As always the New Year can be used as an opportunity to try out something new so why not start today? All our courses are designed with adult learners in mind and cover a diverse range of subject areas.
We have two courses starting this month which are perfect if you’re interested in looking into local Welsh history. The first course, A History of Cardiff: From Roman Fort to Capital City, students will examine the main historical, social and cultural factors that have shaped Cardiff’s story. You will learn about the city’s early development in the hands of the Romans and the Normans, its growth as a county town and port, and the legacy of the Bute family. You will also explore the diverse activities that have preoccupied the lives of the people of Cardiff over the many centuries, from politics, education and religion to culture, recreation and sport. There are 10 weekly classes on Tuesday evenings 7.00pm – 9.00pm and the first class will be January 24th.
In the second course, Exploring Welsh Landscapes, you will discover how landscape archaeology examines how past societies used and perceived the environment around them and, as a discipline, borrows techniques and theories from several other fields of study. Making use of Welsh case studies, this module is designed to introduce students to the methodology and theoretical approaches utilised in landscape archaeology. The majority of sessions will have a practical focus, aiming to give students a ‘hands-on’ experience of using landscape approaches to examine the environment of the past. There are 9 weekly classes on Wednesday evenings 7.00pm – 9.00pm and the first class will be January 25th. The course also includes a field trip to a local archaeological site. For further details please see the website. If either of these sound like your cup of tea, get in touch to book your space.
Phone: 029 2087 0000
Continuing and Professional Education, 21-23 Senghennydd Road, Cardiff, CF24 4AG
Are you looking for a new challenge this autumn or maybe just want to try something new? Want to find out more? Our next Continuing and Professional Education Open Day will be held Wednesday 14th September between 12.00 noon to 2.00pm and 5.00pm to 7.00pm in the friendly Cyber Café located in the Continuing and Professional Education building, Senghennydd Road, Cardiff, CF24 4AG.
We offer courses in a wide range of subjects to study at various different levels and most of our courses don’t require lots of existing qualifications, just an interest in the subject area. We cover Business and Management, Computer Studies, Humanities, Modern Languages, Politics and International Relations/Law, Science and Environment, Social Sciences and Healthcare. Our Co-ordinating Lecturers will be on hand to help answer all your questions and queries. Whether you’re interested in enrolling on one of the part-time Choices courses for adult learners or thinking about embarking on a Pathway to a Degree course we can provide you with all the information you’ll need.
Refreshments will be provided and free parking is available after 5.00pm in the car park next to the building.
Students who completed the Pathway to Social Science this year visited Cardiff University’s Glamorgan Building where they will begin their degree studies in September.
The Pathway to Social Science, a progression route to higher education at Cardiff University, sees 12 local adult learners transform their lives and progress onto a degree scheme.
The students are from a diverse range of backgrounds and show commitment and enthusiasm for their studies.
The students joined the Pathway to Social Science Coordinating Lecturer Jan Stephens, and previous Pathway students who have already started their undergraduate degree to get advice and support before they begin in the School of Social Sciences.
Why not start your learning journey by enrolling on the Pathway to Social Science? The Centre will take new enrolments from August 2014.
If you would like to find out more in the meantime contact Jan Stephens StephensJ4@cardiff.ac.uk or by calling 029 2087 6248.
Keep up-to-date by joining our Pathway to Social Science Mailing List.
Cardiff University Confucius Institute is pleased to welcome Professor Li Dan, from the International Politics Department at Xiamen University. Li Dan joins the existing team at the Confucius Institute as the Academic director.
Since its launch in 2008, Cardiff Confucius Institute has delivered a wide range of Chinese language and teaching programmes to adult learners through the choices programme at Cardiff University and has also delivered a wide variety of cultural activities for adults and school pupils.
Professor Li commented “I am honoured and very excited about coming to Cardiff to lead the Confucius Institute to provide courses in Chinese language and culture to members of the community, public and private sector organisations and university staff and students. The Confucius Institute acts as a focus for those involved in China-related research and teaching and in the past few years, our CI has achieved great progress in promoting Chinese language and culture. As well as this existing work, I look forward to focusing on academic exchange programmes, the international conference grant, PhD in China Fellowship, Joint PhD Fellowship, and the visiting scholar in China Programme.”
Cardiff Confucius Institute will offer new Chinese summer courses in June and July this year through the LEARN summer programme. Autumn part-time courses for adults will be advertised from July. For more information visit www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn/confucius-institute
Cardiff University celebrates a successful partnership with Student Volunteering Cardiff and Communities First at Family Fun Day.
The Widening Access Team at Continuing & Professional Education will be celebrating the success of its partnership with Student Volunteering Cardiff and Communities First at this weekend’s Family Fun Day. The event has been organised by ACE Cardiff, SEF Cymru, Riverside Homework Club and Education Centre Wales who are all located in the BRG Communities First area in Cardiff.
The event, which will take place on Saturday 7 June in Butetown, will celebrate the participation and learning achievements of all the students who attend the area’s Homework Clubs which are supported by student tutors from Cardiff University.
It is expected that around 70 to 80 children will attend the day with their families, who will be integral in celebrating their children’s learning journey and enjoying the day’s activities.
Student Tutor Project Coordinator, at Continuing & Professional Education, Liena Abulaban said: “We are really looking forward to supporting this weekend’s event which will showcase the hard work of the students and the Cardiff University Student Tutors in particular”.
One of the Student Tutors, Rachel Ware said: “I have learnt so much about teaching and they say the best experience you can get is in a classroom – so homework clubs are surely the next best thing! It is so hard to get hands-on experience, so this has been invaluable. It definitely played a big role in securing my place in University to study a PGCE!”
The Cardiff Homework Club project gives Cardiff University students the opportunity to volunteer as part of a team that supports children aged 11-18 in their learning. Volunteers can progress to become Team Leaders and expand their skills set to include leading and managing small teams of volunteer tutors.
To find out more about the Homework Clubs Student Tutor Project please visit www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn/widening-access/student-tutor-project/
Ideology triumphed over common culture in the First World War, historian Sir Hew Strachan told a packed Cardiff University public lecture on 21 May 2014. The celebrated war historian told 250 eager listeners that the war took just weeks to break common cultural links and replace them with the crude ideologies of war.
The event’s organiser Dr Richard Marsden said, ‘It is fantastic to see so many people from all walks of life here this evening. This lecture series is all about taking research out of the ivory tower and putting it at the disposal of the public. We hear a lot about ’research impact’ in universities these days. Sir Hew’s research has certainly had an impact on hundreds of people here tonight, and he was given a run for his money with some great questions at the end.’
Attendees also enjoyed a cheese and wine reception before the lecture. The reception showcased some of the community-focused history courses and outreach projects at Continuing & Professional Education and also the School of History, Archaeology and Religion.
This lecture was part of the Exploring the Past Free Lecture series offered by Continuing & Professional Education in collaboration with the Historical Association. These talks run on a monthly basis and offer members of the public the chance to find out about cutting-edge research in the Humanities.
The lecture series itself is an off-shoot of the Exploring the Past pathway, which offers a flexible route onto degrees in History, Archaeology and Religion to adult learners without formal qualifications. This is just one of a number of similar routes run by Continuing & Professional Education as part of its Pathways to a Degree programme.
To find out more about part time courses visit www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn or call 029 2087 0000
To find out more about Pathways to undergraduate degrees visit www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn/pathways
As a student on this course you will:
- Learn about different types of marketing strategies
- Explore specific marketing issues facing companies today
- Work as a team to develop and launch a marketing strategy
Who is this course for?
This new course is open to all and is specifically designed for those who would like a taster for the Pathway to Business Management / Finance and Accounting programme.
The course can also be taken as a stand-alone course for career development, as part of your CPD, or for those with an interest in Marketing issues.
Learning and Teaching
The course is taught through a mix of:
- Lectures and seminars
- Student-led team work to achieve a marketing strategy
Coursework and Assessment
To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved.
The assessment for this course is:
- To develop and launch a marketing strategy
- Principles of Marketing 4th European Edition by Kotler, Wong, Saunders and Armstrong
- Marketing: real people, real decisions 1st European Edition by Solomon, Marshal, Stuart, Barnes and Mitchell
Library and Computing Facilities
As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on
(029) 2087 0000.
Accessibility of Courses
Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.
A range of further information can be found on our web site www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn or in Choices. This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.
Cardiff Confucius institute is pleased to be able to offer:
- Afterschool and lunchtime Mandarin Clubs
- China weeks – to celebrate Chinese Language and Culture
- China Days – a day of cultural activities and Mandarin language taster sessions
- Welsh Baccalaureate weeks
- Regular in-curriculum Mandarin sessions
Our experienced Chinese Language Tutors provide lively and engaging Mandarin language and cultural activities throughout Primary and Secondary schools in Wales at competitive rates.