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Funded projects 2016-17

Our projects demonstrate our ties to our city region, and highlight the variety of engagement activities with which our academics are involved.

Thirteen projects were approved in the first round of pilot engagement project funding. All projects involve close working with communities, schools, voluntary bodies or public authorities.

Chuck Rapoport speaking at Cardiff University

Aberfan: remembering, forgetting and moving on

Bringing people together to build a greater understanding of the effects of the Aberfan disaster and its coverage.

Creative Cardiff hub logo

Creative Cardiff Pop-Up Hub

Testing an open and supportive workspace for creative businesses, organisations and freelancers.

Creative Writing Toolkit

Creative Writing Toolkit

Building stronger writing communities.

Dawnsio'r Lingo

Dawnsio'r Lingo

Exploring how dance and movement can contribute to the development of Welsh as a second language.

Footprints in Time

Footprints in Time

Can the deep history of coastal changes inform our own experiences of climate change?

Stretching exercises

Get Started in Sport and Exercise

Staff and students delivered a series of workshops aimed at enabling individuals to engage in sport and exercise.

The Hack the Local team

Hack the Local

Creating data-driven solutions to news challenges.

Interactive Health Workshops

Interactive Health Workshops

Teaching healthy living in primary schools.

Student reporters on the maes

Llais y Maes

Offering journalism training and work placements to young people at the National Eisteddfod.

Participants undertaking environmental monitoring

Mobile Crowdsensing Network

What impact does urban green infrastructure have on our physical environment, health and wellbeing?


Working to widen participation in further and higher education among ethnic minority young people in Butetown.

"Safe-Tea" Campaign

Working to reduce burn and scald injuries in children.

Trek to Connect

Trek to Connect

Strengthening and developing social networks between residents in Communities First areas.