Decisions, Dilemmas and DigiTech

Megan ChickBlog, News, News and Events

[Blog by Delivery Officer Nia John] It has been an interesting academic year, to say the least – school closures, learning from home and self-isolation have become routine. However, that doesn’t mean that everything is different, and for thousands of pupils across Wales, now is the time to be making decisions about their futures by choosing their GCSE and A-Level … Read More

Case Study: Aled-Wyn John

Megan ChickCase Study, News

Aled works within Swansea University‘s Estates department as a systems administrator and has a keen interest in sports. He was first made aware of the Degree Apprenticeship programme through his line manager and jumped at the chance of getting involved. After a short interview and a small test, he was accepted onto the course… Aled had an interest in IT … Read More

STEM Academy 2021 Success

Megan ChickEvent, News and Events

As part of Technocamps’ STEM Academy this Summer, we hosted a whole load of fun activities across Wales to inspire, motivate and engage young people in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects. We welcomed hundreds of children across the country to our hubs! Using everyday items, such as washing powder, drinks bottles and jugs, they made slime, shot rockets, saved … Read More

Free ‘earn while you learn’ Degree Apprenticeship for employees in Wales

Megan ChickNews, News and Events

Degree Apprenticeship

The next intake of our Degree Apprenticeship programme starts in September 2021! Earn a BSc in Applied Software Engineering without leaving employment (or paying a penny). Our Degree Apprenticeship programme combines traditional academic learning in a University environment with work-based projects that allow you to apply your newly acquired academic knowledge to your role at work. This innovative programme allows … Read More

Education Conference 2021: In Touch with Digital

Megan ChickEvent, News, News and Events

We are hosting our 2021 Education Conference on Thursday 4th November! The aim is to bring Wales’s digital educators together to share best practice, inform on the newest curriculum changes and promote the available support to them. The FREE event will be held in-person in the Swansea.com Stadium and live streamed for those who are unable to attend. It is … Read More

Newsbyte: Summer 2021

Megan ChickNews, News and Events, Newsletter

Welcome to our Summer 2021 newsletter. We are over halfway through the year already! The second half of 2021 will see our nationwide STEM Academy, our free Education Conference and more STEM workshops in schools across Wales – all in person (hopefully!). As always, if there’s anything we can do for you – as a teacher, a business or a … Read More

Minecraft Cohousing Building Success

Megan ChickNews

We recently worked with Swansea Co-Housing and Christopher Gutteridge from the University of Southampton IT department, as well as Sketty Primary School in Swansea to design cohousing buildings for local residents. Swansea Co-Housing have been researching opportunities to develop community focused, sustainable and congenial living spaces in the Swansea area. We teamed up to work on a project where local schoolchildren were asked to … Read More

One World, One Technology

Megan ChickEvent, News, News and Events

In this guest blog, Delivery Officer Arunima from our Cardiff hub writes about our recent One World, One Technology exchange project with schools in India. The last month has been a rollercoaster of achievements, new experiences and awareness for our Cardiff hub, when we finally completed our 5-week international cultural exchange project, ‘One World, One Technology’. This project aimed to … Read More

Home of the Future Competition Winners Announced

Megan ChickCompetition, News, News and Events

And the winner is… Our recent competition, in partnership with Energy Saving Trust and NEST, asked pupils to design their own game, using any programming software, that would make a house more environmentally-friendly. First Place: Spuddy and Co (Adam, Ethan, Leo, Cerys), St Martin’s Comprehensive SchoolSecond Place: Team Penguin (Tilda and Oscar), homeschooledThird Place: Tech & Co (Jack, Dawid and Jack), Milford Haven … Read More

Free Certified CPD Programme for Primary School Teachers

Megan ChickEvent, News, News and Events

We are offering a free 10-session CPD programme for primary school teachers with the aim of improving knowledge of Computer Science and Computational Thinking, and applying these skills in the classroom and across the school. Following the success of the virtual training sessions we offered primary school teachers during the lockdown period, we are pleased to be able to offer … Read More