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Techno Camp Sessions 2020-2021

Information regarding some of the Techno Camp speaker sessions:

November 23rd, 2-3pm
Cat Wildman - Co-Founder, The Global Equality Collective

November 30th, 2-3pm
Bonnie Huval - former NASA engineer, public speaker

I am a former Space Shuttle engineer now doing public speaking, and I have a business and IT consultancy.

Rosie Cane - Astrobiology PhD Researcher

I'm a final year PhD student at the University of Edinburgh researching Astrobiology and life in extreme environments. I did my undergraduate degree in BSc Observational Astronomy at The University of South Wales and recently completed an internship with the UK Space Agency. I am really keen on outreach and public engagement and I love anything and everything relating to space!

March 22nd, 2-3pm

Nicole Ponsford - Co-Founder, The Global Equality Collective

Nicole is co-founder of the GEC and a Digital Education Specialist. She is now a Fellow of the RSA due to her work in gender equality. An award-winning Media, Film and New Technologies teacher of 18 years in education, Nicole is recognised as an edtech ‘expert’. She is a Teaching Award winner, one of the first national Advanced Skills Teachers (Media and New Technologies) and is listed in the #EdTech50 for her digital work on gender equality in the UK. She is also the Harvard author of TechnoTeaching: Taking Practice to The Next Level in a Digital World. 

She works as a freelance digital education specialist for a number of global organisations and charities. She is currently the Digital Education Project Lead for Achievement for All, a leading not-for-profit educational organisation improving outcomes for all children and young people - where she leads national eLearning research projects and the author of CPD for their national network of school coaches and educational settings from EYFS to post-16. 

April 16th, 2-3pm

Sarah-Jane Potts - Technology Transfer Fellow, SPECIFIC, Swansea University

My official title is Scale-up Technology Transfer Fellow but simply, I am a Postdoctural Research Engineer.

I work on designing, making and scientifically proving printed electronics, including printed heaters and printed solar cells.

May 24th, 2-3pm

Lynsey McNeilly

June 28th, 2-3pm


To register your class click on below

Nursing and Midwifery Schools and Colleges Conference
University of South Wales

A-Level students: Free Schools and Colleges Nursing and Midwifery Conference, which will be held virtually via Teams on Wednesday 21st October at 10am - 12noon

This event is an ideal opportunity for students to hear more about the nursing and midwifery courses offered by the University of South Wales, along with application, personal statement and interview advice from our admission tutors.  Current nursing and midwifery students will be present at the event and will be able to answer any questions relating to the courses, work placements, student life, finance etc.

To book a place click here and fill out the form.

University of South Wales Taster Days

We are delighted to invite you and your Year 12/13 or Year 1/2 college students to our virtual subject-specific taster days, taking place in October 2020. With a variety of interactive sessions to choose from delivered by USW academic staff from the School of Education, Early Years and Social Work, our subject-specific taster days will give your students the opportunity to gain a real insight into studying a particular subject at the University of South Wales.

At the taster day, students will find out more about these courses, take part in interactive sessions and debates, speak to our current students, hear from recent graduates, meet some of our partner work placement providers, and have an online tour of our facilities.

To reserve a place via email at one of the taster days below click here.
The link to the event will be sent to all bookers via email, all events will take place through Microsoft Teams.

Primary Initial Teacher Education with QTS
Friday 16th October 2020 at 10.15am-12.00pm

In Partnership with the Education Workforce Council, the Education Achievement Service for South East Wales, and many lead partner primary schools, the BA (Hons) Primary Initial Teacher Education with QTS degree at the University of South Wales allows students to become qualified teachers in just three years. The University has a long history of developing the highest standards of confident, professional and work-ready student teachers in South Wales. Throughout the duration of the course, students will carry out their work placements in our lead partnership schools based in South East Wales, which have been selected for their excellent provision and sustained record of high-quality mentoring. This course can also be delivered through the medium of Welsh and attracts a Welsh Language bursary of £500 per year.

Our student teachers have been recognised for their work with Edtech integration through digital learning in schools, which highlights people, products and projects that are invigorating teaching and learning in schools across the UK. The University of South Wales features in the annual top Edtech 50 list for 2020. The University is home to the Apple Regional Training Centre, where both students and qualified teachers can achieve Apple Teacher recognition. Teacher training at the University of South Wales is ranked Top in Wales for student satisfaction (Student Survey 2020).

After completing this course, most of our graduates secure teaching posts in Wales, England or in British schools throughout the world.

At the taster day, students will take part in interactive sessions, receive information regarding the Apple Regional Training Centre, speak to our current student teachers, hear from recent graduates, meet some of our partner work placement providers, and have a virtual tour of our teaching facilities.

Early Years Education and Practice and Education
Friday 23rd October 2020 at 10.15am-12.00pm

The Early Years degree focuses on working with children from birth to eight years, equipping students with the skill and understanding to support the learning and development needs of young children. On this course, students will undertake work placement opportunities in a variety of settings including nurseries, schools, alternative educational settings, and also in some of our partner work placement providers such as Natural Resources Wales. The degree is recognised by Social Care Wales, and students graduating from this course will achieve Early Years Practitioner Status, alongside their academic qualifications. 91% of our Early Years Education and Practice students were satisfied with their course (National Student Survey 2020). Students studying these courses can also gain additional qualifications and training, including Apple Teacher, Google Teacher, Safeguarding, First Aid and Physical Literacy.

The Education degree is for students who want to work within the field of education and make a positive impact on young people. Work placement opportunities include those in primary schools, alternative education settings, and in international settings such as Prague, Dubai, Budapest amongst others.

Graduates from these courses are currently working in schools, nurseries, children’s charities and integrated children’s centres, hospitals, central government, wildlife trusts, museums, community and voluntary organisations, and universities and corporations.

At the taster day, students will find out more about the Education courses available at the University of South Wales, take part in interactive sessions and discussions, speak to our current students, hear from recent graduates, meet some of our partner work placement providers, and have a virtual tour of our facilities.

Social Work and Working With Children and Families
Friday 23rd October 2020 at 10.15am-12.00pm

Social workers work with individuals and families to help live more successfully, find solutions to their problems, protect vulnerable people from harm and support people to live independently. To become a social worker, The University of South Wales offers a three-year BSc (Hons) Social Work degree or a three-year BA (Hons) Working with Children and Families degree, followed by a one-year Social Work postgraduate qualification. Whilst studying these courses, students also can complete additional First Aid and Safeguarding qualifications.

The social work degree is based on the All Wales Assessment Framework for Social Work, which means students will graduate with the professional qualification required to register as a social worker. 50% of this course involves practical learning opportunities in a variety of our partner settings.

The Working with Children and Families degree provides the knowledge and skills you need to work with children and families in a range of settings. You will examine issues that influence the lives and well-being of children and families in today’s society. Your studies will cover a range of services, systems, policies and work practices that support children and families. To reflect the reality of the workplace, you’ll explore multi- agency working and understand the roles of different professionals in early years, education and social work.

A key feature of the Working with Children and Families course is attending a work placement. Alongside your academic studies, this allows you to see how theory, policy and practice relate to each other, and will prepare you for a range of career opportunities.

Career paths usually include work in schools, children’s charities, integrated children’s centres, and social care settings, as well as postgraduate study in education or social work. Most newly qualified social workers secure a job within six months of graduating from the University of South Wales, in a variety of roles and settings including within integrated multiagency teams alongside professionals from other services such as the police, health and education.


Swansea Uni Virtual Showcases

Swansea University Invites you to their Clinical Careers Showcase
Virtual Talk Series 19 September – 3 October 2020

Join Swansea University for a series of virtual talks to learn more about your study options and careers prospects in Medicine and Healthcare. In the meantime, if you have any questions, email and a member of the team will get back to you ASAP.

Applying for Medicine?

Great opportunity for those applying for Medicine.


Join Dr Heidi Phillips, Swansea University to learn more about applying for a Medicine course - and a chance to ask your questions live!

Click here to register.



We know that exploring all your higher education options is difficult right now. There are lots of great Virtual Open Days out there - but how do you even know which ones to go to? The UCAS site will give you lots of information on all courses in all universites.

Careers Wales

If you are in year 11 you are likely to be thinking about what to do in September. HWB are working with regional consortia, schools, colleges, Careers Wales – Working Wales to create online learning experiences and resources so you can carry on with your learning and prepare to transition into further education. Click below to find out more.