On March 31st, 2022, Academi Heddwch will be hosting a one-day (on-line) conference on the theme of Peace and Health. In partnership with the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol and Aberystwyth University, the call for papers for this event has attracted contributions that explore peace and health through a variety of lenses. Throughout the day, panels will be discussing peace and health in the context of e.g.: urban planning language planning engineering water well-being marginalised groups creativity Keynote speakers: Professor Rowan Williams, Chair of Academi Heddwch Professor Colin McInnes, Aberystwyth University
One day conference: 'Peace and Health'
Welsh Biochemistry course
Online Biochemistry Course Studying AS/A Level Biology or Chemistry? Take part in the free, first Welsh-medium Online Biochemistry Course developed by Swansea University and the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. Start your journey through the world of biochemistry with Elin Rhys and the Swansea University crew. This is a Welsh-medium Biochemistry online course aimed at students aged 16-18 studying AS/A level in Biology or Chemistry. The resource was developed by Swansea University's School of Medicine and the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. It can be used as a resource to enhance the teaching of the WJEC Biology and Chemistry specification. Leading us through the course is Elin Rhys. It includes educational videos and cartoons, quizzes, information pages and interviews with leading scientists in their fields of research. Further information: Dr Alwena Morgan firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Methodologies in the Arts and Humanities
The aims of these workshops is to: To introduce the main basics of Research Methods to postgraduate students with the following objectives: trace the history and origins of theories of research methodology; introduce the core concepts of research methods; offer various techniques of qualitative and quantitative research; key steps in creating a research plan. Content: These online workshops are split into three parts covering key research method concepts and key stages in creating a research plan. Part 1 - The purpose of social research: epistemology, ontology and empirical research; Part 2 - Research perspectives, strategies and questions Part 3 - Analyzing and interpreting data. Presenter: Dr Rhian Hodges Dr Rhian Hodges has been a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy at the School of History, Law and Social Sciences at Bangor University for over a decade. She teaches Welsh-medium modules in education, sociology, language planning, sociology of music and research methods and loves teaching a wide range of different subjects through the medium of Welsh. Her specialist area of research is language planning, and in particular new Welsh speakers, community use of the Welsh language, and Welsh-medium education as a means of revitalizing the Welsh language in Wales. Originally from Bargoed, the Rhymney Valley, she has been living in Bangor for some time now. She's used to traveling up and down the A470 to see family and friends of the valleys. These workshops will benefit postgraduate students who are planning their dissertations and theses as it offers an opportunity to consider the critical stages of the research process and how it relates to their own research.
Sports Science: Health and Well-being
These resouces focus on health and well-being in sports.They include units on the benefits of physical exercise, resilience, health determinants, holistic physical development, exercise adherence, obesity, stress management, and educational policies. Each unit contains the following: abstract lecture in the form of video presentations seminar questions bibliography Contributors to this theme: Dylan Blain Dr Lowri Cerys Edwards Seren Evans Dr Anwen Jones Dr Carwyn Jones Dr Julian Owen Dione Rose Catrin Rowlands The individual units listed below are also available as one resource here. These resources have been created with support from the HEFCW Investment and Recovery Fund.
Qualitative Research Skills
The aims of these workshops is to: Introduce different types of qualitative methods Outline what needs to be considered before, during and after qualitative research is undertaken. Consider the ethical issues associated with qualitative research Outline how to analyse and present qualitative data. Content: Workshop 1 explores the different types of qualitative methods and creative methods. Workshop 2 looks at what needs to be considered when trying to access our research participants and before conducting the research. Workshop 3 focuses on what needs to be considered during and after conducting our research and the ethical issues associated with qualitative research. Workshop 4 looks at how to analyse and present qualitative data. Presenter: Dr Siôn Llewelyn Jones Siôn is a lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University. He has been developing Welsh-medium provision in the School and teaches on a number of modules, including research modules. Siôn has extensive experience of carrying out qualitative research. He has worked on a number of research projects for different organisations, such as the Children’s Commissioner of Wales, Public Health Wales and the Welsh Government. In 2017, he finished his PhD. For his doctoral research, Siôn explored the aspirations of young people attending a Welsh-medium and an English-medium school in the south Wales valleys. In these research projects, he was involved in their planning as well as interviewing participants and carrying out focus groups face to face, online and on the telephone
Science Conference 2022 (Welsh Medium)
To coincide with the Coleg Cymraeg's ten year celebrations, the Coleg’s annual Science Conference is also celebrating it’s tenth anniversary. The conference aims to showcase leading scientific research by Welsh language scientists. Providing scientists with the opportunity to discuss the sciences in Welsh has been at the heart of the Coleg since its inception and the conference is going from strength to strength. Join us at MedRus Conference Center, Aberystwyth University, on Wednesday 15 June 2022 to hear the various presentations. Nia Jones, Bangor University - Modeling microblastic dispersal around the north Wales coast Iwan Palmer, Cardiff University - Microplastics Detection and Isolation: From the laboratory to the classroom Abigail Lowe, National Botanic Garden and Bangor University - Pollinator gardening: Using DNA from pollen to find out which plants pollinators visit Ben Walkling, Swansea University - Are Welsh Coal Tips a New Risk? Owain Beynon, Cardiff University - Measuring Anharmonic Effects in Catalysts Generating Renewable Fuels Fergus Elliott, Bangor University - Wireless Sensing in Industrial Environments Manon Owen, University of Leeds - Exploring Metformin Mechanisms on Fetal Growth and Long-Term Fetal Cardiometabolic Health Mari Davies, Cardiff University - Developing an innovative treatment for lysosomal storage diseases The Conference will be held in Welsh.
Cymdeithaseg: Astudio Cymru Gyfoes
These units focus on studying contemporary Wales. Several key themes within the social sciences are discussed, drawing on examples from Wales, thus providing a unique Welsh language resource for students. Each unit contains the following: abstract lecture in the form of video presentations multiple choice quiz seminar questions bibliography. Contributors to this theme: Dr Cynog Prys Dr Rhian Hodges Professor Rhys Jones Dr Siôn Llewelyn Jones Dr Rhys D. Jones Dr Gareth Evans-Jones. These resources have been created with support from the HEFCW Investment and Recovery Fund. The individual units listed below are also available as one resource here.
This pack will introduce undergraduate Law students to transferable skills and prepare them for written assignments, reinforcing their confidence as they master academic writing. Developed initially in 2018, edited February, 2022.
Tomorrow's Doctors 5.1
A scheme to support Year 12 pupils, learners and students in their last year of studies with their applications to study Medicine. March: Introduction to the program April: Work experience May: C21 Cardiff University Medical School Curriculum May: Talks with a number of professional doctors June: Swansea University Medical School Curriculum June: Studying through the medium of Welsh and the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Scholarship July: Alternative pathways to Medicine August: Summer break September: Question and answer session on the Personal Statement October: Traditional medical interviews November: MMI Interviews December: Interviews REGISTER BELOW (Registration closing date - 4 February 2022):
Social Sciences: A Sociological Theory
This resource introduces students to some of the main theorists and theoretical works within the theme of sociological theory. Each unit contains the following: abstract lecture in the form of short video presentations multiple choice quiz seminar questions bibliography. Contributors to this theme: Dr Cynog Prys Dr Rhian Hodges Professor Rhys Jones Emily Pemberton Dr Siôn Llewelyn Jones Dr Huw Williams. These resources have been created with support from the HEFCW Investment and Recovery Fund. The individual units listed below are also available as one resource here.
Cynllun Colegau Cymru
A collection of resources suitible for lecturers and trainees to facilitate the teaching and learning of Welsh second language across the primary education sector. The range of language mats can be used as a basis for lectures, as a practical guide to using every day language, and as an aid to ensure accuracy when preparing worksheets, murals and writing modelling. Cynllun Colegau Cymru no longer exists. It was replaced by the Language Competency Framework for Education Practitioners in 2018. This is the Framework that will has been adopted to measure the language skills of all trainees on Initial Teacher Education courses. The language tasks and activities in the material below are still relevant, but the specific references to the levels and steps of the Cynllun Colegau Cymru are not.
Useful software for online teaching
This workshop will be useful for anyone wishing to use fun online platforms in their teaching. Through this resource, you will learn about different platforms to create varied and useful learning experiences for your students. In this resource, you will be introduced to the following platforms: Kahoot Padlet Quizzizz Quizlet Presenter: Dr Nia Cole Jones Dr Nia Cole Jones is a senior lecturer with the Open University. She graduated with a first class degree in Welsh from Aberystwyth University, and went on to study an M.Phil and PhD on the development of the Welsh language in sport and the news. She has worked in higher education for over a decade, focusing on developing students' language skills across all levels.