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 Scholarships – 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 OPPORTUNITY AT WELLINGTON

Prince Albert Scholarship Programme

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

03 November 2020

Online Event – Managing the Stress from Change with Patrick Melville

From 7pm

How are you managing the Mental Health for yourself and those around you? Patrick Melville (Hn 97) wants to inspire and guide YOU to find the right ways to answer this question. Building your Mental Resilience is core to this, especially through these tough times – Isolation, ‘Leavism’, Work v Life balance ….

Patrick will cover practical ways to find your answers immediately in this free 30 minute talk and share his experience and answer to change by discussing the following:

  • Sudden diagnosis with a terminal malignant brain tumour: Stage 4, Glioblastoma and now in remission for 18 months, and with his driver’s license back!
  • Finding ways to build Mental Resilience to cope with stress and change – what techniques can help you now.
  • Sharing academic tips from Mental Health First Aid England (Patrick is an instructor) – proven ways to manage your stress and work with others.
Book your place »

04 November 2020

Book Club

7:30pm-8:45pm

Come and join this fun and informal virtual group to discuss the chosen book with our wonderful head librarian, Lucy Atherton, and fellow members of the Wellington Community. Remember your glass of wine and nibbles!

The group chose to read and discuss two Booker Prize selected titles for the November meeting:

Ann Tyler’s latest novel ‘The redhead by the side of the road’ ( a short novel, longlisted for the prize, beautifully written and observed ‘A master at chronicling the lives of ordinary people uncovers universal truths in a novel about a computer repair man’

Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart (a debut novel which has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize and is described as ‘Laying bare the ruthlessness of poverty, the limits of love, and the hollowness of pride, Shuggie Bain is a blistering and heartbreaking debut, and an exploration of the unsinkable love that only children can have for their damaged parents.’

 Don’t feel you have to read both books for the next meeting – come along and discuss one or the other or both! You are also welcome to suggest books for the December meeting.

To register your place or for more information please email Lucy Atherton at: lha@wellingtoncollege.org.uk


05 November 2020

Online Event – Managing the Stress from Change with Patrick Melville

From 11:30am

How are you managing the Mental Health for yourself and those around you? Patrick Melville (Hn 97) wants to inspire and guide YOU to find the right ways to answer this question. Building your Mental Resilience is core to this, especially through these tough times – Isolation, ‘Leavism’, Work v Life balance ….

Patrick will cover practical ways to find your answers immediately in this free 30 minute talk and share his experience and answer to change by discussing the following:

  • Sudden diagnosis with a terminal malignant brain tumour: Stage 4, Glioblastoma and now in remission for 18 months, and with his driver’s license back!
  • Finding ways to build Mental Resilience to cope with stress and change – what techniques can help you now.
  • Sharing academic tips from Mental Health First Aid England (Patrick is an instructor) – proven ways to manage your stress and work with others.
Book your place »

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