Yorkshire and Humber
50,000+ students supported by 10,000+ members and volunteers every year…
I want to make sure James and his fellow
students enjoy learning. I take the time
to listen to their stories!
It has stretched me and given me a thirst for the literature I have not
been introduced to before. It feels like a late second chance,
I was capable of more but my education did not provide it when young.
I’m retired now but I look back at my time with the WEA as a highlight in my working life. I’m so glad I discovered it, even though it was late in my career. It’s so satisfying to know ones teaching has touched so many and made such a difference to so many lives.
The WEA has been a life saver to me - motivating me to get out of the house and distracting me from chronic pain.
They always feel intimidated. My first job is to make them feel comfortable and ready to learn.
I first went on a WEA course after fleeing from domestic abuse and losing my home and moving to a new area in emergency accommodation. It was a real life line for me and helped me enormously.
It’s easy to take for granted how lucky you are to be working full time.
Our tutor, made it so easy. He has this amazing way of making you learn without you knowing you’re doing it.
I’ll encourage them to have a good blether. What usually comes out is they had a bad experience of mainstream education.
The tutor was fantastic, he listened brilliantly and had great wisdom and advice that I'm sure has helped with my confidence in pursuing a career in education.