News and Events
Students meet iconic artist on visit to Swansea
Staff and students from Gower College Swansea jumped at the chance to meet with iconic pop artist Sir Peter Blake when he visited Swansea at the weekend.
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.
College launches Lego Education Innovation Suite
The doors have officially opened at Gower College Swansea’s brand new Lego Education Innovation Suite.
The only educational suite of its kind in the local area, this facility will be used by students, school pupils and employers to enhance their digital skills using Lego.
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.
College supports White Ribbon campaign
Gower College Swansea has marked White Ribbon Day by launching a brand new domestic abuse policy.
‘Happy’ hormones explained
Staff at Gower College Swansea were recently invited to a special seminar on managing the menopause in the workplace.
The hour-long talk was hosted by the award-winning nutritionist, author and Happy Hormones For Life founder Nicki Williams.
Winning photographs lead to prizes
Two ILS students from Gower College Swansea have scooped prizes in a photography competition organised by Learning Disability Wales
Sophie Maddick and Jon-Luc Howells are on the Study Preparation 2 course at the Tycoch Campus. Digital photography is among the subjects they study and the winning photographs were taken during a class visit to Langland Bay with lecturer Leah Millinship.
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.
Students enjoy felt workshop
Fine Art students from Gower College Swansea have enjoyed a felt workshop with Vivian Rhule, a felt and print artist from Swansea who draws her inspiration mainly from local landscapes and nature.
The workshop was an opportunity for students to create pieces of felt work to include in their portfolios.