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UWIC CPPD

Summer School 2010

The UWIC CPPD Summer School is open to all adults regardless of their age, background, previous qualifications and experiences. Centre for Personal & Professional Development

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The UWIC CPPD Summer School is a great opportunity to try something new, for fun or to improve your career potential


Welcome to the UWIC CPPD Summer School 2010 Many adults have dreams about a new career or learning something new for fun. But many think that going to University and studying somewhere like UWIC is not for them. They may think that they have missed their chance in life to become a student and that they wouldn’t fit in. The UWIC CPPD Summer School for adults may be the first step in achieving these dreams and is open to all adults regardless of their age, background, previous qualifications and experiences. We offer lots of free of charge short courses to give adults a chance to try something new, to find out what it is like to be a student and hopefully to inspire you to take your learning further in the future. UWIC CPPD Summer School courses are available across UWIC campuses as well as in centres throughout Cardiff. All locations are easily accessible by car or public transport. Last year many of the adults who attended the UWIC CPPD Summer School went on to enrol on a further course at UWIC in September, many onto Foundation Level 0 courses, and some straight onto degrees. This year that could be you! The UWIC CPPD Summer School is a great opportunity to try something new, for fun or to improve your career potential. Trying a Summer School course might just be the start of something exciting, which could open more doors for you!

Kay Howells UWIC Widening Access Manager

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UWIC’s Centre for Personal & Professional Development (CPPD) UWIC’s Centre for Personal and Professional Development work with communities, employers and individuals to develop and deliver courses that are relevant to you. Whether it’s pursuing an interest, improving basic skills or gaining accredited qualifications to improve a Continuing Professional Development portfolio, CPPD can help. We have a large portfolio of courses available, from community based taster courses through to Professional Development courses. For more information please contact us: Email: cppd@uwic.ac.uk Telephone: 029 2020 1560

Centre for Personal & Professional Development

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We have a large portfolio of courses available, from community based taster courses through to Professional Development courses.


What’s on Offer? The UWIC CPPD Summer School offers introduction courses to lots of subjects that can be studied at a higher level at UWIC. All courses are free of charge and are a great way of trying a subject before committing to a longer period of study at UWIC. What are study skills? These are real, practical skills which are essential for anyone thinking of becoming a student. If you have good study skills, they will help you to get the most out of your course and also, crucial employability skills which can help you get a good start in your career. Study skills can range from study and revision planning; time management, balancing study with other aspects of home life; developing good presentation skills; to the more academic requirements of critical thinking, analysis, essay structuring and exam performance. Many adult students, returning to study after a break, may benefit from learning some of these skills. Regardless of background, ability and level of experience, study skills can provide crucial help, whatever the circumstances.

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Course List School of Art and Design Drawing – Outside the Box Exploring Drawing Expressive Type: An Introduction to Typography Figure Drawing Introduction to Oil Painting Introduction to Watercolour Painting Life Drawing Music and Drawing

Study Skills / Life Skills

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School of Education

9 Introduction to Preparing to Teach Adults 9 Introduction to Youth and Community Education 9 Study Skills with an Emphasis of Linking Theory to Practice 9 Think Global Act Local 9 Voluntary and Independent Sector, Bridging Module for 10 those interested in HE and Professional Endorsement in Youth and Community Work

School of Health Science Introduction to Aromatherapy Introduction to Complementary Therapies Introduction to Health and Social Care Introduction to Housing Studies Introduction to Psychology Introduction to Reflexology Introduction to Supported Housing

School of Management Planning an Event

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Anger Management Basic Drug Awareness and Health Committee Skills Culture and Diversity Deaf and Deafblind Awareness Dealing with Databases – Using Microsoft Access Finding a New Direction Introduction to the Internet Introduction to Word Processing – Using Microsoft Word IT for the Terrified: An Introduction to the PC Journeys into Education Presentation Skills Professional Presentations – Using Microsoft PowerPoint Reading Skills Simple Spreadsheets – Using Microsoft Excel Time Management Writing for Fun Writing Skills for University

Outreach Summer School Committee Skills Communicating Confidently Deaf and Deafblind Awareness Finding a New Direction Healthy Eating on a Budget Improve your CV Introduction to Complementary Therapies Introduction to Housing Studies Introduction to Preparing to Teach Adults Introduction to Reflexology Introduction to Supported Housing Personal Financial Management Planning an Event Presentation Skills Stress Management Teaching English as a Second or other Language

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Cardiff School of Art and Design

Basic drawing materials are required if you already have a developed personal kit. Alternatively you could start with pencil or charcoal. Tuition will be provided with regard to materials, so it is advisable not to purchase unnecessarily.

Drawing – Outside the Box

Expressive Type: An Introduction to Typography

Length of course: Date of course: or Venue:

5 Days 19 - 23 July 10am - 3pm 26 - 30 July 10am - 3pm Howard Gardens Room A202B

About the course: This course will introduce you to contemporary drawing techniques that enable you to find new ways of looking at your subject. By engaging your senses (touch, smell etc) it will help you to gain a personal understanding of your subject. You will undertake exciting exercises and use a range of materials including charcoal, pencil and chalk to create work. This course will focus on the style of the individual and there will be lots of personal feedback from the tutor. We will also work on developing sketchbooks and this will add to the development of your personal visual language. Anyone can draw! Come along and see for yourself just what you can achieve! You can bring a range of paper, sketchbooks, charcoal, pencils, pens, an eraser, and any other materials you wish to experiment with. The tutor will also bring paper and other materials that can be purchased during the course.

Exploring Drawing Length of course: 2 Days Date of Course: 12 - 13 July 10am – 3pm Venue: Howard Gardens Campus A5.06 About the course: This two-day course is designed to give you the opportunity to experience drawing in a variety of ways, taking inspiration from several sources including life models, music, still life and the imagination. With helpful one-to-one tutoring and group discussions, this course makes for an exciting chance to discover the many aspects and possibilities of drawing.

Length of course: 3 Days Date of course: 5 - 7 July 10am - 4pm Venue: Howard Gardens 2nd floor studio About the course: Words are familiar to us all, especially in today’s media-saturated society. This course will give you the opportunity to understand and harness some of the basic techniques for expression through type, which could be applied to the creation of posters, leaflets, C.V.’s, websites, letterheads, etc. You will learn to understand typography in relation to your own life and uses, and build your skills in design programs such as Adobe Photoshop, or freeware equivalents, as well as scanning and image manipulation. You will see the creative use of freeware programs available to all, and commonly used programs such as Word, to ensure that you can develop your technical skills and practice within and outside of the course.

Figure Drawing Length of course: 1 Day Date of Course: 23 July 10am – 3pm Venue: Howard Gardens Campus A5.06 About the course: This course offers an exciting opportunity to engage in Figure Drawing (clothed), employing and experimenting with a range of different methods, approaches, and techniques. With helpful one-to-one tutoring, this course makes for an exciting chance to develop and experience a variety of different drawing approaches. Basic drawing materials are required if you already have a developed personal kit. Alternatively you could start with pencil or charcoal. Tuition will be provided with regard to materials, so it is advisable not to purchase unnecessarily.

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An Introduction to Oil Painting Length of course: 2 Days Date of Course: 19 - 20 July 10am – 3pm Venue: Howard Gardens Campus A5.06 About the course: Introduction to Oil Painting is a course designed to explore the technical aspects of oil paint. The course will cover a study of colour and mixing along with other useful techniques. Inspiration will be drawn from still-life working within the life room. With helpful one-to-one tutoring and group discussions, this course makes for an exciting introduction to the complex medium of oil paint.

Introduction to Watercolour Painting Length of course: 2 Days Date of Course: 21 - 22 July 10am – 3pm Venue: Howard Gardens Campus A5.06 About the course: Introduction to Watercolour is a course designed to explore the technical aspects of watercolour. The course will cover a study of colour and mixing along with other useful techniques. Inspiration will be drawn from still life working within the life room. With helpful one-to-one tutoring and group discussions, this course makes for an exciting introduction to the complex medium of watercolor.

Basic drawing materials are required if you already have a developed personal kit. Alternatively you could start with pencil or charcoal. Tuition will be provided with regard to materials, so it is advisable not to purchase unnecessarily.

Music and Drawing Length of course: 1 Day Date of Course: 16 July 10am – 3pm Venue: Howard Gardens Campus A5.06 About the course: This course provides an exiting opportunity to experience drawing from music. Students will experiment with a variety of drawing strategies and exercises leading to more self-directed studies as the session progresses. Helpful one-to-one tutoring and group discussions will take place throughout the day. Basic drawing materials are required if you already have a developed personal kit. Alternatively you could start with pencil or charcoal. Tuition will be provided with regard to materials, so it is advisable not to purchase unnecessarily.

Please bring a range of paper (preferably watercolour paper), a basic set of watercolours, a variety of brushes and a pencil.

Life Drawing Length of course: 2 Days Date of Course: 14 - 15 July 10am – 3pm Venue: Howard Gardens Campus A5.06 About the course: This two day course offers an exciting opportunity to engage in life drawing, employing and experimenting with a range of different methods, approaches, and techniques. With helpful one-to-one tutoring and group discussions, this course will provide a valuable experience whether you have experience or none at all.

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Courses run throughout the year. For more information call us on 029 2020 1560


School of Education

Study Skills with an Emphasis on Linking Theory to Practice

Introduction to Preparing to Teach Adults

Length of course: 3 Days Date of course: 21 – 23 July 10am – 3pm Venue: Cyncoed Campus, Room Q0.29

Length of course: Date of course: or Venue:

1 Day 13 July 10am – 3pm 15 July 10am – 3pm Cyncoed Campus, Room Q0.13

About the course: This one day course will look at the skills required by those wishing to teach adults. The day aims to be relaxed, interactive and enjoyable.

About the course: This course will provide potential students with the skills to understand the rigor of academic writing. It provides practical skills in the process of the production of a portfolio with the emphasis on being a reflective practitioner. The course will ensure the process of writing is a style that links theory with practice and visa versa, in a balanced and critical manner, and will consider the benefits of supervision in the processes above.

You will discuss the role of the tutor; look at the way in which personal motivation can impact upon learning; examine techniques and methods that promote successful learning; and explore potential progression routes for further study.

The course will provide students with support and practical skills that will enable them to have more confidence on the Youth Studies and Community Education Foundation and BA Degree courses.

So if you want to find out more about teaching adults, this course is for you. It’s a great introduction to the PGCE/Cert Ed Post Compulsory Education and Training.

Think Global Act Local

Introduction to Youth and Community Education Length of course: Date of course: or Venue:

5 Days (running twice) 12 - 16 July 10am – 3pm 26 - 30 July 10am – 3pm Cyncoed Campus, Room Q0.29

About the course: This course is designed as an introduction for those who wish to undertake professional training in youth and community work and those who would like to know more about studying for the Youth and Community course. It is suitable for people who care about their community and want to know more, youth or community workers without much experience of studying, or students without much experience in the field of youth and community work.

Length of course: 2 Days Date of course: 19 – 20 July 10am – 5pm Venue: Cyncoed Campus, Room Q0.29 About the course: The course is aimed at practicing professionals and students of Youth and Community Education to participate and broaden their experiences of International Community and Youth Work. European and Global connections will be linked to funding opportunities available from a number of sources to pursue such international activity. It will encourage students/professional youth and community workers to volunteer their services overseas. It will also consider the opportunities for young people to develop their professional competencies in an International context, and to work towards meeting the requirements of the Millennium Development goals.

Themes that will be developed within the course include: learning from experience; coping in new surroundings and understanding others. This course is a great introduction to UWIC’s Youth and Community Education BA.

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Voluntary and Independent Sector, Bridging Module for those interested in HE and Professional Endorsement in Youth and Community Work Length of course: 4 Sessions Date of course: 16 July 6pm – 9pm 17 July 10am – 1pm 23 July 6pm – 9pm 24 July 10am – 1pm Venue: Cyncoed Campus, Room Q0.29 About the course: This course is aimed at those considering Higher Education courses, particularly the Youth and Community BA at UWIC, and for those working in the voluntary and independent sector of Community Education/Development work. The course can also encourage continued professional development, motivation and support to those working in the above sectors. The course will assist those who have not fully considered professional training in helping them to understand and decide on the various full and part time routes in gaining academic and professional accreditations. An underlying factor of the course is to understand the balance required between work, study and personal life.

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The UWIC CPPD Summer School is open to all adults regardless of their age, background, previous qualifications and experiences.

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School of Health Science Introduction to Aromatherapy Length of Course: Date of Course: or Venue:

1 Day 15 July 10am – 3pm 29 July 10am – 3pm Llandaff Campus Room D0.08

About the course: This enjoyable introductory session will give a brief history and overview of Aromatherapy and will explain what essential oils are and their benefits. Essential oils can be used most effectively in therapeutic massage but there are other ways of using them. Safety aspects and contraindications will be discussed and we will look at some examples of essential oils, their properties and how we might use them in everyday life to reduce the use of chemicals in our homes.

Introduction to Complementary Therapies Length of Course: Date of Course: or Venue:

1 Day 12 July 10am – 3pm 26 July 10am – 3pm Llandaff Campus Room D0.08

About the course: This introductory session will give a brief overview of Complementary Therapies, its growth in use and what it’s used for, as well as general information on some of the different therapies available and their benefits. It will also include an example of an Indian head massage routine which we can practice together as a group. This introductory course will be a mix of basic theory and practical application and is intended to be enjoyable, fun and motivating!

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Introduction to Health and Social Care Length of course: Date of course: or Venue:

1 Day 12 July 10am – 3pm 19 July 10am – 3pm Cyncoed Campus Room Q0.28

About the course: During this session you will learn about the wide range of interesting opportunities there are for you within the field of Health and Social Care. You will find out more about part-time and full-time courses that you can undertake and the career opportunities available to you. If you are interested in further study at UWIC, please visit www.uwic.ac.uk

Introduction to Housing Studies Length of Course: 2 Days Date of Course: 19 – 20 July 10am – 3pm Venue: Llandaff Campus Room D3.04 About the course: Why can’t they build more council housing? What is stock transfer? What is the Welsh Housing Quality Standard? This course looks at current issues in housing in Wales and how local people can become involved in housing in their communities and as a career. This course is an introduction for people who would like to know more about housing. Anyone with an interest in housing is welcome to join. This course is especially suitable for tenants and residents, adults thinking about returning to education or a career change or wishing to develop new skills. This short course is an excellent introduction to the BSc Housing Policy and Practice degree at UWIC.

Introduction to Psychology Length of course: 5 Days Date of course: 12 – 16 July 10am – 1pm Venue: Llandaff Campus Room D0.06 About the course: Psychology is a fascinatingly diverse subject that appeals to many people. From the week you will gain an understanding of the academic study of psychology, through consideration of some of

the main subject areas such as: • • • • •

Social behaviour of people Children and their development Understanding the brain to understand behaviour People from different cultures Psychology in practice: • Psychology and health • Psychology and crime • Psychology in the workplace

We will also introduce the types of methods that psychologists use to understand human behaviour. Each workshop will involve mini-lectures as well as practical activities, to aid an understanding of the research base of psychology. If you enjoyed this course, have you considered further study at UWIC? If you do not have traditional entry qualifications, don’t worry, you could apply to study the Foundation Level 0 qualification. For more information please go to www.uwic.ac.uk/courses

Introduction to Reflexology Length of Course: Date of Course: or Venue:

1 Day 16 July 10am – 3pm 30 July 10am – 3pm Llandaff Campus Room D0.08

About the course: In a basic introduction you will learn what reflexology is and the benefits of using it. You will be given an explanation of foot charts and zones of the feet. This will include a practical application to involve group participation. The session will continue with a brief history of the developments within reflexology and the techniques used to give a treatment. Some common conditions, contraindications and simple anatomy of the feet will also be looked at. If you enjoyed this course, have you considered further study at UWIC? If you do not have traditional entry qualifications, don’t worry, you could apply to study the Foundation Level 0 Science qualification which can lead to the BSc (Hons) Complementary Therapies. For more information please go to www.uwic.ac.uk/courses/Foundation_for_Science.asp

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Introduction to Supported Housing Length of Course: 2 Days Date of Course: 12 -13 July 10am – 3pm daily Venue: Llandaff Campus Room D3.04 About the course: Are you a people person? Would you like to help someone to be independent and remain in their home? Supported housing can involve working with many different groups of people: older people; young people; people with disabilities; people with learning disabilities; people with mental health issues; homeless people and people with drug or alcohol issues. This course is an introduction for people who would like to know more about housing and support. Any one with an interest in housing and support is welcome to join. If you are a “people person” and would like to find out more about supported housing and learn some new skills then this is the course for you. This short course is an excellent introduction to the BSc Housing Policy and Practice degree at UWIC.

School of Management Planning an Event Length of course: Date of course: or Venue:

1 Day 15 July 10am – 3pm 27 July 10am – 3pm Cyncoed Campus Room Q0.26

About the course: This session involves looking at the planning, staging and evaluating of an event, including publicity, resources and costs. This course is a great introduction to studying at UWIC.

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Study Skills / Life Skills

Committee Skills

Anger Management

About the course: A well chaired and disciplined committee uses the time of busy people in an effective way to govern an organisation or oversee a project. This course is built around the role and conduct of the Chair, the implementation of appropriate committee conduct and the roles and responsibilities of committee members. Participants will understand how a committee works, be able to recognise the different styles that Chairs adopt to manage a committee and have the ability and knowledge required to become an effective committee member.

Length of Course: Date of course: or Venue:

2 Days 14 – 15 July 10am – 3pm 26 – 27 July 10am – 3pm Cyncoed Campus Room Q0.28

About the course: These sessions explore the subject of anger and suggest tools to manage it. Whether in learning, working or life in general, anger can have a destructive effect on us and those around us. By examining what causes anger and developing a 'Keep Your Cool' tool kit with which to handle it, these classes offer a way to navigate the challenges of personal and professional life more smoothly. Methods to help with anger such as assertiveness, breathing techniques, problem-solving strategies, better communication, humour and constructive expression will also be taught.

Basic Drug Awareness and Health Length of Course: Date of course: or Venue:

Half Day 16 July 10am – 1pm 28 July 10am – 1pm Cyncoed Campus Room Q0.28

About the course: This session will cover the basics of drug awareness, exploring the different types of legal and illegal drugs and their effects on the body. The issue of physical and emotional health will also be explored, focussing on initiates to avoid destructive behaviours and developing social skills effectively. It will be very interactive, with plenty of chances to ask questions in a safe and confidential environment. It is suitable for anyone who wishes to learn more about drug awareness and health issues.

Length of course: Date of course: or Venue:

1 Day 14 July 10 – 3pm 16 July 10 – 3pm Cyncoed Campus Room Q0.26

Culture and Diversity Length of course: Date of course: or Venue:

1 Day 14 July 10am – 3pm 20 July 10am – 3pm 14th July, Cyncoed Campus Room Q0.13 20th July, Cyncoed Campus Room Q0.26

About the course: This Culture & Diversity course can help you to understand who you are and how to feel comfortable mixing with other people from other cultures. Even if you do not travel, it is almost impossible in this global era to only meet with one’s own culture. The course will explore a little of Welsh Culture and History, develop an awareness of other cultures, and discuss how to recognise ‘Culture Shock’ in yourself and others. You will also learn how to overcome and deal with misunderstandings, and consider Equal Opportunities.

Courses run throughout the year. For more information call us on 029 2020 1560

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Deaf and Deafblind Awareness Length of course: Date of course: or Venue:

1 Day 20 July 10am – 3pm 22 July 10am – 3pm Cyncoed Campus Room Q0.28

About the course: The aim of the session is for attendees to gain an understanding of the effect of deafness and deafblindness on people and how communication between them and hearing/sighted people can be improved. By the end of the session those attending should be able to state appropriate statistics in the UK; understand the nature of deafness and deafblindness and their effect on communication; have a brief outline of related culture; demonstrate basic hand communication with deaf and deafblind people; explain the nature of lip reading; and describe the various aids to communication.

Dealing with Databases – Using Microsoft Access Length of course: Date of course: or Venue:

Half Day 15 July 1:30am – 4:30pm 22 July 1:30am – 4:30pm Cyncoed Campus Room B1.01

About the course: No previous experience of using Access or any other database management application is required for this introductory course. After participating in this course you should be able to use this database package and specifically, create a new database and table; enter records in a database; edit records; use filters and queries and copy, rename and delete database objects. Further learning in this subject is available through a number of different pathways including the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL). This course is also useful for anyone thinking of returning to study in Higher Education. For more information, please visit www.uwic.ac.uk

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Finding a New Direction Length of course: Date of course: or Venue:

1 Day 19 July 10am – 3pm 27 July 10am – 3pm Cyncoed Campus Room Q0.13

About the course: Have you reached a cross-roads in your life and career? New Directions is engaging, informative and fun, and will give you the confidence and inspiration to discover your strengths and your goals, learn job search and enterprise skills and develop a personal "passport" for your future.

Introduction to the Internet Length of course: Date of course: or Venue:

Half Day 14 July 9:30am – 12:30pm 21 July 9:30am – 12:30pm Cyncoed Campus Room B1.01

About the course: No previous experience of working with Internet Explorer or any other Web browser software is required for this course. After participating in this course, you should be able to follow hypertext links on the World Wide Web; use a URL to access pages and sites; and use a variety of search engines Further learning in this subject is available through a number of different pathways including the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL). This course is also useful for anyone thinking of returning to study in Higher Education. For more information, please visit www.uwic.ac.uk

Introduction to Word Processing – Using Microsoft Word Length of course: Date of course: or Venue:

Half Day 13 July 1:30pm – 4:30pm 20 July 1:30pm – 4:30pm Cyncoed Campus Room B1.01

About the course: No previous experience of using Word or any other word processing application is required for this introductory course. On this course, you will learn to save, print and close a document, insert and delete text, apply a new font and font size, reset margins and run a spelling and grammar check.


Further learning in this subject is available through a number of different pathways including the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL). This course is also useful for anyone thinking of returning to study in Higher Education. For more information, please visit www.uwic.ac.uk

IT for the Terrified an Introduction to the PC Length of course: Date of course: or Venue:

Half Day 13 July 9:30am – 12:30pm 20 July 9:30am – 12:30pm Cyncoed Campus Room B1.01

About the course: Does the thought of using a computer frighten the life out of you? Are you anxious because you don’t know the first thing about computers? Don’t worry, you are certainly not alone and there is something you can do about it. This course at UWIC will introduce you to using a computer and will put you on the right road to getting the best out of it. No previous experience of working with a PC or Windows is required for this course. Upon leaving you will have familiarity with the standard keyboard and recognise important keys. You will become familiar with standard computer jargon. Further learning in this subject is available through a number of different pathways including the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL). This course is also useful for anyone thinking of returning to study in Higher Education. For more information, please visit www.uwic.ac.uk

Journeys into Education Length of course: Date of course: or Venue:

1 Day 20 July 10am – 3pm 28 July 10am – 3pm Cyncoed Campus Room Q0.13

About the course: This is a motivational, fun, inter-active and inspirational one day programme which encourages you to consider your future pathways and goals, discover ways to research your chosen journey and examine your expectations of the higher education sector and what they expect from you.

Presentation Skills Length of course: 1 Day Date of course: 13 July 10am – 3pm Venue: Cyncoed Campus Room Q0.26 About the course: (Note this course does not include the use of computers). Our Presentation Skills course aims to help you to deliver presentations more effectively and successfully. We will look at all aspects of preparing and delivering effective presentations, enhancing your own presentation skills and encouraging you to develop new ideas and reflect on existing methods. The course will help you to reflect on the principles and processes involved in making effective presentations and explain the key features of an effective presentation. It will also demonstrate the use of various presentation techniques and assess delivery strategies appropriate for your needs.

Professional Presentations – Using Microsoft PowerPoint Length of course: Date of course: or Venue:

Half Day 15 July 9:30am – 12:30pm 22 July 9:30am – 12:30pm Cyncoed Campus Room B1.01

About the course: No previous experience of using PowerPoint or any other presentation application is required for this introductory course. After participating in this course, you should be able to create a title slide and a bulleted list slide, save and close a presentation, add an Autoshape, modify the colour scheme of slides and run a slide show. Further learning in this subject is available through a number of different pathways including the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL). This course is also useful for anyone thinking of returning to study in Higher Education. For more information, please visit www.uwic.ac.uk

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Reading Skills

Time Management

Length of course: Half Day Date of course: 23 July 10am – 1pm Venue: Cyncoed Campus Room Q0.13

Length of course: 1 Day Date of course: 12 July 10am – 1pm or 19 July 10am – 1pm Venue: Cyncoed Campus Room Q0.26 About the course: This course can help you to develop the skills required to not only manage your time effectively and to take control of your workload but also to help reduce the stress and the effects of too much work. We will help you to make the most of whatever time is available to you.

About the course: This course aims to encourage us to think about how we read, and how we can improve our reading skills by looking at critical reading techniques. We will be focussing on reading styles such as skimming, scanning and study reading and looking at ways to analyse, understand and evaluate texts to get the most out of our studies. This is a useful course for those about to start on any programme of learning, as we will be exploring what kind of learner you are and how you can utilise this to fulfil your learning potential.

The course will explore how we manage time at the moment, finding out how we really spend our time. It will also examine how to prioritize and how to make small changes first, and how to plan to make the best use of our time .

Simple Spreadsheets – Using Microsoft Excel

This course aims to help you with whatever your current situation is and is invaluable for anyone who is thinking of studying at a higher level.

Length of course: Date of course: or Venue:

Half day 14 July 1:30pm – 4:30pm 21 July 1:30pm – 4:30pm Cyncoed Campus Room B1.01

About the course: No previous experience of using Excel or any other spreadsheet application is required for this introductory course. After participating in this course you should be able to open and close a workbook, enter labels, formulas and values into a worksheet, print, move and copy cell entries and insert rows and columns. Further learning in this subject is available through a number of different pathways including the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL). This course is also useful for anyone thinking of returning to study in Higher Education. For more information, please visit www.uwic.ac.uk

Writing for Fun Length of course: 5 Days Date of course: 12 - 16 July 10am – 2pm Venue: Llandaff Campus Room D3.12 About the course: (Please note that this course does not include the use of computers). The aim of the course is to simply have fun with being creative, to make the process of writing accessible to all types of people, regardless of gender, age or culture. It is an accessible course that aims to inspire and provide a starting point for people to discover and develop their interests and talents. Via a series of writing exercises that literally get the creative juices flowing, we will explore examples of creative writing, find out what inspires the students and hopefully provide inspiration from the selected pieces and personal experiences. By the end of the course you will have produced you own unique piece of writing, which will be printed and presented together with all the students work to form a book.

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Writing Skills for University Length of course: Date of course: Or Venue:

1 Day 16 July 10am – 1pm 30 July 10am – 1pm Cyncoed Campus Room Q0.13

About the course: Writing essays and assignments allows students to demonstrate their own ideas and understanding of a topic. This course will look at ways of improving on current performance and ways of making the process less daunting. During this half-day session the course will cover evaluating current approaches, following instructions given in the assignment brief, understanding the set question, structuring the essay/assignment, following a logical sequence, and participation in group/individual work including summarising a set text and critical analysis of a set text. This course is valuable for anyone thinking about going into Higher Education. If you are interested in further study at UWIC, please visit www.uwic.ac.uk


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Outreach Summer School Committee Skills Rumney Community Centre 20 July 10am - 3pm A well chaired and disciplined committee uses the time of busy people in an effective way to govern an organisation or oversee a project. This course is built around the role and conduct of the Chair, the implementation of appropriate committee conduct and the roles and responsibilities of committee members. Participants will understand how a committee works, be able to recognise the different styles that Chairs adopt to manage a committee and have the ability and knowledge required to become an effective committee member.

Communicating Confidently Severn Road 7 July 10am – 3pm MEWN Cymru 16 July 10am – 3pm In this session we will consider the issues an adult learner may have when they first attend university. These issues include having the courage to voice an opinion, meet new people, answer questions, make good notes, feel part of the learning group and learning how to learn.

Deaf and Deafblind Awareness Gabalfa Community Centre 13 July 10am – 3pm

By the end of the session those attending should be able to state appropriate statistics in the UK; understand the nature of deafness and deafblindness and their effect on communication; have a brief outline of related culture; demonstrate basic hand communication with deaf and deafblind people; explain the nature of lip reading; and describe the various aids to communication.

Finding a New Direction Eastmoors Community Centre 7 July 10am – 3pm Gabalfa Community Centre 6 July 10am – 3pm Powerhouse 12 July 10am – 3pm MEWN Cymru 24 July 10am – 3pm Have you reached a cross-roads in your life and career? New Directions is engaging, informative and fun, and will give you the confidence and inspiration to discover your strengths and your goals, learn job search and enterprise skills and develop a personal "passport" for your future.

Healthy Eating on a Budget Powerhouse 13 July 10am – 1pm Michaelston Adult Centre 14 July 10am – 1pm What is healthy eating? This is a short demonstration that deals with the issues of bad diet and how the ingredients of food can affect our well-being and health. Learn the art of healthy eating on a budget, how to involve your kids in healthy eating and learn hints and tips on how to get your 5-a-day into the daily diet of your partners and kids. A fun interactive session suitable for adults and children alike.

The aim of the session is for attendees to gain an understanding of the effect of deafness and deafblindness on people and how communication between them and hearing/sighted people can be improved.

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Improve your CV Severn Road 8 July 10am – 3pm Gabalfa Community Centre 14 July 10am – 3pm MEWN Cymru 23 July 10am – 3pm The aim of this course is to help you demonstrate the value of a well-prepared CV and how to prepare it. It will also look at body language and what it says to your audience about you, and reading others' messages. The course will help prepare you for the modern style of interview, highlighting pitfalls and strengths. If you are interested in further study at UWIC, please visit www.uwic.ac.uk

Introduction to Complementary Therapies Michaelston Adult Centre 6 July 10am – 3pm Rumney Community Centre 8 July 10am – 3pm Powerhouse 14 July 10am – 3pm This introductory session will give a brief overview of Complementary Therapies, its growth in use and what it’s used for, as well as general information on some of the different therapies available and their benefits. It will also include an example of an Indian head massage routine which we can practice together as a group. This introductory course will be a mix of basic theory and practical application and is intended to be enjoyable, fun and motivating!

Introduction to Housing Studies St Mellons Community Centre 21 July 10am – 3pm Why can’t they build more council housing? What is stock transfer? What is the Welsh Housing Quality Standard? This course looks at current issues in housing in Wales and how local people can become involved in housing in their communities and as a career.

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This course is an introduction for people who would like to know more about housing. Anyone with an interest in housing is welcome to join. This course is especially suitable for tenants and residents, adults thinking about returning to education or a career change or wishing to develop new skills. This short course is an excellent introduction to the BSc Housing Policy and Practice degree at UWIC.

Introduction to Preparing to Teach Adults Eastmoors Community Centre 20 July 10am – 3pm St Mellons Community Centre 22 July 10am – 3pm This one day course will look at the skills required by those wishing to teach adults. The day aims to be relaxed, interactive and enjoyable. You will discuss the role of the tutor; look at the way in which personal motivation can impact upon learning; examine techniques and methods that promote successful learning; and explore potential progression routes for further study. So if you want to find out more about teaching adults, this course is for you. It’s a great introduction to the PGCE/Cert Ed Post Compulsory Education and Training.

Introduction to Reflexology Michaelston Adult Centre 7 July 10am – 3pm Rumney Community Centre 13 July 10am - 3pm In a basic introduction you will learn what reflexology is and the benefits of using it. You will be given an explanation of foot charts and zones of the feet. This will include a practical application to involve group participation. The session will continue with a brief history of the developments within reflexology and the techniques used to give a treatment. Some common conditions, contraindications and simple anatomy of the feet will also be looked at.


If you enjoyed this course, have you considered further study at UWIC? If you do not have traditional entry qualifications, don’t worry, you could apply to study the Foundation Level 0 Science qualification which can lead to the BSc (Hons) Complementary Therapies. For more information please go to http://www.uwic.ac.uk/courses/Foundation_for_Science.asp

Introduction to Supported Housing Eastmoors Community Centre 14 July 10am – 3pm Are you a people person? Would you like to help some one to be independent and remain in their home? Supported housing can involve working with many different groups of people: older people; young people; people with disabilities; people with learning disabilities; people with mental health issues; homeless people and people with drug or alcohol issues. This course is an introduction for people who would like to know more about housing and support. Any one with an interest in housing and support is welcome to join. If you are a “people person” and would like to find out more about supported housing and learn some new skills then this course is the course for you. This short course is an excellent introduction to the BSc Housing Policy and Practice degree at UWIC.

Planning an Event Rumney Community Centre 19 July 10am - 3pm This session involves looking at the planning, staging and evaluating of an event, including publicity, resources and costs. This course is a great introduction to studying at UWIC.

Presentation Skills Severn Road 6 July 10am – 3pm (Note this course does not include the use of computers). Our Presentation Skills course aims to help you to deliver presentations more effectively and successfully. We will look at all aspects of preparing and delivering effective presentations, enhancing your own presentation skills and encouraging you to develop new ideas and reflect on existing methods. The course will help you to reflect on the principles and processes involved in making effective presentations and explain the key features of an effective presentation. It will also demonstrate the use of various presentation techniques and assess delivery strategies appropriate for your needs.

Stress Management Personal Financial Management Michaelston Adult Centre 5 July 10am – 3pm Severn Road 7 July 10am – 3pm Gabalfa Community Centre 12 July 10am – 3pm In a room of 100 average people, 60 will have money problems each year. The problems may only be small ones - perhaps a bill, credit card payment or a car repair they can’t afford - but if they are not handled properly they can turn into serious debt. Understand how credit works before you need to borrow. This course can’t tell you all there is to know about personal finance, but it will help you make the most of the opportunities ahead of you.

Michaelston Adult Centre 6 July 10am – 3pm Eastmoors Community Centre 15 July 10am – 3pm Powerhouse 16 July 10am – 3pm This session will help you to learn some valuable hints and tips to use when you are feeling at your most stressed out. An ideal session if you are thinking of becoming an adult learner having to juggle lots of different commitments!

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Teaching English as a Second or Other Language Michaelston Adult Centre 5 July 10am – 3pm Eastmoors Community Centre 12 July 10am – 3pm This short course will look at and consider the ethics behind designing specific English Courses for EFL or ESOL. This course will examine the issues and ethics the lecturer has to consider when preparing programmes, courses and classes.This will include the make up of the class, the ability of the students, religious factors, the age of the class, timing etc.

Courses are run in partnership with Cardiff Council and Mewn Cymru

Courses run throughout the year. For more information call us on 029 2020 1560

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Further Study at UWIC

Finance Bursary Scheme

No traditional entry qualifications? UWIC have developed a range of Foundation Courses which are ideal for adults who do not have traditional entry qualifications. Currently, UWIC offer Foundation courses BSc Health Sciences or BA/BSc Social Sciences. The aim is to provide students with the opportunity to follow a programme of study, which will enable them to progress to their chosen honours degree programme. The courses place great emphasis on building students’ confidence and ability to embark upon science or social science Honours degree programmes in a wide range of subject areas. For more information, please contact us For general enquiries please contact the UWIC Enquiry Team on 029 2041 6044 or email uwicinfo@uwic.ac.uk For course specific enquiries, please contact the programme leaders: Health Sciences: Dr Paul Foley email: PFoley@uwic.ac.uk tel: 029 2041 6839

UWIC have a range of bursaries available to students applying to access higher education. For more information please visit www.uwic.ac.uk/bursaries

Student Financial Advisory Service • Are you worried about how you will manage financially if you become a student? • Do you know where to go for funding advice? • Do you need to know how studying will affect your benefits? The Student Financial Advisory Service is part of UWIC’s Student Services and offers confidential, impartial and non-judgemental advice on all aspects of student finance and it’s FREE to all UWIC students and prospective students. For further information please contact: The Student Centre Llandaff Campus Cardiff CF5 2YB tel: 029 2041 6170 fax: 029 2041 6950 email: studentservices@uwic.ac.uk or: financeadvice@uwic.ac.uk

Social Sciences: Dr Annette Daly email: APDaly@uwic.ac.uk tel: 029 2041 7228

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The Disability Service

Accommodation If you require accommodation on site (Cyncoed), please contact our conference services to book a room.

Student Centre, UWIC, Western Avenue, Cardiff CF5 2YB Telephone: Fax No: Minicom: email:

029 2041 6170 029 2041 6 950 029 2041 6465 disability@uwic.ac.uk

What can the disability service do for you: • Arrange support for you during your course • Advise you on how to access Disabled Student Allowance • Discuss your needs in relation to your course • Arrange Dyslexia screening/identification • Arrange Dyslexia tuition • Make special exam arrangements • Refer you to other services

Dyslexia If you are thinking of becoming a student and are dyslexic, or think you may be, you can book an appointment to see a member of the Disability Team to discuss what support or action is appropriate. If you need any additional support, UWIC can help arrange it. A qualified Dyslexia Tutor can be arranged upon request.

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The rates for the accommodation are as follows: 1 night £28.00 2 nights £24.50 per night 3+ nights £18.00 per night Contact the Conference Team Tel: 029 2041 6181 or email ConferenceServices@uwic.ac.uk


Maps and Directions

To reach Cyncoed Campus from: The East: • Take Junction 29 off the M4 and travel westward on the A48(M) for approx. 3 miles. Cathays

UWIC operates from three major campuses in Gabalfa the city of Cardiff. Each campus offers a friendly and pleasant environment.

Roath • Turn off at the Llanederyn junction and take 3rd exit off the roundabout.

Tremorfa

Pontcanna

Llandaff Cyncoed Campus

The Cyncoed campus houses the Cardiff School of Education and Cardiff School of Sport. The campus includes student accommodation and has extensive grounds and sports facilities, including a swimming pool, as well as a cafeteria, snack bar, a student union bar and the Students' Union head office.

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• At the next roundabout take the first turning on your left up Llanederyn Road, follow this road to the traffic light junction where you join the right hand lane.

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• Turn right onto Cyncoed Road; travel for approx half a mile Adamstown and UWIC will be on your right hand side. The West: • Take Junction 32 off the M4 and join the A470 towards city centre. • Continue along this road until you reach the Gabalfa roundabout. Stay in left hand lane and take the 1st left onto the A48(M) eastward. • Turn off at the Llanederyn junction and take the 1st exit at the roundabout. • Cathays Follow directions 'The East’ from point 3. Pen-y-lan

Howard Gardens Campus Cardiff School of Art and Design students are based at the Roath Howard Gardens campus where facilities include a cafeteria, library, a student shop, which sells artists' materials, and the Howard Gardens Gallery.

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Howard Gardens Campus UWIC Howard Gardens Cardiff CF24 0SP To reach Howard Gardens Campus from: The East: • Take Junction 29 off the M4 and travel westward on the A48(M).

Llandaff Campus The Llandaff campus houses the Cardiff School of Health Sciences, the Cardiff School of Management and part of the Cardiff School of Art & Design. Facilities include a student cafeteria, student welfare services, student union bar, a fitness gym, a library and computer workshops.

• Turn off at the Llanederyn junction and take 1st exit towards city centre, stay in left hand lane. LLA

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The West: • Take Junction 32 off the M4 and join the A470 towards the city centre. • Follow signs for city centre onto Gabalfa overpass and continue on North Road to city centre. • Stay in left hand lane and turn left onto Boulevard De Nantes, passing City Hall on your left. • At next set of traffic light stay in the middle lane and continue onto Dumfries Place.

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• At the end of Howard Place turn right. • Howard Gardens campus is immediately on the left

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• Continue on A4161 signposted city centre for approx. 1.8 miles, passing the old Cardiff Royal Infirmary on the left, then take the 2nd left into Howard Place. This turning is before Mercure Holland House Hotel and Spa.

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• At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto A4161 (Newport Road).

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Llandaff Campus UWIC Cyncoed Western Avenue Cardiff CF5 2YB To reach Llandaff Campus from: The East: Llanedeyrn • Take Junction 29 off the M4 and travel westward on the A48(M).

• Follow road staying in the middle lane through set of traffic lights and pass under railway bridge.

• Continue along the dual carriageway until you arrive at a set of traffic lights (Tesco Extra will be on your left), move into the right hand lane.

• Move to right hand lane and at next set of traffic lights turn right onto Fitzalan Road and move into left hand lane.

Pen-y-lan • At the next set of traffic lights there is a dedicated right hand lane, turn right into the campus.

• Take the1st left before Cardiff Court. • At traffic lights turn left. • Take the 1st left onto Howard Gardens Road and follow the road to the left. • Howard Gardens campus is immediately on the left.

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The West: • Take Junction 32 off the M4 and join the A470 towards the city centre.

Cathays


• Continue along this road until you reach the Gabalfa roundabout. At the roundabout get into the right lane and take the 4th exit onto the A48(M) westbound. • Join the dual carriageway, where you will immediately get to a set of traffic lights, move into the right hand lane, (Tesco Extra will be on your left). • At the next set of traffic lights there is a dedicated right hand lane, turn right into the campus.

Cardiff Bus Cyncoed Campus: Bus 52, 52a Llandaff Campus: Bus 1, 2, 24, 25, 33, 33A, 35, 60, 62 Howard Gardens: Very high frequency to the city centre, stop outside the Blind Institute.

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Outreach Centres Eastmoors (Splott) Community Education Centre Sanquahar Street Splott Cardiff CF24 2AD tel: 029 2046 2858 fax: 029 2046 2858 email: eastmoorsac@cardiff.gov.uk Gabalfa Community Education Centre Colwill Road Gabalfa Cardiff CF14 2QQ tel: 029 2061 5260 email: aclgabalfa@cardiff.gov.uk Llanedeyrn Community Education Centre (Powerhouse) Roundwood Llanedeyrn Cardiff CF23 9PN tel: 029 2054 9650 fax: 029 2054 1644 email: powerhouseAC@cardiff.gov.uk Michaelston Adult Centre (The MAC) Michaelston Road Ely Cardiff CF5 4SX tel: 029 2067 1430 fax: 029 2067 1434 email: themac@cardiff.gov.uk

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Rumney Community Education Centre Llanstephan Road Rumney Cardiff CF3 3JA tel: 029 2077 9365 email: rumneyac@cardiff.gov.uk Severn Road Centre First Floor Severn Road Junior School Severn Road Canton CF11 9DZ tel: 029 2023 1652 fax: 029 2034 4846 email: severnroadac@cardiff.gov.uk MEWN Cymru Mount Stuart Square Cardiff CF10 5EE tel: 029 2046 4445 fax: 029 2045 4719 email: administration@mewn-cymru.org.uk

Please contact the centers for information on accessability


Booking Form If you would like to book a place on the UWIC Summer School courses running on campus, please complete this form and send it back to the freepost address on the back of this brochure. Alternatively please call: 029 2020 1560 or email: cppd@uwic.ac.uk IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK FOR A COURSE IN A COMMUNITY OUTREACH CENTRE PLEASE CONTACT THE CENTRES DIRECTLY

Personal Details Family Name

Telephone Number

First Name

IMPORTANT: We need to be able to contact you in case there are any changes to the course.

Address

Do you live in a communities 1st area?

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Email Date of Birth Postcode

Age

Nationality

Do you have any disabilities? (please circle) •An unseen disability e.g. Diabetes/Dyslexia

•You have mental health difficulties

•You are deaf/hard of hearing

•You are a wheelchair user/have mobility difficulties

•You are blind/partially sighted

•You have a disability, not listed above

•You need personal care/an assistant If you have circles any of the above, please outline you requirements here or call 029 2041 6288:

If you have any other requirements please call 029 2041 6288

Course(s) you would like to do. Name of the course

(Please note that courses run subject to an adequate number of people booking onto the course)

Date & time of the course

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If any other group please specify:

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