News and Events
Sean wins Institution of Engineering and Technology award
Gower College Swansea student, Sean Sarsfield, has won the prestigious Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Further Education award for south west Wales. The presentation was made by the Chairman for the 2013/2014 session of the IET Local Network for Wales South West.
Dragon Multi-skills and Sport Festival
Gower College Swansea recently held two days of activities for primary school pupils at the Elba sports complex in Gowerton. The college linked with the City and County of Swansea Active Young People team to deliver the Dragon Multi-skills and Sport Festival. This annual event attracted over 566 pupils from eight local schools.
Student drama transfers to Chapter Arts Centre
The Gower College Swansea One Year Acting Company staged the gritty play “13” at the Swansea Grand Theatre in March. This was followed by an invitation to transfer to the Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff and the production will open there on 22 July and run until 26 July.
Guest director Catherine Paskell is an Associate Director for the National Theatre of Wales.
International Student of the Year - Prabhdeep Singh Sra
“Prabhdeep was nominated by his personal tutor for the way he has grown not just academically but as a person over the past two years. He showed great focus right from the beginning and, although English is his second language, he made every effort to improve his written English and, through hard work, obtained his HND in Business
Creative writing competition is a winner
Gower College Swansea has held a creative writing competition to which all AS English students were invited to submit entries consisting of short stories, dramatic monologues or opening chapters. The entries were judged by Jeanne-Marie Williams, English lecturer, who had organised the competition, who was delighted with the standard of work submitted.
Awards for work placement students
The achievements of Gower College Swansea’s Independent Living Skills (ILS) students have been recognised at a special celebratory buffet.
Fun in the sun for students
Over 50 ESOL students from Gower College Swansea were recently treated to an end-of-term sports day at the 360 Centre where they enjoyed beach volleyball, rounders and an egg and spoon race in the glorious sunshine.
The day was organised by Level 3 Sports students from the Tycoch campus and the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) teaching team.
Nadine receives national recognition
A Gower College Swansea student has been highly commended at the Pearson Annual Awards. Nadine Bellamy was nominated by her tutor, Tina Isaac, for the national Pearson Vocational Learner of the Year Award. Nadine was one of hundreds of students nominated and was shortlisted to the final stage, receiving a Highly Commended certificate within the category.
Corey runner up at VQ Learner of the Year Awards
Story courtesy of Duncan Foulkes Public Relations:
Seventeen year old electronics learner Corey Nixon from Gower College Swansea was a runner up at Wales’ VQ Learner of the Year showpiece awards ceremony on VQ Day at Coleg y Cymoedd’s Nantgarw Campus. He was one of six finalists from across Wales who were all congratulated by Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, Ken Skates.
Students take top three places in the Industrial Electronics World Skills Welsh Regional Final
Gower College Swansea hosted the Industrial Electronics World Skills Welsh Regional Final on 3 June and saw its own students securing first, second and third places! Corey Nixon came out on top, having already won the Welsh Industrial Skills Final. Christopher Protheroe took second place and Chantelle Simpson came third.