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5 Ways to Wellbeing at the WEA Summer Festival

Summer festival 2013Over 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’.

Inequality and life expectancy- how WEA is working towards closing the gap

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. 

WEA volunteer completes London Marathon for charity

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.

Ledbury Branch - a stimulating and challenging course in search of a sustainable future

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.

Impact of WEA Adult Education- new report published

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.

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