Building Wales' skills for the future
As Wales’ biggest university, we are supporting a skills-led recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
For young people
We ensure young people are given every opportunity to fulfil their potential regardless of their circumstances or background. Our widening participation and community outreach programmes support those who are under-represented in higher education and who have experienced educational disadvantage or disruption. We break down barriers to higher education and support young people throughout their educational journey.
We work closely with schools and colleges across Wales to support young people by offering many free educational resources and activities for teachers, schools and colleges in a range of subjects. Meanwhile, our School Governor Initiative actively encourages and supports university staff and alumni to contribute their skills and expertise to schools by serving as School Governors.
Our Welsh for Adults programme has been running for over 30 years, benefiting Welsh learners in the community as well as our own staff and students.
Our range of flexible part-time courses for adults provide a way for adult learners to increase their knowledge and improve their career prospects. There are also opportunities to study towards qualifications, and we provide pathways to study an undergraduate degree with the university.
We offer short Continued Professional Development courses, including free online courses, to develop skills. Some courses are designed for those in particular professional fields, whilst others cover more general skills of value to a wide range of people and employers.
We offer schools and colleges across Wales a wide range of activities and resources to raise aspirations, support the curriculum and spark curiosity as well as support professional development for teachers.