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Certificates represent skills development for learners

Staff at a local care home have received certificates from Gower College Swansea in recognition of their skills development in Catering and Cleaning and Support Services.

Members of the catering and housekeeping teams at Awel Y Mor Care Home in Gorseinon have been working towards gaining these qualifications over the past 18 months.

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Enterprise team present to city's Cabinet

The team behind an innovative entrepreneurial project was recently invited to the Council Chamber to present to the Cabinet of the City and County of Swansea.

Primary to Professional (P2P), which is led by Gower College Swansea in collaboration with Swansea Council, the Welsh Government, primary and secondary schools, higher education providers, Tech Hub and other business partners, seeks to build the enterprise skills of young people by providing bespoke courses and kick-starting the careers of budding entrepreneurs.

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Global Enterprise Week at Gower College Swansea

Students at Gower College Swansea are enjoying a week of entrepreneurial activities organised by The Enterprise Team.

The college is supporting Global Entrepreneurship Week UK with a programme of events which gives students the opportunity to rub shoulders with local business people and self-employed professionals.

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Former student scoops National Theatre bursary

Former Gower College Swansea student Anna Jenkins has been awarded a prestigious bursary by the National Theatre.

The NT/Dingmans Stage Management Bursary is awarded every year to a newly graduated stage manager and recipients receive a paid placement at the National Theatre.

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Performing Arts students join Festival of Remembrance

The City of Swansea Branch Royal British Legion has invited students from our BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts to be part of the Festival of Remembrance on 8 November at the newly refurbished Brangwyn Hall.

The students presented a devised piece inspired by their research into WW1 last November. They visited the battlefields of the Somme and attended the last post service at the Menin Gate in Ypres. It was a special trip for staff and students and has been much talked about since.

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Dylan Thomas Prize-shortlisted writers visit college

A Level English students at the Gorseinon campus were delighted this week to meet up with two Dylan Thomas Prize-shortlisted writers.

"It was fantastic to welcome both Eimear McBride and Kseniya Melnik to the college where they spent an hour with the students talking about their work and the writing process," says lecturer Sally Llewellyn.

The Dylan Thomas Prize is a prestigious award open to published writers in the English language under the age of thirty. There is a £30,000 prize for the winner who will be announced on 6 November.

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Geography students visit the Jurassic Coast

A Level Geography students recently enjoyed a two day residential field visit to the Jurassic Coast in Dorset.

The World Heritage Site boasts some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in the British Isles and forms the basis of many of the case studies needed for the A2 examination.

The trip included two nights in a cosy youth hostel at Swanage whilst studying the awe-inspiring landscapes of Chesil Beach, Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove, Poole Harbour Spit and Bournemouth.

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Special graduation event for college's HE students

Around 80 Higher Education students from Gower College Swansea recently attended a graduation event at the National Waterfront Museum.

The students were celebrating achievement in subjects as diverse as accountancy, engineering, leadership and management, sports massage therapies, hair and beauty management, childcare, and health and social care services.

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College selects sports scholarship students for 2014 / 15

Seventeen students at Gower College Swansea have been successful in their applications for sports scholarships, following in the footsteps of alumni such as Leigh Halfpenny, Justin Tipuric and Jazz Carlin.

The specialist scholarship programme is offered to promising young athletes who play representative sport at either county or national level. This year's successful students are:

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Dance students head to NYC

A group of A Level Dance students from Gower College Swansea are heading to New York this November.

They will spend a morning watching a rehearsal of the prestigious Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre (AAADT) and enjoying a tour of the facilities. The groundbreaking work of the AAADT, which was formed in 1958 and has gone on to perform worldwide for an estimated 25 million people, is a specific area of study on their course.

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