For over 100 years we have worked to redress inequality and challenge discrimination on the grounds of social class, race, disability, gender, age, faith/religious belief, and sexual orientation.

Through our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2025 we have a renewed commitment to ensuring equality of opportunity and positive promotion of equality and diversity through our educational provision, our employment practices and in the democracy and governance of the WEA.

Our action plan shows how we are trying to improve our practice at all levels of the WEA; nationally, regionally, locally. We will measure its impact and seek feedback on our activities and consult with our students, volunteers, staff, members and partners on how we are doing.

The trustees and senior managers of the WEA are committed to ensuring that equality, diversity and inclusion are embedded in everything we do through a WEA Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Scrutiny Panel. This panel is attended by trustees and senior managers. The job of the panel is to scrutinise and review our practice against the actions we have set out in the EDI Strategy.

We have a network of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion champions who work across the WEA to promote our work, share good practice and support staff, tutors and volunteers.

If you have any questions please contact our EDI group on

WEA's Gender pay gap report

Click here to read our Gender pay gap report for 2020/2021

The inclusion calendar

Click here to download our 2022 calendar, highlighting all the key dates across the year.

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