After the success of a new Make-up, nails and beauty course running at The Meeting Place, the WEA is really keen to get some more courses for adults up and running in Stapleford.
Working in partnership with Stapleford Community Group we want local people to tell us what kind of courses they would like to see in the area.
So, for your chance to tell us what you want why not pop into Montrose Court and fill in one of the ‘What would you like to learn locally?’ forms, or contact Richard MacRae on 07740 344 427 or via email at: email@example.com
Current ideas for courses include:
- Arts and crafts
- Computer skills
- Make-up, nails and beauty
- Local history
- Creative writing
- Other (just let us know!)
So, why not pop into Montrose Court next time you’re passing and make sure you have your say!
If you can’t make it into Montrose Court, but would still like to put your suggestion forward (or agree with one of the courses already listed), then you can contact Richard using the details given above or Lindsey on 07919 528 109 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on October 10, 2013
Do you live or work in Kimberley?
Are you passionate about lifelong learning?
Would you like to have your say about courses for adults delivered locally?
Could you attend occasional meetings to discuss the provision of learning opportunities in and around Kimberley?
If so, we want to hear from you!
For an informal chat about the different ways you can get involved, please call Lindsey on: 07919 528 109. Alternatively you can send an email to: email@example.com
You can find out more about being a WEA volunteer by clicking here
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on September 6, 2013
UPDATE: It is now too late to join the courses listed below. If you are interested in future plans for courses in Gedling, please call Lindsey on: 07919 528 109
It’s not too late to join any of the new courses running at the MyTime Community Building in Gedling.
If you’d like to find out a bit more about any of these courses, why not pop along and have a chat with the tutor next week? You can get a feel for what the course will be like and decide if it’s right for you before making up your mind whether to join or not.
So, if you’ve always wanted to try Tai Chi, fancy boosting your computer confidence, or know you need to improve your Maths skills – now’s your chance!
Click here for more information about Tai Chi
Click here for more information about Computer Confidence
Click here for more information about Maths
If you still need to know more, call Lindsey on 07919 528 109
The MyTime Community Building is behind the Sherwood E-ACT Academy (which was Gedling School) on Wollaton Avenue. Follow the road that runs between Londis and the Phoenix Farm Methodist Church, walk across the small MyTime Car Park and follow the signs to the MyTime Building.
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on April 26, 2013
If there was money available to pay for tutors and venue hire costs, if there was also a bank of tutors who could deliver lots of different courses right across Nottinghamshire, and if there was someone who had access to all of these things and could help organise a whole range of flexible courses for adults – wouldn’t you want to find out a bit more about it?
It seems strange that at a time when money is tight and budgets are being cut that it could be so hard to spend some money. However, the fact is that the WEA (working in partnership with Nottinghamshire ACLS) is in a position to provide numerous quality learning opportunities for adults, but is struggling to find people and places that want to take advantage of such a fantastic offer.
So, if you like the idea of adult learning and think you know either an area in Nottinghamshire or a specific local group that could benefit from what’s on offer – call Lindsey on 07919 528 109 to find out more.
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on March 22, 2013
The new brochure listing WEA courses in Nottinghamshire for the spring and summer 2013 is now available electronically. Hard copies are being printed now and will be available soon. Copies will be automatically sent to anyone who attended a WEA course this term (as long as they didn’t tick the ‘no publicity please’ box on their enrolment form).
Anyone wishing to book a place early to avoid disappointment is encouraged to print off and complete the booking form in the centre of the brochure and send it in to the relevant Branch.
Online enrolment will be available for some courses (see brochure) but access to this facility may be delayed while course outlines are still being finalised. Click on the link below to see the brochure:
Courses for Adults Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Spring & Summer 2013 (PDF 875KB)
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on December 3, 2012
In December 2011 a WEA course called ‘Websites for Voluntary and Community Groups’ ran in Nottingham. The three day course was designed to support voluntary and community groups in establishing and maintaining a website using WordPress.
A month on and one learner from that course has been very busy indeed:
The new website for St Anns Advice Centre
Kelly Coker from St Anns Advice Centre writes:
“I work for St Anns Advice Centre. We have many clients and are in contact with many big organisations and companies. Previous to my employment a website had been discussed many times, but due to lack of funds and knowledge it never came about. When I joined St Anns Advice I was very keen to work on a website but was unsure of where to begin. We found out about WEA website training through Renewal Trust. The training has helped us to set up a website and given us information on how to keep it running. The staff at WEA have given us support all throughout the training and also thereafter when we have been having some problems. We now have a fully functional website for the general public and our staff thanks to the efforts of WEA and the training they provide and we have managed to do all this free of charge.
The course is very straight forward and the staff fit it to the people in the training so everyone is on the same level and those who know a little more are free to continue experimenting. The staff are very friendly and approachable which makes for an enjoyable and fulfilling learning experience.”
Visit http://stannsadvice.wordpress.com to see Kelly’s work for yourself.
The WEA hope to run this course more widely across Nottinghamshire later in the year, but for now the next one is due to start on Friday 27 January 2012 at The John Folman Business Centre, 31 Hungerhill Road, Nottingham NG3 4NB. It will run from 9.30am-3pm for three days (27 Jan, 3 and 10 Feb). A commitment to attend all three days is required. Enrolment is at the first session and places will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you are interested in finding out more about this course or would like to discuss the possibility of it taking place somewhere else in Nottinghamshire, please contact Lindsey by phone: 07919 528 109 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on January 20, 2012
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 email@example.com
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on September 8, 2011