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STEM Careers Q&A with Laura Roberts

23/01/2023

We recently held a STEM Careers session where Year 6 pupils from New Inn Primary School in Pontypool heard all…

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Game of Codes 2023: Health and Wellbeing

23/01/2023

Our annual coding competition for pupils in Wales is back! This year, we’re asking participants to create a piece of…

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GiST: International Women’s Day Special

20/01/2023

To celebrate International Women’s Day in March, we’re hosting two very special GiST (Girls into Science and Tech) events for…

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Newsbyte: Winter 2023

17/01/2023

Happy New Year and welcome to 2023’s first edition of Newsbyte! It’s our 20th anniversary year and we can’t wait…

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Working with Menter Iaith to support Welsh Language STEM Education

16/01/2023

Technocamps’ partnership with Menter Iaith has continued to go from strength to strength, ensuring we can continue to promote Welsh…

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LGBTQ+ event

10/01/2023

Join us for an online STEM careers event for all LGBTQ+ and curious/questioning young people aged 11-16. Speakers will include…

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Robotics Competition 2023

09/01/2023

Announcing our 2023 Robotics Competition in partnership with the RAF! The theme of this year’s competition is Green Machines, and…

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WiST Webinar: Finding a Work/Life Balance

06/12/2022

Technocamps’ WiST events are aimed at women in the technology sector (or with a keen interest in the industry) to…

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Case Study: Becki Bawler

05/12/2022

Becki Bawler has been involved with Technocamps for about 6 years. Having qualified as a French teacher but with a…

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Computer Scientist Posters

01/12/2022

We have designed some bilingual posters with information about well-known computer scientists for you to display in your classroom. These…

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Technocamps Awarded for Diversity and Inclusivity in STEM

28/11/2022

On 16 November 2022, Technocamps received a STEM Inspiration Award for Outstanding Contribution to Widening Participation, Diversity and Inclusion in…

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International Women’s Day 2023

14/11/2022

Technocamps and Institute of Coding in Wales | International Women’s Day 2023 Join us as we celebrate Women in STEM…

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Technocamps and the Cardiff Region

08/11/2022

We inspire and motivate young people across Wales to think differently about Computer Science. Our work in South Wales has…

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Newsbyte: Autumn 2022

28/10/2022

Shwmae and welcome to the Autumn 2022 edition of Newsbyte! We’re in a new academic year and we have big…

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Technocamps wins prestigious STEM award

27/10/2022

Technocamps has been named Informatics Europe’s 2022 Best Practices in Education Award winner. Technocamps is a Welsh Government-funded STEM outreach…

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Case Study: Julie Walters

19/10/2022

Julie worked as Technocamps’s Project Manager between 2018-2021, which inspired her to develop her computing skills as the programme aimed…

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10 Black Pioneers in Computer Science

04/10/2022

Each October, we honour Black History Month by sharing, celebrating and understanding the impact of Black heritage and culture. Let’s…

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Case Study: Leigh Edwards

28/09/2022

Since receiving his first computer as a gift at age 11 (25 years ago), Leigh Edwards has had an interest…

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Technocamps: The Story So Far

26/09/2022

As Technocamps’ European funding comes to an end, we take a look back on our successes from the last 20…

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Technocamps: Your favourite memories

22/09/2022

As the European-funded Technocamps project comes to an end, we asked Technocamps staff for their favourite memories of the pan-Wales…

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Technocamps shortlisted for Wales STEM Awards 2022

20/09/2022

We are thrilled to be amongst the prestigious businesses and individuals shortlisted in the 2022 Wales STEM Awards! As a…

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WiST Webinar: Gender Barriers in Business

15/09/2022

11.45am-1.15pm, Friday 18th November 2022 Women face many internal and external barriers in the workplace, but how to do we…

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FREE CPD Opportunity for Teachers across Wales

13/09/2022

Technocamps is once again offering a fantastic, unique opportunity to teachers and support staff from both primary and secondary schools…

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Welsh speakers and learners needed for local coding club support

10/08/2022

Siarad Cymraeg? Looking for a volunteer role? Technocamps and Menter Iaith Caerdydd are looking for Welsh speakers and learners to…

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Eisteddfod Genedlaethol 2022: Technocamps in Tregaron

09/08/2022

We were proud to participate in this year’s Eisteddfod Genedlaethol in Tregaron between 30 July – 6 August. Our stand…

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Case Study: Luke Clement

09/08/2022

Our Operations Manager, Luke Clement, has recently completed our Degree Apprenticeship programme at Swansea University. Here, we look at how…

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Newsbyte: Summer 2022

27/07/2022

Shwmae and welcome to our Summer 2022 edition of Newsbyte! The sun is shining, the school year is ending, and…

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WiST Event | Put Yourself Out There: Networking 101

18/07/2022

11.45am-1.15pm, Friday 16th September 2022 Networking is something we all know we should be doing but most of us dread,…

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Education Conference 2022: Computation Across the Curriculum

14/07/2022

We are hosting our 2022 Education Conference in the Swansea.com Stadium on Thursday 1st December! The new Curriculum for Wales…

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STEM Academy 2022 Success

11/07/2022

As part of Technocamps’ STEM Academy this Summer, we hosted a whole load of fun activities across Wales to inspire, motivate…

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Roving Robotics at our Annual Competition

08/07/2022

Last week, twelve teams went head to head in our 2022 Robotics Competition in partnership with the RAF! The theme…

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Enjoying Robotics with the Minister for Economy

07/07/2022

On Friday, we got Welsh Government Minister for Education, Vaughan Gething MS, involved in our STEM workshop. We recently visited…

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Education and Welsh Language Minister visits Technocamps HQ

27/06/2022

Technocamps was pleased to welcome the Minister for Education and Welsh Language, Jeremy Miles AS to its Headquarters at Swansea University to…

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Technocamps teaches pupils in Blaenau Gwent about 5G

27/06/2022

We are working with schools in Blaenau Gwent to teach pupils how 5G connectivity could transform the way we live…

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Free STEM Workshops for Secondary Schools

25/06/2022

Our very popular STEM and Computer Science workshops for schools support the digital curriculum and can be adapted based on…

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Technocamps at Parti Ponty 2022

23/06/2022

We’ve teamed up with Menter Iaith RCT to deliver STEM activities at the festival in July. After a break of…

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Case Study: Kay Morris & Eryl Jones

20/06/2022

Tell us a little about yourself and your workKay: I am a Senior ICT Advisory Teacher with Ceredigion County Council…

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Technocamps wins major STEM Award

26/05/2022

Technocamps has been awarded a STEM Inspiration Award in recognition of its outreach work across Wales. Technocamps has been selected…

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Case Study: Lauren Powell

18/05/2022

Before going to university, Lauren didn’t know what she wanted to do. After learning about Computer Science, she became passionate…

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STEM Academy 2022

03/05/2022

This Summer, we are hosting a series of fun activities to schools in Swansea as part of our new STEM…

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Employers Info Event – CPD and Degree Apprenticeships at Swansea University

03/05/2022

Find out about our Higher and Degree Apprenticeships programmes in Computer Science, Management and Engineering and how these opportunities at…

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Technocamps Robotics Competition 2022

26/04/2022

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED Our 2022 Robotics Competition is in partnership with the RAF! The theme of this year’s…

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Newsbyte: Spring 2022

12/04/2022

Hello and welcome to our Spring 2022 edition of Newsbyte! We are really enjoying delivering our workshops in schools again…

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6 ways to get involved in Earth Day

12/04/2022

Each year, on April 22, people around the world celebrate Earth Day to raise awareness about pollution and the effects…

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Game of Codes 2022 Winners Announced

08/04/2022

On Wednesday 6 April 2022, we held our first Game of Codes final event since 2019. After two years of…

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FREE Accredited CPD Opportunity for Teachers across Wales

31/03/2022

Technocamps is once again offering a fantastic, unique opportunity to teachers and support staff from both primary and secondary schools…

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International Women’s Day Success

09/03/2022

Building on the Legacy of ITWales, we held our annual International Women’s Day Celebration event on Tuesday 8 March 2022. International…

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WiST Webinar: An Unconventional Path to CEO

07/03/2022

11.45am-1pm, Friday 13th May Our WiST events are aimed at women in the technology sector (or with a keen interest…

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International Women’s Day 2022

04/03/2022

ITWales’ 22nd annual International Women’s Day event will be held on Tuesday 8th March 2022. The annual ITWales International Women’s…

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New Podcast Series Launched to Encourage Young People to Consider STEM Careers

03/03/2022

Our podcast, Technotalks, aims to entertain and inform young people about the careers available to them in the Science, Technology,…

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Case Study: Kane Pirankar & Abena Amo

01/03/2022

Kane and Abena are undertaking their placement years with Technocamps at our Swansea hub. We chatted to them about their…

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

18/02/2022

The next intake of our Degree Apprenticeship programme starts in September 2022! Earn a BSc in Applied Software Engineering without…

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Free After-School Coding Clubs for Pupils in Wales

10/02/2022

Our commitment to providing children with the skills they need to develop and grow continues, and we now offer after-school…

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Annual Report 2021

09/02/2022

We had a busy 2021, with a mixture of virtual and in-person teaching, hosting our huge STEM Academy in the…

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LGBT+ History Month: 10 Influential Technology Pioneers

01/02/2022

This LGBT+ History Month, we’re celebrating computer science pioneers within the LGBT+ community. Peter LandinPeter Landin studied mathematics at Cambridge…

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Free Computational Workshops for Primary Schools in Blaenau Gwent

28/01/2022

We are so excited to announce that we are offering free LEGO Spike Prime kits and workshops to primary schools…

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Newsbyte: Winter 2022

27/01/2022

Hello and welcome to our Winter 2022 edition of Newsbyte! It’s a brand new year and, we have so much…

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Working with Theatr na nÓg to teach young people about migration

26/01/2022

We are working with our partner, Theatr na nÓg, to educate schoolchildren in Wales on the reasons people migrate across the…

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Game of Codes Competition 2022: Combat Climate Change

20/01/2022

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED Our annual coding competition for pupils in Wales is back! This year, we’re asking participants…

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International Women’s Day 2022 Celebration: For The Girls

14/01/2022

On Tuesday 8th March, we will celebrate ITWales’ 22nd International Women’s Day event. The gala dinner will showcase the work…

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International Women’s Day STEM Activities for Girls in Wales

12/01/2022

We are offering free, fun STEM workshops to Year 8 and 9 female pupils across Wales to celebrate International Women’s…

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Institute of Coding Skills Bootcamps

08/12/2021

Looking to upskill, reskill or retrain? Check out our collection of Skills Bootcamps. Our Skills Bootcamps, in partnership with the…

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Swansea University Copper Jam 2022

08/12/2021

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED Calling all sixth forms and colleges! Swansea University is inviting students to take part in…

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Free STEM Event for Girls in Merthyr Tydfil

07/12/2021

9.30am-2.30pm | Friday 18th March One of our aims at Technocamps is to encourage girls to consider the STEM careers…

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Preparing the Workforce for 2030: Skills and Education for Robotics and Autonomous Systems

03/12/2021

We recently contributed to a University of Sheffield report which explores best practices and recommendations for teaching robotics. The paper…

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WiST Webinar | Brand You: Personal Branding and Why it’s Important

01/12/2021

Our WiST events are aimed at women in the technology sector (or with a keen interest in the industry) to…

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Transforming Digital Education in Wales

25/11/2021

We have engaged with 65,000+ pupils across Wales to improve the knowledge gaps in digital education. Over the past 20+…

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Technocamps Partners with Menter Iaith

16/11/2021

Technocamps will now be working with Menter Iaith Abertawe to promote Welsh language STEM activities in Swansea. We are excited…

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Female Role Models and Technocamps

16/11/2021

It is widely recognised that girls are underrepresented in STEM industries, and Technocamps aims to redress the balance. We offer…

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Case Study: Sam Chucas

09/11/2021

A few years ago, Sam was a French teacher, but after he started teaching some ICT and got an insight…

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Improving Digital Teaching at our Education Conference

05/11/2021

We recently welcomed over 100 attendees to our 2021 Education Conference, both in-person at the Swansea.com Stadium, and via live…

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Swansea Science Festival is a Big Hit

25/10/2021

Last weekend, we explored innovations and ground-breaking moments through history at Swansea Science Festival. We worked with BBC Bitesize’s Grace…

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Newsbyte: Autumn 2021

20/10/2021

Welcome to our Autumn 2021 newsletter! This year is well and truly flying by and the new academic year is…

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16 Tips to Protect Yourself from Cyber Security Risks and Threats

18/10/2021

Many pupils and parents have had to use a number of devices to access materials for home learning over the…

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Free Adobe Creative Cloud training for teachers

13/10/2021

Adobe is offering a free live Autumn Camp for educators who are looking to improve their digital skills. The free…

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Free STEM Workshops for Schools in Wales

06/10/2021

Our very popular STEM and Computer Science workshops for schools have been used to support the digital curriculum for years,…

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GiST: Forensic and Crime Scene Investigation

30/09/2021

We are excited to invite female pupils in Years 8 and 9 to attend a full day of workshops at…

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WiST Webinar | LinkedIn: You’re Virtually the Best

17/09/2021

Our WiST events are aimed at women in the technology sector (or with a keen interest in the industry) to…

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Swansea Science Festival: Incredible Innovation

15/09/2021

Join us at Swansea Science Festival as we explore innovations and ground-breaking moments through history. This year, for the first…

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Young people in Cardiff get excited about Computer Science

09/09/2021

We recently partnered with the Cardiff Youth Service Digital team to provide a four-day computer science programme for people aged…

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Free Virtual Coding Club for Pupils Across Wales

01/09/2021

Our commitment to providing children with the skills they need to develop and grow continues, and we now offer after-school…

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Case Study: Dave Breeze

01/09/2021

Dave is a Software Developer at Vizolution, a fintech company based in Swansea Bay. It was through his role at…

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Decisions, Dilemmas and DigiTech

11/08/2021

[Blog by Delivery Officer Nia John] It has been an interesting academic year, to say the least – school closures,…

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Case Study: Aled-Wyn John

09/08/2021

Aled works within Swansea University‘s Estates department as a systems administrator and has a keen interest in sports. He was…

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STEM Academy 2021 Success

06/08/2021

As part of Technocamps’ STEM Academy this Summer, we hosted a whole load of fun activities across Wales to inspire,…

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

29/07/2021

The next intake of our Degree Apprenticeship programme starts in September 2021! Earn a BSc in Applied Software Engineering without…

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Education Conference 2021: In Touch with Digital

26/07/2021

We are hosting our 2021 Education Conference on Thursday 4th November! The aim is to bring Wales’s digital educators together…

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Newsbyte: Summer 2021

19/07/2021

Welcome to our Summer 2021 newsletter. We are over halfway through the year already! The second half of 2021 will…

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Minecraft Cohousing Building Success

14/07/2021

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…

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One World, One Technology

12/07/2021

In this guest blog, Delivery Officer Arunima from our Cardiff hub writes about our recent One World, One Technology exchange…

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Home of the Future Competition Winners Announced

08/07/2021

And the winner is… Our recent competition, in partnership with Energy Saving Trust and NEST, asked pupils to design their…

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Free Certified CPD Programme for Primary School Teachers

02/07/2021

We are offering a free 10-session CPD programme for primary school teachers with the aim of improving knowledge of Computer…

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Theatr na nÓg Production: Arandora Star

30/06/2021

Our partner, Theatr na nÓg, presents their play The Arandora Star – which tells the story of the Italian communities…

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WiST Webinar: Automated and Efficient

25/06/2021

How can you make your business more efficient? Automated processes can help you communicate with your audiences, streamline your HR…

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Free STEM Academy for children in Wales this Summer

21/06/2021

This Summer, we are hosting a series of fun activities across Wales as part of our new STEM Academy! All…

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CPD programme to Support New Digital Technology GCSE

10/06/2021

Our new free CPD programme is designed to support secondary school teachers with the delivery of the new Digital Technology…

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Using Minecraft to improve Cardiff’s sustainability plans

08/06/2021

[Blog by Technocamps Delivery Officer, Laura Choy] Minecraft captures an element of artistic freedom that many other mediums haven’t yet…

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New Podcast Launched to Encourage Young People to Consider STEM Careers

02/06/2021

Our new podcast, Technotalks, aims to entertain and inform young people about the careers available to them in the Science,…

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Building cohousing projects in Swansea using Minecraft

24/05/2021

We have been working with Swansea Co-Housing and Christopher Gutteridge from the University of Southampton IT department, as well as…

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The New Digital Technology GCSE in Wales: (Nearly) Everything You Need to Know

18/05/2021

The Digital Technology GCSE will be introduced to schools in Wales in September 2021. Here’s (nearly) everything you need to…

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Pupils support new train station design using Minecraft

12/05/2021

Pupils from Milford Haven have redesigned the new train station in a Minecraft world, in the hopes of inspiring the…

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£3.8M EU Investment in Technocamps to Support Digital Upskilling Across Wales Extended

12/05/2021

In 2003, Technocamps was established as a small unit within Swansea University to address issues with the teaching of computing…

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Minecraft set to influence future design of new cancer centre

11/05/2021

We are working on an exciting partnership with Velindre University NHS Trust to adopt gamification to engage the children and…

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Space Saving at Eisteddfod yr Urdd

10/05/2021

This year’s Eisteddfod yr Urdd is being held between 31 May and 4 June 2021, with a series of competitions,…

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Sketty Primary School become a Gold Technocamps Certified School

07/05/2021

Sketty Primary School in Swansea has become the first Gold Technocamps Certified School. Nine out of Sketty Primary School’s ten…

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Case Study: Dan Evans

04/05/2021

Dan lives near the small village of Bethesda in North Wales and is currently studying a BSc in Computer Information…

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Newsbyte: Spring 2021

30/04/2021

Welcome to our Spring 2021 newsletter. We may not be able to deliver our workshops in schools at the moment,…

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STEM careers webinars for 11-18 year olds in Wales

28/04/2021

We are hosting a series of careers webinars for 11-18 year olds to help them understand what roles are available…

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Printed Workbooks Make STEM Accessible to All

22/04/2021

We have produced 4,000 physical Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths activity workbooks and resources to support homeschooling without the need…

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One World, One Technology

21/04/2021

[Blog by Susan Monkton, Schools Liaison Officer at our Cardiff Hub] The last 12 months have certainly been an experience.…

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WiST Event: The Secrets of 365

14/04/2021

Are you up to date with the latest technology? Have you harnessed the power that Microsoft Office 365 can bring? There…

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Virtual STEM fun with the Brownies and Guides

14/04/2021

[Blog by Technocamps Schools Liaison Officer, Joanne Ralph] I have been Schools Liaison Officer for Technocamps for the past two…

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How to Make Sure you’re Cybersecure

13/04/2021

[Blog by Technocamps Delivery Officer, Olga Petrovska] Do you remember a time when hearing “You’ve got mail” caused elation? For…

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Home of the Future Competition

13/04/2021

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW ENDED Can you develop a game that shows energy efficiency in the home and the issues…

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Case Study: Derek Leung

07/04/2021

Derek attended Ysgol David Hughes, where Technocamps participated in several workshops for skills days amongst other activities. He was involved…

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Join our free virtual coding club

31/03/2021

Our commitment to providing children with the skills they need to develop and grow continues, and we now offer after-school…

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Getting girls interested in STEM

30/03/2021

Only 26% of STEM graduates are female. This shocking (yet probably unsurprising) number may well be increasing, but very slowly.…

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Choosing to Challenge: Gender Equality in STEM | GiST on International Women’s Day

19/03/2021

Guest blog written by Laura Roberts from our University of South Wales hub. Laura heads up our GiST events, which…

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Introduction to Digital Technology: Secondary Teacher CPD

16/03/2021

On Tuesday 20th April, we are hosting a CPD event for secondary school teachers to support with the new Digital…

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Game Development – Secondary Teacher CPD Series

12/03/2021

We are hosting a series of CPD sessions for secondary school teachers focussing on the key concepts of Game Development.…

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Free STEM Workshops for Secondary Schools

10/03/2021

With the schools closed and pupils at home, we have adapted our workshop offering to suit your needs. Workshops are…

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Case study: Cheralyn Nadal

10/03/2021

Cheralyn is in her second year of studying Applied Software Engineering through our Degree Apprenticeship programme, and she has worked…

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International Women’s Day success

08/03/2021

Building on the Legacy of ITWales, we held the annual International Women’s Day Celebration event on Monday 8 March 2021. We…

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She Inspires Me: Profiling Inspirational Women for International Women’s Day

08/03/2021

For International Women’s Day 2021, we celebrated by inviting members of the public to share profiles of the women who…

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Robotics, Micro:Bit and the state-of-the-art of Technology in Education Webinar

16/02/2021

SERAS, the UK’s nationwide network for Skills and Education for Robotics and Autonomous Systems, is holding a mini-conference on 25th February…

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The Next Generation of Game Makers

15/02/2021

We have recently undertaken a collaboration project with Cardiff Science Festival and Impact Gamers. The project, Impact Games, aimed to…

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Case Study: Sarah Clarke

15/02/2021

During Sarah’s school years, she visited the computer room once a week and often let someone else do the work…

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Annual Report 2020

11/02/2021

We had a busy 2020, moving our entire offering online, hosting a huge Summer of STEM holiday club, launching a new…

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International Women’s Day 2021

08/02/2021

Join us as we virtually celebrate Women in STEM and our partnerships over the past year. The annual Technocamps and…

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Game of Codes: Education of the Future

04/02/2021

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW ENDED. We are running our first pan-Wales virtual Game of Codes programming competition. The competition will…

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WiST Event: Are You Safe and Cybersecure?

02/02/2021

A sad truth is that most of us will have been affected by at least one information security breach in…

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Newsbyte: Winter Issue

01/02/2021

Welcome to our Winter 2021 newsletter. We may not be able to come into schools at the moment, but the…

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GiST: An Hour in the Life of a Woman in STEM

26/01/2021

Ever wondered what it would be like to make electricity from the sun, work for NASA or research Astrobiology? We’ve…

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‘Craft My City’ – opportunity for young people to help shape Cardiff using Minecraft

21/01/2021

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. We are working with Cardiff Council to provide children and young people with a unique…

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Case Study: Alfie Hopkin

21/01/2021

At age 14, Alfie Hopkin took part in a Technocamps 2-day iOS app building course alongside some college students. He…

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Minecraft: Education Edition training course

19/01/2021

Hwb have created a new course to take educators from launching Minecraft (even if it’s for the first time) through…

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Free Virtual Workshops

19/01/2021

We’ve been working hard to develop a whole host of virtual workshops for primary and secondary school ages. Workshops are…

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New Activity Pack Competition

08/01/2021

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. We’re offering prizes to the schools and pupils who complete the most activity packs on…

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Case Study: Merlin Warner-Huish

07/01/2021

At 15 years old, Merlin has started her GCSEs at Olchfa Comprehensive in Swansea. Her chosen subjects at GCSE are…

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GiST webinar: Rosie Cane

06/01/2021

An Hour in the Life of a Woman in STEM Ever wondered what it would be like to make electricity…

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WiST Event – New Year, New You: Being Confident in 2021

06/01/2021

For many of us, 2021 will be a year of fresh starts and achieving more than we did in 2020.…

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2020 in Numbers

11/12/2020

Like everyone, we’ve had a really busy year that was full of unexpected challenges. We’ve moved our entire offering online,…

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WRU Club of the Future Competition

07/12/2020

This competition is now closed. Can you combine Welsh culture and history with your hopes and dreams for the future…

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Nesta Challenges Longitude Explorer Prize

20/11/2020

This competition has now closed. Nesta Challenges has teamed up with Amazon to launch fourth edition of the Longitude Explorer…

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CPD for Secondary School Teachers

11/11/2020

What is excellent teaching? What are the ingredients of an excellent lesson? What does an excellent lesson look like? Three…

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Free Virtual STEM Workshops for school in Wales

10/11/2020

Luke Clement is part of our Delivery Team who’s been working hard on a new selection of virtual workshops to…

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STEM Fortnight

09/11/2020

Join us for two free STEM workshops focussed on renewable energy! Between 18-29th January, we’re offering free STEM workshops for…

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Newsbyte: Autumn Issue

04/11/2020

Welcome to the Autumn issue of Newsbyte! We’ve had a busy few months with our successful Summer of STEM and…

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The History of Technocamps

23/10/2020

17 years ago, Technocamps was established as a small unit in Swansea University. Today, we work across seven Welsh universities…

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GCSE and A Level support sessions

20/10/2020

We’re pleased to announce that we’re offering support sessions for GCSE and A-Level students! During half-term, our Cardiff hub is…

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Case study: Casey Denner

14/10/2020

Casey’s route into Computer Science was an unsual one. She was all set to be a French teacher until the…

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Learning with Lego in Lockdown

12/10/2020

Our Bangor Hub Coordinator, Alex Clewett, had a very productive lockdown. Here, he talks about his experience with the new…

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Half Term Event: Game Development 101

02/10/2020

Over October Half-Term, we’re offering two introductory sessions to the world of Game Design! You can choose from the Beginners…

Education Conference: Digital From a Distance

30/09/2020

We’re hosting our first ever virtual Education Conference on Thursday October 22nd! The event is FREE and relevant to Primary…

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Activity Packs Competition

24/09/2020

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED Our new on-line Activity Packs have helped to keep children motivated and excited this summer and they…

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Technoclub: 6-week coding club

18/09/2020

Join our virtual coding club! Each Technoclub region will provide a FREE weekly session where you will learn new Computer…

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Calling All Welsh Primary School Teachers! Certified Teacher Programme

12/09/2020

Following on from the success of the virtual training sessions we ran during lock down for Primary schools’ teachers we…

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Case study: Ben Dodd

11/09/2020

It is common to think that once you have a full-time job, your education stops. We believe that learning is…

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Case study: Robert Harris

08/09/2020

Robert is a Cardiff University graduate whose career in computer science was inspired by a week-long Technocamps workshop he undertook…

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More STEM resources

01/09/2020

We have opened up the portal we developed for the Summer programme and the resources we developed as a team…

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Survey

31/08/2020

When it comes to our children’s learning, we might consider science and maths to be something that’s best left to…

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WOW! What a Summer of STEM

18/08/2020

The school holidays have been a bit different this year, with pupils from all parts of Wales enjoying an extended…

Newsbyte: Summer Issue

13/07/2020

Welcome to the Summer edition of Newsbyte. Like everyone else we have had a crazy couple of months as the…

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Case study: Bryn Bennett

08/07/2020

Bryn has been a teacher at Bassaleg School for over 15 years and has led the Computer Science team for…

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Technocamps Summer of STEM

03/07/2020

Anyone who has ever participated in one of our workshops knows that Technocamps Delivery Officers have a knack of turning…

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Gender Equality in Tech – Who cares?

01/07/2020

It seems ages now since our last Women in STEM networking event took place. These events provided women working in…

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Join us for our FREE Virtual Teach Meet

23/06/2020

When Covid-19 began to impact education here in Wales, no-one could have forecast that our schools would still be closed…

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Supporting Distance Learning for Post-16 Learners

18/06/2020

As part of the ongoing Welsh Government’s #StaySafeStayLearning initiative, Technocamps is pleased that it has been able to put its…

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Technocamps is virtually always available!

16/06/2020

Like everyone else during the Covid-19 crisis, Technocamps has had to adapt to a new way of working. As a…

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Case study: Fiona Humphreys

02/06/2020

Fiona is the Head of Business and an ICT teacher at Ysgol Bro Dinefwr, and she recently undertook our VTCT…

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Case study: Colette Hughes

27/05/2020

When Colette was deciding on a topic for one of her final assessments as part of her teacher training, she…

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Suspendisse morbi pretium

06/05/2020

Eu donec in etiam ornare integer nam torquent ut, duis convallis semper proin vulputate arcu viverra nibh lectus, aliquet cras…

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Finibus ornare nascetur

06/05/2020

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Inceptos penatibus habitasse

06/05/2020

Lobortis nullam et euismod efficitur adipiscing dictum dui vestibulum aenean porta, hac primis feugiat blandit class erat nec elit. Ipsum…

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Magna ligula suspendisse

06/05/2020

Lectus curabitur lacinia vulputate scelerisque ridiculus tristique quam at facilisis facilisi, ex id cubilia rhoncus nibh luctus tincidunt amet condimentum…

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Nunc lacinia libero eu pulvinar aliquet

06/05/2020

Sesd malesuada massa vehicula molestie eu efficitur montes cubilia tincidunt maecenas, platea metus elementum nisl nulla mollis arcu tellus litora…

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Case study: Paul Finch

01/05/2020

Swansea University’s Degree Apprenticeship in Applied Software Engineering adopts a ‘learn and earn’ approach, combining work and study. For Paul,…

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Case Study: Rhun Llwyd

09/04/2020

When Bryn Tawe School IT teacher Rhun Llwyd booked the Technocamps team in to undertake STEM enrichment workshops with his…

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Newsbyte: Spring Issue

08/04/2020

Welcome to our Spring 2020 newsletter. We may not be able to come into schools at the moment, but the…

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Activity Packs Launched to Support Pupils, Teachers, and Parents

20/03/2020

We know that this is a very worrying time but we wanted to keep everyone updated as far as we…

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GiST Cymru Half Term Events – Inspiring Girls into Science and Technology

16/03/2020

Technocamps inspires young women to take up careers in STEM with half-term workshops in both North and South Wales. Since…

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Technocamps shortlisted for a Wales STEM Award

12/03/2020

Technocamps has been recognised for the work it does across Wales by being shortlisted in the inaugural Wales STEM Awards. Technocamps…

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Celebrating International Women’s Day with Tea and Technology

11/03/2020

Technocamps holds its inaugural Tea and Tech sessions, inspiring young women into science and technology. Complementing our annual gala celebration…

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Lots of Fun at Super Science Swansea

10/03/2020

Showcasing our Amazing Technology with Oriel Science at the Waterfront Museum in Swansea  In celebration of British Science Week and International Women’s…

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Wales celebrates and encourages women to be the Future of Science and Technology in Wales

09/03/2020

Building on the Legacy of ITWales, Technocamps hosts International Women’s Day Annual Celebration Dinner 2020. Technocamps is proud to have hosted…

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Annual Report 2019

16/01/2020

No excerpt…

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Technocamps launches its brand new Network for Women Working in STEM

13/01/2020

The year 2019 saw the launch of Technocamps new Role Model Network for women working in STEM, in association with…

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We are celebrating the success of the first degree apprenticeship graduates in Wales

18/12/2019

Swansea University is celebrating the success of the first degree apprenticeship graduates in Wales. The 14 students have completed a…

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Analysing algorithms, mathematics, and computer science at the Royal Institute Christmas Lectures

15/12/2019

The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures are well-established in the UK Calendar and this year two Technocamps University partners were able…

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FREE Accredited CPD Opportunity for Teachers across Wales 2020

13/12/2019

Technocamps is once again offering a fantastic, unique opportunity to teachers and support staff from both primary and secondary schools…

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Working with the DVLA and its annual Coding Challenge

05/12/2019

We are proud and privileged to continue our long-term relationship with Swansea’s DVLA and once again sponsored their annual ‘Code…

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Partnering with the Seren Network to create the technology stars of the future

30/11/2019

Our project has recently teamed up with the Seren Network to help encourage and inspire the next generation of technological…

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Game of Codes is back!

22/11/2019

The competition (now in its 5th year) gives pupils from all across the country the opportunity to develop their problem…

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Technocamps Joins in the Fun at Swansea Science Festival

15/11/2019

Kicking off the half-term holidays in Wales, the Swansea Science Festival is an annual treat for both children and grown-ups, offering hands-on…

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Degree Apprenticeship student shortlisted for success!

29/10/2019

We are proud to be celebrating with Max Rochefort-Shugar, a second-year student on the BSc (Hons) Applied Software Engineering Degree…

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Curriculum for Success?

29/10/2019

It was an amazing day for educational professionals throughout Wales as Technocamps hosted an unprecedented day of learning, designed to…

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Technocamps Welcomes the Minister for Education, Kirsty Williams AM

17/09/2019

Technocamps was pleased to welcome the Minister for Education, Kirsty Williams AM to its Headquarters at Swansea University to find out more…

Featured image for “Swansea University Celebrates the Success of the First Degree Apprenticeship Graduates in Wales”

Swansea University Celebrates the Success of the First Degree Apprenticeship Graduates in Wales

12/09/2019

Fourteen students make up the first-ever cohort of Degree Apprentices in Wales, all of whom will graduate this year with…

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GiST Cymru Summer School

16/08/2019

Technocamps was extremely proud to lead on an innovative new programme designed to encourage young women towards STEM careers. The…

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STEM Enrichment Summer School with Yellowsands Foundation

15/08/2019

Last week was the end of our three week Summer School Programme with the students from Ysgol Bae Baglan who…

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2019 National Eisteddfod in Llanrwst

10/08/2019

Technocamps were proud to participate in this year’s National Eisteddfod in Llanrwst. Our stand on the Maes hosted a variety…

Featured image for “Smashing the stereotypes as GiST Cymru launches in the Valleys”

Smashing the stereotypes as GiST Cymru launches in the Valleys

22/07/2019

Technocamps was extremely proud to lead on an innovative new programme, designed to encourage young women towards STEM careers.  Last…

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2019 Robotics Competition

17/07/2019

Our annual Technocamps Robotics Competition was held on 17 July 2019 in the University of South Wales, Cardiff. The theme…

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Congratulations to our 2019 VTCT Graduates!

15/07/2019

Technocamps is extremely proud to be able to announce and celebrate the success of our most recent graduates from the…

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Setting up our Stall for Science and the Assembly

11/06/2019

The event is hosted annually in the Senedd and Pierhead Building in Cardiff Bay and offers companies and projects a showcase for…

Featured image for “FREE Accredited CPD Opportunity for Teachers across Wales 2019!”

FREE Accredited CPD Opportunity for Teachers across Wales 2019!

11/06/2019

Technocamps is once again offering a fantastic, unique opportunity to teachers from both primary and secondary schools across Wales; training…

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Swansea University Launches into the CoSMOS

21/05/2019

CoSMOS occupies the second floor of the Margam Building on the Singleton Campus.   The space is home to five major outreach…

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FLL Robotics Team Egni collect Judges Choice Award for ‘Thinking Big’ at World Festival in Detroit

08/05/2019

The First Lego League Festival takes place annually and is a huge celebration of all things robotic with fierce but friendly competition…

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Technocamps joins the expert judging panel at the First© Lego League World Festival 2019

26/04/2019

Technocamps continues to develop its international reputation within the field of Computer Science Education as we aim to take our…

Featured image for “Technocamps Robotics Competition 2019 – Disaster Droids”

Technocamps Robotics Competition 2019 – Disaster Droids

11/04/2019

We are pleased to announce that the Technocamps Robotics Competition is back with the final competition day to be held…

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Super Science Sunday comes to Swansea

28/03/2019

The Technocamps team was privileged to have been invited to participate in Super Science Sunday, organised by Swansea University‘s Oriel Science project as part of British…

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Technocamps’ Smart Cities Coding Competition arrives at Cardiff University for the 2019 Finals

24/03/2019

Technocamps recently headed to the capital for the national finals of its annual coding competition, this year hosted by Cardiff University.  Pupils…

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Technocamps celebrates International Women’s Day 2019 at our Gala Dinner

20/03/2019

Now in its 19th year, Technocamps was once again pleased to host the ITWales International Women’s DayCelebration, which took place at the Marriott Hotel in Swansea…

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Technocamps goes Global

18/03/2019

The Technocamps team has recently returned from an incredible overseas adventure, taking the programme global with a trip to Hong Kong alongside…

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ITWales International Women’s Day Dinner 2019 – Celebrating Women in Welsh IT

04/02/2019

The annual ITWales International Women’s Day Celebration provides an insight into the diverse range of business and career opportunities for…

Featured image for “Technocamps Game Of Codes 2019 Coding Competition – Smart Cities”

Technocamps Game Of Codes 2019 Coding Competition – Smart Cities

13/12/2018

Game of Codes is back as Technocamps pan-Wales National Programming Competition.  The competition will enable interested pupils to develop their…

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ICT Qualifications Need Fundamental Reform, Says Regulator

10/12/2018

ICT qualifications used in schools and further education colleges are outdated and need fundamental reform. That’s the conclusion reached by…

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Technocamps After School Coding Club Spring Term Registration is now open

04/12/2018

The Technocamps 2018-2019 Tuesday or Thursday After School Coding Club starts January and will continue every Tuesday/Thursday afternoon during school term time in the Technocamps Delivery Room, Singleton Campus (Further specific…

Featured image for “Hong Kong Youngsters Learn Computer Science Skills as Successful Welsh collaboration goes Overseas”

Hong Kong Youngsters Learn Computer Science Skills as Successful Welsh collaboration goes Overseas

29/11/2018

The innovative school’s outreach programme Technocamps have announced that they’ll be reuniting with Theatr na nÓg for a collaborative project in Hong…

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Teachers Get Stuck In to Programming on Technoteach Course

15/10/2018

Once again the summer holidays have come and gone and a new cohort of teachers enrolled on our Technoteach course…

Featured image for “The Institute of Coding Wales Launched to Tackle Digital Skills Gap”

The Institute of Coding Wales Launched to Tackle Digital Skills Gap

03/10/2018

The Institute of Coding (IoC) in Wales, a major partnership led by Swansea University, which forms part of the National…

Featured image for “Technocamps After-School Coding Club 2018-2019 Begins!”

Technocamps After-School Coding Club 2018-2019 Begins!

03/09/2018

Overview:  In the After-School Coding Club, a wide range of computing topics will be covered making use of a variety…

Featured image for “Thirty Eight Teachers Across Wales Celebrate Qualification Success”

Thirty Eight Teachers Across Wales Celebrate Qualification Success

24/07/2018

In July thirty-eight teachers – from both Primary and Secondary schools across Wales – became the third cohort of learners…

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Funding Announced for Programme Helping Youngsters Improve Computer Science Skills

17/07/2018

The announcement, at a Prince’s Trust event in Cardiff, confirmed that the University’s Technocamps Programme at the Department of Computer Science…

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Technocamps & First Campus Artificial Intelligence Residential Conference 2018

16/07/2018

Thanks to funding, secured by Prof Andrew Ware, via the Journal Division of the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence…

Featured image for “FREE Accredited CPD Opportunity for Teachers across Wales 2018!”

FREE Accredited CPD Opportunity for Teachers across Wales 2018!

10/07/2018

Technocamps is once again offering a fantastic, unique opportunity to teachers from both primary and secondary schools across Wales; training…

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Autonomous Artists a Huge Success!

05/07/2018

This year’s Technocamps Annual Robotics Competition gave artistic license to pupils across Wales to combine robotics with the creative world!…

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Technocamps recognised for Outstanding Contribution to Public Engagement

25/06/2018

On June 21st Swansea University’s Research & Innovation activities were recognised as part of an awards evening which highlighted the breadth…

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Amelia Earhart Day 2018

18/06/2018

The 18th of June, 2018 marks the 90th anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s landing just off the coast of Pwll and…

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Dylan Lewis, a teacher at Pontarddulais Comprehensive wins award for Best use of Digital Learning

05/06/2018

Dylan Lewis, a teacher from Pontarddulais Comprehensive School who is currently attending our Technoteach course has won an award for…

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Technocamps at the Urdd Eisteddfod 2018

05/06/2018

Technocamps enjoyed a fun-filled week at this year’s Eisteddfod yr Urdd in Builth Wells. The stall was overrun by enthusiastic…

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Technocamps at the Urdd National Eisteddfod 2018

29/05/2018

Technocamps are running a stall at the 2018 National Eisteddfod Yr Urdd at the Royal Welsh Showgrounds in Builth Wells…

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Technocamps Robotics Competition 2018 – Autonomous Artists

09/05/2018

We are pleased to announce that the Technocamps Robotics Competition is back with the final competition day to be held…

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Technoclub represents Wales at the 2018 Robotics World Festival in Detroit, USA

02/05/2018

A team of pupils from Ysgol Glan Clwyd travelled to Detroit, USA in order to represent Wales at the annual…

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£1.2m for Welsh Universities to crack the code

01/05/2018

Two Welsh universities are to receive £1.2m to support their involvement in the UK-wide Institute of Coding helping create the…

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ITWales International Women’s Day Celebration 2018

14/03/2018

On March 8th, 2018 at the Marriott Hotel in Swansea, ITWales hosted their Eighteenth Annual International Women’s Day Celebration Dinner…

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Game Of Codes 2017 Coding Competition

15/12/2017

Game of Codes is back as Technocamps pan-Wales National Programming Competition.  The competition will enable interested pupils to develop their…

Featured image for “DVLA Coding Challenge Goes off with a Bang!”

DVLA Coding Challenge Goes off with a Bang!

04/12/2017

On Tuesday 28th November, school teams from across Wales came to compete in the DVLA Code Challenge which was supported by…

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Web Development Star Represents GB in WorldSkills Finals

02/11/2017

Alfie Hopkins, a young Welsh Web Development Star from Llanelli, South Wales has represented Great Britain in the WorldSkills Finals…

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Science, Technology and the Performing Arts combine in Eye of the Storm

25/10/2017

During this Autumn school term, over 2,000 pupils from Primary schools across south Wales have been taking part in Science…

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46 Teachers Begin an Accredited Technoteach CPD Course

03/10/2017

At the start of the Autumn Term, over 46 Teachers from across Wales have begun an extensive, year-long, accredited CPD…

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Seventeen Teachers Celebrate Qualification Success

07/07/2017

On 5th July 2017, seventeen teachers – from both Primary and Secondary schools across South Wales – became the second…

Featured image for “FREE Accredited CPD Opportunity for Teachers across Wales!”

FREE Accredited CPD Opportunity for Teachers across Wales!

23/06/2017

Technocamps is once again offering a fantastic, unique opportunity to teachers from both primary and secondary schools across Wales; training…

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DVLA Coding Challenge – Imagine it, Code it, Build it, Win it!

22/06/2017

DVLA is running a Wales National Coding Challenge for 7 to 11-year-olds sponsored and supported by Technocamps, in association with…

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£1.3 Million to Expand School Computer Coding in Wales

19/06/2017

Cabinet Secretary for Education Kirsty Williams has announced today a £1.3 Million investment to support the plan ‘Cracking the Code’…

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Swansea University School of Education, Public Seminar

09/05/2017

The reform of STEM education – especially in the wider socio-economic context of developing high-value science and technology skills –…

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Live Stream of Robotics World Festival!

26/04/2017

Watch Team Lightning from Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn at the FIRST World Festival of robotics! …

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Welsh Technoclub to Represent the UK at the 2017 Robotics World Festival in St Louis, USA

07/04/2017

A robotics Technoclub at Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn, Carmarthenshire has been invited to represent the UK in the annual FIRST® Robotics World…

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Hendrefoilan Primary School Children Learn to Code

06/04/2017

A pioneering coding club started by Jimi Breisford-Smith; a pupil in Year 6 at Hendrefoilan Primary School is now being…

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Game of Codes Sciensational Superheroes Challenge 2016

03/10/2016

Technocamps is running a pan-Wales National Programming Challenge.  The challenge will enable interested pupils to develop their problem solving, communication…

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Teachers Celebrate Qualification Success!

05/07/2016

On July 5th 2016, thirteen teachers from across South Wales became the first cohort of learners to successfully achieve the…