Inspiring and Capturing Moments

Welcome back to yet another blog update and it looks as if we are getting more popular by the week. The more readers we have the better, it means we can boast about our students achievements, tell and show the world how good they are.

As usual we have some good news to share this week, so we may as well make a start.

Well Done To ….

All of our NC and HND Fashion students who successfully raised the grand total of £5003.40 during the course of the year.

The students carried out a variety of fundraising activities to raise the money, including:- a Halloween bake sale, Christmas craft and bake sale, Christmas hamper raffle, TITP tickets raffle, raffle at fashion show, football cards, Valentines bake sale, Rag Bag collection and of course let’s not forget the sale of tickets for their very successful fashion show.

All money raised was donated to Strathcarron Hospice. They have been really busy and should be extremely proud of themselves.

HND Photography Exhibition

On Thursday the 28th of May our Photography students held an exhibition in The Bridge.

The images displayed were the work of the current students on the National Certificate in Photography Level 6 and National Qualification in Photography Level 5.

Included in the exhibition are images from students’ course work and personal projects, which have been created using their photographic techniques and creativity. The majority of students are continuing on with their photography education at the next level at college.

Here are a few examples of the outstanding pieces that were on display.

Inspiring Future Travellers

In 2004 Lorraine Kay (26 years) and Chris Osliff (26 years) met on the same course and became friends. They graduated in 2006 with an HND Travel and Tourism. Despite following different careers within the travel and tourism industry they remained friends. However to their delight they were both recruited in May, 15, by Thomas Cook. As cabin crew they are operating out of Glasgow Airport sometimes depending on the rota on the same flight.

Today in uniform they inspired our Travel and Tourism learners by telling of their route to success in becoming cabin crew. They spoke of their training, the challenges of working long hours and with dealing with all types of holidaymakers.

What Are GKC Students Up To Next Week?

Degree Show 2015

Degree Show 2015 posterFinal preparations are underway for the forthcoming Art, Fashion & Jewellery Degree Show, which will run from the 1st to the 12th of June 2015.

There will be Exhibitions and Workshops from Monday to Friday, 9am – 4.30pm, both weeks, and a Special Show on Saturday the 6th of June from 12pm until 5pm.

For a flavour of the artwork on show and to discover what inspired our student’s work visit the college website to read the student profiles.

Well done and Good Luck to our talented students!

Footloose – The Musical

Footloose the MusicalThe first and second year HND Musical Theatre students will be performing Footloose the musical, in Rutherglen Town Hall, next week (1st to the 3rd of June).

Tickets are £8 for adults and £5 for children. You can book online by visiting or call the Box Office on 0141 613 5700.

We have heard the students have been rehearsing relentlessly, so it should be a fantastic performance.

Other Activities to Look Out For

Foundation Apprenticeship Pathfinder in Engineering

Foundation Apprenticeships flyer final_Page_1Glasgow Kelvin College is hosting an event on the 4th of June at Springburn Campus between 2pm and 5pm.

Foundation Apprenticeships are a new opportunity being offered to school pupils. The Glasgow Kelvin College Foundation Apprenticeship in Engineering is open to pupils in S5 and runs for two years. It offers the chance for pupils to spend part of the week out of school, doing hands-on engineering at college. Pupils will also get industry visits and work experience as part of the Apprenticeship.

Scotland has over 13,300 engineering employers…and growing, but engineering faces big skills shortages and needs at least 2500 new engineers every year.

To find out more about this event contact or call 0141 630 5020

Volunteering Marketplace

Volunteering Marketplace EventTuesday the 2nd of June sees Glasgow Life holding there Volunteering Marketplace, to be held in the Mitchell Library from 4 pm to 7 pm.

There will be a variety of organisations attending this event and volunteering opportunities include: cookery, counselling, mentoring, home support, sports , IT support, complimentary therapies and many more.

If you think you are up to the challenge of volunteering then pop along on the day and get more information.

That’s us for now, but thank you for reading and remember if you have anything you want us to get out there for you, just email it (along with pictures if possible) to Tracey.

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