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. Thanks to your incredible support and generosity we raised an amazing £250,000 for our Prince Albert Scholarship programme, as well as over 150 offers of volunteering support, whether that was by offering 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 cant 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

28 January 2021

Teaching Through the Decades: Common Room 1980’s

6:30pm to 7:30pm

We are delighted to host this fascinating online talk looking back at Wellingtons history and personal memories from those who taught at Wellington in the 1980’s. OW Chris Potter and Wellingtons Archivist, Caroline Jones, will be chatting to members of the Common Room from the 80s and finding out about their time at Wellington. Please email us at Community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk to register.


03 February 2021

Virtual Walking Tour: Whitehall to Parliament Square

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

We will take a virtual stroll along Whitehall to Parliament Square, hearing about a speculative developer, love affairs and political figures.  Today, you may think of Whitehall as a place of government buildings (until covid-19) filled with civil servants, but join us to learn more about this street that has shaped our nation.

This event is free to attend.

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03 February 2021

Life Beyond Wellington – My Career in Finance by Kate Ferry

6pm-7pm

We are delighted to announce Kate Ferry current parent and Chief Financial Officer of TalkTalk will be hosting our first Life Beyond Wellington talk of the lent term. This session is aimed at current 6th form students and young OWs who wish to find out more about a career within the finance industry. Kate will give us an overview of her fascinating career so far, discussing how she got to where she is today and sharing some helpful tips and advice for those considering a career in finance. There will be a Q&A at the end of the session and we do encourage you to ask as many questions as possible.

Prior to joining TalkTalk in 2017, Kate was a member of the Dixons Carphone PLC Executive Committee, after originally joining The Carphone Warehouse Group Plc in 2010 as Corporate Affairs Director to facilitate the demerger from TalkTalk. Kate began her career in audit with PricewaterhouseCoopers, qualifying as a chartered accountant before moving to Merrill Lynch as a Director within the retail sector equity research team, where she spent the next ten years. Since June 2019, Kate has served as Independent Non-Executive Director of Greggs PLC, where she is Chair of the Audit Committee.

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