We aim to demonstrate our commitment to the communities of Cardiff and Wales through knowledge exchange projects that help those who do not traditionally engage with us.
As well as creating projects and partnerships with communities we also welcome the public at many of our events and activities. They can access our facilities, from libraries to our physiotherapy clinic - or take courses at our Centre for Lifelong Learning.
We are working on five flagship engagement projects to develop our contribution to society.
We want to use our expertise, knowledge and resources to support self-help community projects across Wales, and help growth and prosperity through the country.
We work closely with schools and colleges to support young people's learning so that they can achieve their potential. We want to encourage them to aspire to - and reach - higher education.
We are developing strategic partnerships with secondary schools to support and enrich the curriculum.
We run activities throughout the year which help pupils gain the necessary skills and experience needed to achieve a place at university. We run science and technology activities for schools that reach over 28,000 people.
Our academics and students support communities through access to research and specialist skills. Examples include:
- The Law Clinic - assists members of the community and vulnerable groups for which there is no legal aid.
- The CAER Heritage Project - a partnership between archaeologists and the communities of Ely and Caerau helping to connect communities with their heritage and develop educational opportunities.
- Student Volunteering Cardiff - one of the largest student volunteering organisations in the UK, with approximately 1,000 volunteers working on more than 30 projects with disadvantaged and vulnerable people.