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I’m sure you will have heard that the examinations you had planned to take this summer have unfortunately now been cancelled.

 

We appreciate how disappointed and upset you must be feeling given that you won’t get the opportunity to showcase all the hard work you have undertaken over the past couple of years.

 

We are currently awaiting further details on how your work and performance will be assessed, although we believe this will be based on your assessment being marked by your lecturers.

 

As soon as we have clarity on this we will let you know. But in the meantime I would like to give you some advice that will help you to achieve the best grades possible and allow you to take your next step, which may include a higher level course at a top university, an apprenticeship, a job or progress further within the College.

 

The advice is please don’t forget your studies.

 

Assessments and grades will certainly be based on work undertaken to date and therefore there could be opportunities to both tidy up and possibly even improve this work.

 

At the same time assessments etc. could be based on future work provided by lecturers through a mix of live and pre-recorded sessions or set work. Therefore, it is important you keep in contact with your lecturers and tutors, in accordance with your set timetable, and by the method your tutors have set out.

 

Already some universities and employers are indicating that future interviews will enquire how students used their time effectively to study and learn during the Covid-19 outbreak.  

 

We firmly believe that if you successfully complete all of your course, then this will put you ahead of other students who may not follow this advice, both in terms of securing the best offers from universities and employers.

 

The next few months may be very different for all of us, but that doesn’t mean we’re not still thinking of your future. As our students, we are committed to giving you the greatest number of opportunities possible.

 

So please keep up the hard work, and with the continued support of your lecturers and the College, I have no doubt whatsoever that you can still achieve everything you want to.

 

Stay safe

 

Mark Jones

Principal

posted on 25 Mar 2020

Categories: Featured

Hi everyone.

My name is Hari and I have recently started work with VocalEyes as a community champion in Llansamlet and Morriston. I like to play music and love nature. I'm really excited about the idea of working with the local people to help them make positive changes to their areas. 

posted on 23 Mar 2020

Coronatime is coming and people are going to start to quarantine themselves, would any of you guys want to be the people to help those who are quarantined themselves with things like bringing food, calling people and or bringing medicine?

If so, please contact laimis.lisauskas@gcs.ac.uk to get involved! We would love to have you onboard

posted on 19 Mar 2020

As a precautionary measure, we have placed red boxes of sanitary products behind each reception area (Gorseinon, Tycoch, LYB, Jubille Court), for each learner who requires them, there is enough supplies for 3 month (3 boxes), for each learner. Just ask for the Red box.

posted on 18 Mar 2020

Period dignity – Red box
 
As a precautionary measure, we have placed red boxes of sanitary products behind each reception area (Gorseinon, Tycoch, LYB, Jubille Court ) , for each learner who requires them, there is enough supplies for 3 month (3 boxes), for each learner. All you need to do is ask for the Red box.

posted on 18 Mar 2020

remember cough in your elbow. high five with your elbows. Wash your hands regularly.

posted on 18 Mar 2020

Gower College now has a dedicated page to keep you updated with the Coronavirus situation and the actions the College is taking regarding the outbreak. 

At this time we ask you all to remain calm, practise good hand hygiene ( there are a number of videos on how to CORRECTLY to this) and focus on your studies. 

For further information follow the link below

https://www.gcs.ac.uk/coronavirus-updates

posted on 18 Mar 2020

Hand sanitizers are now available and filled. Please use this to keep yourself clean.

The automatic door in Gorseinon has now been fixed and fully functional.

posted on 13 Mar 2020

The Student Union President Election opens on Monday 16th March.  

There will be nomination/application forms available to pick up from your campus reception areas. 

The nomination period is from Monday the 16th to Thursday 26th March. 

If you are interested in running please hand in your nomination form to your campus reception area or the enrichment office in Tycoch. 

Good luck and happy campaigning! 

posted on 13 Mar 2020

Categories: Featured

The College has listened to your views and through numerous channels I.E Student Management Group and Vocal eyes and we are delighted to tell you we are now able to increase our vegan offerings. As well as the standard vegan options available our catering manager has put in place a new call to order system to minimise on waste. You simply request a vegan option to the catering staff and they will be able to prepare you a vegan meal. (as it will be cooked to order there will be a slight wait). 

There was also a request for more vegan snack and sweet options and we now have an additional vegan snack bar being sold across campus and Vegan Magnum Ice creams are also available.

We see this as a brilliant and positive start top improving our catering offerings and want to thank everyone for your comments and suggestions to make this happen. 

posted on 27 Feb 2020

For only £1.50 get yourself a Grab & Go pasta pot. These pots are available from Monday - Thursday and they are fully Vegetarian & Vegan.

This option has been requested often and we are really glad to be bringing this to you. We are constantly improving the service at the college and through the help of VocalEyes and talking to you all we are going far. Let's keep this up.

Student Union President
Laimis Lisauskas

posted on 17 Feb 2020

Voting for the student fund ended last week and was concluded at the Class Representative meeting on Friday. 

Thank you everyone who participated in the vote it's fantastic to see such high levels of engagement, with over 1000 votes cast.

We are excited to announce that the item with the most votes winning over 50% of all votes cast was for subsidised food/ meal deals. 

Over the next few weeks the college management team will be working alongside the catering manager to implement these changes. 

Once more just a massive thank you for your participation - we're so excited to have YOU the student a part of making decisions that effect the student body. 

posted on 10 Feb 2020

Hi all, I'm Amber and I'm the new VocalEyes Community Champion for Llansamlet. I'm looking forward to bringing lots of positive change to the Llansamlet Community. If you'd like to find out more, or get involved just get in touch!

posted on 7 Feb 2020

Categories: Featured

Functionality to assign Organisation Units to multiple ideas at one time. i.e. Assign "Campus A" to all ideas inside "Ideas to improve Campus A" Topic.

Simply click on "Assign" on the topic, it will open up a tab, select/deselect the relevant Org Units and the option to assign/unassign all ideas will appear. Once complete, check your ideas and all ideas should also be assigned correctly.

posted on 3 Feb 2020

Climate and Community are very busy clearing land for new trees for a hazel coppice on Mansel Green in Murton. Historically the land is grazing common land but the main road that cuts through Clyne Common has stopped the majority of animals grazing on Mansel Green for many years. Bramble and bracken took over and it was inaccessible apart from a few pathways through the undergrowth.Over the last year Climate and Community have removed bramble and bracken from many areas and grass has returned. They are planting many variety of trees and have pollarded the mature trees already growing there.

This is such a positive project with loads of ideas such as no-dig food growing and involving communities from Swansea. 
They have plans to create 7 areas of hazel coppice over the next 7 years. Coppiced wood is invaluable for building materials and for converting into bio-char to add to the soil. (The project is inspired by Ed Revill's growing project on South Gower and his biochar pioneering work). 

Tuesdays have now been set as a weekly workday. It would be great to have a large group of people working together and sharing food and conversation too. Car parking available across the road at Bishopston Community Centre or the number 14 bus from Swansea bus station takes you right there.

If you want to get involved please contact Bob and Jules on 07964 530436 or climateandcommunity@btinternet.com or Val on 07533 711 506.  Also if you know of any community groups that may be interested in participating, contact Jules and Bob. Volunteer expenses are provided plus unlimited cups of tea and coffee with biscuits!

posted on 27 Jan 2020

Categories: Highlights, Featured

Hello!

We are very excited to announce our new Vocaleyes Platform. This is a place for students to get involved with projects, ideas and discuss any issues that you think we need to address. This is YOUR platform.

This News Tab will have a weekly newsletter update for you to hear whats going on around our campuses, the Student Association, and our local area. 

We are excited to tell you about our Project Green! This SA project will highlight Sustainability and Climate Change on and off Campus, and encourage you all to get involved. Our planet is in crisis, and it will impact us all. This is our future, and our children's future. We need to make a change!

Get involved in our Project Green, our Gardening Club, our Media Working Group, and our upcoming Debate Club!

Come and see us in the SA to get involved.. check out the noticeboards for any updates too. 

Speak soon :) 

Student Association President
Nikki-Marie Vjatschslav





posted on 27 Jan 2020

Your Student Union Management Group have listened to your views and have now a substantial fund (up to £15,000 ) to spend on issues that are prominent to you as students.

 

From taking on your feedback on the 8 ways to having your say we have discussed purchasing the following:

1)      Free Breakfast for a term

2)      Charging ports in common spaces

3)      Subsidised food – i.e. meal deal (£1)example.

4)      Water fountains

5)      Free stationary set for students

6)      Free metal / water bottles

Any other suggestions – these need to be  commented on below by Friday 31st January 2020.

We would like you to vote on the above suggestions to spend the money.

Each of the above will be put down as a motion on Vocal Eyes, all you have to do is vote for which you would prefer the money to be spent on.

posted on 23 Jan 2020

Categories: Featured

Mark Drakeford is coming to our school soon! Though he is actually only coming to discuss finance with Mrs James, he will have time to talk to certain members of the School Council about cheese and crackers coming back. We will keep you updated and try our best to get cheese and crackers back.

posted on 14 Jan 2020

Categories: Featured

Group XR Swansea
Also we would like to say a great big massive humongous ginormous THANK YOU to those who organised and came to our fundraiser at the Elysium Bar on 20th December! I can reveal during that fantastic shindig we raised....... £948.50 for XR Swansea!!! WOW people!!! This is such a boost for us - thank you ever so much for this heartwarming leg up.

Big huge thank you to Elysium Bar for providing the venue for free. To the amazing bands CopperCaille and the Balkaneers for organising the event and playing for free.
To Michelle Huggins for all her hard work raising the gifts for the auction. To everyone who donated gifts for the auction and raffle. To Lisa Harley and Kira for calling the auction. And to everybody who came and supported and put some money in the donations box.

posted on 20 Dec 2019

Categories: Featured

There will be new bike shelters coming very soon!  Thank you Mrs James!

posted on 19 Dec 2019