“Byron was said to be shy, sulky, self-conscious and awkward, the opposite of how he is remembered. During this course we’ll ignore his poetry and concentrate on the man and his contradictory character at different points of his short but eventful life and consider how he has been variously represented over time.”
WEA tutor, James Eedy, will help you to discover the man behind the myth on this brand new course running in Arnold during the spring term as follows:
Start date: Wednesday 29 February 2012
Number of meetings: 5
Venue: Arnold Methodist Church (54 Front Street, Arnold, Nottingham NG5 7EL)
Fees: £33.50 (discounted fee: £30.15)
If you receive a benefit or have a low household income, you may be entitled to a fee concession. More details about possible fee concessions are available on request.
To find out how to book a place on this course please call Lindsey on: 07919 528 109
This course is also running in Nottingham at the Mechanics on a Tuesday morning from 31 January 2012. Please call the number given above for more details.
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on December 20, 2011
The popular ‘Creative Writing Workshop’ returns to the Tin Hat Centre, Selston, this week. WEA tutor Mike Wareham will be running the course on a Thursday afternoon from 1.30pm to 3.30pm starting on 6 October 2011. The course is for anyone who has ever wanted to write creatively, whether they are complete beginners or already have some experience.
Mike describes the course as being, ‘a relaxed and supportive workshop environment, in which a variety of writing styles will be covered including: memoirs; fiction; and poetry. There will be a chance to share ideas and receive feedback.’
To find out if there are still places available you can call the centre direct on 01773 864 510 or talk to Lindsey on 07919 528 109.
The address for the Tin Hat Centre is: Tin Hat Centre, Matthew Holland Complex, Chapel Road, Selston, NOTTS NG16 6BW.
The course will start on Thursday 6 October and run for 10 weeks until Friday 15 December 2011.
Course fees are £50, however, you may be entitled to the course free of charge if you receive a means tested benefit – contact us for more information.
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on October 5, 2011
Did you know that the WEA in the East Midlands has funding from the County Council to provide learning opportunities for adults across Nottinghamshire?
- Provide tutors in all sorts of subjects
- Pay tutor fees
- Find suitable venues
- Pay venue costs
- Provide marketing materials
For an informal chat about what we can offer, whether you’re a centre looking to host courses or an individual who wants to find out what learning opportunities are available in your local area, please contact Lindsey on: 07919 528 109 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on September 8, 2011
Recently there has been a lot of publicity about volunteering. Whether it’s linked to the ‘Big Society’ and the push for us all to get more involved in our local communities, or it’s the result of the spending cuts and the need for a cheaper way to run otherwise costly services, the chances are that more and more of us might be thinking about volunteering.
It would be easy to take the view that doing something for nothing is a mugs game, but actually it could turn out to be completely the opposite! Think about it. If you have some time on your hands, for whatever reason, and decide to go and do some volunteering in your local community, you could benefit in the following ways:
- Your CV is given a boost (73% of the UK’s leading businesses said they’d employ someone who’s volunteered over someone who hasn’t)
- Your chances of getting back into work are increased (volunteering is a great way to get a reference and to fill gaps in work experience)
- Your confidence improves (you are more likely to learn to do things that you might not normally get the chance to)
- You meet new people (volunteering with people as passionate about a cause as you are is a great way to meet like-minded people)
- Your health improves (a number of studies have been carried out to show the links between volunteering and better health)
If you look at it this way, then volunteering is a great idea! So, if you like the sound of volunteering, but don’t yet feel confident enough to take the plunge, the WEA are here to help. We are currently putting together a short course that will give you all the skills and confidence you need to become a successful volunteer. The course is likely to cover things like communication skills, basic IT skills, project planning and that’s just for starters. If you would like to find out more contact Lindsey on 07919 528 109 or at email@example.com
The benefits listed above are taken from the TimeBank website which can be found at: http://timebank.org.uk/why-volunteer
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on August 5, 2011
Three new courses will be running at the Park Road Resource Centre in Mansfield Woodhouse next term. Term starts on Monday 19 September and the course details are as follows:
Digital Photography: a beginners guide
Monday 1.30pm-3.30pm, 10 meetings from 19 September 2011
Learn the basics of digital photography on this friendly and informal course. You will need only basic experience of using a computer to take part.
Computers for the Terrified
Tuesday 1.30pm-3.30pm, 10 meetings from 20 September 2011
For absolute beginners to computers – gain confidence and learn new skills on this friendly and informal course. No previous experience of using computers is required in order to attend this course.
Internet and Computer Skills
Thursday 1.30pm-3.30pm, 10 meetings from 22 September 2011
Suitable for beginners or those with a little experience of using computers, this informal course will help to develop your skills and confidence using todays technology.
The Park Road Resource Centre can be found at 53 Park Road, Mansfield Woodhouse, NOTTS NG19 8ER. You can turn up to the first session to give the course a try and decide if you want to enrol. For more information, please contact Lindsey on 07919 528 109 (or email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on August 5, 2011
The new brochures listing WEA courses that will be running in the East Midlands in the autumn term have just been published.
Copies are automatically sent to anyone who attended one of our courses during 2010/11, but if you can’t wait for it to drop through your letter box you can get a sneak preview by clicking on the relevant link below.
Copies will also be available at most local libraries, or you can request your very own copy by emailing your details to: email@example.com
WEA East Midlands Brochures
WEA Autumn 2011 Brochure Nottingham (PDF 840 KB)
WEA Autumn 2011 Brochure Derby (PDF 762 KB)
WEA Autumn 2011 Brochure Leicester (PDF 730 KB)
WEA Autumn 2011 Brochure 101 Hinckley Road Leicester (PDF 817 KB)
WEA Autumn 2011 Brochure Hurst House Chesterfield (PDF 774 KB)
WEA Autumn 2011 Brochure Northamptonshire (PDF 634 KB)
WEA Autumn 2011 Brochure Lincolnshire (PDF 379 KB)
In Nottinghamshire work will be going on throughout the summer to put together the programme of ACLS funded WEA courses across the county, and information about these courses will be posted here during the next few months.
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on July 14, 2011
The WEA East Midlands Region will be running three PTLLS courses in the autumn term 2011.
Also known as, Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector, this City and Guilds Level 3 award provides an introduction to the principles of adult teaching and learning. It is suitable for new teachers in adult and community learning and teachers or trainers in the voluntary sector. If you want to teach adults, this is the qualification you will need.
The courses will run in Nottingham, Leicester and Lincoln, as follows:
Nottingham – 12 sessions
The Nottingham Mechanics
3 North Sherwood Street, Nottingham NG1 4EZ
Thursdays 6pm-9pm starts 29 September 2011
Leicester – 7 sessions
The Peepul Centre
Orchardson Avenue, Leicester LE4 5DP
Wednesdays 9.45am-4pm starts 2 November 2011
Lincoln – 7 sessions
Aubourn Community Centre
Bridge Road, Auborn, Lincoln LN5 9FD
Wednesdays 9.45am-4pm starts 12 october 2011
Places on these courses are limited and by completed application form, including written task, only. See the document linked below for more details:
East Midlands WEA PTLLS Autumn 2011 (PDF 254KB)
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on July 13, 2011
Whether this is your first vist to getnotted.com, or you’ve been before, welcome! Return visitors might notice that the site looks a little different - but rest assured, getnotted.com is still promoting adult learning across Nottinghamshire.
The new look is compliments of another theme from WordPress, which is the software used to create this blog. It’s completely free and incredibly easy to use. If you have a hankering for a blog of your own, but don’t know where to start, then you need some blog training – and I just might be able to help you with that! The WEA can run courses in all sorts of things, and blogging is just one of them.
Whether you are an individual, a community group or a voluntary organisation – if you are interested in setting up a blog (which is effectively a free website) and would like to find out more, then give Lindsey a call on 07919 528 109.
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on June 23, 2011
Do you keep hearing people talk about Skype, but don’t know what it is? There is a course starting in September that will help you get to grips with it and find out all you need to know about this well-known free online communication tool.
As well as looking at Skype the same course will cover the basics of working with digital photos and downloading and working with music files. So, if you’re interested in finding out more about Skype, digital photography and online music this is the course for you.
Venue: Warsop Town Hall, 20 Church Street, Warsop NG20
Start Date: Wednesday 21 September 2011, 12 meetings from 1:30pm-3:30pm
Tutor: Richard Jones
You can go along to the first session to enrol and find out more, but if you have any questions before then you can call Lindsey on 07919 528 109.
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on June 22, 2011
The 2011 ACLS tutor conference will take place on:
Wednesday 7 September 2011 from 9:15am-4:30pm
Venue: Newstead Miners’ Centre, Tilford Road, Newstead Village, NOTTS NG15 0BS
All tutors who will deliver, or are likely to be delivering, ACLS courses in 2011/2012 should attend. The conference will include a mixture of workshops along with a ‘Show and Tell’ session for sharing good practice. This will give tutors from similar curriculm areas the opportunity to let other tutors know about resources or ideas they are using in the classroom.
Full details of workshops and arrangements for booking places on the workshops will be available nearer to the event, but provisionally workshops to choose from will include:
- Equality and Diversity
- Measuring success and achievement
- Art and craft workshop
- A teaching and learning focused workshop
To book a place on the conference, please complete the delegate booking form (by clicking on the link below) by Friday 29 July 2011. The form can be returned by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or sent to: ACLS, Nottinghamshire County Council, Third Floor, County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7QP.
ACLS Tutor Conference 2011 Booking Form
Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. Part time tutors will be paid the standard ACLS hourly meeting rate for attending the conference. A claim should be submitted to your employer who in turn can claim from payment from ACLS.
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on June 21, 2011