Live, online workshops for students in year 12 and 13 and learners in FE colleges studying AS/A Level Mathematics. The workshops are led by Mathematics lecturers from Swansea, Aberystwyth and Cardiff universities and are supported by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. They are intended to enrich the Mathematics AS/A Level syllabus, giving you an opportunity to get to know the lecturers. This year, the workshops are split over two terms, with one series starting in November 2021, and another in March 2022. The sessions will be different to 2020/21. For the first time, there will be a designated Q&A session with students currently studying mathematics.
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.
- 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
Law and Criminology Workshops Autumn 2021
Whatever your A level subjects, if you are a Year 12 or 13 pupil and are interested in studying or having a taste of Law or Criminology as university subjects, these sessions will be for you.
A series of six workshops short will be held weekly from 7.00-7.40pm every Wednesday starting on Wednesday 29 September 2021. Lecturers from various universities will run the sessions and will give a presentation and facilitate discussions for around 40 minutes on a particular legal or criminological theme. All presentations will be in Welsh, translation will not be provided for this event.
- 29 September -' "You can't speak Welsh here!" Do you have a right to speak Welsh?' Professor Emyr Lewis, Head of the School of Law and Criminology, Aberystwyth University
- 6 October - 'Killing is killing .... as simple as this? What is the main difference between Murder as an accusation and Manslaughter?' Cerys Davies, Swansea University
- 13 October - 'The Right to Protest' Dr Huw Pritchard, Cardiff University
- 3 November - 'The battle for Fairbourne - a study of environmental crime and its victims' Dr Lowri Cunnington Wynn, Aberystwyth University
- 10 November - (Title to be confirmed) Holly Evans, University of South Wales
- 17 November - 'Damaging Dead Bodies and the Law: The Case of the Reverend Emyr Owen' Dr Hayley Roberts, School of Law, Bangor University.
Click below to register for the workshops:
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.
Ysgol Haf Cymraeg Ail Iaith 2021 (Rhowch Gynnig Arni!)
Various online activities and sessions for year 12 students studying Welsh Second Language.
Join us virtually as a class on Thursday afternoon, 8th July from 12.45 - 3pm.
- Creative quiz with poet Aneirin Karadog: A creative quiz where there is no right or wrong answer, only the answer that pleases the critic, Aneirin! An opportunity to work as teams on tasks that challenge your ability to rhyme, compare and shine with creativity in your language!
- A 'Byw yn Gymraeg' Q&A with three young people who use the language in their everyday life - Bronwen Lewis, Nick Yeo and Francesca Sciarrillo
- Music by Bronwen Lewis, the talented singer and songwriter who's recently been using TikTok to share Welsh translations of famous songs
- An opportunity to prepare for Year 13 in a light session by Dr Angharad Naylor, School of Welsh, Cardiff University.
- A brief introduction to the work of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol
The link to the registration form is below. For more information or any inquiries, please contact Ffion, the Coleg Cymraeg's Promoting Officer for Welsh as a Subject: email@example.com
Language awareness and bilingualism in teaching
The resource consists of four presentations:
Part 1 - Language Awareness in the Higher Education Context
Part 2 - Group Profiling
Part 3 - Bilingualising a lecture or seminar
Part 4 - Resources to support bilingual teaching
Aims of the workshop:
- An introduction to language awareness in education, in the context of higher education.
- Develop an understanding of the importance of student profiling and how this information can be used to plan lectures and seminars.
- An introduction to a variety of practical techniques to bilingualize lectures and seminars and enhance students' language experience in English lessons.
- To share useful resources to support trainees/teachers to embed Welsh within lectures and seminars.
- An update on national policies with regards to the Welsh language in Higher Education.
- An overview of the benefits of profiling students' language skills (ability, use and aspects of Welsh) and how trainees can use this knowledge to plan their teaching and create opportunities for students to use and develop their Welsh.
- Various and practical techniques for bilingual lectures and seminars.
- Advice on including Welsh key terms in English lectures.
- Overview of useful resources to support trainees to embed Welsh within lectures and seminars (e.g. Y Termiadur Addysg, Ap Geiriaduron, Cysgliad).
At the end of this workshop trainees should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of language awareness within higher education and its impact on students' decisions to consider submitting work through the medium of Welsh.
- Be aware of the importance of profiling students language skills, and develop strategies to gather information about students individual language profiles, so that this information can be used to plan lectures and seminars.
- Use a range of strategies to bilingualize lectures and seminars.
- Use a range of resources to embed Welsh within lectures and seminars.
Helen Humphreys, Sgiliaith
As a mentor and trainer for bilingualism and Welsh in Further Education and Work Based Learning, my role enables me to inspire, share ideas, resources and good practice within these sectors. Having been a fully bilingual lecturer at Coleg Sir Gâr, I gained additional responsibility within the college as a Staff Learning Mentor for the Welsh Language. This role has been an opportunity to share good practice with college staff, monitor and develop their skills within the classroom before becoming a part time and then full time member of Sgiliaith in 2017.
Sioned Williams, Sgiliaith
Sioned Williams is a Professional Development Mentor and Trainer for Sgiliaith. Her core work is to provide staff training, support, advice and resources, and to share good practice in bilingualism and embedding the Welsh language with lecturers, tutors and assessors in the further education and work-based learning sector, with the aim of enhancing learners’ bilingual skills and experiences.
Career Development: Digital and Academic Networking
Aims of this workshop:
- To introduce networking as a key skill for developing your career, and to offer advice and information about how to network within an academic and digital context.
During this workshop, we will look at what is networking and how to go about using your networks to help you to plan, research and develop your career. The workshop will explain how to use a number of different social media websites within a digital and academic context, and focus in particular on LinkedIn and how you can make the most of the site’s potential to help students and graduates.
At the end of this workshop, participants should:
- Feel confident about developing and using academic and digital networks
- Understand the potential benefits that different social media sites offer in terms of career networking
- Create an effective LinkedIn profile and understand how to use the site effectively
Presenter: Mari Gwenllian Price
Mari has worked for the Employability Service at Bangor University for almost 10 years and offers careers advice and workshops within the academic curriculum as part of her role. She has also worked on work placement schemes within the University and is part of the team leading on the delivery of the Employability Award. Mari has completed an MA in Careers Advice and Guidance in Higher Education through Warwick University, and chose the career motivations of Welsh speaking students as her dissertation research topic.
Tutoring and Mentoring: tutor and student journey
The aims of this workshop are to:
• Understand who the personal tutor is?
• Introduce some of the key principles of personal tutoring
• Consider the support available to personal tutors at local (e.g. school / department) and institutional level
Personal tutoring is central to student experiences and personal tutoring programs offer students opportunities to receive guidance, advice and support on all kinds of things during their academic journey at university. Each individual's journey is different and personal tutoring programs are expected to meet the needs of different types of students as well as respond to institutional processes and procedures.
This workshop offers an opportunity to consider some of the key underlying principles in the role of the personal tutor with reference to some expectations and practical steps that the tutor can apply to their role.
At the end of this workshop trainees should be able to:
• Define some of the main features in the role of a personal tutor
• Identify what personal tutors need to consider when tutoring
• Consider ways to support students in different situations and contexts
• Consider ways to tailor a tutoring sessions to meet the needs of the student
• Consider the importance of networking and partnering with students to develop effective tutoring approaches
• Consider ways in which students can contribute to the tutoring process
• Identify what is available to support personal tutors
Presenter: Dr Angharad Naylor
Dr Angharad Naylor is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Welsh, Cardiff University. She is the Director of Teaching and Learning and a Senior Personal Tutor.
Using Panopto recording software
This series explains how to use Panopto software, including how to record, edit, and share video clips with others and how to use Panopto for assessment.
This resource includes:
A short video presentation explaining what Panopto recording software is and what it is used for.
2. Get started: Download the Panopto recorder
How to download the Panopto recorder for Windows
3. Preparing your Blackboard site
How to prepare your Blackboard site for Panopto (original and ultra course)
4. Create your first recording
How to go about recording
5. Simple editing
How to go about editing the beginning and end of a recording and removing part of the middle of a recording
6. Copy a recording from one folder to another
How to copy a recording from one Panopto folder to another
7. Move a recording from one folder to another
How to move a recording from one folder to another
How to edit or delete subtitles
9. Setting the recording within a module structure
How to install a link to a Panopto recording within Blackboard (site in original view)
10. Setting the recording within a module structure
How to install a link to a Panopto recording within Blackboard (Ultra site)
11. Panopto for assessment: Creating an assignment folder
How to create an assignment folder within your Blackboard site to enable students to submit work in video format
12. Uploading a video to the assignments folder
Video for students on how to upload a file to the assignment folder
13. Setting a quiz within your recording
Creating and installing quizzes within a recording - see the Sway Document
14. Sharing a recording with others
How to share your video with others and viewing rights
Presenter: Bethan Wyn Jones
Bethan Wyn Jones is a Senior Learning Technologist at Bangor University and is also on a part-time secondment with the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol as an e-learning technologist. She has over 18 years experience working in the field of e-learning and specifically on the use of learning technology to promote Welsh medium provision within Higher Education.
Science Conference 2021 (17/6/21)
The conference aims to showcase leading scientific research by Welsh language scientists and to nurture a Welsh language scientific community. The conference provides a platform to present and discuss various topics within the sciences. The Conference will be conducted in Welsh, and anyone with an interest in science is welcome to register, be they students, academics, members of the public or learners in schools and further education colleges.
Gŵyl MAP a'r Gynhadledd Theatr (21/4/2021)
This year 'Gŵyl MAP a'r Gynhadledd Theatr' was held ON-LINE!
It was an exiting opportunity to perform and discuss work amongst fellow theatre and performance students. Participants were able to listen to actors, playwrights and theatre directors discuss the past year, and to take a look at the future of theatre.
It was held on Wednesday 21/04/2021
Below, you can watch the Panel Discussion that was held during the event.
Health Workshops 2021 (May 2021)
A series of four virtual workshops for year 12, or first year students in further education colleges, who are interested in Nursing, Midwifery, Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy and Pharmacy. This is an opportunity to learn more about these professions, and the health service in general, as well as receiving advice on how to apply successfully. The workshops will be held weekly between 4.30-6.00 pm:
- 5 May 2021 - Brynglas family Health Tour (introduction to the health service)
- 12 May 2021 - Nursing and Midwifery
- 19 May 2021 - Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy and Pharmacy
- 26 May 2021 - How to successfully apply on health courses
Please click below to register: