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SEREN Network

Seren is a Welsh Government initiative dedicated to helping Wales’ brightest students achieve their full academic potential and support their education pathway into leading universities in Wales, the UK, and overseas. It is a collaboration between Welsh Government, state schools, colleges, leading universities, alumni, local authorities, and third sector organisations to provide extensive national and regional activities. The Seren programme is available to Year 8 to Year 13 students from state schools and further education colleges across Wales, regardless of their economic background, personal situation, or location.

National programme

By providing extra-curricular study experiences and super-curricular enrichment activities that enhance and go beyond the curriculum, Seren supports the aspirations and ambitions of the most talented and able learners, helping to widen their horizons, develop passion for their chosen field of study, and reach their academic potential. Working in collaboration with leading universities and education partners, support includes subject-specific masterclasses to stretch and challenge, workshops, tutorials, study guides, higher education advice and guidance, and mentoring.

Seren Foundation: years 8 to 11

The Seren Foundation is for students in years 8-11 at state schools across Wales and is designed to support studies, help learners build confidence, and to make informed choices about their A Level subjects and route to university if that’s their ambition.

Seren Academy: years 12 and 13

The Seren Academy invites the brightest and most academically able students in years 12 and 13 across Wales to join the programme. It offers interactive activities and unique study experiences to support ongoing learning, and expert guidance to help learners make informed decisions as they prepare to apply to leading universities.


Applied Science

Free Online Maths, Science and Engineering Courses - FutureLearn


History of Art at Cambridge - YouTube


Astronomy | Open Yale Courses


Virology Masterclass: The Why and How of Poxvirus Research - YouTube

Free Biology and Biotechnology Courses - Online Science Courses - FutureLearn

Science | Khan Academy

Categories | MOOC List (


A quick guide to undergraduate Chemistry - Swansea University

Freshman Organic Chemistry I | Open Yale Courses

Free Chemistry Courses - Online Science Courses - FutureLearn

NAC - Chemistry A-Level and Transition to University (

Learn with MOOCs about Chemistry | Free Online Courses | My Mooc (


Economics at Cambridge - YouTube


Chemical Engineering at Cambridge - YouTube

Example Cambridge Engineering Interview - YouTube

Free Engineering Courses - Study Online - FutureLearn

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Faculty of English (


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Healthcare and Medicine

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Cardiff University School of Dentistry - Dental Surgery - YouTube

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Online Healthcare & Medical Courses - FutureLearn

Publications - School of Medicine - Cardiff University

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Study Law Online - Free Courses - FutureLearn

Example Cambridge Law Admissions Interview - YouTube

Video & Audio: "Cambridge Law: Public Lectures from the Faculty of Law"



Free Maths Courses - Study Maths Online at Top Universities - FutureLearn

Transition to A level Mathematics resources: Essential Skills | AMSP

Modern Foreign Languages

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AS/A2 – Ilwybrau at Ieithoedd Cymru Routes into Languages Cymru


Arts and humanities | Khan Academy

Music at Cambridge - YouTube


Learn with MOOCs about Physics | Free Online Courses | My Mooc (

Fundamentals of Physics I | Open Yale Courses

Oxford Physics Public Lectures | University of Oxford Podcasts - Audio and Video Lectures


Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Resource Portal (

Croeso - welcome | Learn Welsh

Welsh Baccalaureate

How to Succeed in Your Welsh Bacc - Online Course - FutureLearn

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