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News in brief

18 December 2012

News in brief

Two of the University’s PhD students have been successful in their applications to the Arts & Humanities Research Council for Student-Led Collaborative Skills Development Awards.

Samuel Sequeira, from the School of English, Communication and Philosophy was awarded £2,920 for ‘Engaging with Diversity: Developing Skills in Public Engagement and Research Impact’.

The project, held in collaboration with Butetown History & Arts Centre, will develop skills related to practical partnership working and public engagement. Its primary aim is to train PhD students and other early career researchers working in areas related to multiculturalism in how to engage effectively with ethnic minority community groups and make impact central to their research activities.

Sara Sylvester, from the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies was awarded £2,500 for her project, ‘Making Media Matter for 21st Century Teachers and Learners: Demystifying Representational Theory at KS5 & Promoting Pedagogical Excellence in Media Education’.

The project will involve up to 10 PhD students who will collaborate with practitioners in the Department of Media at Whitchurch High School to develop and deliver a programme of study to A-level students to enhance their media literacy skills. This project identifies media literacy education as an intentional and essential framework in which to develop and catalyze essential knowledge, skills, and dispositions for 21st-century teacher preparation and Key Stage 5 film/media students (A-level).

Student switch off

Students at Senghennydd Hall won 100 tubs of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream after residents completed a climate change quiz as part of the Student Switch Off Campaign.

54 universities were invited to take part in the survey with prizes for the Halls with the most residents responding to the survey. Questions were unique to each University and Senghenydd Hall was one of the top three halls nationwide for student take up.

The Student Switch Off Campaign is a not for profit campaign encouraging student action on climate change.

Travel Survey

A quick reminder that an Ipod Nano and a flat screen TV are available as prizes for staff and students who take part in the University’s Travel Survey. The survey will inform travel arrangements and help the University to report and take action to reduce carbon emissions associated with travel. Winners will be selected at random and the survey is available online here:


Christmas e-cards

A wide selection of festive e-Cards are available for staff and students to send to friends and family. Check out the cards here: