Summer Awards and Autumn Freshers!!!!

Well, that’s the first week of the new academic year over already and most of our students are now getting into the swing of college life.  We have a few pieces of news and updates for you already, so let’s get started.


YEZ Info Pod Awareness Session

Mike McConnel of YEZ encouraging & supporting students' enterprising ambitions
Mike McConnel of YEZ encouraging & supporting students’ enterprising ambitions

On Tuesday the 25th of August The Youth Enterprise Zone (YEZ) had an Information Pod situated at the Entrance to the Canteen Opposite Reception.  YEZ provides business support and advice, for young people living in Glasgow

The YEZ info Pod had loads of information about how to find premises, research your ideas, finance your business, through to booking an appointment with one of our Business Advisors.

13 individuals showed an interest in YEZ on the day and signed up to receive their newsletter and to attend future events.


Summer Awards Ceremony – An Update

As you may remember, Wednesday the 24th of June saw Glasgow Kelvin College hold its Summer Awards Ceremony in Glasgow City Chambers.

The day was split into two sessions (morning and afternoon) with the Science and Construction and Building Services students receiving their awards in the morning and Care, Humanities and Sport, Business and Service Industries and Creative and Digital Industries students gaining theirs in the afternoon.  As well as all the course class prizes awarded, seven students also received a John Wheatley Prize.

We thought you might like to relive the day again or (if you weren’t there) see what happened.  Watch the video below to see our students receive their awards.


Fresher’s Week Information

Fresher’s week will take place on the week beginning the 7th of September throughout all our campuses.  Each campus will have stalls on different days, they are as follows

  • Springburn – Monday the 7th September
  • East End – Tuesday the 8th of September
  • West – Wednesday the 9th of September
  • Easterhouse – Thursday the 10th of September
  • City – Friday the 11th of September

Stalls will be held by various organisations, including; Weigh to Go, The Wise Group, Glasgow Taxis, Breathing Space, Respect Me Scotland, Nil By Mouth, Campus, Infertility Scotland and Fixers.


SoundRoutes Singers

The fun, friendly and inspiring choir is now recruiting!

SoundRoutes choirs are looking for new members to join them after the summer. Adults of all ages are welcome to join, even those who think they can’t sing!  They have choirs in Bearsden, Hamilton, Carluke and Motherwell starting on the week beginning September 14th 2015.

They will be singing an exciting mixture of folk, pop, rock, reggae, world and gospel songs. Members can learn harmony singing, improve their voice, make new friends and enjoy opportunities to record and perform.  Sessions will be led by award-winning Scottish musician Shona Brown whose work has been featured extensively in the national press.  Each session costs £5 and participants are only required to pay as they attend.

For more information:


Join Us To Celebrate A New Season At Platform

Platform New SeasonWe have 50 pairs of free tickets to give away to a very special evening.

Enjoy drinks and nibbles in The Bridge Cafe Bar, hear about what’s coming up at Platform over the next few months and see a very special preview performance of Solar Bear’s ‘Kind of Silence’.

This event will take place on Thursday the 3rd of September at 6 pm for a Drinks Reception and then 7pm for the performance.

To reserve your tickets, simply contact Louise Dingwall at Platform on or call 0141 276 9683.

Please note, tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.


GKC Engineering Scholarship Programme

The SQA have made a video about our Engineering Scholarship Programme. We thought you might like to have a ,look and see what the programme is all about.

Are You The Online Fashion Graduate Of The Year?

FASHION 2015_CRM bridge 2 businessScotland’s only dedicated awards for the online world of fashion is now open for entries. The awards from Herald Fashion in association with Zero waste Scotland and sponsored by Bridge 2 Business is looking for emerging talent who have graduated in the last year.

To see a full range of categories visit Deadline for entry is Thursday the 17th of September.


That’s us for this week, but we will be back again next Friday, but before we go, just a reminder that we still have a few course places available. To see if we have anything that may suit you, visit our website and APPLY NOW for immediate start.

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