Happy new year and welcome to the January edition of Get Connected! This issue includes an introduction to our new Head of Service, details of digital learning at MAES, a feature on our recent Makaton course for Council colleagues, and a report on the benefits of lifelong learning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!