We Are Here To Help!

Beacon is maintained and developed by a small team of U3A volunteers, with some software assistance from an outside contractor.

The Beacon Team consists of
three sub-teams:

  • Administration
  • Technical
  • SupportIf your committee would like to ‘try-out’ the Beacon system with absolutely no commitment, we will send you a copy of the ‘Beacon Journey Pack’Email:

Beacon Training Documents

We now have a comprehensive set of training documents available to help Beacon users learn more about how the Beacon System works. Briefly they comprise:

  • Getting Started
  • Membership
  • Groups
  • Emails & Letters
  • Finance
  • System Set-Up
  • Miscellaneous

If a U3A needs help or guidance during its Beacon ‘journey’, it’s readily available.

Support is provided in a number of ways:

  • Beacon’s national team of supporters is made up of experienced Beacon uses who provide personal, 1-2-1 advice and assistance to U3As, both ‘journeying’ and when ’newly-live’.
  • There is a national online User Forum where members communicate with each other regardless of their UK location. It’s alive with discussion, advice, and all-things Beacon!
  • This Beacon website is being developed.
    This will provide a ‘one-stop-shop’ for information, news, contact details, reminders, guides, etc