The Future of Education – Public Meeting 14th May 2016

May 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

  The Future of Education Saturday 14 May 2016, from 1:45pm NZCTU, Level 5, Education House, 178 Willis St, Wellington   Where is our education system headed? Will the price of a degree reach $100k? Will that degree get you a job? How well paid will that job be? Will that degree still be worth anything in ten years? How will you have the time and money to keep studying later in life?   What are we leaving for the next generation? How can YOU make a difference? Join our expert panel to discuss the big issues facing education, and how communities, organisations and government can address them.  SPEAKERS ·         Dr Brian Easton, Listener columnist, adjunct professor at Auckland University of Technology, Fellow of the […]

Open Online Course on Workers’ Rights in a Global Economy

March 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

Online Course on “Workers´ Rights in a Global Economy” Starting on 3 March 2016, The Global Labour University offers a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on “Workers’ Rights in a Global Economy” (watch trailer ) This online course connects union members and labour activists from around the world on the interactive platform iversity to learn and to exchange about the challenges and strategies for implementing workers´ rights worldwide. The course is jointly taught by academics, ILO and trade union experts. It runs over 8 weeks (3 March – 27 April + exam period) and is based on video lectures, readings, and interactive quizzes and discussions. The course is free in the audit track and costs 49 Euro in the certificate track which is awarded […]

Spanish language [2016]

March 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

Learn Spanish in a course designed for students interested in learning beyond the language. Join Jorge Herrera for a comprehensive, agile, fun, and interactive programme covering the Spanish language in context with Latin American culture and politics.

Clubs & discussion groups

February 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

Join like-minded people in exciting activities, debate and study in all areas of recreational, political and academic pursuits. WEA Ramblers A walking group that meets and walks on various bush tracks in the Wellington and Hutt Valley area. We meet on a Sunday fortnightly.  For more information, call Lena on (04) 938-1908, or Maureen on (04) 388-1340. Enrol now Contemporary social issues Discuss current events and culture with people of all backgrounds. For more information, contact Mr N. Harris by e-mail at Enrol now Start your own club! WEA members are welcome to start their own club or discussion group. The WEA can provide support and promotion for groups of all kinds. Previous groups have included: Field Group Action for the Environment Playreading and Theatre Club Women Into […]

Educating the people on political and social issues

February 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Through its regular discussion forums, the Workers’ Educational Association has long contributed to the political and social education of the working people in Wellington. For decades, invited speakers have delivered regular lectures on topical issues, raising the social consciousness of the people and encouraging their active participation in public affairs. The lectures are delivered by notable academics, labour leaders and community organisers. Originally held on weekday lunchtimes, such forums are now held on evenings and weekends to better fit around the busy work and family schedules of members.

Study support for workers

February 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

  More and more workers are returning to study as employers demand new formal qualifications. This can be exciting and satisfying, but navigating the complex language and discourses of graduate and postgraduate study can be challenging after many years out of the classroom. The WEA offers one-on-one tuition and support to develop academic literacy skills in preparation for formal studies. Topics covered include: academic referencing, identifying marking criteria, developing critical thinking skills, and advanced reading and writing skills. For more information, e-mail Enrol now