An arrangement exists between U3A Cairns and James Cook University (JCU) Cairns Campus whereby U3A Cairns members are able to attend lectures in a visitor capacity only, once approval has been gained from the lecturer for that specific subject. Please ensure that you read all relevant information for further details of the process. This includes a list of JCU subjects and details, a map of Cairns JCU campus, parking information and a link to the JCU timetable.

U3A members are NOT to contact JCU lecturers directly to gain permission to attend classes. 

Approximately 2 – 3 weeks prior to each commencement date, the U3A Academic Liaison Officer will conduct an orientation for U3A members, held at the U3A Campus, 129 Mulgrave Road, Cairns.  Notification of this will appear on this website and in the U3A Bulletin. 

All requests to attend lectures on a specific subject must be sent to the U3A Academic Liaison Officer via the enrolment form by the deadline date which will be advised in the orientation details.  The Liaison Officer will then submit a full list to JCU in order to gain approval from each of the respective lecturers.  The U3A member will be advised once approval is received.

If you have not previously attended JCU as a U3A member, it is important to attend the orientation;  failure to do so will result in non-acceptance at JCU.