Membership Renewal – Existing Members

There are 3 different membership classes in Beeston U3A: Individual, Associate, and Cluster membership.

Individual Members
Most U3A members come into this category.

Associate Members
This is available for those who have already paid a full membership subscription to another U3A in the current financial year. When applying to or renewing Associate Membership you will need to declare which U3A you are a full member of.

Cluster Members
Beeston U3A is part of a cluster of U3As in this area, which includes Ilkeston, Long Eaton and Stapleford. Members may attend up to three groups at any of our cluster partners without needing to join that U3A. Members of our cluster groups should still fill in a Beeston U3A membership form to enable group leaders to contact you with information about future meetings.


Individual or Full Membership Associate Membership* Renewal Month
£15 £11.50 April to September
£10 £6.50 October to December

This applies to the year 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021.

*Fee is £11.50 as £3.50 Capitation fee for your national subscription will have been paid by the U3A group where you are a full member.

Membership renewal – Existing Members

Membership Renewal for the Year April 2020 to March 2021 starts 1st January 2020!
Please watch out for the email giving details about how to renew, including your membership number.Beeston U3A’s financial and membership year runs from 1st April to 31st March each year.

The opportunity to renew membership will be available from 1st January 2020 for the year April 2020 to March 2021. The card that you receive on renewal (either online or in person) is your receipt of payment and evidence of membership.

There are three ways of renewing your membership:

1. Online renewal
To save you queuing to renew your membership at the open meeting, you can renew your membership online through our Beacon software (U3A supported). You need to use the Members’ portal, where you identify yourself with your personal details including your membership number and email address to confirm your identity. These details will be emailed out to you by the Communications Officer.

Renewing your membership online uses the PayPal system but you DO NOT need to have an account with PayPal to use the system. PayPal will take the payment on behalf of other payment cards, debit or credit. PayPal will send an email to confirm your payment to you and advise the Membership Secretary through the Beacon system.

Read Renewing Your Membership Online

Access the members’ portal to renew by clicking this link.

You can then print your membership card yourself or it can be collected at the Open Meeting in the church hall at the designated table.

If you previously have been a member and your membership has now lapsed, you will not be able to use this portal. Please contact the Membership Secretary at as your record may still be available on the Beacon system

2. Open meeting
Membership renewals will be taken at the Open Meeting on the first Thursday of each month beginning in January. Payment can be made by cheque or cash and your membership card will be issued as your receipt of payment.

3. By Post
If you cannot attend the monthly open meeting, you may renew your membership by sending your cheque made out to Beeston U3A to:

The Membership Secretary, Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 1EH.

You must include a stamped addressed envelope so that your membership card may be returned to you.

To view the Terms and Conditions of Membership of Beeston U3A and the Privacy Statement please click here.

Beeston U3A is a registered charity number 1152882.