A welcome from our new SGL committee for 2016/17

A welcome from this years committee

  As of October 2016, there has been a new committee taking over the reins of the running of The Swansea Gambia Link. We have been settling into each of our roles over the last couple of months… Read More

Breakfast with our Gambian students


We’re having a great time getting to know and hosting our Gambian students. Having already introduced them to beach volleyball (and the joys of the ever-changing Welsh weather!), last night our wonderful SGL committee chair Marianne so kindly… Read More

Fantastic news!

Today we had some fantastic news – our 4 Gambian Medical students had their visas approved and they will be arriving in Swansea this weekend for their two weeks with us! Muhammed, Yusupha, Amie and Kumba are 4… Read More

Afternoon tea

Afternoon Tea

We had a wonderful afternoon introducing our Gambian Medical students to a traditional afternoon tea, with students from all years from the College of Medicine attending to welcome the students as well as get a chance to ask… Read More

Afternoon Tea

An invitation to Afternoon tea

The Swansea Gambia Link Committee warmly invites you to celebrate our Gambian colleagues’ visit to Swansea, and wish them a fond farewell before they leave next weekend. Where: Room West, Fulton House (Singleton campus) When: 3:30 pm on… Read More

A warm welcome to our Gambian Elective Students 2014

Elective 2014

The Swansea Gambia Link society is pleased to welcome four Gambian elective students to the UK. After months of arduous planning and the dedicated work of our local committee, we successfully secured four visas and flights for Bella,… Read More

2013 Trip Report

Gambia 6

In December 2013, 10 medical students, 2 midwifery students and two paediatric nursing students – accompanied by the Consultant ENT surgeon Mr Simon Browning – visited The Gambia as part of their respective courses. With 2012 being the… Read More

Olympic Torch

Gambian students in Swansea

During the month of May, Swansea Medical School was host to three students; Pa Amadou Sohna, Fatoumatta Jaiteh and Ismaila Manneh from the Gambia. The students came for two weeks and during that time took part in a… Read More

2011 Trip Report

Student taking a patient's blood pressure

In October 2011, ten Swansea medical students visited the Gambia for two weeks as part of their accredited clinical apprenticeship. This was a move away from the very successful informal student exchange to a more formalized arrangement, with… Read More

A warm welcome to our Gambian friends 2010

Gambia flag

On the 2nd March, Ousman, Abdullahi and Emeka flew into Gatwick Airport for their 10 day stay in Swansea as the latest student exchange contingent. They are being hosted by the Student Committee, and are staying in Singleton… Read More