You are warmly invited to our Annual General Meeting
You are warmly invited to our Annual General Meeting
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Meet our Board of Directors and staff team, learn about our work and ask questions at our upcoming AGM. Join us in the Gorgie Suite (Tynecastle Stadium) on Tuesday 25th October, 5.30pm-8pm. We will have tea and coffee before the meeting begins at 6pm, and a vegan buffet from 7.30pm.

What's on at The Welcoming
What's on at
The Welcoming
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You can view our current activities and classes on our online timetable. You can also stay updated by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

New evening English classes!
New evening English classes!
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We are launching three new English classes in the evenings (6pm - 7.30pm) from Tuesday 20th September. These classes will take place at The University of Edinburgh, 50 George Square (EH8 9JU). We will have a Pre-Intermediate class on Tuesdays, an Intermediate class on Wednesdays and a Beginner class on Thursdays.

Employment Guidance Course
Employment Guidance Course
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Our new course offers New Scots guidance with searching for work, writing job applications and cover letters, improving interview skills, learning about work culture in Scotland and UK employment rights 💼✨ Join us every second Monday starting from Monday 12th September at The Welcoming (10.30am-12.30pm).

Stay updated on our latest news
Stay updated on our latest news
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We are launching a quarterly newsletter to provide you with updates on our events, activities and political action. This will include information about local and national campaigns for refugee and migrant rights, and how you can get involved.

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English language

English language

Free weekly English classes for New Scots.

Employment support

Employment support

Support with finding work, developing skills and career planning.

Friendship

Friendship

We offer friendship groups and one-to-one befriending for refugees and migrants in Edinburgh.

Sustainable living

Sustainable living

Activities for New Scots to promote sustainable living, including a Community Fridge and Sustainable Garden.

Health and wellbeing

Health and wellbeing

Activities for improving health and wellbeing, including cycling, swimming and meditation.

What our participants say

The Welcoming is a kind place full of interesting people. Wonderful teachers! You can learn without being judged.

When I arrived in Scotland I didn't speak English, just 'hello', 'yes', 'no'! Now I have 2 jobs and I'm a volunteer in a charity shop! I'm more confident!

Apart from English classes, you do something more important and of value for people, something that gives joy. You help create new lives. Thank you for your work and for building new dreams, new opportunities and new beginnings.