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SHARE with Schools is holding another new volunteer recruitment event today. Our student volunteers gain vital employability skills through delivering classroom workshops in local schools in West and Central Cardiff and the Cynon Valley, helping to break down barriers to Higher Education. Come along to find out more and how to get involved. The event is open to students at any […]


My name is Louise Thomas and I am a third year Archaeology and Ancient History student. I first heard of the SHARE With Schools project through my involvement with the CAER Heritage project last summer, a community engagement project based in the Cardiff suburbs of Caerau and Ely. I decided that I would like to […]


Rachel Pugh My name is Rachel Pugh. I’m a first year History student at Cardiff University. After my degree I’m hoping to progress into a career in education, so when I heard about the ‘SHARE with Schools’ project I thought it would be a great opportunity to gain some experience and meet new people. I […]


Five years ago, a team of postgraduate students were assembled by Dr David Wyatt to develop what would become a flagship impact project for Cardiff University in the School of History, Archaeology and Religion. I came into the project in its second year, so I missed the first year with all its struggles and excitement […]


SHARE with Schools is holding a new volunteer recruitment event next week Our student volunteers gain vital employability skills through delivering classroom workshops in local schools in West and Central Cardiff and the Cynon Valley, helping to break down barriers to Higher Education. Come along to find out more and how to get involved. The event is open to students […]


Thomas Snook I am a first year undergraduate reading Archaeology. I assisted with the Archaeological Science workshop presented to years 7, 8 and 9 at Fitzalan School. The pupils were given different graves and from completing several activities gained enough information to build up a picture of the life of the individual buried in their […]


Having joined SHARE with Schools as a coordinator at the start of my master’s degree in ancient history, I’ve helped deliver several of our workshops at different schools. However, it was a completely different ball game adapting and expanding one of them to deliver at the university’s Step-Up Plus Summer School. The Summer School is […]


We’re very pleased to be able to congratulate our first ever round of SHARE with Schools certificate awardees. All of these brilliant volunteers have undergone our training, put in at least five hours of contact time (and some of them much more than that!), and have completed reflective skills activities, including guest blogging for this […]


Jonathan Gilbert As a Third Year Archaeology and Ancient History BA student I felt I needed to get some serious work experience under my belt before I graduated and joined the struggle of the job hunt. I was always told that I work well with children, and I have always had an interest in teaching, […]