KS4

3D Visualisation of Mantle Dynamics

KS3 KS4 KS5

The demonstration is delivered in the Helix visualisation suite in Cardiff University's School of Earth and Ocean Sciences. Students will see the results of 3D modelling of mantle convection. This is an exciting opportunity to see heat flow patterns inside the Earth, how they influence volcanoes and affect the movement of plates on the surface. It shows students the need for interdisciplinary science (in this case Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Maths, Geology) to answer significant questions and is a dramatic example of a 'big' application of 'simple' Physics and Chemistry.

DaviesJH2@cardiff.ac.uk

Adapting to Climate Change in Wales

KS4

This pack has been designed to support activities of teachers and pupils of Key Stage 4 Geography, Geology, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Humanities, Personal and Social Education. It explores how changes in the climate change could impact citizens of Wales, and in particular how citizens could adapt to living in a different climate. Although the focus is on Wales, this packs draws on examples from all over the world.

TaylorL14@cardiff.ac.uk

Agent Exoplanet

KS3 KS4 KS5

Have you ever wondered how astronomers discover planets orbiting stars outside our Solar System? This activity takes you through the steps astronomers use when they study extra-solar planet transits.
The School of Physics offers, Agent Exoplanet, an interactive web project which lets you measure the brightness of a star with a transiting planet. As the planet goes between us and the star, the planet blocks some of the light from the star. We measure this dip in brightness and see a light curve. Properties of this light curve give us information about the planet's size, mass, orbital distance and orbital speed. This is especially useful for non–astronomy-expert teachers who find themselves teaching astronomy in the classroom.
As well as an online web app, we have also created a worksheet for students and a Teacher’s Guide. These resources are designed to help teachers to explore the discovery of planets in our Galaxy.

schools@astro.cf.ac.uk

An introduction to coding in Java using Greenfoot

KS4 KS5

Students get the opportunity to use Greenfoot, which teaches object orientation with Java, in the surroundings of the School of Computer Science & Informatics' newly refurbished computer labs. Greenfoot is visual and interactive and allows you build your own environment or world to develop games, simulations, and other graphical programs. Greenfoot uses standard textual Java code providing a combination of programming experience in a traditional text-based language with visual execution. This workshop also offers the participants to meet and chat with current university students.

Helen.R.Phillips@cs.cardiff.ac.uk

Anaesthetics Museum Open Day – the operating theatre then and now

KS3 KS4

The Mushin Museum (Museum of Anaesthetics) based in the School of Medicine hosts open days for GCSE students to demonstrate how science has helped the development of medical equipment to make operations safer for patients. It also promotes science as a career choice demonstrating the links between anaesthetics history and sciences learnt at school.

admin@mushinmuseum.org.uk

Bioaccumulation and food chains with the Otter Project

KS3 KS4

Whole lessons created by Cardiff University Otter Project can be found on the TES teaching resources page. These highlight the impacts that contaminants have on the UKs largest carnivore, whilst tying in with WJEC curriculum. Pupils are guided through the concepts of food chains and bioaccumulation in the context of real life and current research examples. The food chain lesson is aimed at a KS2/KS3 level and has differentiation for lower and higher ability incorporated within the lesson through both differentiation by task and support. There are two bioaccumulation lessons, one aimed at a KS3/ lower ability KS4 and the other which is aimed at higher ability KS3/ KS4. Also available are Literacy, Numeracy and thinking short activities for starters and plenaries. Developing vocabulary, Odd One Out, Source Square, Memory Graph and Cloze activity. All themed around otters and how they are at risk from pollution.
All resources have been developed in collaboration with a secondary school biology teacher. The PowerPoints run through the entire lesson, with separate supporting information for teachers.

To find the resources please follow the links below
https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/otter-themed-numeracy-and-literacy-activities-11552146
https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/ks3-and-ks4-bioaccumulation-featuring-otters-11552108
https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/ks2-3-food-chains-featuring-otters-11552132

otters@cardiff.ac.uk

Cancer Awareness Activity

KS4 KS5

This highly interactive and visual outreach activity is run by a team of School of Biosciences undergraduate facilitators . Each facilitator will run a 40-50 minute session with their own individual group of 6-8 pupils. This activity aims to demystify this complex disease, highlighting risk factors, why cancers form and how they can can spread through the body and existing and possible future treatments. This includes showcasing research from our European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute. This activity includes questions directly linked with either the Year 10 or Year 12 biology specification.

Wyllie@cardiff.ac.uk

Cardiff Case Studies Annual Teachers Conference

KS4 KS5

Geography teachers from across the UK are invited to join researchers from the School of Geography and Planning at their annual Case Studies Conference. This free annual event is hosted in the Cardiff University's Glamorgan Building and gives teachers the opportunity to meet researchers and find out about contemporary research in the area of geography and planning. To find out more or to book your place at the next teacher conference follow the link below.

MackieP@cardiff.ac.uk

Cardiff Confucius Institute – Chinese in Schools Programme

Foundation KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5

The Chinese in schools programme is managed by the Cardiff Confucius Institute which is one of 500 Confucius Institutes around the world. The focus of Cardiff Confucius Institute is on language teaching and is built upon the vast breadth of expertise based at the university's School of Modern Languages. To find out about the range of Chinese language courses and programmes offered to primary and secondary schools visit http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/confucius-institute

confucius@cardiff.ac.uk

Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering and Repair (CITER) – Brain Games

KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5

Brain Games is one of a number curriculum linked school engagement activities delivered in local schools by researcher. Brain Games is a range of activities specifically designed key stage 2 pupils, but readily adaptable to different levels all the way up to A' level. These sessions deliver taught elements alongside activities to show how the brain is made, how it communicates and some fun illustrations of what the brain can (or can’t) do. Activities include making brain hats, pipe cleaner neurons, the stroop race, the worlds one and only inflatable bouncy brain with information panels built in to learn while you bounce and bespoke brain puzzles to get your own grey matter going. To find out more about Brain Games contact Dr Emma Lane: LaneEL@cardiff.ac.uk

LaneEL@cardiff.ac.uk

Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering and Repair – Operation Man

Foundation KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5

The Operation Man workshop is based on the popular children's game, but much larger. In a race against the clock, 'eyes', 'kidneys', 'bones' and 'tendons' can be transplanted in a 'human body'.

citer@cardiff.ac.uk

Cardiff University Open Days 2019

KS4 KS5

Open Day visits are a must for any student thinking of studying at Cardiff. Whether it’s the majestic surroundings, the warm and friendly atmosphere or the infectious buzz of the city, there is no better way to experience it. With four Open Days every year, there's plenty of opportunities to explore the university campus and facilities, meet students and staff and ask questions - helping you choose the right place to study. To find out more about our open days during 2019 and to book at space visit,http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/open-days

openday@cardiff.ac.uk

Cardiff University Press

KS4 KS5

Cardiff University Press is an online Open Access publisher which provides free access for teachers and students to a variety of academic research journals. 10 Journals are currently available to view. These include Asian Literature and Translation, The British Student Doctor’, Martial Arts Studies, Studies in Gothic Fiction and Welsh Economic Review. To access these and other journal please follow the link above or search using: https://www.cardiffuniversitypress.org/

Cardiff University Undergraduate Open Day – 14th September 2019 and 26th October 2019

KS4 KS5

Sign up NOW to book a space to attend Cardiff University's next Open Days on the 14th September 2019 and 26th October 2019! Open days are a must for any students thinking of studying at Cardiff. Whether it’s the majestic surroundings, the warm and friendly atmosphere or the infectious buzz of the city, our Autumn Open Days will provide the perfect opportunity to explore the university campus and facilities, meet students and staff and ask questions - helping you choose the right place to study.

Find out more – www.cardiff.ac.uk/openday

openday@cardiff.ac.uk

Cardiff University’s Annual Welsh Baccalaureate Teachers Conference

KS4 KS5

The Welsh Baccalaureate Teachers Conference is hosted by the School of Social Sciences. The annual event takes place during the summer term and is aimed at teachers who support and deliver the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification in key stages 4 and 5. The skills based conference is also suitable for any teacher wanting to undertake action research in their own school or college. The Conference programme is delivered by researchers from across Cardiff University together with advisory teachers and partner organisation. The day long programme includes workshops and lectures which aim to support teachers by increasing their confidence in teaching research skills. The day provides teachers with the opportunity to meet and speak with researchers, access bespoke resources and engage with colleagues from other schools and colleges to share ideas and network. Follow the links below to find out more about past events and access online resources.

Cardiff University’s Online Repository of Research Publications

KS4 KS5

ORCA or Online Research@Cardiff is Cardiff University’s own institutional repository of research publications written by the University’s own researchers. These include journal articles, conference papers, reports and doctoral thesis. Publications posted on ORCA predominantly cover topics related to subjects taught at the University including fully downloadable texts. The publications are a great resource for teachers and key stage 4 and 5. You can find potential articles of interest at the visiting http://orca.cf.ac.uk

Careers Fairs – Cardiff University School of Welsh

KS3 KS4 KS5

Members of the School of Welsh offer to attend careers fairs held at schools to raise awareness of the Welsh language and its career-enhancing prospects.

ThomasCR9@cardiff.ac.uk

Cells, Genes & Mutations

KS3 KS4 KS5

The School of Biosciences offers a day-long set of activities that explore understanding cells and mutations as well as discussions relating to the consequences of different lifestyle choices on generic mutation rates and hence risk of developing cancer. These activities are: a 15-20min activity to visualise your own cheek cells using microscopy (KS2 upward), an hour-long activity using DNA models (Y9 upward), and a 3-hour practical workshop in which pupils learn about the Polymerase Chain Reaction (Y9 upward – ideal for A level pupils). These activities can also be used as individual activities.

wyllie@cardiff.ac.uk

Chemistry – Public Lectures

KS4 KS5

The School of Chemistry offer a range of lectures suitable for students studying Chemistry at key stages 4 and 5. The lectures are delivered by researchers in the field of Chemistry. The current lectures offered include: Shape and Form in the World of Crystals, What Do Chemists Do, and Aren't All Chemicals Bad For You?, Nanotechnology - is it new?, What Drives a Catalytic Converter? and Forensic Science. To find out more about the lectures and to contact a researcher follow the link to the School of Chemistry's Community Engagement pages by clicking on the image or title above.

chemistryengagement@cardiff.ac.uk

Chemistry in the 3rd Dimension

KS3 KS4 KS5

Chemistry in the 3rd Dimension is an immersive 1 hour workshop most suitable for KS4 + KS5 students. An adapted shorter version is also available for KS3 students.
Our workshop begins with an introduction to computational chemistry – using computers to understand and predict chemical reactions, followed by a showcase of the wide variety of research being performed within the Chemistry Department at Cardiff University.
Students then don a pair of 3D glasses which allow them to ‘step inside’ a variety of chemical simulations where 3D is used to describe the properties of these systems.
Our requirements for this workshop are as follows:
1. Use of a darkened room (for example auditorium), and access to a power supply.
2. Use of a standard projector and whiteboard during the introduction talk.
3. A maximum of 100 students per workshop.
Please note the 3D element of this workshop is not suitable for anyone with epilepsy.
To request a workshop or for further information please contact Liam Thomas:
chemistryengagement@cardiff.ac.uk

chemistryengagement@cardiff.ac.uk

Classroom Experience Project

Foundation KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5

The Classroom Experience Project provides classroom-based work experience opportunities for Cardiff University undergraduate and postgraduate students looking for a career in teaching. The project seeks to match and place Cardiff University students in all types of schools and colleges within Cardiff including Welsh-medium, and special schools. Classroom Experience Project students get involved in day to day classroom activities as well as specific educational projects with the host school. Successful projects to date include; maths support, literacy support, a Forest School project, science-based projects and A-level revision sessions. The students enrich the learning experience for school pupils and are positive role models for higher education, helping to raise the aspirations of pupils. To become a host school or find out more link with us via Twitter: @CEP_CU or emails using the link below.

ClassroomExperienceProject@cardiff.ac.uk

Computer Science is as easy as Pi, Rasperry Pi

KS3 KS4

This workshop offers a hands on introduction to the Raspberry Pi and Python. From 'How do I switch it on' to 'programming your own minecraft world in Python' or 'Having fun with LED's and circuits'. This workshop can take place in your school or you can visit Cardiff University and combine this activity with one of our talks or meet the students events (numbers are limited).

PhillipsHR@Cardiff.ac.uk

Confident Futures Project

KS4 KS5

For looked after children and care leavers between the ages of 14 and 19, the Confident Futures Project combines group activities with individual support to raise aspirations and improve confidence. This will include social trips, university taster days and workshops to support studies and applications to university / college / jobs. As part of the project, the young people will also have access to university events such as GCSE /A level revision workshops and advice sessions to support Personal Education Plans and pathways. The project runs fortnightly from October – Easter.

McKenzieSD1@cardiff.ac.uk

Confident Futures Summer School

KS4 KS5

The First Campus Confident Futures Summer School is a two-day event aimed at giving young people in care between the ages of 15 and 19 (Year 11+) the chance to experience student life in a safe and supported environment. The Summer School is a general taster of university life, and includes an overnight stay in halls of residence where students are paired with University students to take part in everyday student activities.

McKenzieSD1@cardiff.ac.uk

Darwin Centre

Foundation KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5

The Darwin Centre for Biology and Medicine was founded in Cardiff by Professor Tony Campbell in 1993, moving to Pembrokeshire in 1999. It has evolved from a Biological and Medicine engagement platform through a week-long Science Engineering and Technology (SET) Festival, to its current format as a year-round engagement provider in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in its broadest sense.

phrmyengagement@cardiff.ac.uk

Discovery Project

KS4 KS5

This project is for young people with ASD between the ages of 14 and 19 who have the potential to go on to university. Pupils on the scheme will be mentored by current university students, who give an insight into university life and help equip pupils who attend with skills needed for university life. This will be done through a combination of activities including workshops, academic taster sessions and social events. There will also be the opportunity for pupils to receive extra support for homework, revision, and making applications to college and university. Together, the young people and their mentors will plan out a calendar for the year ahead, combining events from the program of group sessions with individual activities (such as planning a meal and cooking together, going for a coffee, or attending open days). The project runs fortnightly from October – Easter. Pupils who attend the Discovery Project are also invited to a Summer School, held in July each year. Nicholas Fearn, a pupil who attended the Summer School in July 2014, has written a blog about the decisions he’s had to make regarding university. Follow this link to read the blog: http://www.highereducationroadshow.co.uk/2014/10/uni-life-yay-nay/

McKenzieSD1@cardiff.ac.uk

Discovery Visit Day

KS4 KS5

Once a year, Cardiff University runs a visit day specifically for young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders. The aim of the day is to encourage young people with ASD to consider university and help them prepare for the transition. The programme of the day includes an introduction to university, and outline of the support available for current students with ASD, and a tour to one of the academic schools within the University. The hope is that by attending a smaller, more structured event, pupils will build up the confidence to attend main stream open days at Cardiff University and elsewhere. Attendees of the day will also be invited to our Summer Schools. Whilst the day is primarily aimed at 14 – 19 year olds with ASD, it is open to anyone who would potentially benefit from attending. Teachers / support workers and parents / guardians are welcome to accompany pupils on the day.

McKenzieSD1@cardiff.ac.uk

European Union information Sources

KS4 KS5

The ESO (European Sources online) is a free database and information service about Europe, including the European Union with accurate downloadable information guides. Suitable for all age groups including publications designed for younger individuals, the ESO is a handy tool for teachers who are looking to find information easily covering treaties, religion within the European Union to climate change. The European Sources Online gives daily updates via official information sources from EU institutions plus links to several of the continent’s news sources. To find out more follow the link above or visit the website https://www.europeansources.info/search.jsp

First Campus Activities

KS4 KS5

Cardiff University is a member of First Campus – the Reaching Wider Partnership which covers South East Wales. Reaching Wider was established in 2002 by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales. Its mission is to break down perceived barriers to higher education and widen access to learning. Through collaboration, First Campus delivers a series of activities for a wide cross section of pupils and adult learners. Cardiff University currently delivers a number of projects for First Campus: Confident Futures, Discovery, GCSE Maths and English Language Revision Courses and Uni Inspiration Days.

McKenzieSD1@cardiff.ac.uk

Free public lecture 18 October – Kip Thorne, Nobel Laureate in Physics – My Romance with the Warped Side of the Universe Black Holes and Wormholes to Time Travel and Gravitational Waves”

KS4 KS5

Cardiff University School of Physics and Astronomy public lecture invite to key stage 4 and 5 pupils on the 18 October 2019
Speaker: Kip Thorne, Nobel Laureate in Physics - My Romance with the Warped Side of the Universe
This is a free event dedicated for schools, which includes a public lecture by Professor Kip Thorne. The event is aimed at Key Stages 4 and 5.
Please note that schools should book as one group, rather than individually.
The event includes:
• 1600 Schools talk: "Gravitational Waves: A Nobel Prize-winning discovery", delivered by researchers in the Cardiff University School of Physics and Astronomy
• 1730 Light Buffet Meal
• 1830 Professor Kip Thorne Public Lecture: "My Romance with the Warped Side of the Universe: from Black Holes and Wormholes to Time Travel and Gravitational Waves"
Due to very limited spaces, schools can bring a maximum of 15 students, with the group accompanied by a responsible adult at all times (teacher, other staff member, or nominated parent). The event will involve some moving on foot between buildings around the Cardiff University campus, though journeys should only be for a few minutes. Please provide details of the accompanying responsible adult, a contact mobile telephone number, and any dietary or access requirements.

NorthCE@cardiff.ac.uk

Harvard Referencing – Tutorial

KS4 KS5

This tutorial will help you understand how to:
•cite sources in your written work
•include quotations in your written work
•write your references list

using the Cardiff University Harvard referencing style.

Healthy Hearts and Exercise

KS3 KS4 KS5

This is a 50-minute interactive session looking at the physiology of the heart. There is a variety of sessions that are run by university staff including heart pressure, EEG recording, worksheets and a talk on studying Biosciences at university. There is also a detailed instruction pack for teachers to run similar activities in the future.

wyllie@cardiff.ac.uk

Higher Education Roadshow

KS4

The Higher Education Roadshow is a joint venture between Cardiff University and Cardiff Metropolitan University (UWIC), which aims to engage pupils and encourage them to continue in education. The HE roadshow team offer free year-group interactive assemblies for years 9, 10 and 11 across Wales. A number of sessions are available, including study skills, introduction to university, preparing for 6th form / college and student life. The assemblies provide an introduction to higher education and help to encourage your pupils to work hard and think about their future. For some pupils, university can be a daunting prospect. We aim to demystify the university experience through overcoming common misconceptions about higher education and illustrating the benefits of life at university. Further resources and information on how to book are available on the HE Roadshow website: www.highereducationroadshow.co.uk

HERoadshow@cardiff.ac.uk

Inspiring Science Education (ISE)

Foundation KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5

The Inspiring Science Education project, funded by EU FP7, aims to motivate and stimulate teachers to attract youngsters to the world of scientific discoveries, natural and scientific phenomena and much more by providing them within their classrooms with access to the latest interactive tools and digital resources.

schools@astro.cf.ac.uk

Interactive mathematical modelling activities

KS4 KS5

The School of Maths offers Mathematical Modelling events to introduce pupils to modelling approaches such as queueing theory, game theory and epidemiological modelling through role-play games and mathematical insights. They also inform school pupils of the varied and exciting careers that are possible upon graduating with a STEM-based University degree. They are partners in the Monmouth Science Initiative.

harper@cardiff.ac.uk

Neuroscience

KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5

The School of Biosciences offers an interactive session designed to introduce pupils to the structure and function of sensory and motor neurones, synapses and neurotransmitters, action potentials and nerve conduction and sensory responses. It consists of a series of activities that are delivered by university staff: these include an introductory powerpoint presentation, make your own neurone, animations, Stroop test, EEG tests. There is a detailed instruction pack for teachers to run similar sessions afterwards.

wyllie@cardiff.ac.uk

Operational Research Ambassadors in Schools (ORAiS)

KS4 KS5

The School of Maths runs an annual partnership with the Operational Research Society during which Undergraduate students work with secondary schools observing lessons and acting as general Teaching Assistants. Through this partnership a set of teaching materials and student enrichment resources are created which incorporate Operational Research introducing and developing the discipline of Operational Research in schools.

harper@cardiff.ac.uk

Pharmacy School Visits

Foundation KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5

The School of Pharmacy offers school visits all based upon a range of themes and topics. These are suitable for a range of key stages and on a variety of subjects. For example, one was run for primary schools on the theme, 'Science and Medics', and through a series of hands-on experiments, they led the young pupils through concepts such as forces, pH, solubility, and blood circulation, as they pertain to medicines.

phrmyengagement@cardiff.ac.uk

Physics and Astronomy School Talks

KS3 KS4 KS5

Thanks to funding from Cardiff University Innovation and Engagement fund and the support of postgraduate students in the School of Physics and Astronomy, we are now able to offer free presentations suitable for Key Stage 4 and A-level physics students. These presentations aim to show students how their learning relates to contemporary research and to also allow them to meet and chat informally with a young role model in science. We also aim to encourage students to continue studying at university.

Each show is performed by a working research physicist discussing their area of expertise and their career in physics and astronomy with the help of visual media and exciting, interactive on-stage demonstrations. Descriptions of the shows are included at the link above.

This offer is available to all schools and colleges within 40 miles of Cardiff University. Each show is approximately 45 minutes in length, although show durations can be modified to suit your exact needs. We bring all the equipment needed to perform the show; all we ask is that you provide an empty hall or venue, a parking space, and time for us to set up. We will also require travel expenses for the presenter.

schools@astro.cf.ac.uk

Pitch Perfect Physics

KS4

This is a lesson plan for a GCSE class to investigate the relationship between frequency and wavelength leading to the equation c = frequency x wavelength using fun demonstrations based on sound.
The lesson plan meets the needs of four GCSE exam board syllabi. A variety of learning and teaching styles are considered to make the lesson plan appealing, from a learning perspective, to as many students as possible. The learning outcome is to teach students the inverse relationship between frequency and wavelength through a series of mini experiments in the classroom.

schools@astro.cf.ac.uk

PyDiff

KS4 KS5

Do you use or want to learn about Python? If so why not sign up to attend the PyDiff groups monthly meet-ups hosted at Cardiff University's School of Computer Science and Informatics. PyDiff is open to anyone, from experienced programmers to new learners. The group holds monthly meet-ups delivering talks on various topics so whether you’re a python ninja, a complete beginner, or just interested in coming along and seeing what goes on all are welcome.

Routes into Languages Cymru

KS3 KS4 KS5

Routes into Languages Cymru is a pan-Wales project that aims to improve the uptake of modern languages in schools. Funded by five Welsh universities and other institutions, and with two operational hubs in Cardiff University and Bangor University, Routes Cymru coordinates a number of events for language learners from year 7 to year 13. Routes Cymru’s flagship activities include:

*Student Ambassadors – Routes Cymru Student Ambasadors support outreach events and offer a variety of activities including school careers talks, language taster sessions and support careers fairs/open days.

*Lingomap – LingoMap is the successor to the award-winning ‘Adopt a Class’ scheme, redesigned to make use of new technologies and aim to reach a wider classroom audience across Wales. Follow our Language Ambassadors around the globe as they embark on their third year abroad. Tasked with writing blogs on specific topics from the GCSE exam specification, the students share personal highlights and cultural flavours from across Europe and beyond. LingoMap also provides a visual and interactive platform to show pupils the global opportunities available to them through studying languages. For further details please go to http://bit.ly/2lbTetg.

*Film Masterclasses – Covering films on the A-level curriculum for French, Spanish and German, students have the opportunity to participate in an interactive seminar with a member of our academic staff. This not only benefits the student academically, but it also gives them a real idea about how exciting and interesting it is studying languages at Cardiff University. This film season will take place during the Spring Term.

*National Spelling Bee Competition – This annual event is designed to support students in year 7 who are studying French, German, Spanish and Welsh Second Language. The competition enables pupils to improve their spelling and vocabulary, encourages correct pronunciation and most importantly raises confidence levels. The competition culminated in the Spelling Bee National Final at the end of the summer term.

info@routesintolanguagescymru.co.uk

School of Architecture. Teaching support for Welsh Baccalaureate Challenges and Individual Project

KS4 KS5

The Welsh School of Architecture has developed a series of teaching and learning materials, focusing on introducing architecture that will assist in the delivery of each of the Welsh Baccalaureate Challenges, along with assisting in the development of the Individual Project. Five undergraduate students have been working towards this series of exciting lessons and materials to help teachers of the Welsh Baccalaureate successfully deliver the qualification.

ButtKL@cardiff.ac.uk

School of Computer Science & Informatics – Talks for Schools

KS3 KS4 KS5

The School of Computer Science & Informatics offer talks on various topics to local schools and colleges. Talks offered include titles such as: Careers in computing; What Courses are offered by the School of Computer Science & Informatics at Cardiff University; An introduction and demonstrate of Mobile forensics. Bespoke talks can also sometimes be arranged on request.

Helen.R.Phillips@cs.cardiff.ac.uk

School of Engineering -Engagement with Schools

KS3 KS4 KS5

Each year the School takes part in a number of activities aimed at promoting engineering to young people and the community. To find out about our current engagement activities, please email peengin@cf.ac.uk.

peengin@cf.ac.uk

Schools Health Research Network

Foundation KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5

The Schools Health Research Network is a group of 212 secondary schools across Wales who have joined forces with researchers and other organisations supporting young people’s health to increase the quality, quantity and relevance of school-based health improvement research in Wales. Visit their website to find out more.

Schools Liaison

KS3 KS4 KS5

Offering tailored talks, one-to-one advice at HE fairs across the UK, information sessions and teachers’ conferences, the Undergraduate Recruitment team provide a range of free activities and resources both on and off campus to support those considering university. The fairs we attend and talks we give are applicable to all subjects and courses across the university and will make a good starting point for many teachers and careers advisers.

schools@cardiff.ac.uk

SHARE with Schools: Museum Curatorship Workshop

KS3 KS4

A workshop combining the material collections of our Romans and Nineteenth Century workshops, which inspires pupils to create their own museum displays using our artefact collections and guided web research. Requires suitable access to PCs, and is an alternative to running the other activities. Can be used with various or mixed cohorts in KS3. We deliver this workshop in selected schools, working towards widening access to Higher Education.

sharewithschools@gmail.com

SHARE with Schools: STEM Archaeology Workshop

KS3 KS4

This workshop links the Humanities and Science (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) in a fun and interactive way. We want to show that Science is not constrained to the traditional subjects and that Archaeology is more than just artefacts and mud. Features a mix of learning methods, including presentations and object handling. This workshop is aimed at Year 9 pupils in KS3 in selected schools, working towards widening access to Higher Education.

sharewithschools@gmail.com

Skype an Engineer

Foundation KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5

Engineers are ordinary people doing some extraordinary things that help improve all our lives. At Cardiff University we work on a very diverse range of projects such as developing self-healing concrete, designing non-invasive glucose sensors for diabetics, analysing tidal power generators, studying impact damage in crash helmets, modelling brain movement during surgery. Get in touch if you would like an engineer to take part in a Skype Q&A session with your students, giving them an opportunity to see the curriculum in context and the wide range of careers that are opened up when you study maths and science.

peengin@cf.ac.uk

Star in a Box

KS4 KS5

Star in a box is an interactive resource to aid in teaching the life cycle of stars. The resource shows a Hertszprung Russell diagram which plots the brightness of stars against their temperature to show the different types of stars and their life cycle from star formation to star death. The resource allows the user to interact with model stars via looking at different information sets and reading values of stellar mass, temperature, age etc, as well as seeing that the properties of their “model” star changes as it ages. Students can plot their own graph and learn the names of the different stages of stars e.g. main sequence, red giant etc.

schools@astro.cf.ac.uk

Stem Cells and their Ethics

KS4 KS5

This activity explains what stem cells are, their uses in therapies and basic research, and associated ethical issues. It is delivered in school by university students or staff. The activities explore what stem cells are and their uses; then discuss a choice of ethical issues including: 'Basic rights of an embryo when life starts', 'A comparison of using stem cells vs animal experimentation to test drugs' or 'Should the Government fund embryonic stem cell research?'

wyllie@cardiff.ac.uk

Step Up to University Programme

KS4 KS5

The Step Up to University Programme aims to raise aspirations, raise attainment and provide support for secondary-aged pupils from disadvantaged areas to continue their studies post 16. The programme is a core part of Cardiff University's Widening Participation Programme. It develops a two-year relationship with pupils in schools from which there have traditionally been low rates of progression to university.

BayfieldH@cardiff.ac.uk

Student Teaching Scheme

KS3 KS4 KS5

Cardiff University School of Modern Languages is supporting the teaching and learning of foreign languages in schools and colleges. The Student Teaching Scheme engages two sets of inter-linked learners: final year Modern Languages students at Cardiff University and secondary-school pupils learning foreign languages in regional schools. The University students receive practical and theoretical pedagogical training by University staff and external partners, then gain mentored teaching experience in the local schools. They observe teaching by professionals, support classroom activities and lead teaching sessions using new learning resources they generate themselves. Students also organise and run a languages study day in the University for year 9 pupils, to encourage them to continue with languages. If you would like to become involved, please contact Liz Wren-Owens at the email address below:

wren-owensEA@cardiff.ac.uk

The Illustration Archive

Foundation KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5

The Illustration Archive is the world's largest searchable online database of historic book illustrations. The images span the eighteenth to the twentieth century and cover works of literature, history, geography, philosophy and science. The Archive can be searched in multiple ways, and provides full access to the books in which the images appeared. The illustrations are copyright free and can be tagged as well as searched. The 'In the Classroom' part of the site includes a guide for teachers on how these historic illustrations can be used in school projects.

illustrationarchive@cardiff.ac.uk

Uni Inspiration Day

KS4

This event is a day of activities for Year 11 pupils in South Wales who are thinking about Higher Education and may be unsure on what to study or what route they need to take after their GCSEs. Pupils will be introduced to a wide selection of different subjects they can study at university through taster sessions, talks and interactive activities. Previous workshops have included: Architecture, Art & Design, Biomedical Science, Business, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Food Science, Healthcare, Journalism & Media, Law, Medicine & Dentistry, Music, Performing Arts, Psychology, Social Science, Sport and Student Life. On the day we will also hold a subject fair with over 50 courses represented in an exhibition. Pupils will have the opportunity to speak to current university students and find out more about their courses, what they enjoy about university, and their career aspirations. Courses represented are from Cardiff University, Metropolitan University, and the University of South Wales. This event is funded by First Campus and the Higher Education Roadshow.

McKenzieSD1@cardiff.ac.uk

Welsh Bacc Global Citizenship Challenge: Evaluating the Evidence

KS4 KS5

Learning Outcome 1 of the Global Citizenship Challenge of the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate requires you to "be able to apply critical thinking and problem solving". This includes:
1. Identifying and selecting information on global issues from appropriate secondary sources
2. Considering a range of alternative opinions, views and arguments on a global issue in order to develop your own views
3. Evaluating the credibility of information used in terms of currency, comprehensiveness, validity and reliability.

Cardiff University Library Service has developed the Evaluating the Evidence suite of tutorials to support learning and teaching on these assessment critera.

MoggR2@cardiff.ac.uk

Welsh Baccalaureate- Top tips on searching Google

KS4 KS5

This video was developed to help students and teachers alike. It is a selection of simple tips and tricks to improve the accuracy and relevance of your results when searching via this popular search engine.

MoggR2@cardiff.ac.uk

Welsh Baccalaureate: Being Digital

KS4 KS5

The Open University's award winning resource comprises activities and pathways to assist learners in finding, critically evaluating and communicating information in an online environment. For other useful resources for teaching the Welsh Bacc, please visit the University's Information Services website: http://sites.cardiff.ac.uk/ilrb/resourcehub-2/critical/

Welsh Baccalaureate: Evaluating Information flowchart

KS4 KS5

Developed by the University Library Service, this flowchart (presented as an image) offers a step by step guide through the process of evaluating information from websites.

Welsh Baccalaureate: Is it plagiarism?

KS4 KS5

Test your understanding of plagiarism with this quiz.

Welsh Baccalaureate: Notemaking: Reading, lectures and revision

KS4 KS5

Presented by Cardiff University's Library Services, this presentation demonstrates good note taking practise. For other useful resources for teaching the Welsh Bacc, please visit the University's Library Resource Services website:
https://ilrb.cf.ac.uk/evalinfo/index.html#page=General

MoggR2@cardiff.ac.uk

Welsh School of Architecture – Primary and Secondary School Workshops

Foundation KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5

The Welsh School of Architecture lead workshops in local primary and secondary schools. Since March 2018, members of staff have visit schools to teach workshops which give pupils an overview of architecture as a subject and profession. During the workshop, classes participate in activities such as creating their own model houses. We discuss the different aspects of housing design that architects need to think about (such as materials, adaptability, environment, transparency and function) and encourage pupils to think creatively.

buttkl@cardiff.ac.uk