University of South Wales
University of South Wales
Sessions in public services and politics include: Devolution in Wales; Citizenship, diversity and public services and Extended research in public services. Suitable for year 12 and year 13 (or college equivalent). Can be delivered as part of an assembly, subject-specific lesson, staff training etc at University of South Wales

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Event Summary:

Sessions in public services and politics include: Devolution in Wales; Citizenship, diversity and public services and Extended research in public services. Suitable for year 12 and year 13 (or college equivalent). Can be delivered as part of an assembly, subject-specific lesson, staff training etc

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Sessions include:

Devolution in Wales (Unit 1: government, policies and the public service)
In Scotland’s recent referendum, 16 and 17 year-olds played a significant role, with many voting YES to independence. Debate the impact that elections and the electoral system have, the effect of further devolution in Wales and whether it matters how many levels of government there are.

Citizenship, diversity and public services (Unit 3)
Debate whether fairness means that we should all be treated in the same way, or whether it’s possible to treat people differently and still be fair. Explore examples of fairness in policing, education, health and welfare reform to think about the impact of policies on different groups.

Extended research in public services (Unit 7)
Explore examples of high-quality research and how it affects the delivery of services. Develop the skills needed to design and independently carry out an in-depth research project related to public services.

Piracy and Hijacking - a Global Perspective 
Piracy and hijacking are emergencies which also have a significant impact on international trade and on the governments and law enforcement agencies whose role it is to prevent these crimes. 2020 has seen a dramatic increase in the number of cases of piracy, leading to a view that the economic effects of covid-19 on developing countries is contributing to the growth of this activity. This session will look at the legal and political consequences for states, at historical examples of hijacking and piracy and the international implications of this criminal activity. Finally, it will focus on the international treaties which govern the fight against piracy and hijacking. This session is led by an expert with experience in the Royal Navy of tackling maritime piracy.

Equality: Who is it for?
This interactive taster session on Equality and Diversity is designed to tackle head-on some of the confusion, contractions and misunderstanding associated with an increasing complex equality agenda. In it, we will explore through debate and discussion, the risk we face in an unequal society, whether equality policy is relevant to us on a personal level and what on earth ‘equality’ means anyway. The session will be Illustrated with case studies on discrimination against young people, child sexual exploitation and Black Lives Matters. Let’s get talking!

Suitable For:

Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 4 (Students aged 14-16)
Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)


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Institution Profile:

The University of South Wales (USW) is the largest university in Wales. With campuses in Pontypridd, Cardiff and Newport, students can enjoy city life, stunning beaches and breath-taking countryside.

Cardiff Campus

Our Cardiff Campus is based in the heart of the city. It is home to creative industries students and offers endless opportunities. Cardiff is a major centre for media and TV production in the UK. The campus is overflowing with specialist facilities, study spaces, a library and Students’ Union.

Newport Campus

Newport Campus is one of the university’s most iconic buildings. With Friars Walk shopping centre right opposite and Halls of Residence a few minutes’ walk away, it couldn’t be in a better location. Many of our subjects are based here, including counselling, cyber security, teaching and social work.

Pontypridd Campus

USW Pontypridd is our largest campus and made up of Treforest and Glyntaff. Surrounded by green open spaces, students love the community atmosphere. Students will find everything they need on campus, their classes, accommodation, library, sport centre, Students’ Union and cafes. The campus is home to many subjects, from business and law, to engineering, health and sport.

Student Support

We offer an outstanding network of support and advice for our students. Our Advice Zones, based on all campuses, are easily accessible and a first point of contact for any issues. Students will be connected to a wealth of services, including wellbeing, disability, money advice, health clinics, chaplaincy and USW Careers.

USW Careers prepares students for success. Employability is part of our curriculum, and teaching is informed by real-world practical experience. We help with all stages of the job hunt, from CVs and interview skills to job applications. Students can even search live job vacancies, work placements, and attend career workshops and networking events.

The university works with employers across all industry sectors. We link students with opportunities and help their CV stand out. Our students take part in our Grad Edge Award, and we can even support them to develop business ideas through Student Enterprise.

Our courses ensure students get the practical experience to prepare them for the workplace. Students gain essential skills by using industry-standard equipment, from our Moot Courtroom and Clinical Simulation Centre, to Film & TV School Wales, Crime Scene Facilities and our Sport Park.

The recent extension to USW Cardiff includes dance and drama spaces, design and photographic studios, fashion facilities and creative spaces on all floors for collaborative working.

With a library on each campus, students can access a range of services and resources. There are different types of study spaces, from social to silent, as well as access to books, journals, PCs and Wi-Fi.

For sport enthusiasts, there are over 65 teams that compete in the BUCS league, ranging from tennis and mountain biking, to golf, surfing and rugby. USW Sport has some of the most impressive facilities in the UK. USW Sport Park is one of the best university sport coaching and training venues in the country.

Virtual Open Days

Students can register for an online open day at the University of South Wales. There are no deadlines, and no set times. Prospective students can access welcome talks, campus tours, and helpful finance and accommodation talks at their leisure.

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