News & Events

Here you will find details of MESH organised events and initiatives coming up in the near future.  

MESH also gathers information on news and events of interest to ESOL learners and the ESOL sector - for details, visit our LEYH and LE+ websites.

For details of past MESH events, please visit our archive pages, 2023 & 2024.  

MESH Regional Networking event 20th March 2024, 10.30 to 1.30
Collaborative ESOL: Working together for learners

Our first Regional Networking event of 2024 focuses on exploring spaces of collaboration between formal and informal ESOL provision.  This face to face event features contributions from Esther Derbyshire of Shipley College, Christina Simpkin of Kirklees Third Sector Leaders, and colleagues from Stand and Be Counted Theatre Company.  Please join us at Safety First Community Centre in Bradford for this exciting, free event. You can register and find more details HERE.

ESOL Lunchtime Showcase, 14 May 2024 12:00

ESOL for migrant health professionals

In this session, we explore the possibilities for supporting migrant health professionals who are looking to work in the health sector in the UK.  English competence in professional context needs to be demonstrated, most usually through either the Occupational English Test (OET) or IELTS.  Which is best? In both cases, the costs can be prohibitive and people often need support towards achieving their goal.  In this session, we will explore this area and ask how ESOL providers – both community sector and FE/AE institutions – can support forced migrants towards employment in health professions. You can register for this free event HERE.