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WEA North West Annual Report 2013-14

A cover image from the 2013-14 annual report

Each year the WEA North West Region produces an annual report containing updates on our work, highlighting successful courses and projects which have taken place over the year. That time has come again and we're proud to announce that our 2013-14 report is here. Simply click the on the cover image below to open the document or save it to your computer. (It's in Adobe PDF format so you'll need a compatible reader but you can get one free via this link if needed)

Annual General Meeting - Nov 22nd Manchester

An external pic of the St Thomas Centre in Manchester

Every year the WEA in the North West gathers for our annual general meeting. All WEA members, tutors, students, staff and partners are welcome to attend and we'd love to see you there. Here are details of the upcoming AGM in Manchester:

Date: Saturday 22nd November 2014

Time: Registration: 10.30 a.m

Meeting: 11.00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m 

Vote For A Wildflower Project In The North West - Now Closed

A Grow Wild poster on a bus stop

Here at WEA North West we run lots of courses on sustainability and gardening so when we saw this we had to pass it on. Kew Gardens is currently running a public vote for their Grow Wild project. One community will receive £120,000 Grow Wild funding to create an inspiring wild flower haven for everyone to enjoy – and you can help decide who wins. One of the nominees is a joint project between Liverpool & Manchester to plant wild flowers in our urban spaces.

Level 3 Award in Education and Training course

A group of business people

Level 3 Award in Education and Training (Formerly PTTLS)


Course Cost - ONLY £114 (this course is offered at a reduced cost because it includes a free element funded through the ESF Skills in the Workforce


You are eligible if:

FREE Accredited Community Interpreting Course - Level 1

FREE - Accredited Community Interpreting - Level 1

You are eligible if:

Welcome To Netherley Performance Video

A screenshot from the Welcome To Netherley play video on Youtube.

Check out this video of "Welcome To Netherley" a joint drama production between WEA North West and Valley Community Theatre. The full play is available to watch on YouTube, so grab a cup of tea, put your feet up and enjoy!

Tutor Portal Training - * IMPORTANT *

WEA tutors at training session 1

Tutor Portal

As you are aware the WEA has introduced the Tutor Portal.

WEA Sustainabiity on Merseyside

Sefton Palm House under a dark, moody sky


About the WEA: As the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education the WEA is in a prime position to make a real practical contribution to sustainable development.

4th Annual WEA / COSC Photography Exhibition

Brenda Barry opening the WEA / COSC Photography Exhibition

Today (Tuesday) was the grand opening of the 4th annual WEA / COSC photographic exhibition at Egremont Market Hall, organised by WEA tutor Donna Brookes. Members attended from both Cleator Moor COSC (Copeland Occupational & Social Centre) and Allerdale COSC (Maryport) as well as staff from WEA and guest exhibitors BAT (Beating Addiction Together). We also had the pleasure of family and friends dropping in all day. Entertainment was provided in the afternoon by COSC member Philip Nixon and the wonderful acoustic duo Sue and Lisa Chapin-Wickwar.

ESF Grants - Round 7 Is Now Open

A red running track with the word start printed in large letters

As an adult education body we're best known for running courses as you'd expect but that's not all we do, far from it. We are also in charge of distributing millions of pounds worth of European Social Fund grants to community projects all over the North West. This money helps people make a real difference on the ground and we're proud to be a part of that.