In the heart of Swansea, a hidden treasure trove of talent, innovation, and shared memories lies within the vibrant community of Gower College Swansea.
For decades, this esteemed institution has been a supporter of dreams, nurturing countless students on their path to success. Now, as Gower College Swansea strides confidently into the future, it is seeking to reconnect with its invaluable alumni network.
Every alumni member is a testament to the College's legacy, a living embodiment of its enduring commitment to excellence in education and lifelong learning. From business moguls to international artists, rugby celebrities to renowned chefs, Gower College Swansea has shaped individuals who are making waves in every corner of the globe.
Some of the College’s notable alumni include, Welsh rugby players and sport personalities, such as Leigh Halfpenny, Jazz Carlin, Justin Tipuric, Alex Callender and Niamh Terry. And internationally famous performers, such as Joanna Page and Katherine Jenkins.
Last year, Joanna Page was awarded the College Fellowship at the 2022 Graduation ceremony, by Chairman of the College’s Governing Body, Meirion Howells, recognising her outstanding contribution to film, theatre, and television and for continually raising the profile of Swansea on both a national and international stage.
Amongst the College’s alumni, there are also acclaimed chefs, such as Adam Bannister, Slice chef and Great British Menu star and Jonathan Woolway, former chef-director of the renowned St John's restaurant group in London, who is about to open a restaurant in his hometown of Swansea after 15 years working at the iconic 'nose to tail' restaurants.
Jonathan Woolway did his A Levels in History, English and Sociology at Gorseinon College and he says: “A Levels equipped me with many transferable skills and stood me in good stead for my career as a Chef. Through study - and with the support of my tutors at Gorseinon College - I learned discipline, commitment, communication, how to prioritise, how to work and excel under pressure, how to meet and honour important deadlines and how to work respectfully in a group environment.”
Gower College Swansea would like to invite our former students to join Jonathan and many other notable alumni to journey down memory lane, sharing their stories, accomplishments, and insights.
Together, we aim to strengthen the bonds that tie us to our roots and inspire the next generation of leaders. Gower College Swansea's illustrious history is just the beginning, and your story is an integral part of its vibrant narrative. Join us on this exciting journey of rediscovery, as we celebrate the past, embrace the present, and shape the future together.
Be part of our Alumni network
So if you are a Gower College Swansea graduate (or its predecessor institutions, Swansea College or Gorseinon College), we would love to reconnect with you and keep you updated with our latest news, events and achievements.
By connecting with us, you will have the opportunity to establish invaluable networking opportunities and job connections, gain access to mentorship, attend exclusive events and access a range of career resources. Joining an alumni network fosters a sense of belonging and allows you to stay updated with industry trends and events. These connections can be valuable for personal and professional growth throughout your life.
Whatever you are doing now, wherever you are in the world, stay connected and get involved!
Gower College Swansea is also running a competition for those joining our Alumni network before 25 September with the chance to win a £100 Amazon Gift Card. All you need to do is 1) Add Gower College Swansea to your LinkedIn Education (if you have a LinkedIn profile) 2) Subscribe to our Alumni Network here.