To help you talk about the WEA, we’ve put together an advocacy pack, which tells the story of the WEA.
This includes a slideshow with information on who we are, the work we do, and the impact it has on a local, regional and national level.
We've even included a script to help you in the notes section.
You can use this pack to talk to your friends and family, or when meeting with someone you think should know about the WEA - including local politicians.
When you are talking to a stranger (at a networking event, in a husting, or yes, in an elevator), and they ask, "What’s the WEA?” or “Why should I choose to learn with the WEA” or “Why fund learners to study with the WEA?” would you know what to say?
In situations like these, you need a short, snappy, easy-to-grasp explanation. The person you are speaking with might turn out to be a future learner, or be able to influence education funding policy or funding decisions, or know someone who is.
Here’s our suggestions, but don’t be frightened to share your own personal experience, if you think it would appeal to your audience. Importantly, it would be worth exploring their interests and motives before diving in – if you have time!