The WEA is the UK’s largest voluntary provider of adult education and has been positively changing the lives of people for over a century. Women and men from all walks of life attend WEA courses, however women make up the majority of the students who take part in adult education in the UK overall.To mark International Women’s Day (IWD) 2015, the Workers’ EducationalAssociation (WEA) in the West Midlands is celebrating the lives of our women students and their achievements on some of our courses.
My group of learners (all of whom have learning difficulties and disabilities) are studying animals in wartime, not just in the world wars, but in wars which are happening today, such as in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The WEA was awarded £19,000 by The Rayne Foundation to develop and deliver a research project in collaboration with the University of Oxford.
The Singing for Wellbeing research project was set up to explore the impact of adult education singing classes on people’s health and wellbeing within the West Midlands.
Students at the Northside Welcome Centre in Erdington, Birmingham spent some of last term studying the recent history and politics of Chile, in South America. This was part of a longer course on Globalisation – “Understanding the Wider World”.