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College wins Public Sector Organisation of the year at top awards!

In a recent celebration of excellence and innovation in the HR landscape, Gower College Swansea has been named the Public Sector Organisation of the Year at the British HR Awards 2024.

Nominated as a finalist in both the Public Sector category and the Employee Wellness Initiative of the Year for the work it has undertaken on raising awareness about the menopause, the College was delighted to have won.

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GCS Green Summit

Students look ahead to a greener future

Students at Gower College Swansea were introduced to lots of exciting career and volunteering opportunities at a recent Green Summit held at the Gorseinon Campus.

The Sustainable Futures event was organised by the College’s dedicated Environment Club with the guidance of Environment and Sustainability Advisor, Laura Wilkins.

Students were able to meet with professionals from leading local organisations, chatting about sustainable issues and finding out more about potential career development pathways.

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Students celebrate fantastic Oxbridge offers

Ten A Level students from Gower College Swansea have been offered places to study at Oxford or Cambridge University in 2024.

“We are absolutely delighted with these offers and I’d like to offer my congratulations to these students who have worked so hard to achieve these amazing results,” says the College’s GCS Honours Coordinator, Dr Emma Smith.

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Former First Minister delivers leadership masterclass

Gower College Swansea was delighted to welcome former First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, to its Gorseinon Campus and Sketty Hall Business School as part of its popular management masterclass series. Read more

Proud to sponsor the Child of Wales Awards 2024

At Gower College Swansea we are thrilled to announce our partnership with the prestigious Child of Wales Awards 2024. As sponsor of the Outstanding Charity Award, we are deeply committed to supporting initiatives that recognise and celebrate the remarkable achievements of children and young people across Wales.

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Gower College Swansea wins Silver at the CMN FE First Awards 2024

The Marketing and Communications department at Gower College Swansea has been awarded with Silver for the category of Social Media and Digital Impact at the College Marketing Network’s FE First Awards 2024.

Hosted by the College Marketing Network, the event brought together hundreds of industry professionals to celebrate excellence in Further Education marketing across the UK.

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Gower College Swansea launches three new HE courses

Gower College Swansea launches three new HE courses Gower College Swansea takes pride in announcing the successful launch of three brand new higher education courses for 2024: a Foundation Degree in Esports, BA (Hons) in Sport Coaching and Performance and BA (Hons) in Education, Mental Health and ALN.

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GCS Students visiting Humber University, Canada

Students experience innovation in practice

A group of students and staff from the Creative Media Production and Technology diploma at Gower College Swansea recently had a chance to experience a week in the life of a Humber student with the faculty of media and creative arts. 

The visit was made possible with the support of the Welsh Government's Taith Funding, an international learning exchange program. The Humber experience was part of the program’s goal of creating a life-changing opportunity for a transformative learning experience. 

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College’s Work-Based Learning provision hailed by Estyn report

Today (27 March) sees the publication of Gower College Swansea’s Estyn (His Majesty’s Inspectorate for Education and Training) report highlighting the positive work of its apprenticeship/Work-Based Learning provision in Wales.

This is particularly pleasing as there has been substantial growth in the College’s apprenticeship provision since 2016 with the number of learners increasing from 250 learners back then, to approximately 3,000 in 2022/23.

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GCS Students enjoying their visit to Wales to the World Student Conference

Wales to the World Student Conference

Gower College Swansea’s Travel and Tourism students were excited to attend the Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) Future You - Wales to the World Student Conference on Tuesday 27 February.

Students were able to learn about the wide range of opportunities that are available within the industry, as well as offering a chance to network with employers to explore future career prospects.

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