It’s February!! We are sure this month will be just as eventful as the last, full of student activities and successes.
Let’s see how the first week went.
A New Delegation from India
This week, Glasgow Kelvin College is hosting a delegation from India which has a specific interest in learner support and opportunities for people who are disabled. This is now a key strand of Indian government policy. Through the UKIERI programme, our supported learning colleagues and the business development unit, Glasgow Kelvin College is now working with the main agency in India with responsibility for training provision to people with disabilities and with a number of major Indian employers.
Our colleagues from supported learning, co-ordinated by Irene Quinn and Marlyn Barr, have a week long programme of sharing knowledge and experiences with our Indian partners and of visits to external partners. On Thursday, the group met with Humza Yousaf MSP, Minister for External Affairs and International Development at the Scottish Parliament and with a group of Scottish Government officials who were keen to discuss supported learning with the college and our Indian partners.
Paisley Abbey “UKIERI” Fashion Show 2016
Amazing video from recent student fashion show at Paisley Abbey, this was created by our very own Fraser Purdie.
Well done to all.
EXOCET Kit Car
A successful application to Glasgow City Council Education Services for £5000 was made by the Automotive Section to invest in an EXOCET Kit Car for the Glasgow Schools Group.
The young people will build and assemble a vehicle that can be stripped and rebuilt every year. It can then be painted in the Schools and College colours.
This is an exciting opportunity for the Schools Automotive Group for active learning in a creative and work related context. Future plans include building a car that is road legal!
On Thursday the 28th of January the 1st and 2nd year Events students enjoyed the opportunity to hear from guest speaker Maggie Barry about Press Release. Maggie is an award winning journalist who has covered Scottish stories from all over the globe. She is now the Motoring Editor at Media Scotland (Daily Record, Sunday Mail, Glaswegian and regionals).
Students found this very helpful towards their class work and below is a quote from Debbie, one of the 2nd year students that organised the Paisley Fashion Show event.
“I found the talk from Maggie Barry, Journalist, Daily Record very beneficial and rewarding and gained information that will assist me with my outcomes for PR, 2nd year HND. It really helps having someone in the industry coming in to speak with us as it provides real life knowledge from an industry expert.”
The College was delighted to welcome Marie Cardelli, the Principal from the College Lou Vignares. David McDade and Tom Mcinnes guided Mme Cardelli through the digital learning technologies available at GKC, including Moodle and some of the professional software and design packages used by the Creative students.
Principal met Principal for a cup of tea and discussed the benefits which digital technologies bring to the learning and teaching process through supporting teaching but not replacing it.
One of our Visual Art Degree Graduates, Gordon Livingstone is holding a one person exhibition at the Good Spirits Co in Bath Street. As well as his drawings and paintings, he is selling t-shirts, beanies, sticker packs and badges which are in aid of Yorkhill Children’s Charity to help fund a state of the art cardiac scanner for the wee bairns at the hospital.
Sanjeev Kohli of ‘Chewin’ the Fat’ and ‘River City’ fame popped in to buy some tee shirts and offer his support to the cause. If you like the work or would like to support Gordon in his fundraising, please pop into the show or you can purchase through his website, http://www.boompunk.bigcartel.com/
Congratulations To …
Paulius Zarauskas, whose entry to the SIE Fresh Ideas Competition, has been judged “Highly Commended”.
The judging panel were very impressed with Paulius’s entry and agreed that the idea deserved a “Highly Commended” recognition. As a Highly Commended entrant, Paulius is now invited to Exploration Day, the next stage of the Fresh Ideas Competition, where he can take his idea a step closer to winning the top prize of £1000 in March 2015.
Exploration Day is a day-long workshop which will be held, on Saturday 20th February 2016, in Edinburgh.
We are finished for another week, make sure you check back again soon.