Talented Students In Every Area!

Friday again!! A short week this week with the May holiday, but we still have a few items for you.

The students are keeping busy coming up to the end of the academic year and we have Shows and Exhibitions coming up that you don’t want to miss. We will cover a couple of those this week along with other stories about talent covering Car Repairers and Debaters to Fashionistas and Photographers, so let’s get started.

College Values – Integrity

The second stop on our Values Wheel, and value highlighted for the week, is Integrity.

This value is about, honesty, openness, understanding and respect for others.

Over the past four days, you will have seen and heard what we believe integrity is and what it means in our college.

Well Done To ….

Two of our Mechanical Engineering students recently won prizes at the Hammermen Awards.

The Hammermen Awards is an annual event that is run by The Incorporation of Hammermen of Glasgow and recognises excellence in the field of engineering and is open to both college and university students. The event was held at Trades Hall on the 29th of April.

The first prize winner was Lloyd Adams and he received both a certificate recognising his performance and a cheque for £300. The runner-up was Lucie Allee and she received both a certificate recognising her performance and a cheque for £200.

As the winner Lloyd has been put forward for the Prince Philip Prize where he can win a cheque for £1500 if successful, more to follow hopefully!!

Debating The Election

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

On Wednesday the 6th of May members of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association were welcomed at Glasgow Kelvin College’s East End Campus for a debate with students on the electoral process and the exciting implications of the UK Parliamentary election results.

A lively and very interesting session was enjoyed by everyone.

What Are GKC Students Up To Next Week?

Fashion Show

GKC Fashion Show PosterGlasgow Kelvin College students are ready to stand up and be counted among fellow fashion institutes as some of the most talented in Scotland. The fashion department based at the Springburn Campus, offers the course Fashion Design with Production and Retail. This gives students the opportunity to thoroughly learn the skills and techniques needed to work in a variety of fashion professions, including; fashion design, pattern cutting, merchandising and buying to name but a few.

Each year the students from NC level up to HND, showcase their year’s work with a super slick fashion show bonanza. This year the students have decided to up the ante by moving the location of the show to the much sought after venue: St. Andrews on the Square.

The show will be held on the 13th of May, with show times at 6.00 and 8.00 pm.  Tickets at £8, but it looks like they might be sold out!!!!!

The fashion department at Glasgow Kelvin College is one of the only institutes that gives all profit raised from the event to charity. This year the chosen charity is Strathcarron Hospice.

The following is a sneak peek of some of the pieces they have been working on.

Who’s Fundraising at GKC?

YMarket – Help Save A Life

YMarket FlyerYMarket is a charity event to help raise money for Zac who is suffering from Sarcoma Cancer and promote enterprise and entrepreneurship within Glasgow Kelvin College.

Before Christmas a student, Faith Higgs, had to drop out of her course due to her little boy, Zac, becoming seriously ill with Sarcoma, a rarer soft tissue cancer. Students and staff are holding the YMarket event to try and raise funds to help him get specialised treatment.

On the 12th and 14th of May there will be market stalls, raffles, prizes and much more so try and get along to the City or Springburn campuses to show your support.

Coming Soon

HND Photography Exhibition

HND Photography ExhibitionThis event will be held on the 28th of May by GKC’s second year HND Photography students from the Springburn Campus.

The event will be held at SWG3, 100 Eastvale Place, G3 8QG from 7pm till late.

Photographic work is from a range of genres (see sample of work below).  Everyone welcome to attend!!

For more information please visit the Facebook Event page.

Sample of HND Year 2 Photographic Work
Sample of HND Year 2 Photographic Work

Magner’s Summer Nights

Magners Summer NightsMagners summer nights is a one day outdoor festival being held at Glasgow Kelvingrove Bandstand on the 9th of August 2015. Doors will open at 3.30pm and first act is due on stage at 4pm, the line-up was announced on Wednesday the 6th of May.

The tickets are £14 and go on sale from Friday the 8th of May, the organisers will be running competitions nearer the time.

The event is run by Event Management Students and Music Business Students, they have organised this event for experience in the industry they would love to work in.

That’s us for this week, but remember if you have anything you want included just send it through to us on tborland@glasgowkelvin.ac.uk and we will slot it in to the next post.

See you back here next week.

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