Seren initiative helps sixth form stars shine
Some of West Wales’ brightest students are being helped to shine through the Seren initiative.
Seren is a network of regional hubs designed to support Wales’ brightest sixth formers achieve their academic potential and gain access to leading universities.
The launch of this year’s Seren Hub for Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire year 12 pupils is taking place later this week at Parc y Scarlets.
Around 300 students from schools in the two counties, and from Coleg Sir Gar and Pembrokeshire College, will attend the event.
Keynote speakers, workshops, information about Seren Hub developments and an opportunity to ask questions are all on the agenda.
Around a dozen universities from England and Wales will also be in attendance.
Seren was launched two years ago by the Welsh Government to tackle the decline in Welsh applications and admissions to Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
It aims to inspire and support students in their future career aspirations, give them the best possible education and training, and maximise their opportunities.
It also links students with leading universities, summer schools and workshops, and provides hands-on support and advice.
Carmarthenshire County Council’s education executive board member Cllr Gareth Jones said: “We want our learners to fulfil their potential and make the most of every opportunity open to them.
“The Seren programme is about providing the right tools, support and expertise to help our brightest stars shine in leading universities across the UK.”
Photos: Students pictured at last year's Seren launch.