Kin Yu 




Tutor for PGCE Secondary Chemistry/Science

School: Cardiff School of Education
Telephone:    029 2041 6533
Room No:   B217


Associate member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
• Registered member of the General Teaching Council for Wales (GTCW)
• Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
• Member of the Association of Science Education (ASE)

Research Interests: 
• ICT in education
• Science education                                                                          





• Team member of an ACCAC project in the development of Optional Assessment Materials in Science for Key Stages 1,2 and 3.

• Team member of a working group to develop PISA INSET training packs for Welsh Government

• Project co-ordinator for an ACCAC project in the development of an interactive data handling learning website for Key Stage 3 pupils in Science, in collaboration with UWIC Press.

• Team member of Cardiff Met’s e-assignment project funded by Cardiff Met’s Academic Development Fund 


Kin Yu is a Principal Lecturer in the Cardiff School of Education (CSE). She lectures on the PGCE Secondary Chemistry with Science programme as well as contributing to the Science element of the PGCE Biology and Physics with Science programmes. In addition, she is the timetabling and e-systems co-ordinator for CSE.

Kin has taught for 10 years in secondary schools in Wales, initially as a Science teacher and then head of Chemistry and GNVQ Science co-ordinator. She joined Cardiff Metropolitan University (then UWIC) in 2000. She initially lectured on the BA Primary Education, PGCE primary and PGCE secondary programmes before becoming Programme Leader for PGCE Science in 2001. She was the deputy Programme Director for the PGCE secondary programme in 2002, co-ordinating the Initial Professional Development (IPD) element of the programme before becoming Programme Director for the PGCE secondary programme in 2007, a role which she held until 2012.

Kin has been involved in many enterprise projects and is currently project manager for ‘myportfolio’, which is a website that allows ITET (Initial Teacher Education and Training) students within CSE to develop a portfolio of evidence against QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) Standards. She is also an External Mentor for the Welsh Government’s Master’s in Education Practice programme (MEP).




Further Information

External Mentor for Masters in Educational Practice programme
Induction Mentor for NQTs
Assistant examiner for AQA GCSE Chemistry