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Gower College Swansea Annual Student Awards 2019

Our outstanding students have been honoured one again, at the Gower College Swansea 2019 Annual Awards ceremony.

The ceremony took place at the Liberty Stadium, with recipients representing every aspect of college life from full time A Level and vocational courses, through to apprentices, HE learners and clients from the College’s employability support programmes.

BBC Wales presenter Ross Harries hosted the evening, where students were honoured for their achievements both academic and personal, and he was joined by guest speaker Elin Manahan Thomas, a former Gower College Swansea student who has been called ‘one of the most versatile sopranos of her generation’.

“Gower College Swansea has always enjoyed one of the highest quality profiles of any education institution,” says Principal Mark Jones. “All of this has been achieved as a result of the outstanding commitment and dedication of both our students – all 13,000 of them each year – and our staff, and this event is an opportunity to celebrate their success and pay tribute to the ‘best of the best.

“To all those who have received awards this year, can I offer my personal congratulations but also my thanks for being the role models that other students, following on behind, will both learn and benefit from.”

The full list of 2019 Students of the Year:

Creative Arts

Morgan Summers

Visual Arts

Kristy Morgan


Jeymi Pena

Humanities / Languages

Lisa Lucini

Health / Social Care

Daniel Jones


Cameron Appleby 

Hair / Beauty

Megan Sadler

Hospitality / Travel

Katarzyna Owczarek 


Scott Williams

Sport / Public Services

Jordan Delaney


Katie Barnes

Construction / Plumbing

Aaron Lockhart

Maths / Science / Social Science

Luke Marques


Evelyn Hugtenburg 

GCS Training

Donna Wright

Welsh Language

Siobhan Arkwright


Ranyoung (Bella) Kim

Higher Education

Chloe Harries


Iestyn Thomas

Sports Achievement

Lauren Francis

Employer Partner

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Harvey Bowden

Progression and Commitment

Taneka Hyatt 

Better Jobs

Hannah Powell

Most Inspirational Student of the Year
Siobhan Arkwright

The event was a practical showcase for student talent too, with entertainment being provided by Performing Arts and Photographic Make-Up students. Level 3 Technical Theatre students also provided the set, lighting and sound at the event.


Gower College Swansea gratefully acknowledges its sponsors for the 2019 Annual Student Awards:
AB Glass; Andrew Evans; Bevan Buckland LLP; Blake Morgan; City & Guilds; College University Skills Partnership, Swansea University; ComputerAid; Day’s Motor Group; First Cymru; Health and Wellbeing Academy at Swansea University; Hengoed Care; Mark Jones; National Waterfront Museum; RW Learning; South Wales Transport; Tata Steel; The Wave; Track Training; University of Wales Trinity Saint David; Vibe Video Production; Vortex IoT; WalesOnline; Zenith Print Group

Photos: Peter Price Media

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