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The latest podcasts from University of Wales Trinity Saint David | Y podlediadau diweddaraf gan Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant
Aug 24, 2020
Dr Jane Davidson, Pro-Vice Chancellor Emeritus, UWTSD discusses her recent publication #FutureGen: Lessons from a Small Country
In this podcast, Dr Jane Davidson joins UWTSD’s Dr Jeremy Smith to discuss her new book #Futuregen: Lessons from a Small Country. During this episode, Jane explains how, as Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Housing in Wales, she proposed what became the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 – the first piece of legislation in history to place regenerative and sustainable practice at the heart of government. Unparalleled in scope and vision, the Act connects social, environmental, economic and cultural wellbeing and looks to solve complex issues through better decision-making. As former Pro Vice Chancellor at UWTSD, Dr Jane Davidson also explains how she embedded the Well-being of Future Generations’ Act into all of the University’s activities.
Jul 1, 2020
Universities, Race and Slavery: From Liverpool to Lampeter – Dr Alex Scott UWTSD
The Black Lives Matter and Rhodes Must Fall movements have brought renewed attention to the ongoing legacies of slavery, racism and colonialism in all aspects of society - including higher education. In this podcast, Dr Alexander Scott, Lecturer in Modern History, explores these contemporary issues and discusses the connections of cities, universities and prominent individuals to transatlantic slavery and abolitionism.
Jun 30, 2020
Junction Covid-19 - Mererid Hopwood UWTSD
As we stand on a crossroads after a long period of lockdown, Mererid Hopwood, Professor of Languages and Welsh Curriculum at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, contemplates the challenge of choosing the path that leads to the place where we can give a fairer society its foundations. The place where we share this planet’s water and its fruits between us: co-sharing and co-operating; where there is an understanding between us, where we share an understanding, where there is a peace, a tangnefedd between us: where we share peace; the shared world, shared between us … all.
Jun 30, 2020
Croesffordd Covid-19 - Mererid Hopwood Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant
A ninnau’n sefyll ar groesffordd wedi cyfnod hir o ymynysu, mae Mererid Hopwood, Athro Ieithoedd a’r Cwricwlwm Cymreig ym Mhrifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant, yn ystyried yr her o ddewis y llwybr sy’n arwain at roi seiliau i gymdeithas decach. Y man lle’r ry’n ni’n rhannu dŵr a ffrwythau’r ddaear rhyngom: cydrannu a chyfrannu; y man lle mae dealltwriaeth rhyngom: cyd-ddealltwriaeth; y man lle mae tangnefedd rhyngom: y cyd-fyd - y byd i bawb.
Jun 18, 2020
The importance of physical activity for the over 40s - Dr Peter Herbert UWTSD
With the majority of the population in Wales still at home, many are using this time to improve their health and fitness. Here, Dr Peter Herbert, a Physiologist at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and a leading authority on fitness in the older generation discusses why it’s the middle aged or elderly that will benefit the most from leading a more active lifestyle.
Jun 16, 2020
Is Covid-19 an opportunity for more high quality physical education? Dr Nalda Wainwright UWTSD
With schools in Wales preparing to welcome all pupils back at the end of June, how will teachers be able to ensure learners – especially younger children – adhere to the two metre social distancing guidelines? Here, Dr Nalda Wainwright, Director of the Wales Academy for Health and Physical Literacy at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David discusses how this challenge could present schools with an opportunity to think differently about the use of playtime – using it as a time to develop children’s movement and to lay the foundations of physical activity for later life.
May 26, 2020
Psychological Impacts on Refugees Migrating to the United Kingdom: Dr Paul Hutchings
27 May is the UN’s Psychology Day – a world-wide celebration of psychology that provides an opportunity for psychologist to explain the role of psychology in addressing concerns of global importance. To mark the day Dr Paul Hutchings discusses migration and the psychological impacts on refugees arriving in the UK.
May 22, 2020
A Call for Compassionate Creativity: Ali Franks UWTSD
We’re living in unprecedented times. It has been said often during the past few months as we struggle to comprehend what the ‘new normal’ will look like. But how can we re-emerge from this global crisis? Here, Ali Franks, the lead lecturer for the BA Applied Drama argues that, in the wake of Coronavirus, society will need socially engaged artists and the transformational power of the arts to rebuild and reconnect the lives of individuals and communities . . .
May 21, 2020
What next for schools in Wales? Gareth Evans UWTSD
With the discussion about pupils’ return to school ever-present in the media, we hear from Gareth Evans, Director of Education Policy at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s Yr Athrofa: Institute of Education and Humanities as he looks at the challenges that lie ahead for schools, their teachers and the new curriculum in Wales.
May 13, 2020
The ‘Spanish’ Influenza epidemic and its impact on Wales. Dr Lester Mason UWTSD
Given the present circumstances it is perhaps inevitable that historians, and in particular those who spend their career studying the Great War, would look for similarities between the Covid-19 virus and the influenza epidemic that caused such havoc across the world between 1918-1920. Listen to Dr Lester Mason, a lecturer in History at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David as he considers the impact of the Spanish Flu epidemic and whether we can learn anything from its devastating effect.
May 6, 2020
A Return to Normality? Dr Luci Attala UWTSD
With the coronavirus pandemic currently sweeping the globe, societies in all corners of the earth are wondering when they’ll be able to return to their pre-lockdown lives. Listen to Dr Luci Attala, a senior lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David as she considers the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on society and how it’s likely to change the way we live our lives forever.
Apr 6, 2020
Beth i’w ddisgwyl yn y Brifysgol
Yn ein hail bodlediad Barod am Brifysgol, byddwn yn clywed gan fyfyrwyr presennol Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant am fywyd Prifysgol, sut y gallwch chi baratoi a sut y gall rhieni helpu. Cewch awgrymiadau ar gyllid myfyrwyr, llety, gwneud ffrindiau a llawer mwy!
Apr 6, 2020
What to expect at Uni
Our second Made for Uni podcast features current students from University of Wales Trinity Saint David who share their experiences of what life is like at Uni, how you can prepare and how parents can help. Tips on student finance, accommodation, making friends and lots more!
Mar 21, 2020
Sut i ymdopi gyda Covid-19
Cyfres o bodlediadau newydd 'Barod am Brifysgol' gan Y Drindod Dewi Sant. Tips a chyngor i fyfyrwyr ar sut i gadw'n brysur wrth hunan ynysu. Ymunwch â Siobhan a Chloe, myfyrwyr y Brifysgol, wrth iddynt rannu eu syniadau yn ystod Covid-19.
Mar 21, 2020
Staying sane during Covid-19
A student's guide to coping with self-isolation and social distancing. The first in a series of Made for Uni podcasts. Join Siobhan and Chloe, current students at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, to hear how they're dealing with Covid-19. Tips, laughs and lots more!