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Our award-winning engagement and innovation initiatives are firmly rooted in the local, regional and national community. With a wide range of partners, from schools to museums, our collaborations lead to exciting research findings.

An award-winning national beacon of excellence for engagement, the CAER Heritage Project has brought the prehistoric story of Wales' capital city back to prominence.

A wealth of local community support has made a big impact, challenging marginalisation. The Caerau hill fort excavations have given exciting insights into past communities, taking its heritage back far beyond medieval, Roman and Iron Age society to the Neolithic period. The project won over Overall Winner, against a field of 230 entries,  at the National Co-Ordinating Centre for Public Engagement's UK-wide Engage Competition in 2014, .

Current engagement projects

Our engagement projects and impact work not only showcase our work and provide opportunities for community research, but also offer a route to return to education for those with the passion to learn. Our rewarding Pathways are shaped around the needs of mature students, enabling a taste of learning at a higher level. These open up accredited routes to a degree, and potentially postgraduate study.

Explore our activities for schools, colleges and teachers


Discover how our Pathways lead back into education.

Exploring the Past

Exploring the past video

This innovative and award-winning pathway offers a route onto degrees in History, Archaeology and Religious Studies at Cardiff University. Taught in the evenings and at weekends, it is aimed at adults with busy lives who may have been away from education for a long time.