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A surprise trip to Downing St for students

Our AS Government and Politics students recently visited London where they took in some very famous sights.

It was an action-packed day. Setting off from Swansea at 5.30am, the students visited the UK Supreme Court and enjoyed a walking tour of Whitehall.

They were also treated to a tour of Parliament including both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. There was a workshop on law-making at the end of the tour, followed by a Q&A session with Gower MP Tonia Antoniazzi.

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Access to Higher Education courses: opening pathways to education and career success

At Gower College Swansea, we are proud to provide a comprehensive range of Access to Higher Education (HE) courses, designed to empower individuals aged 19-and-over with the skills and qualifications needed for successful entry into higher education. Whether you're seeking to return to education after a break or looking to embark on a new career path, our Access courses provide the ideal foundation for your educational journey!

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LGBTQ+ Inclusive Employer - Bronze Award

Gower College Swansea secures a Stonewall’s Bronze award for leading LGBTQ+ inclusive employers

Stonewall’s Bronze award recognises exceptional employers who are committed to supporting their LGBTQ+ staff and customers Gower College Swansea was praised for its work creating a workplace where LGBTQ+ employees can bring their full selves to work Gower College Swansea joins a number of construction, legal, health, finance and education firms who achieved the Bronze award for LGBTQ+ inclusive employers Read more
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Urdd's Peace and Goodwill Message

This year the College has taken part in the Urdd's Peace and Goodwill Message which focuses on anti-racism.  

It declares that there is no place for racism in the world, and if we see it, we must Call Them Out. 

This year the message was created by Cardiff University students with musician Eädyth and S4C's Education Content Officer, Natalie Jones. 

It’s a call from the youth of Wales to: 

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Access course opens the door to higher education

The thought of returning to education after a spell away can be quite daunting at first. But more and more adult learners are returning to the classroom to update their skills and boost their career prospects.

Cherene Napier chose to study Access to Business and Financial Services at Gower College Swansea, a course she felt would help her gain employment opportunities in larger organisations with more potential for growth.

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Academic Olympiads put students to the test

Students from Gower College Swansea have performed extremely well in a series of recent competitions designed to test their skills and prepare them for their university applications.

The learners were able to participate in the Sêr Cymreig Olympiad scheme thanks to the support of the Seren Network, a Welsh Government initiative dedicated to helping Wales’ brightest state educated learners achieve their full academic potential.

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A career rethink thanks to Chemistry!

Ruby Millinship was planning on a career in design until she started studying A Level Chemistry at Gower College Swansea.

“I decided to take chemistry just to try it out really, I was a little intrigued by it at GSCE and wanted to find out more,” says Ruby. “Within the first two weeks, I had found a subject that just came naturally to me. Learning chemistry felt like learning a subject that was already in my mind; it just made sense. Organic chemistry was what first sparked my interest and I soon wanted to know everything I could about it.”

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Learners in one of the carpentry competitions of the SkillBuild

Gower College Swansea hosts SkillBuild regional heat

The largest and longest-running construction skills competition in the UK returns, as Gower College Swansea prepare to host 80-100 students for the SkillBuild 2023 South Wales regional heat.

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College supports Digital 2030 vision

Jisc is working in partnership with Welsh Government to drive forward Digital 2030, which aims to see learning providers in Wales harness the potential of digital technology underpinned by principles of innovation, collaboration, co-production and social partnership.

Gower College Swansea is proud to have taken part in two recent case studies:

The Growing Comms project looks at the installation of connected active learning spaces in HE and FE which impact positively on learners.

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‘Home away from home’ for Gower College Swansea’s international students

Gower College Swansea’s international students, who are aged between 16 and 18, come from countries all over the world. This year the College have students from Cambodia, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.

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