Dear Beacon Users and Community, I am writing to update you on progress – and some problems – with Beacon. First of all, the existing system continues to perform well, and to provide u3as with a solid basis for administering membership and activities. We shall be continuing to maintain the existing system with help from […]
Where do you go if you need help with Beacon? Learn about the difference between the forum and help centre.
Photo by Anna Kaminova on Unsplash One of the interesting effects of the lockdowns has been the discovery by u3as of the benefits of online meetings, which in practice generally means Zoom. Beacon has come into its own for emailing meeting invitations to group members. Now that there is some prospect of face to […]
Third Age Trust Trading has announced that the fees payable by u3as for using Beacon has been frozen at £1 per member for the 2021/22 financial year.
In response to the ongoing situation relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Beacon Team and the Third Age Trust are taking a number of steps which are described in this post.
Our talented newsletter editor, Ken Wheatley, has decided to take a break from Beacon duties for a few short months. We look forward to Ken’s return and thank him for his time and expertise in making Beacon News a regular fixture. In the meantime, you may have noticed that the format of Beacon News has […]
The national U3A conference took place this week in Nottingham, and representatives of the Beacon Team were on hand to spread the word about the benefits of using Beacon to the many U3As present at the Conference. Frank Bailey (Beacon Support Lead), Marilyn Lean (Beacon Joining Lead) and John Hopkins (Beacon Engagement Lead) ran three […]
We are thrilled to be launching the all-new Beacon website, a one-stop shop for everything you need to know about the number one U3A membership management system. On the site, you’ll find information about the benefits and features of Beacon, as well as news and updates about Beacon. The site is still in development, and […]