• May 2017

FREE inaugural multi-centre WEA membership event

FREE inaugural multi-centre WEA membership event

Saturday 6th May 2017 10.30 - 15.30

The main event will be hosted at the Rose Bowl, a state of the art conference venue in Leeds. An interactive web link up will allow our members and speakers to fully participate in all aspects of the conference across sites in Edinburgh, Birmingham, London, Cambridge and Exeter  

Celebrations in York

WEA student Jenni Williams certainly had a reason to celebrate at the York Adult Learner Awards 2016. From more than 20 shortlisted finalists Jenni was chosen as the Overall Winner of the York Awards.

To say that she was delighted with her success and achievement would definitely be an understatement and she was cheered on to the stage by a very proud tutor Kerry Roberts, Area Support Worker Robbie Noble and Organiser Diane Quinney.

In just the space of a year Jenni has completed four courses with WEA, two of them being the accredited Helping in Schools and Helping Pupils with SEND programmes. She has volunteered in school, become a parent champion volunteer, introducing many other parents to WEA learning and has taken on the role of parent governor. She has now been accepted to study for a foundation degree at York St John University. Phew!

Other finalists celebrating their achievements were David Stych and June Sideras from the WEA Creative Writing for Wellbeing course and Marie McMahon a Unison Return to Learn student.

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