an alert from your bank, likely to be ‘Not possible to check the name’.

With the implementation of the CoP (Confirmation of Payee) – an account name checking process aims to reduce the incidences of accidentally misdirected payments – a bank may alert their client that they can’t check the name of the Payee’s account (in this case, MKU3A). This is because Metro Bank has not signed up to the CoP service (hence the alert message). However, one can still proceed with payment, provided the Account number and sort code are correct. Please double check these. Other members have successfully set up bank transfers for their MKu3a renewals.

Further detail s(taken from Pay.UK website),  can be found by clicking the following link

Best wishes to you all and stay safe

Lesley on behalf of the Trustees.


 Milton Keynes u3a

If this is your first visit to MKU3A, welcome!   We hope you will return regularly. There is a wealth of information on the site

What is The u3a?
The word University is used in its original sense of people coming together to share and pursue learning in all its forms. There are over 1000 local U3As, all individually registered charities. They are all members of the Third Age Trust which is their national support and advisory body in the UK. The current strap line that sums up our objectives is "LEARN, LIVE and LAUGH"

U3As are autonomous, self-help organisations run by the voluntary efforts of their members. They are self-managed lifelong learning co-operatives for people who are retired or have time to pursue their interests or leisure activities with others. Opportunities are provided for members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning for fun, not for qualifications. There is much more information on the U3A National Website including member benefits and group resources. To get the best from that site you will need to set up an account with a username and password.

The charitable aims of MKU3A are:

  • The advancement of education and, in particular, the education of older people who are retired from full time work, by all means, including associated activities conducive to the learning and personal development in Milton Keynes and its surrounding locality.

To view the U3A National Vision and Mission Statement please click here
To View the Principles of the U3A Movement please click here