Swansea University helps shape the future for Swansea’s young people

On Thursday 23 June Swansea University’s Bay Campus played host to Wales’ largest careers festival.

The fair, which was organised by Careers Wales in partnership with Swansea University’s Student Recruitment and School of Management Careers teams brought over 2,000 Year 10 pupils together from across Swansea and Neath and Port Talbot to explore their options for the future.

During the event, over 100 exhibitors including local employers, training providers and education institutions offered information, advice and guidance to pupils from 16 welsh secondary schools.

The interactive displays and taster sessions which filled the Great Hall building and surrounding area helped to capture the imaginations of the welsh school pupils as they embark on making their most important life choices to date.

Activities and events taking place during the day long careers festival included circus workshops, a wind turbine competition and a Batak wall which tested the pupils’ hand-eye coordination skills. Some even got the chance to have a go at extracting DNA from strawberries!

The fair, which was attended by Minister for Skills and Science, Julie James AM and opened by Mayor and Consort of Neath Port Talbot County Borough, Councillor Sheila Penry and Mr Glen Clarke, is sure to have had an important impact on the pupils who attended.