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Events

May 2018

Royal Society of Chemistry – Science and the Assembly 2018

Tuesday 22 May, 12.45-7.30pm. Senedd and the Pierhead, Cardiff Bay

RSC logoThe Royal Society of Chemistry’s fourteenth annual Science and the Assembly event is designed to foster close relations with policy makers and key stakeholders, Science and the Assembly is organised on behalf of, and in cooperation with, the Welsh science and engineering community.

This event is co-sponsored by representatives of the main political parties in the Assembly. Registration (from April) and more information here.

Milk and More

23 May, 4pm. Castle Dairies Pontygwindy Industrial Estate, 36 Sir Alfred Owen Way, Caerphilly CF83 3HU

Castle Dairies logoJoin us for a visit to Castle Dairies in Caerphilly, the home of Welsh butter to find out more about the products that are produced here. There will also be an opportunity to participate in a hands on Milk and More workshop which is suitable for KS2/3 pupils.

The workshop will demonstrate the chemistry behind dairy products, what bioscientists do and how the work they do has an impact on our lives. Resources will be provided so that you can then use the workshop in your own school.

Places on this workshop are limited – book here.

Visit to Aerospace Bristol the new home of Concorde

24 May. Aerospace Bristol Hayes Way Patchway Bristol BS34 5BZ

Aerospace Bristol logoJoin the Institute of Physics for a visit to Aerospace Bristol – to find out more about their educational visits for primary and secondary pupils. This event is suitable for teachers, PGCE students and youth group leaders.

Starting in the earliest days of powered flight, Aerospace Bristol will whisk you away on an immersive journey through more than a century of incredible aviation achievements and fascinating tales of human endeavour.

A visit to Aerospace Bristol is a chance to travel through the decades, enjoy fun interactives and amazing exhibits – including aeroplanes, helicopters, missiles, satellites, engines and more – and immerse yourself in a story of ordinary people achieving extraordinary things.

There will also be an opportunity to explore the RAF 100 teaching resources and discuss how there could be integrated into the Curriculum. Book here.

Lecture: LIGO and Gravitational Waves by Professor Barry C. Barish, Nobel Prize in Physics 2017

29 May, 5.30-7pm. Reardon Smith Lecture Theatre, National Museum Cardiff CF10 3NP

Professor Barry BarishCardiff UNiversity logoCome and join us to hear Nobel Prize winner Professor Barry Barish talk about the amazing hunt for gravitational waves which began when they were first predicted by Einstein over 100 years ago.

Professor Barish was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2017 for his part in the detection of gravitational waves for the first time in 2015. He will talk about his contribution to this momentous scientific event, and will present his view of the future of gravitational wave astronomy.

Presented by Cardiff University School of Physics and Astronomy. Book here.

Back to topJune 2018

My Money Week

11-17 June 2018

In 2017 My Money Week produced two student facing editions (one primary pupil facing and one secondary student facing), plus a ‘insert’ style supplement full of simple activities, jokes and stories for younger pupils all accompanied by comprehensive teachers notes offering ideas about how to use and develop the content in a flexible and adaptable way.

Register now to be the first to find out when the 2018 resources are available!

The My Money Week 2017 resources are still available here.

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here

11-22 June

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here returns 11-22 June. This funded, online STEM activity connects school students with scientists. Students can ASK anything they like across the 2 weeks, they take part in a live CHAT with scientists and VOTE for who they want to win. The winning scientist wins £500 to spend on another STEM engagement activity.

  • Teachers register interest here
  • Scientists register interest here

I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here

11-22 June

I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here returns 11-22 June, during this Year of Engineering. This funded STEM activity connects school students with engineers. Students can ASK anything they like across the 2 weeks of this online activity. They take part in a live CHAT with engineers and VOTE for who they want to win. The winning engineer wins £500 to spend on another STEM engagement activity.

  • Teachers register interest here
  • Engineers register interest here

Science at the Zoo

12 June, 4-6pm. Anglesey Sea Zoo, Brynsiencyn, Anglesey LL61 6TQ

Anglesey Sea Zoo logoThis evening will showcase all of the Anglesey Sea Zoo's excellent educational packages and how the aquarium can meet your requirements and those of the national curriculum. Beginning with a meet and greet with our aquarium staff, take a tour around the aquarium before sitting down and discussing the packages and facilities currently available. Have your say to help develop our educational department for all future bookings. Refreshments available. Book here.

Cardiff University Medicine FREE taster days

Friday 22 June and Saturday 23 June. Cardiff University, Heath Park Campus

Cardiff University MedicineCardiff University's Medicine Taster Days offer a choice of two identical days packed with Medicine-related activities and talks. Each day has one programme specifically for students alongside another tailored to the needs of those who support them.

  • The full-day Student Programme covers key elements of becoming a doctor, with talks on our selection process, life as a doctor, funding for your medical degree, Case Based Learning and a Q&A panel as well as workshops covering Clinical Skills, Simulation Suite, life as a medical student, Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) and writing your personal statement. We also provide you with lunch and plenty of opportunity to talk to our students about what medical school is really like.
  • The separate, full-day Accompanying Person’s programme, designed for a parent, guardian, careers advisor or teacher, covers most of the same subjects but from an angle that looks at the support they, and we, can provide over the next few years.

Prospective medical students are invited to bring one parent, guardian, careers advisor or teacher with them but are also welcome to come on their own. Individual teachers, careers advisors or parents can also attend without a student if they wish.

Tickets for this popular event are free but do need to be booked here.

Welsh Chemistry Teachers’ Conference

27 June. Swansea University

RSC logoSwansea University logoThe Royal Society of Chemistry in partnership with Swansea University are offering a free day of presentations, discussions and workshops for teachers of chemistry. The conference is open to all teachers, technicians, newly qualified teachers and trainee teachers.

This year’s theme is Transition – from GCSE to A-level and from A-level to University.

Come along and discuss issues relevant to your own class teaching, discover the latest developments in chemical science research and learn more about the support and resources available to help you teach chemistry.

Teachers from UK state funded schools, academies and colleges are eligible for a £150 ENTHUSE Bursary thanks to STEM Learning Ltd.

Book here

STEM Live! Mission to Mars

Thursday 28 June 2018, 9:30am – 2pm. National Museum Cardiff

The STEM Live! event has been designed to give students a fresh perspective by taking them out of the classroom and into an environment where they can immerse themselves in the world of science.

If you would like to come along on the day, please register your interest here and we will be in touch with individual registration and permission forms. Each school can bring up to 12 pupils from Year 8, and up to 3 accompanying teachers.

Although this day is based around the STEM subjects, we welcome schools to bring a group of students interested in a range of subjects.

For more information please contact us at FirstCampus@cardiff.ac.uk / 029 2087 4968

Cadoxton Primary’s Maths Intervention Showcase

28 June. Cadoxton Primary School, Victoria Park Road, Barry CF63 2JS

This showcase is aimed at Primary SLT and Maths Leads looking to further support their pupils in Maths. This afternoon aims to equip your school with innovative and creative Maths strategies which will support these pupils at school to improve their attainment and confidence.

The event will be hosted by the school together with Third Space Learning.

Register here – to find out more about Third Space Learning email james.gregson@thirdspacelearning.com or call 0203 771 0095.

Back to topJuly 2018

Year 9 Chemistry at Work Day

4 July. Swansea University

Calling all Year 9 Chemistry teachers in the Swansea Area…

Chemistry at Work events offer students the opportunity to appreciate the place of chemistry in everyday life and the world of work, particularly in the local area. The workshops will aim to show a positive image of the chemical sciences as exciting, interesting and wealth-creating activities that are worth considering as a career.

During the day, students take part in workshops, including presentations from local companies that use the chemical sciences in their field of work and hands-on experiences of chemistry in the real world. If you would like to bring a class to this event please contact Llinos at llinos.misra@see-science.co.uk.

Avon Science Technicians Conference

Friday 13 July 2018, 9am – 3pm. Broadlands Academy, St Francis Road, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 2DY

ASE logoThe 23rd annual meeting of the Avon Science Technicians includes an exciting programme of talks, workshops and exhibitions for school science technicians. The event is open to all science technicians. It is jointly supported by the ASE West of England region and Broadlands Academy.

To book your free place contact joy_dalton@sky.com.

CyberFirst Defenders

30 July – 3 August. Cardiff (venue tbc)

cyberfirst logo.Welsh 14 to 15 year old students are being encouraged to take the opportunity to improve their cyber skills in this free five-day course. The course provides a valuable introduction to the tools, knowledge and skills required to build and protect small networks and personal devices. It complements the GCSE computing curriculum and takes it a step further, offering practical methods to help protect and secure everyday devices, apps and software.

Students at Welsh schools/ colleges are being given priority if they book before Tuesday 22 May. Find out more about the course and its aims here. For all CyberFirst enquiries and queries, please contact Smallpeice on 01926 333200 / cyberfirst@smallpeicetrust.org.uk.

Back to topAugust 2018

CyberFirst Futures

6-10 August. Cardiff (venue tbc)

cyberfirst logo.Welsh 15 to 16 year old students are being encouraged to take the opportunity to improve their cyber skills in this free five-day course. Ideal for students looking to study computer science at AS/A Levels, or equivalents. Students will explore advanced cyber security threats to devices, apps and software and investigate ways of protecting them.

Students at Welsh schools/ colleges are being given priority if they book before Tuesday 22 May. Find out more about the course and its aims here. For all CyberFirst enquiries and queries, please contact Smallpeice on 01926 333200 / cyberfirst@smallpeicetrust.org.uk.

CyberFirst Advanced

13-17 August. Cardiff (venue tbc)

cyberfirst logo.Welsh 16 to 17 year old students are being encouraged to take the opportunity to improve their cyber skills in this free five-day course. This is designed to expand the knowledge of anyone studying computer science at AS/A Levels or equivalents or for any student who has a real interest and aptitude for computers. On this course, 16 to 17 year-old students will be fully immersed in the cyber security subject areas which will help them to form their education and career path.

Students at Welsh schools/ colleges are being given priority if they book before Tuesday 22 May. Find out more about the course and its aims here. For all CyberFirst enquiries and queries, please contact Smallpeice on 01926 333200 / cyberfirst@smallpeicetrust.org.uk.

Back to topOctober 2018

Rail Week 2018 – Engineering: Shaping The Future

8-14 October

Rail WeekIn support of the government campaign, Rail Week 2018 will be working together with the rest of the rail industry to bring rail engineering and projects closer to you.

Follow Rail Week on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter throughout 2018 to see how Rail and Engineering play an important role economically & socially in the UK and how you can find a career in Rail.

Rail Engineering is a core career within the rail industry among many other career options, and non-engineers working in rail will come into contact with engineering in some way or form throughout their career. Take a closer look at who Rail Engineers are at our People in Rail page.

Back to topNovember 2018

The National Education Show

November 16. Cardiff City Hall

NAtional Education ShowThe National Education Show, returning to Cardiff City Hall for the second year, is Wales’ biggest education conference. It aims to raise standards of education in Wales and bring a host of teachers, school staff and educational specialists under one roof for an all-day showcase and exhibition.

With over 50 seminars, 100 exhibitors and 4,000 visitors, the event is ideal for INSET days and teacher training days – covering a range of topics such as mental health, leadership, SEND and much more.

More seminar descriptions and speaker biogs here http://www.nationaleducationshow.com/seminars. For help or advice when booking, or to book a large group of people, call 02922 400382 or email info@nationaleducationshow.com

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