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.

Welly Giving Week 2020

Celebrating widening access and opportunity

A huge thank you to everyone for supporting our 2020 Welly Giving Week – we raised an amazing £250,000 for our Prince Albert Scholarship programme, as well as over 150 offers of volunteering support, whether that was offers of career mentoring or signing up to become a Prince Albert Ambassador – a staggering result and shows what happens when the Wellington Community comes together! We can’t wait for Welly Giving Week 2021!

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 March 2021

Life Beyond Wellington – How to raise £5M from VCs straight out of University by Hugo Tilmouth

6:00pm to 7:00pm

We are delighted to have OW Hugo Tilmouth hosting one of our LBW sessions this term. This session is aimed at current 6th form students and young OWs who wish to find out more about starting a business and how to be a successful entrepreneur.  Hugo will give us an overview of his career so far, discussing how he got to where he is today and sharing some helpful tips and advice. There will be a Q&A at the end of the session, and we do encourage you to ask as many questions as possible. 

After graduating from a Masters in Renewable Energy at Exeter University Hugo founded a StartUp called: ChargedUp – which has gone onto scale across the UK and Europe, raise £5m from the top investors of London, including the Innocent smoothie founders, O2 and Jägermeister, and  grow to a team of 50 people within just 3 years. Hugo/ChargedUp have been listed in Forbes 30 under 30, Deloitte Fast 100 StartUp and Best place to work 2020. Hugo will be offering an insight into the process of starting a company, coming up with an idea, validating your ideas, raising funding and more. This talk will interactive not passive so please come with questions! 

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08 March 2021

Virtual Walking tour: Soho

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Full of history and colourful individuals, Soho is so much more than the iconic Chinatown. Join Rosalind Vincent, City of Westminster Guide and former Wellington parent to discover lovely buildings, exciting art installations and have your eyes opened to the great character of this part of London.

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08 March 2021

The Lumsden Leadership Summit

Ella Dow (O 18) is Vice-President of an all-female philanthropic society at St Andrews called The Lumsden Club and is proud to announce the sixth edition of their annual event, The Lumsden Leadership Summit (previously Winning Women). The aim is to inspire the student body and wider community by bringing together successful women from all fields, enabling the next generation of leaders to create a personal vision and strategy for the future. This year the theme is Defining Our Decade. Each talk will focus on the trends that will define our futures – leading women from different disciplines will explore how their industries will evolve and how the next generations’ experiences will be shaped.

 

The event will take place online from the 8th-11th March, with subject specific talks each day. Each session is a separate ticket which allows you to experience the summit in a way that aligns with your personal interests. The Summit consists of 4 Events:

 

March 8th, 6pm – The Lumsden Leadership Summit: A Talk on Law
March 9th, 6pm – The Lumsden Leadership Summit: A Talk on International Relations
March 10th, 6pm – The Lumsden Leadership Summit: A Talk on Sustainable Fashion
March 11th, 6pm – The Lumsden Leadership Summit: Defining Our Decade (A multidisciplinary talk)

 

Tickets for Day 1,2 and 3 are £3, and tickets for Day 4 are £5. All ticket sales go towards our partner charity, Fife Women’s Aid, who support mothers and children who have been the victims of domestic abuse – this is more important than ever at the moment, after a year of lockdowns and restrictions.

 

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