Welsh Teaching Resources

Contact: Professor Russell Deacon, Chair of the Welsh Political Studies Lecturers and Teachers Society

Email: russell.deacon@colegggwent.ac.uk 

Welsh Teaching Materials:

Welsh Government and Politics Lecturers and Teachers Society Meeting

Tuesday 14th April 2015, Cardiff

There is a meeting in Cardiff in April for the Welsh Government and Politics Lecturers and Teachers Society. We will have a talk from Baroness Randerson - the Minister of State for the Welsh Office to give us a talk at the National Assembly in Cardiff in the Coalition in Wales and the Core Executive which meets with our own curriculum updating requirements. She will talk about the core executive in Westminster and Wales and allow questions as well. The date is 14th April 2015 at 18.40. There is then the option to have a meal in an Indian restaurant nearby at a set price and Baroness Randerson will join us to allow any follow up questions. The event is run through the Welsh think tank Gorwel. 

This will be our first meeting and if it is successful we can get other speakers in with the support of the Political Studies Association, on other areas such as American politics. Can you please come back to me and say:

  1. yes you would like to come
  2. no you can't on this occassion but would like to come to another one
  3. would be unlikely to be able to go to any meetings

This event is open to everyone who teaches Government and Politics, so the more the merrier! Please reply to russell.deacon@coleggwent.ac.uk


Professor Russell Deacon

Department of General Education

Coleg Gwent – Ebbw Vale

Tel: 01495 333000 ext 4390

Gorwel Political Blog Competition 2015 

Open to college and school students aged 16–19*

Can you turn bad policy into good policy?

Can you come up with a new or different policy/ideas blog that will help you/your community/Wales or all three?

Then write between 350-550 words on a short blog telling us your ideas. If you can, you could win a trophy prize and £100 of book tokensEnter online here.

Your entry will also be published online and circulated to key decision makers. There are also prizes for the runners-ups. Winning entries will also be published on the News Academy website.  Deadline for submissions is 28 March 2015. Winners will be notified directly by email.

Supported by the Political Studies Association and the National Lottery and sponsored by News Academy.

*Those currently not in education can also enter. Those under the age of 16 may enter with the prior permission of competition organisers by emailing: blog2015@gorwel.co Blogs can be written in either English or Welsh.