FREE Twilight CPD sessions at MDEC: Water & Sanitation (14 March), Refugee Issues (28 March), Global Goals: Two Years On (2 May) – book now!

CPD Sessions 2017 – 2018 Term 3

There are two more free twilight CPD sessions running this term:

All sessions are free of charge and will run on Wednesdays from 4.30–6pm at Montgomery DEC, at our new address, 45 Victoria Street AB10 1UX.

14 March – Water and Sanitation (22 March is World Water Day)

28 March – Teaching About Refugee Issues

2 May – Global Goals: Two Years On

Register on Eventbrite

For more information, contact our Global Learning Adviser Charlie Barrow:

OWW events in Aberdeen, 14 October – 5 November 2017


Although there is a particular theme, any event that broadly fits in with the ethos of OWW is welcomed – global justice, peace, celebrating diversity of culture and faith etc. See the website (, Contact Nigel Dower (co-ordinator): email:

(In Aberdeen we include anything within the three week period 14 October to 5 November).


Thursday 19th October 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm, Aberdeen Arts Centre, 33 King Street AB24 5AA

Shape Your Community Event

In September and October the Co-op is holding 20 Shape your Community events across the UK and we’d love you to join us. We want to hear what you think about the things we should campaign on, what you’d do to improve your community and give us your ideas about what we could do to help. For instance, if the Co-op is to fly the flag for Fair Trade, then Members & customers have to attend these events to let Co-op know what they think.

The Coop Engagement Team, Aberdeen. Further details are available from: Registration is required either by phone or Internet (Contact Number: 0800 023 4708)  Contact: Peter Kennedy:


Monday 23rd October, 2017, 6.00 pm,  Room MR051, MacRobert Building, King Street, Old Aberdeen All welcome

Lewis Macdonald, MSP & Convener of the Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on International Development, will give the John Forster Memorial Lecture:

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Scotland’s International Development Strategy’

Aberdeen University Centre for Global Development (CGD) and Aberdeen for a Fairer World (AFW). Contact: Nigel Dower:


Thursday 26th October, 7.00 pm, New Kings Room 11, University of Aberdeen, Kings College

Andy Hinton, Aberdeen and District CND speaks on The United Nations General Assembly resolution to ban nuclear weapons’

On Friday 7th July the UN passed this historic resolution. Andy Hinton was one of six Scottish CND delegates to attend the meeting, and will reflect on his experience of this and on its consequences.

United Nations Association Aberdeen & Aberdeen University MUN Society (Model United Nations). Contact: Julia Leichnitz:; Penny Wells:


Sunday 29th October 11.00 am, Aberdeen Unitarian Church Centre, 43A Skene Terrace All welcome

Interfaith service on the theme of “Good Neighbours – my world depends on us”

Aberdeen Interfaith Group (AIFG) in conjunction with Aberdeen Unitarian Church. Contact: Caroline Cormack


Sunday 29th October 1.00 pm, Aberdeen Unitarian Church Centre, 43A Skene Terrace All welcome

Interfaith meal – lunch will be provided, but those attending are encouraged to bring non-perishable food to contribute to the Food Bank which CFine organises. At 1.30 pm Dave Simmers, CEO from CFine is coming to do a talk on their work.

Aberdeen Interfaith Group (AIFG) in conjunction with Aberdeen Unitarian Church. Contact: Caroline Cormack


OWW 2017 in Aberdeen marks our gratitude to John Forster who sadly died on 7th July 2014 and whose great enthusiasm and commitment lay behind the revival of Aberdeen’s contribution to OWW in the last six years


Vacancy for Global Learning Officer at Highland One World in Inverness

Our friends and colleagues at Highland One World, the Global Learning Centre in Inverness, have a vacancy:

Are you passionate about social justice and sustainability, locally and globally? We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic person, with a background in education and experience of working with young people, to join our energetic team in the role of Global Learning Officer.  Salary £26,000 – £29,000 pro-rata.

Closing date for applications:  Noon on Tuesday 24th October

Interview date: Wednesday 1st November in Inverness

Read the job description for full details on how to apply.


Applications now open for Wood Foundation’s Global Learning Partnerships Programme 2018

Developed in line with the GTCS Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning, Global Learning Partnerships (GLP) is a platform for developing leaders of global education and Learning for Sustainability (LfS).

It is delivered by The Wood Foundation in partnership with Inspire Educate and Empower Rwanda (IEE) and Redearth Education Uganda.

Over the course of the 18 months, participants are exposed to a number of training interventions, including a four week overseas cultural placement. These are designed to enhance their knowledge, understanding and delivery of global education within the classroom, the school and the wider learning community.

The overseas placement provides participants with the opportunity to live and work in Sub Sahara Africa; to immerse themselves in the education system and culture of their host community; learn how other people live and work whilst living, working alongside them.  This first-hand cultural experience is an integral part of GLP, it equips participants with a deeper knowledge and understanding of life in another country and provides participants with an array of credible personal experiences which augments the development of delivery of global education within the curriculum.

To find out more and to apply, visit or contact Kelly Work at for more details

Summer holidays at Montgomery DEC

Thank you for working with us during the 2016-17 school session. Now that the summer holidays are here, we hope you are enjoying your break!

Montgomery DEC won’t be closed for the school holidays, but we will be taking our own leave, so opening days and times will vary. If you’d like to pop in to the centre, you’ll be very welcome, but please drop us an email at or telephone us on 01224 620111 to check someone will be here.

We look forward to working with you in the Autumn term!

Exciting job opportunity at Montgomery DEC!

Aberdeen for a Fairer World (AFW) is recruiting a part-time Global Learning Adviser, to join our team at Montgomery Development Education Centre (MDEC) in Aberdeen.

Part-time – 21 hours per week                                                                                                                                                                

£16.00 per hour

Fixed term, initially early August 2017 – 30 April 2018 (continuation dependent on funding)

Main duties will include:

  • Supporting teachers and schools in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray, Orkney and Shetland in the delivery of global learning.
  • Developing and delivering continuing professional development (CPD) for teachers, focusing on Learning for Sustainability as an aspect of the Curriculum for Excellence.
  • Evaluating work and reporting to funders.

Applicants should:

  • Understand and be committed to global justice issues such as human rights, sustainable development and Fair Trade.
  • Have experience of the design and delivery of training sessions and interactive workshops.
  • Possess good IT skills and, ideally, have experience of using social media.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage own work, achieve goals and meet deadlines.
  • Be confident to work independently and also work effectively as part of a team.
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Have access to a car and hold a full driving licence.

To apply for this post, please send a detailed CV with a covering letter with your contact details and explanation of how you fit the person specification and why you are interested in the post.

Applications should be submitted either by email (preferred) to: or by post to:

Dr Geraldine McNeill (Human Resources Lead)

Montgomery Development Education Centre

79 Queen Street


AB10 1AN

Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 19 June 2017 at 12 noon.

Interviews will be held in early July 2017.

Aberdeen for a Fairer World is an Equal Opportunities employer.  The decision to interview and employ will be based on the suitability of the candidate regardless of age, ethnic origin, sex or disability.


Montgomery Development Education Centre is the education section of

Aberdeen for a Fairer World Scottish Charity Number SC014585.

79 Queen Street, Aberdeen AB10 1AN

E:     T: 01224 620111     W:

FREE Twilight CPD at MDEC: Practical Action STEM teaching resources – Thursday 18 May 2017, 4.30pm to 6pm

During Term 4, we are offering three CPD twilights focusing on organisations which produce Global Learning material. Each session is designed for attendees to gain knowledge of well-known resource providers, as well as exploring and gaining confidence in their resources. Sessions will cover both primary and secondary resources.

18 May 2017


Welcome to the world of Practical Action’s free, STEM-based resources on Global Learning. This session will focus on how their practical activities can be used to address global issues, such as climate change.

Book on Eventbrite:

To book places please follow the Eventbrite link, for more information please email Hannes Sundkvist:

This session will take place at Montgomery DEC, 79 Queen Street AB10 1AN  – follow this link for directions

For more details, please see MDEC CPD Leaflet Summer term 2017