University Workshops for Seren Students

Students from NPTC Group of Colleges, St Joseph’s Comprehensive and Ysgol Gyfun Ystalafera were treated to some extraordinary workshops as part of the Seren Network recently.

Swansea University gave an incredible workshop on ‘Crime does not exist’, whilst College lecturers delivered workshops on Astrophysics, Chaos Theory and the Butterfly Effect, and Medical Research.

Seren is a network of regional hubs designed to support Wales’ brightest sixth formers achieve their academic potential and gain access to leading universities. It provides an opportunity for pupils to be a part of a network of like-minded students who share similar goals.

Tessa Jennings, Head of the College’s Sixth Form Academy said:

“NPTC Group of Colleges already has a successful and dedicated Sixth Form Academy, with a specialist Gifted and Talented Excellence (GATE) programme for those students who performed well at GCSE and hope to progress to leading Russell Group and Oxbridge universities. The programme offers a range of super-curricular activities designed to challenge and inspire students as well as organised visits, specialist tutorials, and a range of unique enrichment options.

“Through the Seren hubs, we can offer students additional help, guidance and super curricular activities that will prove to be advantageous when applying to the top universities.”