Guide for New Members

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Welcome to U3A Adelaide 1

How to See What Courses We Offer 1

How to Join U3A Adelaide as a New Member 3

How to Enrol in a Course 5

Paying Online via PayPal 8

Welcome to U3A Adelaide

U3A is an inter­na­tional volunteer organ­isa­tion providing educa­tional, creative and leisure oppor­tun­ities in a friendly envir­on­ment for people over 50 who are no longer in full-time employ­ment. U3A Adelaide is a member organ­isa­tion of U3A South Australia.

U3A Adelaide is run entirely by volun­teers and draws on the knowledge, exper­i­ence and skills of its members to learn from each other and share exper­i­ences in a relaxed, social envir­on­ment. If you would like to become a tutor, our contact details are here. 

U3A is run by an elected manage­ment committee of members. Everyone is encour­aged to contribute volun­tarily to its running to ensure it is an active and vibrant organisation.

How to See What Courses We Offer

  1. Click Membership > Members Login. 
  1. A Welcome page opens. In the menu on the left, click View Courses.
  1. The Select Course for details page opens.
  1. Courses with free places are white, new courses are green, blue course are full and if you enrol you will be put on a wait list.
  2. Point your mouse at a Course to see details of current enrolments.
  1. Click the down arrow at Choose Classification to see courses by subject, eg Art, Movies.
  2. Click on any of the column headings, e.g. Course, Start, to sort by that heading.
  3. Click a course to see details of that course.
  1. You have to join U3A Adelaide before you can enrol in a course.
  2. If you wish to join at this point, click Enrol as New Member in the menu.
  3. See the next section How to Join U3A Adelaide as a New Member.

How to Join U3A Adelaide as a New Member

  1. Click Membership > Members Login.
  2. Click Add Member.

The Add New Member Details page opens.

  1. Complete details – noting those with an asterisk * are required fields.
  1. Login Password.

Your password should be a minimum of 5 char­ac­ters and a maximum of 20 and may contain any of the following:

Upper case A‑Z or lower case a‑z

Symbols ~ ! @ # $ % ^ ( ) _ — + = { } [ ] ? (only these symbols).

You can change the password by accessing Edit Member Details.

  1. The CAPTCHA must be typed exactly as it appears, usually in CAPITALS.

A CAPTCHA is an short online typing test that is easy for humans to pass but difficult for robotic software programs to complete, hence the test’s name: Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart.

  1. Click the Submit button.

The following message appears.

The system allocates a member number which can be used in future to login (quicker than typing the email address).

  1. A confirm­a­tion email will be sent to you.

How to Enrol in a Course

  1. Open our website
  2. Click Membership > Members Login.
  1. At Membership number or email – enter your email or Member number. The enter your password.
  1. Click Login.
  2. When your welcome page opens, click on View Courses.
  1. Read the instruc­tions for enrolling at the top of the page.
  2. Click in the box next to the Code for each course in which you want to enrol.
  3. Click the Confirm Selections button.
  1. This will take you to the Selected Courses page.
  2. Here you have the option to remove a course or all courses and go back to the previous page.
  1. If you wish to proceed click the button to finalise your course selection(s) and create an invoice for your member­ship fee.

You can pay this on-line using PayPal which is safe and secure. If you do not have a PayPal account, you can pay using your credit or debit card by clicking on the Submit Payment button which will take you to the PayPal page. See the next section.

You can also pay at U3A Adelaide Office (9:00am ‑3:30pm weekdays) with a credit or debit card, or by cash or cheque.

  1. Details of enrol­ments show in the Enrolments and subscrip­tions (Current) section at the bottom of the Member Details page.
  1. If there are multiple enrol­ments they may not show. Click the down arrow next to Please select and choose to see more.
  1. You can print the details by clicking the Print Enrolments button at the top.

Note: If you have been waitl­isted a message will be displayed on the screen, Click OK to proceed.

Your enrolment is provi­sional and will not be confirmed until you pay any outstanding invoice.

Paying Online via PayPal

  1. Details of enrol­ments show in the Enrolments and subscrip­tions (Current) section at the bottom of your Member Details page.
  1. if a payment is due click on Pay Invoice. You’ll see the following message. Click OK.
  1. An Invoice appears in a new browser window listing the course(s) in which you are provi­sion­ally enrolled, the start dates and the amount owing. You are not enrolled in a course until payment is received. You can Print this page.
  1. Click Submit Payment.
  2. The following page opens.
  1. This sends you to PayPal.
  2. If you have a PayPal account you can use that or you can pay with a card as a PayPal guest.
  3. Click on Pay with a card to use your credit or debit card.
  1. The following page appears. Enter the relevant details and click Pay Now.
  1. If everything is OK, click Pay Now.
  2. The Payment Complete widow opens. Print this page as your record of payment.
  1. When you have paid, please ensure that you click on the Return to Seller’s Website button to ensure that your payment is updated in our records. Please print a copy of the invoice for your records.
  2. Your Member Details page shows the invoice as having been paid.

Your enrolment is provi­sional and will not be confirmed until you pay any outstanding invoice.

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