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Gŵyl eCampws Festival (virtual summer outreach festival)

  • Clock outlineMonday 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.

View the festival programme.

There are five strands within the festival:

  • 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.

Specific support is also offered to parents/guardians. Please feel free to contact us at with any specific questions or visit our parent/guardian support page.

Our programmes form a number of different strands to the festival, including:

About the organiser

This activity is organised by Widening Participation and Outreach Team. Contact us at for more details.

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  • TickKey stage four - ages 14-16, years 10-11
  • TickKey stage five - ages 16-18, years 12-13
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  • TickPromoting higher education
  • TickWidening university participation

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