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.
Speaking about the special day, Head of International, Ruth Owen Lewis said “International development remains at the top of the agenda at Gower College Swansea. Our international students come from all over the world, bringing their cultures and different perspectives to the College, in turn creating a rich and diverse environment for all.”
She added “The graduation of our international students is a celebration of their achievements and their time here in Swansea - the end of one chapter and the beginning of their next adventure.”
Advanced Manufacturing Engineering student, Nick, from Cambodia said: “I really enjoyed the event. I met a lot of friendly people and the facility is very nice. The course is coming to an end and I really like how we have a chance to get together before we part our ways.”
A2 student, Minju, from Korea added: “I felt like it was marking the end of my college experience. I am excited for the next step of my life, but it’s also sad because I’ve really enjoyed it here in Swansea and all of my friends are going to spread out to their universities. We can meet up with each other so that’s exciting.”
“I really enjoyed the graduation lunch. The food was very good and I had a really good time!” said Sofia, an AS Exchange students from Italy.
Personal Tutor, Terry Summerfield added: “This year’s students are a credit not only to the College, but to themselves and their country. They have all been fantastic ambassadors for the College in what has been a difficult two years for everyone with covid restrictions.”
He added: “All students have gained fantastic offers from outstanding universities across the country and we wish them every success and happiness as they embark on the next stage of their lives.”