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The WEA (Workers’ Educational Association) in the West Midlands recently celebrated the successes of their students, volunteers and staff at an awards ceremony as part of the regional AGM, held in Birmingham.
This year's regional Annual General Meeting was held in Austin Court in central Birmingham. Over 40 people attended the packed day which included students, tutors, staff and volunteers. The day was a little different from usual and included inspirational talks from key note speakers, Jol Miskin (Regional Education Manager) from Yorkshire and Humber region and Clare Mullin from Parliamentary Outreach. The focus of these talks was around giving people the skills and motivation to be ative citizens and to become one with the core campaigning ethos of the WEA.
The WEA Awards which recognise and celebrate adult teaching and learning across the WEA were hosted in the city of Birmingham this year. The awards ceremony took place at the Old Library in the Custard factory in the Digbeth area of Birmingham on the 12th of November, had an attendance of around 100 guests. These included students, tutors, staff and volunteers.
The WEA (UK's largest voluntary provider of adult education) in West Midlands has been awarded £8,300 for its “Exploring the Impact of World War 1” project.