WEA Courses

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WEA Course: Dealing With The Media

Do you want to be more confident dealing with the media?

This course will equip you to understand the media, to develop a basic media strategy, to select which media to target, to make stories appealing to journalists and to give media interviews.

An excellent opportunity for any organisation, group or individual!

3 consecutive Wednesdays: February 26th, March 5th, March 12th - 1pm – 5.30pm (13 hours)

Venue: WEA, 96-100 Clifton St, EC2A 4TP

Cost: £51.35 per attendee

Concessions: free on income related benefit

There is a maximum of 15 places.

WEA Course: International Women's Day

Celebrate ‘A History of Action by Women Workers.’ International Women’s Day was born out of the struggle of women in the New York City garment industry at the turn of the century and in Russia in February 1917 where their protests turned revolutionary.

The course will outline these developments at the beginning of the 20th century and consider their relevance today.

Speaker - Liz Leicester

WEA Course: Employment Law Update

The WEA is running a one day briefing for all union reps, officers and members who want to get up to date with all the latest employment law changes brought in and planned by the Coalition Government.

The day will be a mix of information and also small group activities. Please see the attached leaflet for details about this course.

WEA Health & Safety Event & Book Launch

WEA in partnership with London Hazards Centre presents "Ramazzini versus the attack on health & safety" by PCS rep Dave Putson.

There will be a talk and book launch at this evening event.

Speakers (in addition to Dave Putson)
Tony O’Brien - Construction Safety Campaign
Simon Hester - Prospect Rep and HSE Inspector
Frank Morris - Blacklist Support Group
Ian Leahair - FBU - Executive Council (London Region member)

This is a meeting and networking event for safety representatives and campaigners at the WEA, Clifton Street, EC2A 4TP.

WEA Course: Brush Up On Your ICT Skills

What will the course help me to do?
The course will help you:

  • Construct and format trade union newsletters, reports, flyers and posters, incorporating colour and graphics Use spread sheets to record and manage trade union data
  • Develop engaging presentations to communicate information to members or employers
  • Construct web-based surveys to gather information from union members
  • Share files with colleagues for collaborative work

Who is the course for?

United We Stand! Women And The British Trade Union Movement

This course looks at the history of women in Britain organising in workplaces and communities for a
better life. Starting with the early beginnings of women’s self - organisation and continuing to the 21st century, we will consider major themes and whether women’s role in the labour movement has been ‘hidden from history’.

Tutor: Liz Leicester
Date: 6 consecutive Tuesdays beginning 16th April 2013
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Venue: WEA Learning Centre, 96 - 100 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4TP
Fee: £45 or free on proof of income related benefits
Course ID: C2416682

WEA Course: The History Of Black People

The Workers Education Authority is running a course "An Introduction To The History Of Black People In Britain." Black and Asian people have been an active part of British society for centuries. This course gives a broad overview of the experience of immigrants and their interaction with settled populations, particularly in relation to slavery and the labour movement.

The course takes place over three consecutive Saturdays from March the 2nd of March between 10am and 2pm.

The course is held at the WEA Learning Centre, 96 - 100 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4TP.

Free Film Viewing: The Navigators

The Workers Educational Association's London Region, in partnership with the RMT have organised a free showing of The Navigators.

Come and join us for a drink and a showing of the Ken Loach film about rail privatisation.

There will also be two excellent speakers at the event. These are Bob Crow, General Secretary RMT and Janine Booth, RMT Council of Executives London Transport and friend of Rob Dawber, the script writer and trade union activist, who died from mesothelioma contracted while working with asbestos on the railways.