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Welcome to our April edition of ‘Get Connected’ the Manchester Adult Education newsletter!

2022 is an exciting year for us – it’s thirty years since the start of Manchester Adult Education! This edition features a case study of an older digital skills learner, a review of a fantastic employer insight visit, the results of our directorate’s Excellence Awards, a spotlight on our amazing Careers Advisors, and info on Ramadan.

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Welcome to the first-ever edition of Get Connected: the email newsletter from Manchester Adult Education Service (MAES). It’s a place to find out more about our courses, hear from our learners & staff, discover what events we’ve been hosting, and more…

This edition features our thoughts on sustainability, info on our new vocational and professional development courses, a round-up of our 2021 Get Online Week events and a spotlight on a former learner.

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Free Family Wellbeing courses

Wellbeing for the Family poster

 Family Learning Wellbeing

Free Online courses happening now

Confidence Building: 

This course will help you to understand what confidence and self-esteem mean and how you can improve your own and your children’s self-image.  You will also get a chance to explore how to deal with fear when facing new challenges.  

Stress Management:

This course will help you to understand what we mean by stress and how you can deal with stress and anger.  You will get a chance to learn some useful techniques such as relaxation and mindfulness. 

 Family Wellbeing:               

This family friendly course will help you to find ways to improve your health and wellbeing. We will explore ways to relax and use some meditation techniques. Each week we look at one of the 5 ways to wellbeing, such as take notice, connect, be active, give and keep learning to do some photography, art and exercise.

Click here to sign up for a course 

https://manadulted.org.uk/courses/families/

Choose which course you would like to join and a tutor will be in contact with you.

 

The Learning at Home Experience

Here’s what some of our learners have said about learning from home with us.

Kerry

Kerry has continued her English and Maths courses from home. Find out how she has found this. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmU70rXxxFs[/embedyt]

Violet

Violet took part in some of our online Family Craft workshops.

Michael

Michael got support from our Digital Skills team to get online.

MAE Learner Celebration Events

In early July learners at Manchester Adult Education celebrated their fantastic achievements across the city at our MAE centres.  Eddie Flanagan Chief Executive of the Wythenshawe Forum Trust, Angela Harrington Head of Manchester City Council Work and Skills and members of Manchester Adult Education Senior Management Team joined in the celebrations and presented learners with their certificates.

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MAE annual Charitea event!

Learners and staff at Manchester Adult Education had a great time at our annual Charitea event!  The event took place during the week commencing 11 March 2019 across our Manchester Adult Education Learning Centres and raised funds for important charities: Ruth Hayman Trust and the local We Love MCR Charity.  MAE Learners sold food, jewellery, crafts and henna art as well as other activities including charity auctions and a sponsored head shave!

Thanks to all those who organised and attended this fantastic event!