Creativity and Professionalism

1st of May already, but it looks like it is going to be a beautiful Spring morning, here’s hoping the rain holds off.

We have a few bits and pieces for you this week, so we will make a start.

College Values – Professionalism

This is the first stop on our Values Wheel and we defined it as “Performing to the Highest Standard to Lead and Deliver Enterprise, Progression and Excellence”.

Our poster outlines what Professionalism means to us.

During the past week we have spotlighted some of the excellent work which is already taking place within the college. We put together case studies of staff working to a very high standard of excellence and professionalism and we thank them for sharing their experiences with us.

Well Done To ….

Members of the Business Development Unit who recently completed the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Working Safely qualification.

Working Safely in Business Development
Working Safely in Business Development

Pitch to Rich

Young entrepreneur and former PJEA student, Kieran Mitchell, has developed a mobile app that will streamline and improve the way we connect with each other and share information. This innovative app is currently an applicant in the first round of the Pitch to Rich campaign hosted by Virgin Business and LinkedIn.

Suitchii Mobile App is currently sitting with 541 votes with 4 days until voting closes.

Suitchii is the future of interconnectivity!

Place your vote and show support for Kieran on this journey by visiting the Virgin Media Business site.

What Are GKC Students Up To Next Week?

Free Music Gig

The NQ Music Events class has organised a gig as part of their course. They have organised the whole thing and they are going to be filmed on the day as part of their final assessment .

Entry to the gig, in the City Campus, is free and will be held on the 7th of May from 2.30 pm and will run to about 4.30 / 5.00 pm.

They have two artists playing Finn LeMarinel and Mayor Stubbs and they are also going to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support throughout the afternoon with a variety of fun activities, including a photo booth with props and guess how sweets are in the jar – amongst others!!

Please take the time to pop along the gig and show your support to the Music Events students, it sounds like it will be a good afternoon.

9 Artists, 1 Meadow

9 Artists 1 Meadow9 artists (Brent Morrison, Chloe Cartwright, Julie Linton, Katie Haworth, Katie Riddell, Nina Cagle, Suzanne Armstrong, Vanessa-Louise Miller and Zara Anderson) from Glasgow Kelvin College’s 3rd year BA Visual Arts degree are taking part in a site specific art project.

The project, based in North Kelvin Meadow, has developed by working with local community groups such as The Children’s Wood and the North Kelvin Meadow Campaign. The result is very different and unique pieces of work each displaying the talents of the student involved.

The project runs from Saturday the 2nd until Monday the 4th of May, 12.00 to 6.00 pm. For more information visit the Glasgow Open House site.

Who’s Fundraising at GKC?

5K Sponsored Walk

Keri McNeill some of her HND Year 2 Administration & IT classmates are raising money for Yorkhill Children’s Charity by doing a 5k sponsored walk round Hogganfield loch.

The walk will be held on Friday the 8th of May at 1pm and they will be taking part wearing fancy dress. You can support and sponsor Keri and the others by visiting their Just Giving page.

Mary’s Meals Backpack Project

The Development 1 class in Springburn are gathering donations for Mary’s Meals Back Pack Project. This project provides school children in Malawi with a back pack full of school equipment.

They are taking donations at a stall on Wednesday 20th May, from 10 am to 12.30 pm, across from reception at Springburn campus.

Here are the things we are looking for:

Pencils / sharpeners / coloured pens / rubbers / pencil cases / notepads / backpacks / skirts, t shirts, shorts for children aged 4 – 12 / tennis balls / toothpaste / toothbrush / soap

If you cannot get to the stall, donations can be left at Martin Law’s desk in Easterhouse Campus or in the SFL work room in the Springburn campus.

Martin and the class would like to thank everyone is advance for their support.

General College Information

Funding Information for Students Taking HNC / D courses in 2015/16

As soon as you have been given either a conditional or unconditional place on a course you can apply for your fees, loan, bursary and grants. The only way to apply for support is to visit the SAAS website and apply online

Applications should be completed by 30 June 2015 to guarantee that your funding is in place at the start of the course. Please note that learners who are progressing on to the 2nd Year of their course must make another application.

What you need to apply online:-

  • A current e-mail address
  • Your SAAS reference number if you’ve applied before
  • Your National Insurance number
  • Your bank sort code and account number
  • Your college course details

Student Funding staff are holding drop-in sessions throughout May in Room 127a in the Springburn campus during lunchtimes (12.15-13.00) on Tuesdays and Thursdays and will be available at all other campuses at the normal surgery times. Please ensure that you have registered for SAAS online services before coming along to one of the sessions.

You may also find it useful to view the videos at

That seems to be everything for this time, we will be back again bright and early next Friday. Enjoy your long weekend!!!

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