Last updated: 18 October 2018


Renishaw's FREE education outreach workshops

For students at primary (yrs 5&6) and secondary schools throughout South Wales, Renishaw's education outreach workshops provide an exciting hands-on experience of real-world engineering. For teachers, they offer an ideal opportunity to pro-actively engage classes in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.

Held at our state-of-the-art Fabrication Development Centre (FDC) in Miskin, our half-day and full-day workshops are completely FREE and can even be tailored to meet the needs of individual school curricula.

With strong core curriculum links, the workshops offer a range of different engineering STEM oriented activities including: Considering a career in engineering; 3D printing and Computer Aided Design (CAD); Electronics; Engineering; Coding and software; Science - Superstar CREST awards

More information here

November 2018

Swansea Science Festival, 3-8 November 

Swansea Science Festival title

Family Weekend 3-4 November at the National Waterfront Museum

This year, Swansea University’s science festival, the largest free festival of its kind in Wales, promises to take visitors on a journey of discovery as researchers explore the depths of the sea, land, air and space with events taking place across a series of themed zones. Master the magic of medieval medicine, discover hidden worlds with virtual reality, experience Jurassic times and explore ancient Egypt at Swansea Science Festival. Get the chance to put a recent dream into pictures with the help of Swansea University’s sleep laboratory; and become marine explorers by taking a tour of the University’s research vessel, the RV Mary Anning.

Over 16s Events 7-8 November at LC, National Waterfront Museum, and Swansea University

This year, Swansea University's science festival will showcase talks, performances and shows suitable for an audience aged 16+ which will run on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th November. Come and join renowned author and broadcaster Professor Alice Roberts as she delves into archaeology, history and genetics to reveal the amazing stories of three animal species that became our allies. Get involved and join in discussions around the dark side of social media, self–harm and mental health, led by Swansea University researchers. Come along and enjoy a free theatre performance with 'Flux' - a show with extraordinary puppetry and an electrifying set of shadows, lights and music. We are also running workshops in the LC - a new feature of this year’s festival - on the latest research around healthy pregnancies.

For more information visit the Festival website here.

Schools’ Screening – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom & genetics talk. 8th November 2018, 10am to 12.50pm, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff CF5 1QE

Wales Gene Park logoFree schools’ screening of JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM with post-film talk from lecturer and TV broadcaster Dr Rhys Jones!

Wales Gene Park and Into Film Cymru present a free, unique screening of the film Jurassic Work: Fallen Kingdom as part of the Into Film Festival 2018.

Book via Into Film here (spaces allocated on a first-come, first-served basis). Suitable for 11+

Tim Peake's Spacecraft is coming to Wales!

National Museum Cardiff is hosting Tim Peake's Soyuz spacecraft this autumn. 
We watched as he broadcast live experiments, spacewalked and ran a Marathon on the International Space Station. Now we can see the capsule that returned Tim Peake to Earth as part of its UK Tour, thanks to the Science Museum Group's partnership with Samsung.

The Soyuz TMA-19M descent module and the spacesuit Tim wore on the Principia mission will be on display from November 2018 until February 2019.

Entry to the exhibition is FREE, but booking is essential. Online teaching resources will support visits at KS3 and KS4.

Teachers of students aged 13+ could also book for Space Descent VR with Tim Peake. Using Samsung Gear VR technology, it offers a 360° experience inside a Soyuz capsule from the pilot's seat, following Tim's journey back to Earth from the ISS. There is a cost per pupil.

For more information please see or contact

ASE Cymru meeting - Physics for the Non Specialist. Techniquest Glyndwr. 13 November 4.30pm

This workshop will introduce ideas for teaching Physics at primary and secondary level.

Would you like to understand some of  the misconceptions students have, and how best to address them? 

This twilight has been designed to focus on the key principals needed to teach physics effectively through the use of stimulating practical activities and demonstrations.  We will explore and refine the understanding of key topics like electricity, magnetism, energy and forces.  We will look at cutting edge research that will link the learning to students' everyday lives and look at scaffolding the learning to show rapid and sustained progression.

This. workshop is suitable for primary and secondary teachers as we will split into 2 groups 

This workshop will be presented by Graham Perrin, Keith Jones, Cerian Angharad and Anthony Clowser - Supporting Physics Network in Wales 

We are able to offer this as a free event due to the generosity of the host school in providing the venue and the organisers/presenters donating their time. Please support ASE to provide these events and gain all the other benefits of membership for yourself by joining here

Please forward to anyone other teachers or student teachers you know who may be interested. 

To book go here

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 For help or advice when booking, or to book a large group of people, call 02922 400382 or email

Sixth Form Genetics Conference, Wrexham. Tuesday 20th November 2018, William Aston Hall, Glyndwr University, Wrehxam

Wales Gene Park logoWales Gene Park Sixth Form Genetics Conference

Free event for year 12 and 13 students! Join us to hear about the latest advances in genetics and genomics from expert speakers! 

Further details and booking here 

Sixth Form Genetics Conference, Cardiff. Wednesday 28th November 2018, St David's Hall, Cardiff

Wales Gene Park logoWales Gene Park Sixth Form Genetics Conference

Free event for year 12 and 13 students! Join us to hear about the latest advances in genetics and genomics from expert speakers! 

Further details and booking here

December 2018

Become a Registered Scientist, Technician or a Chartered Science Teacher. Cardiff 11 December 4.30pm

Have you thought about registering as a Registered Scientist or a Chartered Science Teacher. Are you a technician with lots of skills and experience - then join us for an informal discussion about  the Awards. There will be information on how to apply, how to find the correct evidence and how to fill in the forms.

Teachers with CSciTeach accreditation will be on hand to answer questions.

If you have improved as a teacher, have a science degree, qualified teacher status and have  been teaching for a minimum of two years then consider applying for a Registered Scientist  Award (RSci). RSci is a formal stepping stone to show improvement in your standard from qualifying. 

Chartered Science Teacher (CSciTeach) is a chartered mark recognising excellence in science teaching and learning. Gaining CSciTeach demonstrates your commitment to your profession and can help you to advance your career. 

Registered Science Technician (RSciTech)

Are you an experienced technician with demonstratable skills and experience? Have you considered applying for a Registered Science Technician Award (RSciTech)? 

Find out more about the benefits here

Book your place here.