This has been a good week for starting off our summer (well half of the week has) and long may it last.
The weather hasn’t been the only good thing, this week the college has seen visits, exhibitions and relocations, so we will get on and tell you about these.
On Saturday the 6th of May the Chinese School celebrated their move from City Campus to our Springburn campus.
MSP Bob Doris and a representative from the Chinese Consulate both attended the event.
Janice Russell, Curriculum Manager for our Business and Service Industry Faculty, said
It was a happy event. Even former Chinese school learners came along to join in the opening ceremony.
Glasgow Kelvin College was pleased to welcome two groups of visitors from Rostov on Don, Russia both in relation to the student exchange programme. A group of senior staff from Rostov on Don State Civil Engineering University and Rostov on Don City Administration met with the Principal and members of the OMT to discuss the ongoing exchange programme which is run in conjunction with University of the West of Scotland.
A group of five engineering students from Rostov on Don State Civil Engineering University are currently participating in the exchange programme which commenced with a one week placement at Constructionarium.
The exhibition showcases the artwork and character development created by NC Creative Industries students while producing their collection of graphic short stories entitled ‘Mangle’.
Students were asked to develop their own original characters and write a story relating to the character facing challenges integrating into a different or alien culture. The students were given free rein to evolve a suitable art style for their work and presented it in a variety of panel styles and layouts.
The exhibition has been getting favourable reviews on Twitter
If you get the chance, pop along and see the students work.
Enterprise for Charity
On the 12th and 13th of May this year enterprise students from the Peter Jones Academy along with students across the college held an enterprise charity market to raise funds for the Zak Higgs Cancer Treatment Fund. The Students taken from courses as diverse as Beauty, Jewellery, Business and Enterprise all came together to make and sell everything from cakes to cocktails over the two day event.
The event, devised by students on the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy and supported by Bridge 2 Business, raised £686 to help ease the burden of Zaks treatment.
Spotlight on …… Foundation Apprenticeship Pathfinder in Engineering
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 apply for this course you must be entering 5th Year of a Glasgow secondary school in August 2015. For more information and details on how to apply visit our web site.
Summer Awards Ceremony
The Summer Award ceremony will be held in the inspiring setting of Glasgow City Chambers on Wednesday 24 June.
The Summer Award Ceremony will formally recognise individual students from non-advanced courses, who have demonstrated exceptional levels of perseverance and diligence towards their studies, and whose achievements will serve as an inspiration to other and future learners.
To get more information on the Award Ceremony, please visit our web site.
Friday the 5th of June saw a ceremony for our ESOL students from the Springburn Campus so they could receive their well-earned certificates.
Well done to everyone.
That’s us for another week, so enjoy the sun and top up the vitamin D, but don’t forget the suncream!!