Cissy returns to the stage for Chinese New Year event
Cissy, a second year International student, took centre stage again this year at the Chinese New Year celebrations held at the National Waterfront Museum.
The event is organised by the Chinese in Wales Association and has grown steadily in popularity since its launch.
Cissy charmed visitors by playing the erhu, a traditional Chinese instrument.
International students celebrating top university offers
Our International students are currently holding offers from some of the UK’s top universities, including 20 of the 24 Russell Group Universities.
“This is further evidence of the outstanding standard of teaching and learning at Gower College Swansea,” says International Manager Kieran Keogh.
Continued maths success
A total of 65 students from Gower College Swansea took part in the recent Individual Senior Maths Challenge (these challenges are undertaken by more than 600,000 students from more than 4000 schools and college across the UK).
International schools on the horizon for College
Gower College Swansea recently welcomed Dr. Wen Cao - Dean of International at Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) - who presented to senior managers and board members on the topic of K-12 international education in China.
A day out in Bath
A group of our International students enjoyed an exciting trip to one of Britain’s most appealing cities.
They visited the Roman Baths and spent time at the award-winning Bath Christmas Market.
The group also had time to browse the artisan goods and tuck in to some delicious street food.
Teacher training programme a success
Gower College Swansea recently welcomed teachers from Zhuzhou, Hunan, China to participate in a short teacher training programme.
Our Chinese guests observed a range of different A Level classes and taught sessions and also participated in a cultural exchange event, with some of our current Chinese students performing in the role of interpreters.
International students had a great time getting into the festive spirit at Swansea’s Waterfront Winterland.
The evening started off with an ice skating session followed by all the fun of the fairground.
It was wonderful to see our students relaxing together before they break up for their Christmas holidays.
Top marks for our International mathematicians
Gower College Swansea recently hosted a regional heat for the Senior Team Mathematics Challenge, a competition coordinated by the United Kingdom Maths Trust and sponsored by Rolls Royce.
Over 1200 teams took part this year and International students Jonas, Faye, Jasmine and Tony, who are all from China, secured first place in their heat.
Table tennis success for International student
Congratulations to International student Jarret-Yuzhe Zhang on winning the Welsh Colleges Table Tennis Championship.
Jarret, who is from Singapore, scooped first place by defeating the reigning champion - and fellow GCS student - Jacob Young.
The two, who are good friends and often practice together, will go on to represent Wales in the National Championships next April.
The girls did good!
Second year International students have donated original artwork for greeting cards to raise money for Children in Need.
Maggie and Iris, who both study fine art and textiles and Trista, a photography student, supplied the fabulous images.
Sale of the cards generated almost £100.