Trio-Sci Cymru

An exciting project linking Aberystwyth University and our local secondary schools.

Project Overview

WEFO LogoThe £8m Trio Sci Cymru project is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Social Fund. Science workshops will be delivered to Key Stage Three pupils (Year 7,8,9) across Wales in partnership with Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea Universities. Aberystwyth university’s team will deliver an exciting outreach package based on the research output of the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) and the Department of Physics.

Project Aims

  • Grow and maintain student interest in Science throughout Key Stage 3
  • Increase “Science Capital” amongst students who would otherwise not aspire to study Science in the future
  • Encourage students from underrepresented groups to continue studying science in future

Physics and IBERS partnership

Physics and IBERS partnership

With the wide research portfolio of both the Department of Physics and IBERS, the Trio Sci Cymru team will support a diverse range of activities on topics including; Space science, Nanoscience, Renewable energy, Marine Biology, Sports Science, Parasitology, Animal Science, Agriculture and Epidemiology.  We also deliver cross-curricular activities such as our workshop on the Science of Art. Each session will be tailored to the needs of the year group and will be linked to the National Curriculum and the National Literacy and Numeracy framework. There will also be opportunities to reinforce levelling criteria such as forming hypotheses, variable selection, data recording and forming conclusions.