Lectures come to life on Cardiff study trip

Second-year students from Bangor Business School have undertaken a study trip to Cardiff for a unique insight into devolved governments and the impact of ‘change’.Students in the Senedd building, home of the National Assembly for WalesStudents in the Senedd building, home of the National Assembly for Wales

Led by Mr David James, Lecturer in Marketing, and Office Administrator Emma Wynne-Hughes, students from various degree schemes paid a visit to the Senedd in Cardiff Bay, home to the National Assembly for Wales, for a closer look into how a devolved government operates. Excursions to the Pontypridd Heritage Centre and the Big Pit National Coal Museum in Blaenavon highlighted the extent and impact of social and economical change in the surrounding area as well as the history of the once booming coal industry; with the regenerated Cardiff Bay area used as a case study for such change.  

Sion Hill, a BA Marketing student in his second year, said “the trip helped me gain a greater understanding of Wales and its roles both within the UK and Europe. The knowledge I obtained from taking part in this excursion will help me to write more insightful essays by reflecting on how change in industry can impact on economy”. 

An insight into the coal industry at Big Pit, BlaenavonAn insight into the coal industry at Big Pit, Blaenavon

Publication date: 13 December 2011