News and Events
Skills Competition success for electronics student
A 17-year old from Gower College Swansea has won Gold in the electronics final of a national skills competition.
Skills Competition Wales is a Welsh Government-backed series of events designed to celebrate vocational skills and create a highly skilled Welsh workforce for the future.
Economics students take top prizes
A team of A Level Economics students from Gower College Swansea recently competed in a OSTC Wales Trading Competition and took the top honours in two separate categories.
Marriott Head Chef visits college kitchens
Catering and Hospitality students at Gower College Swansea were recently visited by the Swansea Marriott Executive Head Chef, Gareth Hope.
Gareth enjoys very close links with the department and employs no fewer than five of their past and current students in his kitchens.
ESOL students 'walk in her shoes'
ESOL staff and students from Gower College Swansea have completed a sponsored walk for the 'Walk in Her Shoes' campaign, to coincide with International Women’s Day.
Around 60 students walked from the Llwyn y Bryn campus to Brynmill and Singleton Parks and then along Swansea Bay, through the city centre and back again.
College nominated for two TES FE awards
Gower College Swansea has been shortlisted in two categories at the prestigious TES FE Awards 2016.
One of the two categories is the overall ‘FE College of the Year.’
Students encouraged to make better lifestyle choices
AS Health and Social Care students recently organised a special event - ‘Making Better Lifestyle Choices' - as part of their A Level qualification and in conjunction with the college's Kick Start Programme.
The students were required to research factors that affect the health of a specific target group and they chose to look at young people aged 16-20.
Theatre students' progression success
Technical Theatre students from Gower College Swansea recently spent the afternoon in workshops with Andy Franks, Production Director at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
The workshops covered opportunities in the technical theatre industry, communication skills for production meetings, and a very entertaining ‘show cueing’ exercise.
GCS named Accountancy College of the Year (Public Sector)
Gower College Swansea has been named Accountancy College of the Year (Public Sector) at the prestigious PQ Magazine awards, a publication specifically for part qualified accountants.
Gower College Swansea seeks new Board member
Gower College Swansea offers a wide range of full time and part time academic and vocational courses on two main and two smaller sites in Swansea and Gorseinon. Students achieve high levels of academic success, with over 900 students progressing to university each year including, in 2014, nine to Oxford and Cambridge. The College employs nearly 1000 staff and has a turnover of £37m.
Bronze medal on the menu for Emma
A second year Catering student from Gower College Swansea has received a Bronze medal at a recent competition held in North Wales.
Emma Ahlsted participated in the Welsh Culinary Championships where she prepared pan fried sea bass, chicken mechoui and apple crumble tatin.