Gower College Swansea
|Gower College Swansea|
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|Type||Further Education College|
|Location||Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales|
Gower College Swansea is the name of the further education college in Swansea, Wales, which was formed on 20 August 2010 from the merger of Gorseinon College and Swansea College Mark Jones, previously Principal of Bridgend College, became Principal in July 2013
The college's vision
The college's vision is "To be the best college in Wales".
The college campuses
Providing further education and other training courses to the Swansea area, the college is lucky enough to have a number of different campuses and venues at different locations in the area, all offering their unique facilities and environment for learning:
- Gorseinon Centre
- Gorseinon campus
- Kingsway Centre
- Kingsway Hair Academy
- Llwyn y Bryn
- Sketty Hall
- Tycoch campus
Known as the Corporation Board, it comprises 20 governors with a wide range of expertise and experience who wish to contribute to the local community. Accountable for the financial solvency of the college, its sound management and the quality of the service that it provides, the Board is also accountable for the proper use of the public funds entrusted to it.
Selected full-time students have the opportunity to join one of the college’s well-established Sports Academies. Membership of an academy enables students to follow their chosen programme of study whilst developing their sporting skills ranging from football, rugby, netball, hockey and new for 2012 - the Surf Academy.
The college offers the following HE courses:
- Analytical and Forensic Science; Foundation Degree (Level 4/5)
- Health and Social Care; BSc Hons (Level 4/5)
- Health and Social Care; HND (Level 4)
- Spa Management and Advanced Therapies; Foundation Degree (Level 5)
- Sports Science; HND (Level 5)
The college charity
The Kenya Project was set up in 2003 and is largely run by students of the College. This project aims to raise money to maintain a feeding programme for over 120 of the poorest pupils at Madungu Primary. In addition, it aims to pay the salaries of two teachers and supply them with a variety of educational materials.The college holds an annual Kenya Project Day but fund raising continues throughout the year.
The members also get a chance to go to the school every other year.
- Gorseinon College - News - 5 February 2010
- Swansea College - News - 5 February 2010
- New name for merged Gorseinon and Swansea colleges - News report 5 February 2010