Award Winning, Creative and Helpful!

Who would have thought the end of the academic year would have come round so quickly, only a week or two of review and that’s you all for the summer. A fast year, but one full of activity and student involvement.

This week we have more of GKC student achievements for you.

Personal Expression and Creativity

P-T Employability throughout the year created various projects to do with personal expression during the Art and Design course. Working with lecturer Ian McIlroy, they have created self-portraits that reflect the Pop Art movement.

These are shown in an exhibition on the ground floor at Easter house campus.

Also show is a larger group painting in the style of Aboriginal Art.

Craftex 2015

The annual Craftex competition and its associated exhibition provides a showcase for the very best work of students from the city’s colleges. Encouraged by success in the competition many students have gone on to start up their own business.

In conjunction with all of the colleges in the area, the Trades House not only financially rewards merit but affords a ‘centre of city location’ at the Trades Hall to allow a display of the best efforts by our students to the public in general.

GKC students from Employability Drama and Media classes produced a drama documentary DVD called ‘Wolfie and Me’. The film, shown by Annie Swan, addresses the problems that Fear can cause in your life and the different ways we can address our fears. It is an extremely brave piece of work!

Other GKC work was also shown with Ian McIlroy presenting Art and Design: Development 2 students “Bull Head” sculptures.

We had a few winners at the event, they were:

  • Jessica Yau – Yellow Black Dress
  • Bunty Carroll – Box
  • Aine Doyle – Enamelled Box
  • Tracey Xiao Qin Chen – Leaf Necklace
  • Charmaine Duffy – Flowers
  • Katrina Sproull – Green
  • Lianne Grieves – Blue Red with Veil
  • Nashanti Gunawickrama – Dress
  • Glasgow Kelvin – Bull Head

Well done to everyone involved.

GKC’s All Write

ESOL students at both Springburn and East End campus took part in a writing festival called GKC’s All Write.

They were asked to write a short story or poem about living in Glasgow and the changes that have happened to their life as a result.

On Tuesday the 26th of May winners from each class were presented with a certificate and goodie bag donated from the students association. The students overwhelming agreed that the people of Glasgow made them feel welcome however the weather certainly takes time to adjust to!

Spotlight on ….. NQ Professional Cookery (Level 5)

Did you know that we have a course that is aimed at people with an interest in Hospitality and we aim to give you the skills needed to work in the catering or hospitality industry.

The course covers everything from meal construction and design to service of food and drink. Here is what a couple of our students had to say about the course:

student test 1The NQ Professional Cookery Level 5 course at Glasgow Kelvin College (East End) was a fantastic decision for me. It gave me great confidence and skills which I never knew I had.

I have met loads of great people and the lecturers have been fantastic. They made the course enjoyable and exciting.

Since I started the course I have begun part time employment in the industry due to my lecturer seeing potential in me.

and …

student test 2During my year studying NQ Professional Cookery at Glasgow Kelvin College (East End Campus) I experienced what it’s like to work in both the kitchen and the front of house. This gave me an outlook on what it’s like when we go out into the work place.

This was one of my first times working with the public when serving them during the restaurant services. At the beginning I wasn’t confident at all but by doing this every week helped me build up my confidence. It made it easier for me to work with the customers every second Friday. It also helped me learn new skills when it comes to both front of house and the kitchen.

If you think you might like to work in this industry and would like more information or want to apply for the course, please visit the NQ Professional Cookery Level 5 web page.

Fayre Day

On Friday the 29th of May GKC students went along to a Summer Fayre, in Townhead Village Hall, to help out.

The people that attended the Fayre enjoyed Beauty Treatments, Food and Social Activities.

What Are GKC Students Up To Next Week?

Degree Show 2015

Degree Show 2015 posterThe Degree Show 2015 is now well and truly underway. The show, which is showcasing work from our Art, Fashion & Jewellery students, still has a week run, but be quick getting to see it as it closes on the 12th of June 2015.

Exhibitions and Workshops from Monday to Friday, 9am – 4.30pm.

Judging by comments on Social Media the show is well worth seeing, so if you can go along to the West End Campus and see the fantastic work the students have done.

You can read more about the students involved and see samples of their work by visiting our Degree Show 2015 web page.

Our update is now finished for another week, but we will be back, so make sure you check back here next Friday.

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