Mapping Nottingham for Women - Reclaiming the City

Ref: C2342758

Most maps of Nottingham identify places of interest, information and entertainment etc.,but these workshops aim to develop and bring to fruition, work done in previous women-only courses, where in order to gain confidence to fully use all that the city offers, a group of women students went out to explore, find and assess places, spaces and resources that were 'women or family friendly'. We found hidden gems, great out-door spaces, galleries, libraries, access points for community/self help and importantly, safe ways to move about within and to/from the city avoiding difficult road crossing points etc. After we've collated information from notes/photographs/leaflets/ etc., identified gaps in our knowledge for further exploration, we will begin to 'map' points of reference onto paper. The map will also become an online resource and updated as an on-going project. So, join us for the chance to make your mark and add your knowledge as we create the Reclaim the City for Women Map!

Course aim

These linked workshops will be 'hands-on' days, to create a map of Nottingham based on grounded exploration and information, to help women find and use the many 'women/family friendly' resources, hidden gems and places for recreation in the city.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for women only as it is held in a women's centre

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • identify key ideas about the project and reflect on how contributions made collectively can be brought together successfully
  • explore the process of tackling an on-going project and use the experience to build self-confidence
  • discuss your levels of confidence about visiting and exploring places in the city and be able to draw on your ideas and feelings about them and see how they can be shared and valued
  • discuss the difficulties, shared by you and other women, when using some spaces /places and suggest ways to make them more accessible to women and their children.
  • identify what ways you might work with others to develop further explorations and ways to improve everyday life for women in the city

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • As an on-going project - students can bring in information to add to the map and anticipate having a continuing connection with the project.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you have access to the internet - but not essential and students will be invited to bring in relevant materials for the second session

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course information sheet

Mapping Nottingham for Women - Reclaiming the City

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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