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. We also restore, preserve and celebrate the ‘Wellington Collection’ of art and artefacts.

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.

Coronavirus help

The COVID-19 Hardship Fund

Providing fee support for those families who are experiencing financial difficulties as a direct result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Wellies 4 Welly

Celebrating widening access and opportunity

Thank you to everyone for supporting our 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!

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.

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

15 July 2020

Life Beyond Wellington Online Event: ‘Making Difficult Requests’ by Alan Palmer (M 73)

1:00pm-2:30pm

The Life Beyond Wellington programme is designed to include talks and webinars that are insightful and inspirational for you as you maybe make your transition into the working world, think about a career change or consider learning different skills.

 

We have all at some point in our careers heard the advice that “If you don’t ask, you don’t get”. Unhelpfully, this advice is rarely accompanied by complementary ideas on HOW you can make that difficult or ambitious request  – for a promotion, a transfer, a pay-rise, a budget increase, a deadline extension – in a way which is comfortable for both parties and which will give you the best chance of the request being granted.

However legitimate the ask, if you don’t know how to make it in comfort and security, the danger is either that you will put off doing so, perhaps even indefinitely, or that you will go ahead anyway but worry about the risk to your reputation and your relationships.

In this fascinating 90 minute workshop Alan will give you ideas and a framework for making that request whilst minimising the risk of damage and maximising the chance of success.

 

For more information and to register your place visit: https://www.eventsforce.net/makingdifficultrequestsworkshop


22 July 2020

Life Beyond Wellington Online Event: ‘How to make a business idea a reality: the do’s and don’ts of starting your own business’ by Anthony Esse (P 80)

1:00pm-2:00pm

 

The Life Beyond Wellington programme is designed to include talks and webinars that are insightful and inspirational for you as you maybe make your transition into the working world, think about a career change or consider learning different skills.

 

Anthony Esse established the Darwin Property Leisure Fund with James Penney in 2007.  He is CEO of Darwin Property Investment Management Limited and Darwin Alternative Investment Management Limited, and sits on the boards of the Investment Manager of both the Darwin Leisure Property Fund and Darwin Leisure Development Fund.

Anthony has worked in the investment management profession for over 25 years and held directorships with Hermes, Newton (Bank of New York Mellon Group) and GT Management plc.

In this session, Anthony will talk us through how he set up his company and the lessons he learnt along the way. He will discuss the obvious pitfalls to avoid as well as the must do’s and must haves for getting your business idea off the ground. Using his wealth of experience, Anthony can answer your questions on entrepreneurship and business and discuss how he has helped support small companies get off the ground.

 

For more information and to register your place visit: https://www.eventsforce.net/howtomakeabusinessideaareality


29 July 2020

Life Beyond Wellington Online Event: ‘Wellbeing and a Fulfilling Career’ by Chris Hardy (Bn 04)

1:00pm-2:30pm

 

The Life Beyond Wellington programme is designed to include talks and webinars that are insightful and inspirational for you as you maybe make your transition into the working world, think about a career change or consider learning different skills.

 

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.

 

For more information and to register your place please visit: https://www.eventsforce.net/wellbeingandafulfillingcareer

 

 


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