International News

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‘Home away from home’ for Gower College Swansea’s international students

Gower College Swansea’s international students, who are aged between 16 and 18, come from countries all over the world. This year the College have students from Cambodia, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.

Gower College Swansea staff with their winning Beacon Award

Gower College Swansea wins at AoC Beacon Awards 2022/23

Gower College Swansea has won the prestigious ‘The British Council Award for Internationalism’ at The Association of Colleges (AoC), Beacon Awards, which celebrate the best and most innovative practice among UK further education colleges. 


Finalists in the AoC Beacon Awards 2022/23

Gower College Swansea has been shortlisted as a finalist in the prestigious Association of Colleges Beacon Awards for The British Council Award for Internationalism.

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Gower College Swansea commended in the Association of Colleges Beacon Awards (AoC)

Gower College Swansea has been commended for its best practice and innovation in two separate categories in the 2022/23 Association of Colleges (AoC) Beacon Awards.

Opening up global opportunities

Opening up global opportunities

The International Office has received excellent news that its application to Welsh Government’s Taith Programme was successful.

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Honourable Mention from Cambridge!

Legolas, one of our first year international students, has received an honourable mention in this year's photography competition from the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge! The theme was Sociology of Resistance.

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International Graduation – Class of 2022

It was a day of celebration on 18 May as our second year international students gathered in Sketty Hall Business School.

Students from all over the world, from countries such as China, Italy, Cambodia and Korea gathered for a lunch and graduation ceremony.


College gains premier partner in China

Gower College Swansea has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Changzhou Vocational Institute of Engineering (CZIE), China.

CZIE is a top ranking vocational college in China, initially established in 1958. The introduction to the institution was made by Welsh Government, Shanghai, who also helped to organise the event.


College receives Global Excellence Award

Gower College Swansea has received an Education First (EF) High School Global Education Excellence Award for the second time.

The award was presented in recognition of continuing to help students achieve excellent A Level results and progress to some of the UK’s most esteemed universities. 


A Refreshing Day Out at Rhossili Bay

Rhossili Bay’s gorgeous views and expansive sands made quite an impression on our current 1st year cohort.

Students were delighted to finally have the opportunity to relax together and socialise at one of Gower’s most popular beaches. Rain looked likely, but fortunately, the weather stayed dry and mild during our group visit.


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