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Group Leaders


Never forget that your group is a u3a group, so please don’t feel that you are working in isolation. However, this brings with it a level of involvement with Basingstoke - Old Basing u3a.  This is necessary as a  Group Leaders are the link between the committee and the members.

Please take time to read this information. Hopefully it will provide answers to some of the questions you may have, either now or in the future, concerning your role. 

Beacon is our administration system. It handles membership records, Group data and financial processes . When you are appointed as a Group Leader you will be given a username and password that will allow you access to the system where you will have control over the membership of your group and you will be able to email all members of the group. You can also email the Group Facilitator from within Beacon with any queries you may have or should any problems arise at any time during the year.  This link takes you to the Beacon login page of the system.

As you will have seen elsewhere, we have a Facebook page. Please view this as another means of promoting your group to potential new members. If you are not on Facebook yourself, draft what you would like to say, attach a picture if you wish, and email it all to: We will then take care of the rest. Please read the Group Leaders' Facebook Guide for more details.

The following links lead to other pages that may be of interest.

Hints and Tips

Useful documents from Head Office  - a summary of documents available on the Head Office website

With respect to running groups, you need to complete the relevant Risk Assessment(s) for your group. ​

Please click here to obtain the appropriate Risk Assessment(s) template or to report an incident in your group.

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