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Childcare lecturer wins national ‘best teacher’ award

A Childcare lecturer from Gower College Swansea has won the Learners’ Award for Best Teacher/Lecturer at the prestigious Professional Teaching Awards Cymru.

Rhian Evans received the accolade at a special awards ceremony at Soughton Hall, Flintshire, where the winners were announced by Cabinet Secretary for Education, Lynne Neagle MS.

It is the first time that the teaching awards have been opened up to include further education colleges as well as schools.

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Llwyn y Bryn student’s work selected for London show

A student from Gower College Swansea has been selected by UAL Awarding Body to exhibit her work at Origins Creatives 2024.

Level 3 Photography student Evangeline Roberts, who studies at the Llwyn y Bryn Campus, has been selected to exhibit her work at Origins Creatives, taking place at the Mall Galleries, London, in July.

Evangeline’s submission, titled Say It With Flowers, caught the attention of UAL Awarding Body’s curator, Charlie Levine, amongst over 500 submissions.

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How to get your exam / qualification results August 2024

Those with fixed results days should look out for an invitation from us w/c Monday 5 August. This will detail the arrangements for collecting your results. The fixed results days are:

A Level, Vocational Level 3 (such as BTEC, OCR, UAL, NCFE) and Welsh Baccalaureate
Thursday 15 August 2024 (from 9.15am)

GCSE and Vocational Level 2
Thursday 22 August 2024 (from 9.15am)

Results will also be available via eILP on both days.

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Staff Wellbeing Day 2024

At the end of another very busy academic year, Gower College Swansea held its annual summer Staff Wellbeing Day on 4 July.

Teaching and support staff were able to relax and take part in a wide variety of activities this year including golf, shamanic healing, gardening, cold water therapy, yoga and printmaking.

They were also able to gain free advice on a range of issues such as legal matters, HRT, general health and fitness, and the College’s Cycle to Work scheme.

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Exciting opportunity for employers: attend our apprenticeship drop in event

Are you an employer interested in hiring an apprentice or looking to learn more about how apprenticeships can benefit your business? Join us at our employer apprenticeship drop in event.

This event has been specifically designed to provide employers like you with the opportunity to engage directly with our experts and learn more about the extensive apprenticeship support available at the College. 

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Lively hustings event sparks debate

Around 50 A Level students at Gower College Swansea recently attended a special hustings event at the Gorseinon campus which allowed them the opportunity to ask questions of their local constituency candidates.

In the run up to the General Election, this was a chance for these young people to engage with the political process and ask questions about the issues most pressing to them.

In attendance were*:

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Staff party marks end of successful academic year

Staff at Gower College Swansea were invited to a special celebration event at Sketty Hall Business School on 28 June.

After another incredibly busy year, this was a chance for teaching and support staff from across all campuses to relax for a few hours and enjoy each other’s company.

Entertainment was provided by the Swansea Ukelele Band and singer Michael Roberts, who got everyone up dancing, and magician Dorian who baffled partygoers with a variety of tricks.

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And we’re off to Kenya!

Today we finally set out on our trip to Kenya after what has been a particularly challenging week in the country. We are so glad that the protests have reduced and, in some parts of the country, stopped altogether.

From a College point of view we have spent the past 48 hours working closely with our partners and hosts, African Adventures, to rigorously test their processes and procedures in light of the recent protests, although the school we are visiting is a long way away from any of the major cities.

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Gower College Swansea Annual Student Awards 2024

Students and staff from Gower College Swansea have celebrated yet another year of academic and vocational excellence.

Local legend Kev Johns MBE returned to the stage at Stadium to host the evening, where learners from a range of full and part time courses, apprenticeships, higher education pathways, access courses and employability support programmes picked up awards.

Guest speaker for the evening was world record holder and much loved media personality Colin Jackson CBE, who inspired the audience with his story of persistence and success.

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Gower College Swansea reaches finals in three categories at Professional Teaching Awards Cymru

Gower College Swansea is proud to announce that it has been named a finalist in three categories at the esteemed Professional Teaching Awards Cymru.

This annual event honours the outstanding contributions of the education workforce across Wales, with this year marking the first inclusion of colleges alongside schools.

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