The role of the Wellington Community is to build a supportive life-long community. We have developed a global professional and social network, deliver a diverse programme of events and offer invaluable careers support, guidance and mentoring opportunities. Another major part of our work is to raise funds for the Widening Opportunity programme to offer fully-funded Prince Albert Foundation bursaries – to ensure we continue to be able to offer places to more young people with talent and promise the amazing opportunities that a Wellington education provides.

COMMUNITY VIDEOS

Who we are and what we do

We have made a series of videos for you to watch so that you can find out all about the work and aims of the Community Office; we trust you enjoy watching them!

WIDENING OPPORTUNITIES AT WELLINGTON

Prince Albert Foundation Bursaries

Talent is spread evenly throughout society, but opportunity is not.

We want to do what we can to address this disparity and support access and opportunity for more young people in our community and beyond. Our College community is enriched by having a bright, ambitious, talented and inclusive student body.

Wellies 4 Welly Giving Week

Celebrating widening access and opportunity

Thank you to everyone for supporting our 2019 first ever Welly Giving Day which generated over £105,000 in 36 hours – a staggering result and shows what happens when the Wellington Community comes together!

Save the dates: 9th – 16th November 2020 for this year’s Welly Giving Week!

OUR PROGRAMMES

Opportunities to get involved

We want every member of the Wellington Community to be able to enjoy and benefit from their association with the College and the Community. We have a number of exciting opportunities across our programmes for members of the Community to be part of.

Upcoming Events

22 September 2020

Hong Kong Parent Community Virtual Event

5:30pm-6:30pm (Hong Kong time)

We have such an incredible parent community in Hong Kong and we would love the chance to catch up and welcome our new parents.

In this session Murray Lindo, Head of the Wellington Community, will give you an insight as to what we in the Community team are working on. From our exciting Life Beyond Wellington programme, our very own professional and social networking platform, Wellington Connect and our aims for the Prince Albert Foundation bursary programme. Chrissie Simmons, current parent and our Hong Kong parent rep, will also be joining and she will talk through how you can become more involved with the Hong Kong parent Community.

We are delighted that James Dahl will also be attending and we hope you are all able to join us for what will be a fun and informative event.

To sign up please us at community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


23 September 2020

Virtual London Walking Tour: The Wonders of Whitehall by Lou Cohen

1:00pm-2:00pm

Lou Cohen, City of Westminster guide, usually hosts at least one fascinating London walking tour per term. Unfortunately due to current circumstances we are unable to host these, however, Lou is offering an amazing virtual tour through Zoom which we are sure will be just as brilliant as her usual ‘in person’ tours.

In this tour Lou will be showing us the wonders of Whitehall, Whitehall is the term synonymous with government and we can wonder at the Palaces and people who have shaped this part of London. On this virtual walk we’ll hear about Pepys and Politicians as well as Royalty and Rioters. They say it’s the people who make the place, so join us for a virtual wander through Whitehall!

Spaces are limited so make sure you reserve you place by registering here: https://www.eventsforce.net/virtualwalkingtour


24 September 2020

Life Beyond Wellington talk – ‘Wellbeing and a Fulfilling Career’ by Chris Hardy (Bn 04)

6:00pm-7:00pm

In this fascinating session Chris will share stories from his unusual career journey, the relevance of mental health to a satisfying career and practical strategies for wellbeing that you can begin to apply immediately. Chris started his career journey as a teacher, he soon realised teaching wasn’t for him and left for Ibiza where his interest of wellbeing and holistic health was sparked. He then went onto to start two businesses, one an award-winning social enterprise and the other a coaching practice that is still thriving today.

Our mental health is paramount. Think about it; what are we doing if not figuring out ways to live that have us feel good, satisfied and happy? Chris will share his own mental health story and how your own personal wellbeing links to a satisfying career. He will also talk through how we can all incorporate small rituals and practices that promote a sound foundation of mental health into your daily routines. As well as talking through practical strategies and the five foundations to good mental health nutrition, exercise, rest, meditation and relationships.

Chris had been a trainer for work wellbeing for five years and has delivered 100s of session covering all aspects of wellbeing. In this session we will explore how sleep is becoming an increasingly rare and valuable commodity, what meditation is and how to demystify this fundamentally useful practice, and the importance of having a body practice that keeps you flexible and vital.

The intention is that you’ll leave this session with some fresh perspectives on what a ‘good career’ means and looks like, and you’ll also feel ready to incorporate a few simple wellbeing practices into your daily rhythm.

To register your place please visit: https://www.eventsforce.net/chrishardyvirtualtalk


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