News and Events
Update from Principal Mark Jones (6 August)
In the past few days we have now received guidance from Welsh Government on the arrangements for both the reopening of further education colleges and for school and college transport.
This guidance allows for a return to face to face teaching for our full time students, provided that they are managed in cohorts. We are calling this our Plan A.
The future is bright for Access students
Over 220 Access students at Gower College Swansea have received their Diplomas this summer.
92% of those have secured the university place of their choice on programmes that include nursing, midwifery, law and social work.
This is fantastic news after what has been a very challenging academic year.
Engineering Tutor/Assessor and former student wins “Best Academic Industrial Collaboration” award
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Roberts, Engineering Tutor/Assessor at Gower College Swansea and former HNC, HND and NVQ Level 4 student has scooped the Best Academic Industrial Collaboration Award from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David as a result of her First Class Bachelors of Engineering degree dissertation project.
Gower College Swansea sign partnership with Chinese school
A very unique and special signing ceremony was held on Wednesday 1 July between Gower College Swansea and Huashang Foreign Language Experimental School, Guangdong Province, China.
Huashang Foreign Language Experimental School is an international school with primary, junior and high school education, on a campus which occupies circa 60,000 square metres.
Virtual graduation ceremony for international students
Thanks to the wonders of digital technology, our international students had a very different graduation ceremony to previous years.
On the 29 June, our A Level students attended an online event, which had various messages from staff across the College, including Principal, Mark Jones.
Employment Hub reopens – confirming commitment to tackling unemployment
Mark Jones, Principal of Gower College Swansea, explains how the College is planning to help people get the support they need to secure and retain employment.
Updated message from Principal, Mark Jones (16 July)
The announcement last week by the Minister for Education Kirsty Williams effectively means that we have now been given approval to put together a second plan for September based on 16–18 year old College students being physically present on campus.
Health and Wellbeing Day 2020 – the year it went virtual!
Gower College Swansea recently held its third annual Health and Wellbeing Day – its first ever virtual one!
Over 400 members of staff enjoyed the wellbeing sessions which were a blend of live and pre-recorded video sessions on YouTube and live webinars on Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
The sessions included
Award nomination for paper-saving process
Gower College Swansea has been shortlisted in the Public Sector Paperless Awards 2020.
The College has been shortlisted in the Processes category for its work in reducing the paperwork involved in its student health disclosures and care plans procedures.