Open Programmes Highlands

Our open programme in Highland is normally advertised to the general public and organised either by a member of our staff or through our local associations.  These courses are subsidised by our local authority partners Highlife Highland through a Service Level Agreement.   Our open programmes and courses sometimes have a small fee to attend which is paid for by the individual learners.   

Mindkind

Research and Writing Skills

Want to tell the story of your group or organisation, but don’t know how to begin? Want to get service-users talking about their lives or interests? Fancy doing a bit of research into your local community, or investigate an episode in history that interests your branch members? WEA tutors can help turn your group’s idea into reality, embedding literacy and ICT skills where required.

Creative Writing

Through getting involved in a range of creative writing projects, learners will develop a closer relationship to, and pleasure in, their own writing. Placing learners at the centre of their learning, no two WEA Creative Writing courses are alike. Past projects have seen learners publish books of their work, perform at venues throughout Glasgow or go on to take part in a variety of further learning.

Each Creative Writing Course run by the WEA is unique, responding to the needs and desires of each particular group.

Reminiscence

This course aims to use the shared life experience of older people to help combat isolation, reduce loneliness and provide mental stimulation.

Women in the Highlands

One of the great successes of this project has been the formation of a Women in the Highlands Choir. They have performed at several events in the Highlands including the Women in the Highlands Annual Conference