Gŵyl eCampws Festival (virtual summer outreach festival)
- Monday 27 July 2020, 09:00 - Friday 7 August 2020, 17:00
Each year we run a series of summer schools on campus. This year, as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we’re launching the Cardiff University Virtual Summer Festival.
Our two-week digital festival will give students the opportunity to take part in a variety of online and offline activities designed to help them prepare for university life.
Highlights of the festival will include:
- A flexible programme that allows students to engage at a time that suits them.
- Participate in activities designed to improve group work, communication and presentation skills
- Developing subject-specific knowledge through academic taster sessions
- A variety of social activities, such as live film streams, comedy nights, online gaming and virtual quizzes.
- The opportunity to receive a ‘student food box’ to feed the family – comes with all necessary ingredients and recipe cards.
- The chance to meet other students who are thinking about university
- Mentoring and peer support from current Cardiff University students
- UCAS and personal statement support for those preparing to apply for university.
- The Sutton Trust project works with 16-17-year-olds interested in Medicine, offering tailored advice for medical applications and interviews whilst also providing insight into the course.
- Step Up is our flagship project for 16-17-year-olds from Wales. The main Festival activity is based around group research and an academic conference led by our Outreach Tutors, Jack and Poppy.
- Insights is for students holding an offer to study at Cardiff University in September. This programme is led by Rhys and Rifhat from Student Enterprise Team. Festival-goers will work in groups to solve a challenge, developing essential skills to help them prepare for university life.
- Discovery is for young people with autism spectrum conditions. The main activity will use Minecraft to teach students about university life whilst developing social-communication skills.
- The First Campus Team is running a Festival project specifically for young carers from Wales.
Our programmes form a number of different strands to the festival, including:
- Discovery (for young people with autism spectrum conditions)
- Step Up to Uni (link to post-16 page)
- Access to Professions (link to post-16 page)
- Confident Futures (for care-experienced young people)
- Cardiff University offer-holders.
About the organiser
This activity is organised by Widening Participation and Outreach Team. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.