Gower College Swansea recently organised a special event for Year 10 pupils from secondary schools across Swansea.

The launch of the Welsh Government’s Seren Foundation programme at the Liberty Stadium enabled almost 400 young people to find out more about the range of higher education options they could explore after they complete their A Levels.

“At Gower College Swansea, we feel it’s really important to plant the seed early in the minds of these pupils – that going on to a top university really is within their grasp if they apply themselves,” says Dean of Faculty Ruth Prosser.

Among the guest speakers was former Gower College Swansea student Daniel Powell, who is now Head of Outreach at New College, Oxford. Daniel talked about his own learning journey, his personal ups and downs, and the inspirational teachers that helped shape him along the way. His key message to the pupils was simply, ‘be yourself, and believe in yourself.”

“It’s really important that these pupils start to explore all their choices as early as possible,” adds the College’s Oxbridge lead tutor Felicity Padley. “Having current and former Gower College Swansea students at the event to share their experiences and answer questions was a great way for them to find out more. It was also a fantastic opportunity for them to meet representatives from universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Cardiff and Bath.”

Eleven students from Gower College Swansea have been offered a place to study at Oxford or Cambridge University in 2019, six of whom were in attendance at the Liberty Stadium event.

You may also be interested in these articles:

Register, Login or Login with your Social Media account:


Head of Sales - IT Apprenticeships

Alderwood have been retained by NowSkills to manage the appointment of a Head of Sales.

Salary : Up to £45000 per annum + £100k OTE + Benefits


LEARNING MENTORS

LEARNING MENTORS - FULL TIME, FRACTIONAL & VARIABLE Hours: Full time & Fractional (40 weeks per year) & Variable Salary: £20,786 - £24,0...

Salary : £20,786 - 24,023 per year


SUPPORT WORKERS

SUPPORT WORKERS - FULL TIME, FRACTIONAL & VARIABLE Hours: Full time & Fractional (38 weeks per year) & Variable Salary: £15,466 - £17,56...

Salary : £15,466 - 17,560 per year


Senior Trainer - Engineering

KM Recruitment is a specialist UK wide recruiter for the Work Based Learning and Welfare to Work sectors.  

Salary : £38000 - £40000 per annum


Senior Trainer - Engineering

KM Recruitment is a specialist UK wide recruiter for the Work Based Learning and Welfare to Work sectors.  

Salary : £38000 - £40000 per annum


DAILY NEWS2

SOUNDBITES2

FE News gives you the latest breaking news and updates on emerging education strategies and the #FutureofEducation.

Providing trustworthy and positive news and views since 2003, we publish exclusive peer to peer articles from our feature writers, as well as publishing user content from our network of over 2000 contributors, offering multiple sources of news across the Education and Employability sectors.

FE News also ‘shoot’ video interviews and news bulletins so you receive the latest developments in Skills News and across the Apprenticeship, Further Education and Employability sectors.

 RSS IconRSS Feed Selection Page