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What is Seren?

Seren is the Welsh Government’s flagship initiative supporting more able and talented learners in schools and colleges across Wales to access quality higher education opportunities in Wales, across the UK and around the world.
Seren is made up of the following distinct areas of support for young people across Wales: Seren Academy, Seren Foundation, Seren International, and Seren Alumni.

Initiatives created and delivered for Seren

Seren International Online Summer School

Created as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Seren International Online Summer School initiative built in partnership with Jesus College at the University of Oxford enrolled over 100 learners in 2020 and 300 learners in 2021. In 2022, the Seren International Online Summer School will support 400 learners across Wales.

Seren-Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) Partnership

Since 2018, through a co-funded scholarship established between the Welsh Government and YYGS at Yale University, 116 Welsh sixth form learners have attended the Yale Young Global Scholars residential programme in New Haven, USA, or its online programme.

Seren Harvard Summer School Scholarship

In 2019, 23 Seren learners were supported to attend the Harvard Summer School on campus at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

Some numbers

Number of countries represented by our summer school instructors
Learners supported to attend summer schools with top universities
Hours of learning delivered through the Seren International Online summer school in 2021