New courses: Register your interest

March 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

Register your interest for possible new courses, including music, computing, knitting and 3D printing.  Or what else you would like to see as a adult education course or workshop.

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