Technocamps wins prestigious STEM award

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Technocamps has been named Informatics Europe’s 2022 Best Practices in Education Award winner. Technocamps is a Welsh Government-funded STEM outreach programme with hubs in every university across the country. Its main goal is digitally upskilling children and adults in Wales and has now gained International recognition for its innovative educational practices. Organised by Informatics Europe and sponsored by Microsoft, the … Read More

10 Black Pioneers in Computer Science

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Each October, we honour Black History Month by sharing, celebrating and understanding the impact of Black heritage and culture. Let’s take a look at 10 Black pioneers in Computer Science that have made the industry what it is today.. 1. Katherine JohnsonYou may know of Katherine Johnson from the film Hidden Figures. Her work as a mathematician and “human computer” … Read More

Technocamps: The Story So Far


As Technocamps’ European funding comes to an end, we take a look back on our successes from the last 20 years. 2003Technocamps is establishedIt is set up as an outreach unit of the Computer Science Department at Swansea University to address the problems of how computing was taught in schools in Wales. 2004Technocamps Workshops, £25K MicrosoftMicrosoft support allowed us to … Read More

Technocamps: Your favourite memories

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As the European-funded Technocamps project comes to an end, we asked Technocamps staff for their favourite memories of the pan-Wales STEM outreach project. Here’s what we reminisced about… After the Yellowsands Summer School, we went to Ysgol Bae Baglan to visit the pupils and chat to them now. We arrived early and heard that the pupils had escaped from their … Read More

Technocamps shortlisted for Wales STEM Awards 2022

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We are thrilled to be amongst the prestigious businesses and individuals shortlisted in the 2022 Wales STEM Awards! As a pan-Wales organisation, we are amongst 34 innovative companies to be named finalists in this year’s highly anticipated awards, which celebrate those making a difference to, and championing, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM) in Wales. Following the success of the … Read More

FREE CPD Opportunity for Teachers across Wales

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Technocamps is once again offering a fantastic, unique opportunity to teachers and support staff from both primary and secondary schools across Wales starting in Autumn 2022. We are offering this qualification absolutely FREE to teachers and schools. This qualification provides teachers with a wealth of content and pedagogical knowledge to enable and enhance the delivery of the Digital Competence Framework, Computer Science … Read More

Welsh speakers and learners needed for local coding club support


Siarad Cymraeg? Looking for a volunteer role? Technocamps and Menter Iaith Caerdydd are looking for Welsh speakers and learners to support a bilingual Saturday morning code club at the ATRiuM in Cardiff for primary school age children (8-11 year olds). Coding club leaders will receive £10 per hour, as well as refreshments, and software training will be provided. There is … Read More

Eisteddfod Genedlaethol 2022: Technocamps in Tregaron


We were proud to participate in this year’s Eisteddfod Genedlaethol in Tregaron between 30 July – 6 August. Our stand on the Maes hosted a variety of activities during the week for all ages such as programming robots and coding. The Technocamps team from Bangor University brought along their Rubik’s cubes, which were very popular with both children and adults. … Read More

Case Study: Luke Clement

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Our Operations Manager, Luke Clement, has recently completed our Degree Apprenticeship programme at Swansea University. Here, we look at how it has helped him improve his knowledge of computing and progress his career. Luke has been working for Technocamps for 5 years, initially as a Delivery Officer and now as the Operations Manager based at our main hub in Swansea. … Read More

Newsbyte: Summer 2022

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Shwmae and welcome to our Summer 2022 edition of Newsbyte! The sun is shining, the school year is ending, and we have big plans for the new term. As always, get in touch if there is anything we can help you with. Here’s what we have been up to since the last edition…