STEM Academy 2023

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Anyone who has ever taken part in our workshops knows that we have a knack of turning complicated science and technology into fun and interesting activities! This Summer, we are inviting you to do something a bit different and really exciting over the summer holidays. Come along to our STEM Academy for some science-based activities in South Wales. We have … Read More

Technocamps Supporting BBC micro:bit – the next gen

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We’re supporting BBC’s micro:bit campaign to get young people in Wales excited about STEM. BBC is once again launching a new micro:bit campaign following the success of the previous campaign in 2015, which saw a million micro:bit devices delivered to schools for their Year 7 pupils across the UK. The new campaign, BBC micro:bit – the next gen, will focus on … Read More

Education Conference 2023

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CALLING ALL TEACHERS! We’re excited to announce that our 2023 Education Conference will take place in October and we’ve teamed up with the National Cyber Security Centre‘s #CyberFirst scheme to cover the theme of Cybersecurity. Cybersecurity is an increasingly important topic in education and beyond. We’re here to help you with any answers, resources and support you need to teach … Read More

LEGO SPIKE Prime kits for schools in Wales

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CyberFirst has loaned robotics kits to Technocamps to engage young people in Wales in STEM. CyberFirst have donated some LEGO Education SPIKE Prime kits for us to enable more schools to participate in our Robotics Competition this year. With more kits available across our regional hubs, we will work with schools across the country to engage children in fun and exciting STEM activities. … Read More

Working with local schools to support alternative curriculums

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Our University of South Wales Hub Coordinator, Laura Roberts, recently attended Herbert Thompson Primary’s Cwtch group to deliver a series of exciting and interactive lessons with a small group of learners who require an ‘alternative curriculum’ in a different environment due to a range of additional learning needs and low engagement with education. The group, made up of Year 6 … Read More

WiST Webinar: How to get young people excited about STEM

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Technocamps’ WiST events are aimed at women in the technology sector (or with a keen interest in the industry) to learn from other inspirational women and network with like-minded people. All events are entirely free thanks to funding support from the Welsh Government’s European Social Fund. Girls are underrepresented in STEM industries, and Technocamps aims to redress the balance by … Read More

Fully-funded Degree Apprenticeship in Software Engineering: FAQs

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Our innovative Degree Apprenticeship programme allows you to “earn and learn” – to remain in full-time employment whilst earning a BSc (Hons) degree that contextualises your academic learning in your work-place. The best part? It’s entirely free to you and your employer. Here’s everything you need to know… What is a Degree Apprenticeship?Our Degree Apprenticeship programme combines traditional academic learning … Read More

International Women’s Day Success

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Building on the Legacy of ITWales, we held our annual International Women’s Day Celebration event on Wednesday 8 March 2023. International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Annually, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and … Read More

Technocamps’ first LGBTQ+ STEM Careers webinar

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On St David’s Day 2023, we held our first LGBTQ+ STEM Careers webinar, compèred by Laura Roberts, Regional Coordinator for SE Wales.  With three speakers from the LGBTQ+ STEM community and Mark Etheridge, LGBTQ+ History Curator from Museums Wales, the talk covered different areas of chemistry, biology, physics and computing research, as well as their experiences as LGBTQ+ members of … Read More

Case Study: Chris Owen

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Chris Owen is the deputy head and Year 4 teacher at Deighton Primary School in Tredegar, South Wales. As a school, they have utilised the expertise within Technocamps to support and enhance their Science and Technology curriculum alongside raising the profile for careers within STEM for learners across the school. Technocamps has allowed the school to deliver Science and Technology … Read More