We can’t imagine a time when the WEA could be more needed than today. As the UK adjusts to living with Covid-19, and tries to recover from the economic and social impact of multiple lockdowns, there are many who will need the unique style of supportive learning to navigate their future both economically and psychologically.

At the WEA, we want to give everyone opportunities, and make sure no one is left behind.

WEA study provides confidence and skills to our learners, helping them to enter or re-enter the job market, or to progress in their career. WEA study also plays an important role in improving the physical and mental health of our learners, through positive mental stimulation, connection, support and community building

We couldn’t be prouder of the charity, the passion, expertise and dedication of its staff, or the achievements of its learners. There’s much talk of ‘levelling up opportunity’, and we believe the WEA plays a critical role in delivering that mission.

Simon Parkinson, WEA CEO and General Secretary
John Widdowson, WEA Chair