Record Breaking, Market Making Students!!

Wow, the end of November already, we are right into winter now.

All our events and activities are still going strong and the students are throwing themselves into fundraising, enterprise and organising events.


Record Breakers

Would you like to help Glasgow Kelvin College to be a record breaker? Are you prepared to sing a song in a language other than English – don’t worry you don’t have to be a good singer and it will be done in a large group.

Come along to the Winter Gardens in Springburn on Monday 30/11 between 12.15 and 1pm to find out more and celebrate Saint Andrew’s day.

We will have Irn Bru and shortbread and Scottish music and you will be able to find out more about why we need you!

If you cannot make it on the day and are still interested then contact either George Gillen, Jordan Frearson, Arlene Sweeney, Val Robertson, Candy Rankin, Katherine Judge, Zeyad Rashad or Vanessa Moran.


Market Maker

The internal judging of the Market Maker competition took place at Springburn campus on Friday the 20th of November 2015. Credo and Stay Focus were the two groups who entered this internal stage to win a place at the final being held in Bristol at the Hewlett Packard head office on the 9th of December 2015.

On the panel were Audrey Miller, GKC, Veronica Ferguson from Converge Challenge, Daniel Quinn from SIE and Andrew Tomkins from Bridge 2 Business. The panel were impressed by the quality of the submissions and the effort and the enthusiasm of both groups.

The winning team on the day was Stay Focus with their idea for a car seat that can sense tiredness and gently warn the driver with a light vibration. Both teams were interviewed by Mark Hill from Gazelle. Daniel from SIE has encouraged both groups to enter their ideas with SIE.


Debra Gets Cropped for Cancer Research!

DebraHairBefore1115Hairdressing lecturer, Debra Wark, has raised a whopping £1,150 for Cancer Research by opting to lose her locks at a Charity Chop event at Glasgow Kelvin College’s Easterhouse Campus.

Cheered on by the hairdressing students, Debra’s friend, Leigh Tambourini, helped Debra to achieve her goal by snipping around 14” off the length of her hair, and managed to turn it into an enjoyable masterclass in styling for the enthralled learners!

DebraHairAfter1115Debra recently lost a dear friend to cancer and felt the need to do something to help others battling this disease.  She has not only raised a pretty impressive amount for Cancer Research UK but has donated her shorn locks to the Little Princess Trust, who craft real-hair wigs for children who have lost their hair during their treatment.

A fun morning with a serious message – and a great fundraising effort!!

Fundraising Students

Handmade Christmas Gift Boxes and Photo Frames

untitledOn Wednesday the 2nd of December, from 10.15 am to 12.30 pm, you will be able to purchase handmade Christmas Gift Boxes and Photo Frames in the Easterhouse Library – near Bridge Café.

The items, created by students in the Eco-Awareness classes, are made from recycled materials.

Prices range from 50p to £4.00 and proceeds will go to the Yorkhill Children’s Charity.


Glasgow Spirit of Christmas

xmas-donationsOur Level 4 Hair and Beauty students are putting together gift bags for teens, focusing on the age group 13 to 16 years old, and would be grateful if you could make small donations to help fill these bags.

Donations could be in the form of small money donation towards a gift voucher or small item i.e. gift set, scarf, for the gift bag.  All donations can be handed in at the reception at each campus.

Spare a thought for the teens this Christmas!


Glasgow Kelvin to Host Major Digital Media Event

The 11th of December will see Glasgow Kelvin College hosting a major Digital Media event at Springburn. This event, organised by the Business Development team and run in partnership with WATIFY and techUK will connect our learners, schools and local employers to the digital, creative and media industries. The day will include extended sessions hosted by employers including Hewlett Packard, Barclays and Google where learners will have the opportunity to hear about these businesses and the skills they are looking for in young employees.

Breakout sessions with other employers, including Skyscanner, will give an opportunity for more detailed discussions. In the evening, Google Digital Garage will host an information event aimed at helping employers and young people to understand how Google toolkits can support their businesses to develop. TechUK, one of event’s principal participants, represent more than 850 employers in the digital sector. Collectively, these companies employ around 700,000 people, around half of all tech sector jobs in the UK.


Employers Engage with Developing the Young Workforce

This week saw the College delighting in hosting a Networking Breakfast for employers and other stakeholders where we welcomed Stuart Patrick, Chief Executive of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce as our keynote speaker and Craig Jackson of Scottish Water providing the employer’s voice.

The event was aimed at providing employers with a background of the DYW initiative and showcasing the benefits of apprenticeship programmes, in particular for the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.  Breakfast was provided for our invited guests by our own talented Hospitality students at the East End Campus and delegates had the opportunity to network and chat as they sit down to their favourite breakfast savouries.


Upcoming Events

Students Night at the Record Factory

Record FactoryThis event is being run by the HND year 1 Events Management students. It’s on the 16th of December, at the Record factory on Byres Road.

They have three bands playing: Wandering Sons, The Vistas and Lost in Vancouver.  Tickets are £4 and are being sold by the bands prior to the gig and then also on the door – doors open at 6:30 pm.

For more information, visit their Facebook event page.


The Art of Scotland’s Political Awakening

Political Awakening (2)The Common Weal is proud to present The Art of Scotland’s Political Awakening – a landmark exhibition featuring 26 established, internationally renowned and up-and-coming visual artists, exploring a multitude of themes and issues sprung from Scotland’s post-referendum political setting.

This multimedia exhibition will feature painting, sculpture, original prints and installation art over 3 floors of gallery space in what promises to be a most exciting exhibition to close 2015.

Weekday opening  – 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

Preview (open to all) – Friday 27th of November, 6.00 to 8.00 pm

Exhibition runs –  30 November – 16 December 2015

For more information, visit their Facebook event page.


Electric Honey Records Present …

Ti Mangala Ki Poster 161115 (728x1024)Yacouba Sissoko and his new album Ti Mangala Ki.

This release sees two separate  performances

A live performance and music workshop on the 9th of December, at 2.00 pm, in room 1-24 in our City Campus.

An evening concert also on the 9th of December in the Hidden Lane Galleries, from 8.00 pm.

For more information and tickets please contact Ken McCluskey.



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