The Beacon Team needs volunteers to train the 400+ U3As that will make the move to upgraded beacon.
The Beacon team has made significant progress in many areas, both in Beacon itself and in the team organisation.,
Despite the Coronavirus crisis work on the Beacon Upgrade is continuing. The rollout has now been postponed until September, but work relating to the upgrade is progressing well, with a key focus at the moment on making the system accessible to all.
APT is continuing to work on the infrastructure required to support Beacon, and the launch of the Beacon Help Centre will bring all Beacon documentation, current and future, into one place.
Beacon supporters from all over the country met in Birmingham to learn about Beacon Upgrade, to help plan the rollout and to see it in action.
The Beacon Upgrade team has been busy lately, working with U3A members and with APT to specify what Beacon should do in the future.
The Third Age Trust is delighted to announce its partnership with APT Solutions Ltd to deliver the Beacon Upgrade project. Following a recommendation by the Beacon Upgrade Working Group the Trust Board of Directors approved the appointment of APT and the beginning of work in the coming weeks. APT are a specialist provider of software […]
A key aim of the Beacon Upgrade project is to ensure the needs of all U3As are addressed. To achieve this aim, the project will draw on the skills, knowledge and experience of people from across the movement. U3As and U3A members will be involved throughout the project in a range of ways. The first […]
At the 2019 U3A national conference, Sam Mauger gave a presentation about the Beacon Upgrade project. In the presentation, Sam focused on three important questions: Why upgrade the Beacon system? What work has taken place so far? What’s happening next? For those who were unable to attend, or those who want to watch again, the […]
After the Third Age Trust’s AGM on Thursday, Sam Mauger (Chief Executive) updated the conference on the progress of the Beacon Upgrade Project. The event was the perfect opportunity to bring members up to date with the work that has been taking place over the past months. If you weren’t able to attend, do not […]
The Third Age Trust has published a request for information (RFI) as part of the Beacon upgrade process. This document sets out the top-level objectives of the Beacon Upgrade in order that potential commercial partners may indicate their interest in helping the Trust to achieve them. Responses to the RFI will form part of the […]