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Two leading Swansea University academics are taking part in the latest in a series of special talks aimed at taking research to the community.

Tickets are now available for events at the Wyeside Arts Centre in Builth Wells featuring election campaign expert Dr Matt Wall, associate professor of politics at Swansea University's School of Social Sciences and Tom Crick, Professor of Digital Education & Policy. 

Dr Wall’s interactive session Digital Democracy – Can a website help voters to make a more informed decision? takes place on Tuesday June 27. It will see participants introduced to the global phenomenon of Voter Advice websites which allow voters to see how well their opinions and preferences align with the various parties and candidates competing for votes. 

Dr Wall has been involved in creating and analyzing dozens of voter advice websites in countries ranging from Canada to Turkey, as well as in the UK and Wales and he will explore the often-hidden decisions that go into developing them and their impact on site users.    

In Cwricwlwm i Gymru 2022: Transforming Science and Technology Education in Wales, on Tuesday, September 19 Professor Crick reflects on his involvement in curriculum and education system-level reform in Wales over the past decade, particularly focusing on changes to STEM education and digital skills, as well as evaluating some of the challenges (and opportunities) that the education system is facing over the coming years. 

The talks both start at 11:30am and tickets are available via Wyeside’s events page 

They follow on from previous successful events at the arts centre featuring Professor Louisa Huxtable-Thomas, Professor Kirsti Bohata and Dr Annie Tubadji.

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