Over 80 learners, tutors, staff and volunteers attended the WEA West Midlands Summer Festival which was held in central Birmingham on the 6th July. The theme for the Summer Festival was ‘The 5 Ways to Wellbeing’.
How long you will live is dependent on where you live, according to the latest data released by the Longer Lives project by Public Health England (PHE) on the mortality rates of 150 Local Authority Areas.
62 year old Anne Davies, a volunteer from the WEA Community Health Education in Stoke-on-Trent (CHEST) project, ran her first full marathon in London on Sunday (9th of June 2013). Anne who previously suffered mental ill health regained her confidence through WEA adult education and since then has been a proactive volunteer for the WEA supporting the CHEST project.
WEA Students found themselves at the top of a hill in the heart of Herefordshire cider-growing country on a very chilly morning in April. Our tutor Richard Priestley had arranged this field trip as part of his course on environmental sustainability: Ledbury - Radical Possibilities for a Better Future.
The WEA has published new research into the impact of its courses as part of Adult Learners' Week 2013.
The report sets out findings from research with WEA students who completed their courses between September and December 2012 (download here). To coincide with the report, a review of the WEA in 2013 has also been published and is available for download here.