Welcome to your Week 5 of Tutorial Notice
Check out all the tutorial notices for this week below.
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Tutorial Notices: Week Commencing – 4th October 2021
Welsh –Bae Teigr
The development of the Cardiff Docks played a major part in Cardiff’s development by being the means of exporting coal from the South Wales Valleys to the rest of the world, helping to power the Industrial Age. The coal mining industry helped fund the growth of Cardiff to become the capital city of Wales and contributed towards making the docks owner, The 3rd Marquess of Bute, the richest man in the world at the time.
Tiger Bay was the local name for the area of Cardiff, South Wales which covered Bute Town and Cardiff Docks and Wales’ oldest multi-ethnic community with sailors and workers from over 50 countries settling there in the 1950s.
Some of the largest communities included the Somalis, the Yeminis and Greeks. Residents of many races and backgrounds socialised together and intermarried, creating a it’s distinct , and multi-racial communities. Its most famous former residents are former rugby star Billy Boston and singer Shirley Bassey, who were both born in Tiger Bay.
The 1960s saw the wholesale destruction of large areas of the Bay and displacement of the community. The 1970s and 80s saw a new influx of refugees from conflicts around the world, and the 90s saw the birth of the renewal of the area as a leisure and business hot-spot and the founding of the National Assembly for Wales. Today, the Cardiff docklands area is known as Cardiff Bay and it has been transformed by the Cardiff Barrage that impounds the Rivers Taff and the Ely to create a massive fresh-water lake.
Black History Month – Wales Artists
Black History Wales contributes to the formation of the most vibrant and culturally diverse artistic scenery in Wales, and in 2020 established The Black History Wales Artists Gallery to showcase the work of the most talented individuals, who create thought-provoking, intriguing and educational artworks. The aim is to promote artist’s talents, skills and artworks, to as many people as possible.
Check out some of the incredible artists using the link below!
The Betty Campbell Monument
Born in Cardiff in 1934, from a Welsh Mother and Jamaican Father, Elizabeth Campbell became a school teacher in 1963. In the early 1970s, Betty raised her profile by becoming the nation’s first black Head Teacher with her post at Mount Stuart Primary in Butetown.
During the 1980s Betty became a member of the Board of BBC Wales, overseeing editorial and production issues. In 2003, Betty was made an honorary fellow of UWIC for services to education and community life, for which she was also awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
Betty has also stirred up local politics representing Butetown for both Labour and as an independent. She was an exceptional community activist who tirelessly dedicated her life to the education of young people, continuing to be an active advocate for the people of Butetown even after her retirement, continuing to run her Saturday classes for local young people and planning workshops for Black History Month.
In 2015, Betty was presented with her lifetime achievement award by Kebba Manneh, chair of Unison Cymru Wales’ Black Members Group, for her lifetime contribution to Black History in Education in Wales.
Now, in 2021, her Legacy is living on as The Betty Campbell Monument has been unveiled in Central Square, Cardiff.
Check out the Active Wellbeing Calendar!
Joining a Bridgend College society is a great way to meet new people, make friends and get involved in a variety of events and workshops throughout the year to enhance your student experience and have fun!
If you are passionate about something or have any ideas, we would like to hear from you OR you can start up your own student led society.
Visit our website: tiny.cc/bcstudentexp or email:email@example.com.
Each society meets on a monthly basis. If you would like to receive monthly reminders, please subscribe to the Student Events & Activities calendar or follow us on social media for updates – @bcstudentexp.
For all information relating to COVID-19 please visit : www.bridgend.ac.uk/coronavirus
If you test positive for the virus, it is important that you let us know as soon as possible by completing our notification form: www.bridgend.ac.uk/covidnotification
Coronavirus Testing (Lateral Flow Devices)
To support our ongoing efforts of keeping our campuses a ‘Covid Safe’ place to work and learn, we ask that you utilise our Lateral Flow Devices (LFD’s) and continue to use these throughout our first term. Welsh Government recommends twice-weekly testing, which we also fully support and encourage.
If you require any testing kits, these can be picked up from reception areas at our Cowbridge Road, Queens Road and Pencoed Campuses. Testing kits can also be collected, free of charge, from local community pharmacies.
Standing up → Wear a face covering
Sitting down → You can remove your face covering (if you want to)
Are you up-to-date?
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Simply use any internet enabled device, and continue your learning.