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Students prepare for a 'day of dance'

Dance students at Gower College Swansea have an exciting opportunity to work with the National Dance Company Wales (NDCW) during the half term holidays.

A Day of Dance gives students a chance to work with professional contemporary dancers on developing technique and learning repertoire. The NDCW has toured nationally and internationally and has a long standing connection with both Gower College Swansea and the County Youth Dance Company (CYDC), which is hosted at the Gorseinon campus.

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Workshop to inspire writers

Aspiring writers at Gower College Swansea had a chance this week to meet with professionals already working in the industry.

The Write 2 Aspire workshop was organised by the college’s Enterprise team. Guests included South Wales Evening Post editor Jonathan Roberts, writer Paul Durden, playwright Ioan Hefin, novelist Cal Smyth and ex-student Mollie Kneath who is now studying English in London.

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Science Academy goes with a bang!

Gower College Swansea's Science Academy continued with a bang as Matthew Tosh, award-winning science pyro-technician, gave a dynamic and highly inspirational presentation on the science behind fireworks.

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Access students gain career guidance

Current students on Gower College Swansea’s Access to Higher Education programme met up with former students, who are now working in their dream jobs, for career advice at the Tycoch campus.

The Access programme is aimed at students aged 18 and above who wish to return to education after a break or are looking for qualifications for a change of career, preparing them for study at university.

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Two students selected for WMC performance

Two students from Gower College Swansea have been selected to be part of the Wales Millennium Centre's exciting 'Lord of the Flies' production, following auditions across Wales. Brothers Anthony and Amukelani Matsena have a real flair and passion for dance. Alongside their academic studies – they are currently taking A Levels in maths, chemistry, physics and dance - they are rehearsing intensively with professional dancers from the production as well as continuing their work with the County Youth Dance Company (CYDC).

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Music industry veteran inspires students

A Level Music Technology students at Gower College Swansea got to hear from a true industry veteran recently.

Gill Taylor has 38 years experience in the music world and has worked with artists as diverse as Stevie Wonder, Frank Zappa, Blondie and Meatloaf. For the last 23 years she has managed Elvis Costello.

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College celebrates Diversity Week

Gower College Swansea will host its annual Diversity Fayres on Tuesday 21 October (Tycoch campus - main hall) and Thursday 23 October (Gorseinon campus - main hall / D4) from 10am to 2pm.

There is a packed programme on offer with African drumming, street dance, Indian Bollywood dance, Chinese dance, Capoeira (Brazilian martial arts) and live music and dance performances by students.

Students and community groups will be running stalls with various activities, competitions, demos and displays and there will also be an International buffet.

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Diwrnod Shwmae Su'mae Day

Dydd Mercher 15fed Hydref oedd Diwrnod Shwmae Su’mae swyddogol Cymru. Bu criw o fyfyrwyr a staff Coleg Gŵyr Abertawe yn cymryd rhan yn y diwrnod arbennig yma i ddathlu’r Gymraeg, gan ddechrau sgwrs gyda ‘Shwmae?’. Dros sawl campws anogwyd ein myfyrwyr i gychwyn sgwrs gyda ‘Shwmae?’ drwy dynnu llun o’u hunain gyda #ShwmaeSumae.

Rhoddwyd nifer o’r lluniau ar Twitter fel bod ein bod yn cymryd rhan gyda #ShwmaeSumae a chodi ymwybyddiaeth o symlrwydd defnyddio dipyn bach o Gymraeg bob dydd wrth gyfarch.

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Digital Technology students head to Big Bang UK

A group of Digital Technology students at Gower College Swansea have been selected by the Engineering Education Scheme Wales (EESW) to attend the Big Bang Fair UK.

Corey Nixon, Christopher Protheroe, Chantelle Simpson and Declan Wells will attend the event at the Birmingham NEC in March 2015, one of just 15 groups from around the UK to be invited.

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Gold award for Hannah's lagoon design

Hannah Davies, a second year A Level Design & Technology student from the Gorseinon campus of Gower College Swansea, has received the British Science Association’s prestigious Gold Crest Award.

The award was given to Hannah for her work as a designer and illustrator on the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon Engineering project where her main task was to design an additional feature enabling the production of renewable energy.

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