Welcome to the final blog of 2015, we will be taking a couple of weeks break, but we thought you’d like to hear all about the great things our students have been up to this past week.
Christmas Card Competition Winner
This has been a busy month for Danielle, a jewellery student as well as designing the Christmas Card she took a successful stall at our Christmas Craft Fair.
If you would like to send the electronic Christmas Card to your contacts please feel free to forward on.
Turner Prize Views from GKC
GKC’s enterprising NC Employability group recently completed their project on the Turner Prize Exhibition at the Tramway. BBC L.A.B. invited the group of students to take part in a video project, which saw them researching, visiting and reviewing the Exhibition where they were involved in the shooting and production of the video. The final piece is available at
Staff and students are very grateful to Tramway and to BBC L.A.B. for supporting them in the project, especially as the results are so impressive!
Recognition for Innovative Partnership.
The Marie Trust and Glasgow Kelvin College were recognised at the College Development Network (CDN) Annual Awards ceremony last week, taking Commended in the Essential Skills Award category for their highly successful partnership in delivering an exciting pilot project.
The project is designed to develop and support learners’ skills and confidence to enter and sustain education, employment and training. It was felt that this was a highly innovative and effective approach, which uniquely services the community to provide positive destinations and progress for vulnerable learners.
Each year the CDN Annual Awards celebrate the outstanding projects and initiatives taking place in colleges the length and breadth of Scotland.
Around 200 guests from the college sector, industry and Scotland’s key educational agencies gathered to recognise the talent, skills and achievements of colleges, their staff and learners.
Congratulations go to all staff, from the College and Marie Trust, and to the learners who have been involved with the project.
For more information, please visit the News article on our website.
Glasgow Kelvin’s Digital Day
On the 11th of December, Glasgow Kelvin College hosted a high profile digital skills day. Organised through the business development unit, this day brought in school pupils and college learners from across Glasgow to hear from companies such as Google, HP, Barclay’s and Fan Duel. It was a great success, with learners also able to interact with hi tech companies from local universities which were demonstrating their wares.
As a result of the event, Glasgow Kelvin College has now developed linkages with Google and TechUK, the UK’s largest digital technology trade body. Both these organisations wish to work closely with the college on new learning initiatives in Scotland and to engage employers in the sector. This is great news for our STEM agenda and gives a real opportunity to grow our digital activities in an innovative and exciting way.
Food Glorious Food
Students from the NC Employability course delivered 9 food bags to the NE Foodbank. The caring students collected donation from friends and family as well as staff and students at the College and would like to thank everyone who supported them.
Our students really do care – Wednesday the 16th of December saw our NC Health and Social Care students volunteered at Positive Action in Housing ‘s Destitution Surgery. To find out more about this worthy charity go to http://www.paih.org/.
They did this to demonstrate teamwork and citizenship as each of the participating learners have different religions.
Impromptu Dance Performance
The dance students had an impromptu performance yesterday at the Platform café. The large doors between the studio theatre and the café were opened at the end of the Puss in Boots matinee which had been on in the main auditorium.
The dancers have been working extremely hard so far this session and the staff felt that to display the work in progress for the audiences as they left the theatre after the show would be a fun thing to do. All the dances performed will be developed and added to for the end-of-year show in May 2016.
‘Art of Scotland’s Political Awakening’ Exhibition
As part of the well-publicised and impressive ‘Art of Scotland’s Political Awakening’ Exhibition at our West Campus, Saturday saw yet another crowd of keen spectators swarm through the doors in Hotspur Street.
Pauline Goldsmith and Tam Dean Burn reprised their Edinburgh Festival show, ‘Butterfly Rammie’, to the enthusiastic audience who had another opportunity to savour the creations of some of Scotland’s most talented artists.
Are Vans Electric?
Have a great two weeks break and we will see you back here early in January 2016 for the next blog update.