Higham and Rushden


Members' Portal

Our U3A keeps basic records of members in accordance with GDPR, in order to manage U3A and group activities. Members can, and indeed are encouraged to, check and edit where necessary the information we hold about them by clicking on the button below (which will open the portal in a new tab). The method of logging in changed in April 2023 and to access the portal a username (your email address) and password are needed. Full details of how to create a password can be found here.

Our duty of care to both members and group leaders means that we have to ask all members to provide details of a person to contact in case of emergency. We also ask members who have a mobile phone to register its details: group leaders need this information particularly for trips during which members may become separated from the rest of the party.


Our committee
Post Postholder
ChairTrish Dewar
Secretary Fred Frost
Treasurer Jean Mole
Deputy Treasurer Jim Morrison
Groups CoordinatorPat Bird
Membership Secretary position currently vacant
PublicityGerald Boxall
NewsletterMaggie Morrison
Speaker SecretaryJean Mole
WebmasterJim Morrison
Front of HouseSteve Evans

We also have helpers in the Meet and Greet Team and Refreshment Team without whom our u3a would struggle.

You may have noticed references to "Beacon" elsewhere on this site or heard the name mentioned and wondered what it is. Well, wonder no more.
Beacon is an administration database developed under the auspices of the Third Age Trust, the umbrella organisation covering almost all u3as in Britain. It is used to track:
☺ membership details and renewals
☺ groups, leaders and members
☺ group finances for larger groups
☺ income and expenditure for our u3a
☺ group calendar
and all the other day-to-day bits and pieces that are necessary to run an organisation of this size.

Alan Nixson is our own Beacon co-ordinator but nationally more than 480 other u3as use Beacon. The March 2024 newsletter from the Beacon team can be found here.


Here you will find links to the more mundane, although equally important, parts of the site and documents available for download.

Documents for you to view or download include the following:

Membership Application. not the renewal form (see next item).

Click here for membership renewal procedures.

Group Etiquette.

Our Constitution: amended December 2023.

Accessibility Policy.

Vulnerable Adults Policy.

2022 AGM minutes

Higham and Rushden U3A Privacy Policy

Higham and Rushden U3A Finance Policy

Higham and Rushden U3A Data Protection Policy

2022-2023 accounts

Help with accessing the Members Portal

As a u3a affiliated to the Third Age Trust we also benefit from nationally arranged insurance cover for our activities.

Group Leaders can access all their paperwork from this page.