After the successful taster event on 18 August, a hub has been formed for U.lab participants in Dunbar, Scotland. There will be 8 meetings starting on Thursday 8 September, the last being 27 October. We still have some places available for people who couldn't make the taster.
So what's it about?
U.Lab is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). Last year thousands of people around the world participated, including hundreds in Scotland.
The course teaches participants how to respond to many changes and disruptions in the world, from inequality to climate change. It helps participants to find ways to make change in themselves, their communities and society in order to change the world. The course was developed in the United States at MIT and now draws in thousands of participants from 182 countries.
Local activists Elisabeth Wilson and Chris Bruce undertook the course last year and are acting as hub hosts this year for the first hub in Dunbar. The hub is being supported locally by Sustaining Dunbar, a development trust, and the first of eight sessions starts on Thursday 8 September.
Elisabeth Wilson says;
“Last year, I was one of 900 people from across Scotland, from all walks of life, who took the course. In U.Lab you join a global community of tens of thousands of people working for social change who are on the same journey as you for the benefit of the whole society."
Chris Bruce adds:
“We are looking forward to working with people from Dunbar and its local area who are interested in sustainable change, for themselves, their community, and the world.”
Find out more about U.Lab here:
Do I need to attend every meeting?
We expect you to come to the first meeting, after which it will be a closed group. We know some members may have pre-existing commitments on some evenings, however you need to commit to attending regularly.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The venue is one minute's walk from the train station. There is parking nearby.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
if you are coming straight from work, bring a snack. We can provide tea and coffee. Bring pencil and paper, as there are some written exercise You might want to use a special notebook or a tablet.
How should I prepare?
Register for the U.lab course on the courses.edx.org website
Also register for the pre-course, and watch it before the first meeting.