The Reach Out project aims to support individuals in enhancing their literacy and numeracy skills, alleviating social isolation, improving mental and physical health, developing IT skills, and boosting employability prospects. The project caters to both males and females aged 16 and above.

This is all done through facilitating various classes/courses. The project is student-led/student centred and the courses are facilitated through student input, ideas and help.

Reach Out is a genuinely non-discriminatory project, which values its learners equally. It works with particularly marginalised and vulnerable people. It is underpinned by WEA values, reflecting equality, and the fundamental importance of using a genuinely student-centred learning approach as a means to raise confidence levels and increase self-esteem - and ultimately change lives.

The WEA Reach Out staff do not judge and are prepared to support the learning journeys of their learners, irrespective of their previous history and ongoing issues.

The project’s target groups, which include those with long-term substance misuse issues, mental health issues, those going through the criminal justice system, and those with learning difficulties/disabilities, are frequently defined by their ‘issue’ – and offered ‘specialist’ interventions/service provision.

The program is conducted in English, with translations available in Arabic, Pashto, Vietnamese, and Kurdish Sorani, and Tigrinya translations are soon to follow.

Learn more about our spring programme, which runs from 2nd May to 23rd June 2023, below. You can download our Reach Out brochure at the bottom of the page.

WEA Scotland Reach Out Project 163 King Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AE

01224 640811      |      [email protected]

Please note that this is a rolling programme, you can get in touch anytime to book, even if the course has already started.

Mondays 15th & 22nd May & 12th & 19th June, 2.00pm - 4.00pm

AIG – Advice, Information & Guidance

Although we are here to help, whenever and wherever we can, it has been useful to have this time and space to give us a call if you are having any problems or would like some advice.

If it’s something we don’t have the answer to we will try our hardest to sign post you to the appropriate organisation. You can give us a call on 01224 640811.

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Every Tuesday from 2nd May - 20th June

Walking Group

With spring in the air, it's the perfect time to get outdoors and explore!

Join us for a relaxed walk, ranging from 5 to 10 miles, in both the city and shire. It's an excellent opportunity to make new friends who share your interests and start anew.

Don't miss out on this wonderful time of year, we look forward to welcoming you.

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Every Wednesday from 3nd May - 21st June

John Muir Award - Discover, Explore, Conserve, Share

The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme focused on wild places.

It encourages awareness and responsibility for the natural environment, in a spirit of fun, adventure and exploration. This is a fantastic opportunity to not only find out about the great man himself but to explore nature on your doorstep. Learn more here.

Hiking in Scotland

Every Thursday from 4th May - 22nd June

Our Aberdeen

Have you ever wondered what's happening in our city? What's out there to explore? What have we yet to discover?

Let's embark on an adventure to explore Aberdeen's hidden gems, from city-wide art exhibitions to discovering the urban wildlife, and even our own zoology building.

Join us to uncover the secrets of YOUR city and appreciate all that it has to offer!

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Every Thursday from 4th May - 22nd June

Health & Wellbeing

If you have already participated, you're welcome to register again and help spread the word to others.

Visit our primary office and classroom located at 163 King Street to engage in friendly, calm, and compassionate conversations. You can choose to either listen or share your thought on all things Health and Wellbeing related.

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Every Friday from 5th May - 23rd June

Gardening Group – The Grove, Hazlehead

The seeds are planted, it’s time for growth.

We will be planting as the term goes on. We invite you to join our gardening group and discover how to cultivate your own food. You'll take pleasure in the fruits of your labour, from potatoes and onions to strawberries and pumpkins.

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Every Friday from 5th May - 23rd June


This is a student-led art group.

Our space provides a safe, serene, and tranquil atmosphere for you to create your own unique works of art.

You don't need to be the next Banksy or Monet; all you need is your creativity and enthusiasm. Everyone is welcome to join us!

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Reach Out brochure for spring 2023

Reach Out brochure for spring 2023