Pupils at Llancaeach Junior School took part in an online safety project called Cyber Heroes, designed by Thales to provide vital cyber security skills to both younger and older generations whilst promoting intergenerational interactions. The project also involved establishing links with YYFM hospital radio and the University of South Wales.
Just 16% of people working in cyber-security in the UK are women. The University of South Wales is working with schools and community organisations to help increase the number of women working in cyber-security and support those already working in the industry.
USW's support for YYFM and Business News Wales is helping to combat loneliness in hospital and restore local news provision; and demonstrates the value of community engagement work.
A Community of Expertise,
or CommExp for short, is a group of USW staff who come together because
of a shared expertise in a particular area of work, research or
CommsExp are vibrant, safe and friendly places to
meet people from across the University and, through discussion about
what you do and why you do it, enable mutual learning and unexpected new
ventures to emerge.
Each CommExp will have a different
flavour, focus and ambition, but they all thrive on people sharing their
expertise, asking questions and tussling conundrums. Some CommsExp have
presented their work at conferences, others run internal and external
events, while others have set up opportunities for co-teaching and for
their students to learn with others across Faculties… there is so much
In a recent survey of CommExp members people shared what they valued about the groups. Here are some of the things they said:
Do get in touch if you’d like to join a CommExp or start a new one. We’d love to hear from you!
All you need is
experience in an area of teaching or research practice that is important
to the Student Learning Experience at USW… and a keen interest in
finding others in the University who share your interest (though
probably do it differently) and some energy to organise a few meetings
to get things off the ground!