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Writing for Children Conference

February 20, 2013

A celebration of Welsh children’s authors and illustrators will be held at the University of Glamorgan Treforest Campus on Saturday 23 February 2013.

Lift off for Cosmic Comic adventures

February 14, 2013

Just as an asteroid half the size of a rugby pitch hurtles past the Earth, on Friday 15th February, UK teenagers are being given the chance to learn more about the real science of such events, with the launch of the Cosmic Comics project.

Hefcw Chief speaks at Conference

January 29, 2013

Chief Executive at the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) Dr David Blaney addressed teachers at an event at the University of Glamorgan this week.

Glamorgan wins national award for outstanding student support

November 30, 2012

The University of Glamorgan has won national recognition for the support it provides for its students. The University was awarded ‘Outstanding Support for Students’ Award at the high-profile Times Higher Education Awards in London last night, Thursday 29 November.

Half term Technocamps for School Children

October 22, 2012

Young people can learn more about what drives the latest technologies and develop their skills this half term at a series of computing “bootcamps” run by Technocamps at the University of Glamorgan.

Aron is an astronomy star

August 24, 2012

The sky’s the limit for a twelve-year-old boy from Treorchy who gained a GCSE in astronomy yesterday, 23 August. What makes it remarkable is that he is four years younger than most students who sat the exam.

Cardiff City stars call in at sports camp

August 9, 2012

Youngsters from across South Wales have been taking part in training sessions with football players from Cardiff City this month as part of the summer sports camps at the University of Glamorgan.

Glamorgan film takes silver in Olympic festival

July 30, 2012

A short film co-produced by University of Glamorgan students has won silver in a competition run by Olympic sponsors BT. The film, Shine Bright, deals with the topic of homophobia, and came second out of 36 films from across the UK.

Glamorgan University astronomers boost ESA’s asteroid hunt

May 23, 2012

A partnership with the University of Glamorgan’s Faulkes Telescope Project (FTP) promises to boost the European Space Agency’s research, while helping school students to discover potentially dangerous space rocks.

Peter Hain on building democracy in South Africa and Northern Ireland: 2012 Lord Merlyn Rees lecture

March 21, 2012

As democracy in South Africa comes of age and Northern Ireland continues on the path to peace, The University of Glamorgan invites you to The 2012 Lord Merlyn Rees Lecture.

Building democracy: lessons from South Africa and Northern Ireland
Rt. Hon. Peter Hain MP

Thursday 26 April 2012
at 6pm
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Famous Authors Visit Glamorgan

March 9, 2012

Actor, comedian and author Charlie Higson, well known for his role on the Harry Enfield Show, will visit the University of Glamorgan next week,15th March, to speak with local school children about his work as an author.

University hosts Teachers' & Advisers' Conference

January 24, 2012

Over 100 delegates attended a Teachers’ & Advisers’ Conference at the University of Glamorgan this week, focusing on information and guidance for students interested in post-16 education.

International Year of Chemistry goes off with a bang at Glamorgan

December 15, 2011

Making ice-cream using liquid nitrogen and finding out how glow sticks work were just two of the experiments conducted by school pupils at the Christmas Flash Bang Chemistry Show at the University of Glamorgan this week.

Glamorgan graduate heads up Welsh team to capture astronomical event of a lifetime

October 26, 2011

In 2012, one of the rarest natural scientific events takes place in the form of a Transit of Venus across the face of the Sun. Glamorgan astronomy graduate Huw James and his team of adventurers, will set off in April 2012 on an eight week adventure to the West Pacific rim; their aim, to inspire the next generation of scientists and explorers.

Space Ambassador reaches out to Russia in the Space Race

June 29, 2011

Glamorgan’s “Space Ambassador for Wales”, Dr Paul Roche, has been invited to help the British Council build stronger links between space scientists in the UK and Russia.

Best New University in Wales: Guardian ranks Glamorgan among top three Welsh universities

May 17, 2011

The University of Glamorgan has been rated Wales’s top new university in the Guardian’s prestigious league table, published today.

JPR: Rugby “must wake up” to injury crisis

October 27, 2010

British Lion launches medical research partnership with University of Glamorgan

See images of the event here

Former British Lion and Wales captain JPR Williams is warning the rugby world that it must “wake up” to the rising tide of injuries caused by the modern game. The consultant surgeon, who won 55 caps playing for Wales, makes the comments as he launches a research partnership with the University of Glamorgan in South Wales to quantify and address the problem. A major conference on rugby injuries is taking place on Thursday 28 October at the University, with former British Lions and experts from the playing, coaching, medical and research world debating how the rugby players of today can be protected and treated.

Pontypridd High win as Young Enterprise Wales launches

October 7, 2010

Glamorgan Business School has sponsored the launch of Young Enterprise Wales Company Programme competition. The launch event, hosted on the Treforest campus, was attended by over seventy school pupils aged between 15 and 17 years old.

First Campus celebrates Seven Year anniversary

August 5, 2010

More than 150 people have packed the Pierhead Building in Cardiff Bay for First Campus’s seventh anniversary celebration event.

"Houston, we have a programme."

June 25, 2010

Wales’s first ambassador for space is set to embark on a unique mission to encourage schoolchildren to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Teachers' Conference at Glamorgan

January 27, 2010

More than 115 teachers and careers advisors from across the UK will arrive at the University of Glamorgan tomorrow, 28th January, for a two-day event which will focus on the issues facing those applying to university.

Cardiff City at Sports Camp

April 9, 2009

Youngsters from across South Wales have been taking part in training sessions with football players from Cardiff City this month as part of the Easter sports camps at the University of Glamorgan.

Mock Trial for Primary Pupils

April 1, 2009

Children from Tref-y-Rhyg primary school in Tonyrefail got a real taste of courtroom drama this week, as they took part in a fictional trial at the University of Glamorgan’s mock courtroom.

Master classes Show Maths is Fun

March 18, 2009

Local youngsters are getting to grips with everything from code-breaking to the theory of relativity, as part of a series of workshops to demonstrate that maths really can be both interesting and fun.

Students in Unique Workshop with Broadway Star

March 16, 2009

More than 50 lucky drama students from across Wales took part in a day of workshops with Wales’ own Broadway star Daniel Evans at the University of Glamorgan’s ATRiuM building in Cardiff.

Teachers Conference at Glamorgan

January 29, 2009

More than 130 teachers and careers advisors from across the UK arrived at the University of Glamorgan today, 29th January, for a two-day event which will focus on the issues facing those applying to university.

Maths Celebrates 40 years with Keynote Lectures

November 24, 2008

Over 200 Sixth form maths students from all over Wales gathered at the University of Glamorgan this month for the unique opportunity to listen to an afternoon of lectures given by a Cambridge University Professor and a representative from the Royal Statistical Society.

Budding Young Actor Scoops Scholarship

September 25, 2008

When an aspiring young Welsh actor won a scholarship to study at the University of Glamorgan, he didn’t imagine he’d get the opportunity to meet one of Wales’ most successful musical stars as part of the deal.

Young Music Talent Recognised at ATRiuM

July 1, 2008

The Music Academy at the University of Glamorgan’s Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries is to host to this year’s Celebration of Achievement for musical work in schools from the Cardiff County and Vale of Glamorgan Music Service.

Maths A-Level Revision Day Pupils aim for Exam Success

March 26, 2008

Over 300 A level pupils from across Wales have spent a day at the University of Glamorgan brushing up their maths skills in time for their summer exams.

Battle of the Bands Competition is Launched

February 14, 2008

Competition is heating up for a brand new ‘Battle of the Bands’ competition which is being held for the very first time at the University of Glamorgan’s impressive ATRiuM building in Cardiff.

Glamlit 2007 Attracts Top Authors

December 12, 2007

Over 1000 school children from across South Wales are taking part in a celebration of literature at the University of Glamorgan this week.

Students Take Lead in Tag Rugby Festival

November 15, 2007

Young rugby enthusiasts gathered at the University of Glamorgan this month for a tag rugby festival organised by students on the University’s Foundation Degree in Rugby Coaching and B.Sc. (Hons) degree Sport Science and Rugby in conjunction with the Cardiff Blues, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Welsh Rugby Union community rugby development officers.

Pupils rise to the Challenge

November 14, 2007

Budding young engineers from schools across South Wales descended on the University of Glamorgan this week to take part in the Engineering Team Challenge, an annual competition intended to encourage school pupils to think about a career in Engineering at professional level.

Quiz for Maths Whizz Kids

November 2, 2007

Some of South Wales’ youngest maths enthusiasts have come together at the University of Glamorgan to take part in an inter school maths quiz run by the Faculty of Advanced Technology.

Welsh Baccalaureate Students’ University Visit

September 11, 2007

Finding out about university life was all in a days work for 15 sixth form students from Caerleon Comprehensive when they visited the University of Glamorgan this week.

Bringing Science to Life

May 11, 2007

Youngsters from across South Wales got a taste for all things science at the University of Glamorgan this week as they took part in the Excite 2007 event, organised by the First campus project.

University Produces Winning Teams

April 13, 2007

Four of the school teams, advised by staff at the University of Glamorgan to develop products for The Welsh National Convention of Excellence in Engineering and Technology, have been names national winners.

School children get taste for Science

April 2, 2007

Throughout March students from the University’s Centre for Astronomy and Science Education (CASE) have been giving the younger generation an insight into the subject of astrobiology.

Geography Network Launched

March 21, 2007

An initiative led by the University of Glamorgan has seen the launch this month of the South East Wales Geography Network (SEWGN) which will bring together geography teachers and pupils from across the region.

Masterclasses Make Maths Fun

March 7, 2007

Local youngsters are getting to grips with everything from code-breaking to the theory of juggling, as part of a series of workshops to show that maths is fun.

Bryn Hafren Pupils Get Taste for University Life

February 19, 2007

A group of sixth form students from Bryn Hafren Comprehensive School in Barry experienced university life earlier this month when they spent a day at the University of Glamorgan’s Treforest campus.

Glamorgan hosts Engineering Education Scheme Wales workshops

January 3, 2007

19 schools from across South Wales took part in Engineering Education Scheme Wales (EESW)workshops at the University of Glamorgan in December.

Top Writers a Hit with School Children

December 14, 2006

Over 1600 Welsh school children were entertained by some of the UK’s most talented and famous writers this week as part of the annual Glamlit festival at the University of Glamorgan.

Glamlit 2006

December 8, 2006

EVENT: Glamlit 2006

DATES: Wednesday 13th – Thursday 14th December 2006

TIME: 9.30am – 2.30pm

VENUE: Sports Centre at the University of Glamorgan, Treforest

School Team wins Business Game

November 27, 2006

A team of sixth formers from Ysgol Rhydywaun in Merthyr has won the Welsh medium round of a business game run by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

New Schools Liaison Team in Place

November 21, 2006

A newly formed ‘Schools Liaison’ team at the University of Glamorgan is setting out to give sixth formers in Wales a real taste for university life.

Schools take up Engineering Challenge

November 7, 2006

More than 130 eager youngsters from schools across South Wales descended on the University of Glamorgan this week to take part in the ‘Engineering Team Challenge’, an annual competition intended to encourage school pupils to think about careers in Engineering at professional level.

University Visit for Sixth Form

September 29, 2006

Sixth Form pupils from Cardiff’s Ysgol Gyfun Plas Mawr got a real taste for university life this month as they attended a residential course at the University of Glamorgan.

University holds Annual Glamlit Festival

December 15, 2005

Christmas Saved for Local School

December 13, 2005

Literary Festival returns to Glamorgan

November 23, 2005

Film Making Award for Treforest Primary

November 22, 2005

Eco-Project Brings Generations Together

November 14, 2005

Engineers of the Future

November 7, 2005

Benjamin Zephaniah And Michael Morpurgo At Third Annual GlamLit Festival

December 10, 2004

Girls Come Out On Top in First Lego League

November 30, 2004

Youngsters Create Designer Genes

June 1, 2004

Teen Detectives Get Their Fingers Dirty

May 11, 2004

Superdads triumph in Robot Wars

May 6, 2004

Masterclasses Show Teens It’s Not Just a Numbers Game

April 1, 2004

Rugby Stars Show Support for Local Schools’ Sporting Event

March 10, 2004

Seminars to Stimulate a Passion for Science

October 14, 2003

First Campus Initiative Takes Higher Education to a New Generation

July 3, 2003

Youngsters Kickstart a Career in Design

May 28, 2003

Youngsters "Kitted Out" for an Engineering Experience

May 12, 2003

Glamorgan Celebrates National Science Week with Local Schools

March 10, 2003

Russian Cosmonauts Visit University for National Science Week

March 6, 2003

Glamorgan Spearheads Widening Access Initiative

February 4, 2003

Engineers of the Future in Schools Team Challenge

November 4, 2002

Primary School Children Sample Student Life

October 3, 2002

Science Week at the University of Glamorgan

March 5, 2002

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