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Become The Media - Thursday 5 March 1.00-3.30pm

pen and notebook, writing notes

Launch of new course Thursday 5th March 1.00-3.30pm at the Leaf Cafe Upstairs, Bold Street, Liverpool.

Talkshop Facilitator Training - 26th Feb, Liverpool

John Archer Hall in Toxteth, location for the Talkshop training event

Here at WEA North West we've been running a series of political engagement events and debates recently. You'll have seen plenty of news about this if you read this site regularly. We want to help people debate and discuss the big issues leading up to the general election in May, and more importantly register to vote and have a say. To do this we've been using a format called Crowd Wise which was developed by Perry Walker.

Private View At People's History Museum, Manchester on Feb 20th

An external photo of the People's History Museum Manchester. A red brick building.

The People's History Museum in Manchester are having a special private view of their exhibition Election! Britain Voting on Friday Feb 20th at 5:30pm. It's aimed at tutors and others in the education field, offering a chance to not only see the exhibition but also meet the education team from PMH and discover opportunities you might not be aware of. Here at WEA we work in conjunction with PMH a lot and they have great resources you should check out.

You can find more information on their own website -

Upcoming Event: Debate The Future Of The NHS - Tues Feb 17th

External view of The Brink in Liverpool

As part of our WEA political engagement events we will be hosting a discussion focusing on the NHS, or more accurately the future of it. The NHS is a crucial talking point in the election build up and could even decide the outcome. We feel it's vital that people are given the opportunity to come and speak to others, hear their views on the NHS and what they feel is the best possible direction for it to take.

Temporary Vacancies - Administrator Grade A and B Liverpool Office

Liverpool admin staff

Clerk - Grade A Point 2 - £13,923

Monday – Friday 9.00 – 5.00 pm

35 hours per week

Based in the WEA Liverpool Office

Temporary Contract until 31st July 2015

Administrator – Grade B  Point 6 -  £17,491 pro rata

Monday – Friday 1.30 pm – 5.00 pm

17.5 hours per week

Based in the WEA Liverpool Office

Temporary Contract until 31st July 2015

Upcoming Digital Photography Course In Stockport

An exterior photograph of Cheadle Mosque and community centre in Stockport

We're excited to let you know about a new digital photography course coming up in Stockport in Feb 2015. This course will introduce the key skills that underpin photography. Attendees will learn about composition (rule of thirds etc.) and post processing. This will be done by a mix of taught classes, demonstrations and class exercises, and group critiques.

Here's the vital details:

Upcoming Memory Cafe @ Costa Coffee - Feb 3rd

Attendees having fun at a memory cafe event in Maggie May's Cafe on Bold St

We will be holding another one of our popular Memory Cafe events at Costa Coffee in the Royal Liverpool Hospital on Tuesday February 3rd from midday till 2pm. If you've never heard of these events before they provide an informal atmosphere for those living with dementia and their carers to relax an socialise. It can also help to jog memories and highlights from the past for attendees. We provide refreshments and also some materials relating to the theme of the event.

Video: Why Don't Young People Vote? Discussion Event

A group photo of various people at Oomoo coffee for the WEA discussion event

On Tuesday January 13th WEA North West held a discussion event in Oomoo Coffee on Smithdown Rd, Liverpool. The topic was political engagement - or more accurately the lack of it - among young people in the UK. A dramatic number of 18-24 year olds in this country have never voted and have no intention of doing so. They feel disenfrancised and overlooked. "What's the point?" seems a common query. We discussed these issues and proposed solutions as a group over a relaxed 2 hour session with refreshements and even cake (shhh don't tell everyone).

Award in Education and Learning Level 3 - Monday 19th January 2015

WEA tutors working together around a table

Award in Education and Training Level 3 - £114 for employees and volunteers in Greater Manchester


You are eligible if -

Your business is based in Greater Manchester, employing fewer than 250 staff (including self employed)

Employees or volunteers are 19 years old or over, resident in England for 3 years or more

Working or volunteering for 8 hours or more per week for a minimum of 4 weeks prior to commencing training


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Tesco staff celebrate success

WEA tutor Michael Macdonald celebrates the successful completion of another sign language course with staff at Tesco Extra in Warrington

Following a successful course at the Tesco Extra in Irlam, WEA tutor Michael Macdonald was invited to deliver another sign language course at Tesco Extra on Winwick Road, in Warrington. Staff have really enjoyed their course and were delighted to recieve their certificates of attendance. The course has raised their awareness of  the deaf commiunity and has given them the confidence to be able to assist non-hearing customers in store.