This article provides a critical overview of word and music studies, or musico-literary studies, in Wales. This field of study investigates the relationship between literature and music in its various forms. The scope of this article encompasses critical works published in the second half of the twentieth century in Welsh and aims to discuss the main ideas and works of significance or influence, whilst recognising that it is not possible to refer to each individual publication in a single overview. The field of study in Wales is placed in a critical context with an overview of the main points of interest in the wider discipline, and the article also identifies areas for further research in the field in Welsh.
Dr Elen Ifan, ‘Gwerddon: Astudiaethau cerddo-lenyddol yng Nghymru: y diffyg...
Dr Elen Ifan, ‘Gwerddon: Astudiaethau cerddo-lenyddol yng Nghymru: y diffyg a’r galw' (2021)
Carwyn Jones, Meilyr Jones, Daisie Mayes, 'Adnabod y peryglon – dadansoddia...
Carwyn Jones, Meilyr Jones, Daisie Mayes, 'Adnabod y peryglon – dadansoddiad cychwynnol o gamblo ymysg myfyrwy...
The aim of this research was to gain insight into the potential risks associated with sport students’ gambling habits. There are a number of common risks associated with gambling, but sport students are subject to additional risks because they play in games that are part of the betting market and they must therefore comply with gambling integrity rules. Using focus groups with male and female rugby and football players we found that gambling was common. We also found that there was a lack of awareness and understanding about how gambling problems might arise. We also found that there was a laissez-faire approach to the gambling integrity rules.
Hywel Turner Evans, Aled Isaac, ‘Cronni Plasma o Bositronau’ (2021)
A review of the process of accumulating a positron (antielectron) plasma is presented. Positron sources and techniques to moderate, accumulate and characterise positrons are described, with examples of data collected using the positron beamline at Swansea University. Motivation is given for studying antimatter to explain the composition of the universe, in addition to some historical context. The use of positrons beyond research in fundamental physics is also discussed.
Philip Jonathan, ‘Cynrychioliad amharamedrig ar gyfer cyd-newidynnau amlddi...
Philip Jonathan, ‘Cynrychioliad amharamedrig ar gyfer cyd-newidynnau amlddimensiynol mewn model gwerthoedd eit...
A statistical methodology is presented to model extreme values from non-stationary environmental processes. The methodology is based on a generalized Pareto model for peaks over threshold of the environmental process combined with a Voronoi representation for the variation of extreme value model parameters with multi-dimensional covariates. Bayesian inference using reversible-jump MCMC, incorporating Metropolis-Hastings within Gibbs sampling, is used to estimate the joint posterior distribution of all parameters of the Voronoi representation. The methodology is applied to characterise extreme ocean storm severity with direction and season. The fitted model is validated by comparing the characteristics of data simulated under the model with those of the original sample data. Further, the model is used to estimate the distribution of maxima of peaks over threshold corresponding to return periods much longer than the period of the original data.
Sylfeini'r Gyfraith - Keith Bush ('Foundations of Public Law')
A comprehensive e-book explaining Public Law and Constitutional Law in Wales and the UK. This revised version of the original volume published in 2016, reflects the important changes brought about by the Wales Act 2017, as well as the impact of 'Brexit' on legislation and on devolution. A necessary resource for law students in Wales and an essential volume for anyone with an interest in the field. Published by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, 2021.
Health and Wellbeing Resources
Here you will have access to health and wellbeing resources that can be used in lectures, seminars or in personal tutoring meetings. Each resource is accompanied by an instruction sheet for the lecturer. Resources include: Activity 1: The Wheel of Wellbeing Directions 1: The Wheel of Welfare Activity 2: The well-being self-assessment tool Directions 2: The well-being self-assessment tool These resources have been prepared by Dyddgu Hywel, Senior Lecturer in Education, Cardiff Metropolitan University. Sources of Help If you have a medical emergency, serious problem or a threat to life, call 999 If you are worried about your mental health, the first step to getting help is to tell your GP. A list of helplines, charities and useful information can be found on the meddwl.org website
Industry Focus: Construction
This collection contains recorded conversations with prominent construction employers in Wales. The talks include introductions to the construction sector and the various methods used to develop new structures and protect old buildings. This collection aims to support schools and colleges that will teach new GCSEs and Foundation qualifications in construction, which will be available from September 2022. The webinars are about 20 minutes long and have been scripted to cover the criteria as outline in the two new Construction qualifications. Technical knowledge of the field is shared and the construction industry comes to life in the classroom or college with the inclusion of real life projects that are underway or have been recently completed. These webinars were recorded in collaboration with CITB Cymru.
Childcare Level 2 Presentations
This collection consists of 6 presentations for the Level 2: Children's Care, Play, Learning and Development: Core course. These presentations encompass the following themes in line with the course specification: Wellbeing Supporting positive behaviour Playwork principles Additional learning needs Working in partnership with other agencies Teamwork
Bilingual teaching and learning pedagogy in the New Normal
A series of interactive e-learning resources developed to support tutors wishing to embed the Welsh language and to teach bilingually in an online learning environment. There is a choice of six different units, and each unit should take approximately one hour to complete. Bilingual teaching and learning pedagogy in the new normal Bilingual teaching and learning pedagogy in Health and Social Care in the new normal Bilingual teaching and learning pedagogy in Childcare in the new normal Bilingual teaching and learning pedagogy in Public Services in the new normal Bilingual teaching and learning pedagogy for Welsh as an Employability Skill in the new normal Bilingual teaching and learning pedagogy in Adult Learning in the new normal.
Wales' Chemistry Stars
Series of videos presenting the everyday work of chemists in laboratories in Wales and beyond. Original released as part of the activities of Eisteddfod Amgen 2021. Funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry. With thanks to Telesgop for producing and Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru for sharing.
Mathematics in Sport
A website that gives users a taste of how mathematics is relevant in sport, whether that is to improve our understanding of a particular scenario, improve equipment design, or to optimisize a strategy like the one that faces a team in a F1 race. This learning resource includes a review of numeric and geometric sequences and series, and uses these in the context of choosing a pitting strategy in a F1 race. The resource includes an interactive game where up to three learners can compete against each other by comparing different strategies, and check their solutions to the exercises. The website was created by Dr Tudur Davies and Mr Jakub Sowa from Aberystwyth University. The project was supported by a small grant from the London Mathematical Society.
Encouraging students to study through the medium of Welsh
Teaching and Learning Webinar: Encouraging students to study through the medium of Welsh Here you can access a recording of the national Staff Development Webinar held on 23 June 2021. You will need to login to the Coleg Cymraeg's Blackboard site to access the content. After following the link below, if you have an account, press 'Mewngofnodi (Login)', if you don't have an account, fill in your details to create an account and gain access.