This short video is an introduction to the new Hydra Simulation Centre at the University of South Wales.
We are the only university in Wales and one of the few universities in the world to have a Hydra Simulation Centre, which is used to train police ofﬁcers at all levels.
Hydra is a sophisticated piece of technology that is primarily used to teach police officers to use specific skills and develop their understanding of the law in a variety of policing situations. It is also used for scenario-based teaching in other areas such as social work, nursing, teaching and global governance.
It works by presenting a scenario to the students via a mix of video clips, audio clips and written tasks.
The system then tests the student’s ability to take decisions and action. Problems can be varied according to your responses. It also shows you the consequences of your decisions.