The last weekend in January 2016 saw the inaugural Centre for Education Studies’ residential study weekend take place in the stunning setting of Gregynog Hall in the mid-Wales countryside.
Students from across the department – undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD – were able to spend time together with academic members of staff in a series of thought-provoking education-based discussion and study sessions. An evening of relaxation and socialising followed, culminating in staff and students battling it out in a hotly contested pub quiz.
The idea for the weekend was the brainchild of assistant professor Dr Emma Williams, who said after the event “it's been great to see students and staff coming together and having the chance to share ideas and experiences in a truly unique place. Everybody has really got involved and made the weekend a great success. Experiences like this are a really valuable part of university life, and we already can't wait for next year!”