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Gower College Swansea nominated for FE First Award

Gower College Swansea’s Marketing team has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.

The College Marketing Network/FE First Awards for Marketing Excellencewill take place on 2 December in Warwick and, shortlisted in the Events Management category, is the College’s Annual Student Awards ceremony, a formal event for over 200 people which takes place every summer at the Liberty Stadium.

Gower College Swansea’s Annual Student Awards is an opportunity to celebrate the success of all learners whether full time school leavers, part time adult learners, apprentices, higher education students, 14-16 provision pupils or those on employer training courses.

The evening highlights the achievements of individual students as well as recognising everyone who has played a key role in their success including their families, friends, lecturers and employers.

The event is planned, organised and delivered by the Marketing team who oversee all elements of the evening from liaising with the venue and booking a guest speaker (this year it was world class soprano and former student Elin Manahan Thomas), to coordinating the guest list, arranging photography and video coverage and all aspects of public relations and social media.

The Annual Awards have grown considerably in recent years, both in terms of size and ambition, and has become the perfect vehicle to strengthen the existing links between the College, local employers and community partners, many of whom have come on board as event sponsors.

“We are absolutely delighted that our Annual Student Awards event has been shortlisted for a top national award,” says Marketing and Admissions Manager, Marie Szymonski. “This particular event requires months of planning, all of which is undertaken alongside busy day-to-day workloads. It is fantastic that this hard work, attention to detail and careful preparation has been recognised.”


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