Apply and Develop

Not long now!!!   Most of our 2015/16 students have now enrolled and are raring to get started, then we will be back into swing with all our student and staff activities. Until then we do have some news for you.

 

We Still Have Places!!

Places Available

As you know we start our new academic year on Monday and most of our students will start their course, but it’s not too late to join us. We still have some places on some of our courses, here’s a few to see if they suit your needs.

Other course places are also available, check HERE to see if there is anything that interests you. If you think you would like to do one of the courses please apply as soon as possible.

 

Staff Conference.

On Thursday the 20th of August staff at GKC took part in an all-day conference.   This saw teaching staff involved in discussions with the Principal, Faculty meetings and a variety of workshops.

The workshops covered different subjects, from an Introduction to ICT and How does Bridge to Business support GKC? To Office 365 and Teaching Workshop Smartboards. George Gillen’s Mindfulness course was very popular as was Sharon Wardrop’s Basics – Getting Started with Moodle.

All in all it was a very successful day.

 

STEM Developments

The regional development event for the three Glasgow colleges was held on Tuesday the 18th of August at our Springburn campus. This event was attended by universities and industries partners. The purpose of the day was to develop a regional STEM strategy.

Principal, Alan Sherry, welcomed the delegates from the colleges and universities to the event and Alex Craig, from City of Glasgow College, discussed the Benefits of STEM.

Glasgow Kelvin College has a strong tradition in STEM education. The College is committed to further develop its STEM curriculum to contribute towards Glasgow’s regeneration and the economic development of the region. To support this commitment and strengthen our STEM capacity we pledge to:

  • Work with employers to equip learners with the skills and knowledge required to meet current and future market demands.
  • Develop staff capacity, skills and knowledge to enable delivery of a high quality STEM curriculum.
  • Invest in industry standard STEM resources and facilities to support the development of a strong STEM capacity in the College.
  • Further develop STEM career pathways for learners from schools and the local community.
  • Embed innovation, entrepreneurship and enterprise in all STEM programmes.

Click below to see our full.

Magner’s Summer Nights

On Sunday the 9th of August Electric Honey Sessions were held at the Bandstand, Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow. The gates opened at 3.30 pm and acts including We Were Promised Jet Packs, Fatherson, Woodenbox, Young Aviators, Finn Lemarinel, Harry & the Hendersons and Mayor Stubbs all performed on the stage.

The acts all did incredibly well and received rave reviews on the Rave Child website. The reviewer pointed out the talents of each act and finished by saying

“All in all a fantastic night and a great showcase of musical talent; here’s to many more years of great Scottish music being played in the great Scottish outdoors.”

You can see pictures of the event by visiting the Rave Child Facebook page. Well done to everyone involved.

 

Well we are finished again for another week, but just a quick reminder that if you would like to contribute anything to our blog just email tborland@glasgowkelvin.ac.uk with any text, pictures and links you want included.

See you all back here next Friday for another update.

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