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The Seren Network

Seren is a Welsh Government initiative. It helps the brightest students in Wales achieve their full academic potential. It supports them to gain entry into leading universities in Wales, the UK, and overseas.


It is a collaboration between:

  • Welsh Government

  • State schools

  • Colleges

  • Leading universities

  • Alumni

  • Local Authorities

  • Third sector organisations

Participating organisations work together to provide extensive national and regional activities for students.


More information on the Seren Network is available on the Welsh Government website.



Seren Hubs

There are 12 regional Seren Hubs across Wales. Each hub invites the brightest students to join the programme at the start of the academic year. Selection is based on outstanding GCSE results.


Hubs are led by a dedicated Seren coordinator who designs and organises a calendar of events. There are also cross-hub events that allow students to attend a wider range of activities.


Contact the Vale Seren Hub Co-ordinator

To contact the Vale Seren Hub Co-ordinator, please contact Nisha Shukla:


The Seren Newsletter is circulated to schools every two weeks. These newsletters provide information on current activities such as:

  • Digital masterclasses

  • Test preparation sessions

  • Seminars

  • Open days

  • Talks

  • Summer schools and residentials


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Seren Foundation

Seren Foundation supports pupils in year groups 8-11. It helps learners pick the correct A-Levels for their chosen degree and career paths. It also helps learners build confidence and study skills.


Seren Foundation offers workshops and outreach programs delivered by universities or third-sector organisations. Pupils selected will take part in mini university experiences provided by the Brilliant Club and the Vale Seren Hub. These experiences help students build academic skills and university and subject knowledge. 


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Seren Academy

Seren Academy supports the ongoing learning of years 12 and 13. Students can take part in extra and super curricular activities and experiences. Opportunities are available through both digital platforms and face-to-face.


Learners receive advice and guidance to help them make informed choices. This includes advice on admissions, personal statements, and applications to leading universities.