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Innovation Fund enables exciting STEM research

Gower College Swansea students are embarking on a range of exciting STEM research projects thanks to the Innovation Fund and EESW. The projects have allowed students to collaborate with Tidal Lagoon (Swansea Bay) plc and Dwr Cymru Welsh Water to find solutions to genuine problems faced by industry.

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Gwefan prosiect digartrefedd yn rhoi her i fyfyrwyr

Mae myfyrwyr TG o gampws Tycoch Coleg Gŵyr Abertawe wedi bod yn gweithio ochr yn ochr â Phrosiect Pobl Ifanc Sengl Ddigartref Abertawe (SYSHP) i’w cynorthwyo i ddatblygu gwefan benodedig.

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Homeless project website sets challenge for students

IT students from Gower College Swansea's Tycoch campus have been working alongside the Swansea Young Single Homeless Project (SYSHP) to assist them with the development of a dedicated website.

During a recent visit to the organisation, the Level 2 and 3 students were given an opportunity to understand the core values of the project and gained an appreciation of the vital role it plays in the local community.

SYSHP supports young people aged between 16 and 25 who are made homeless.

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Free Saturday Art School at Llwyn y Bryn

School pupils from across the Swansea area are invited to take part in a FREE Saturday Art School programme starting 24 January.

The four-week programme is open to two age groups - ages 11 to 13 and ages 14 to 16.

Pupils will experiment in glass, textiles, wire work, print, painting, digital illustration, photography and sculpture. Working alongside professional artists and designers, they will also have an opportunity to exhibit their own work.

Starts dates:
Saturday 24 January to 21 February (four weeks) 10am - 1pm

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Traditional 'twmpath' celebrates Welsh heritage

Childcare students at Gower College Swansea recently organised a ‘Twmpath’ dance at the Gorseinon campus.

This traditional Welsh dancing event was intended as a celebration of our Welsh culture / heritage and is in anticipation of Santes Dwynwen (Welsh patron saint of lovers' day) on 25 January.

A second twmpath will take place at Tycoch on 26 January and hundreds of students and staff are expected to take part across both days.

Photos: Victoria Gourlay

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ILS students celebrate work placement successes

The workplace achievements of Gower College Swansea’s Independent Living Skills (ILS) students were acknowledged at a recent presentation event at the Tycoch campus.

The guest speaker was Radio Tircoed Station Director and DJ Mike Lewis, who visited students currently enrolled on the Work Preparation Course. Joining him was student Jack Draper, who is carrying out work experience at the radio station and who has benefited greatly from the placement.

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Healthy Colleges Week 12th – 16th January 2015

Kick start your day with a healthy breakfast - free porridge for all students available from the canteens in Gorseinon, Llwyn y Bryn and Tycoch. Eating a healthy breakfast, like oatmeal, gives you energy and helps improve concentration in class. Available every day throughout Healthy Colleges Week in Gorseion and Tycoch from 9.30am - 11am and Llwyn y Bryn from 10am - 11.30am.

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Llwyn y Bryn welcomes back illustrators

Professional illustrators and former Llwyn y Bryn students Simon Williams and Jason Cardy dropped in recently to have a chat with the current Levels 1 and 2 Art and Design cohort.

Both Simon and Jason have worked professionally in the comic book industry for over ten years. Their portfolios include illustrations for Marvel Comics, CD and book covers and personal work for celebrities such as David Hasselhoff.

Simon and Jason spoke fondly of their time at the Llwyn y Bryn campus as "some of the best years of our lives."

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The college will close at 1pm today (Friday 19 December) and will reopen on Monday 5 January 2015.

A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

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College and industry support next generation of engineers

A Swansea-based, family-run firm has teamed up with Gower College Swansea to nurture the next generation of engineering talent.

GLT Exports, which manufactures fire, gas and emergency alarm systems, has employed four Digital Technology students fresh from the Tycoch campus to work in its city-based premises and put through a supportive training programme.

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