Camping, Winning and Socialising!

Last week we brought you Fashion Shows and student performances, this week it’s all about engineering camps and ESOL social events.

Every week is different.


Art Prize Winners

Two of our Visual Art lecturers, Nicola Carberry and Karen Scopa were prize winners at the Paisley Art Institute Annual Exhibition.

Nicola was presented with the James B. S. Curr Award for her sculpture, ‘He Comes from the Woods’ and Karen’s painting, ‘Unknown Fate’ won the Derwent Prize. Guests were serenaded by a saxophone quartet including art staff members Dominic Snyder and Hugh O’Rourke.

The show is on until the 26th of June at Paisley Museum and Art Gallery and also includes work by Jane Telfer and Alastair Strachan as well as Visual Art Degree student Brent Morrison.


ESOL Social Event

ESOL students at Springburn took part in an ESOL social group on the morning of Tuesday the 17th of May.  This was organised by the Students’ Association.

It was a chance for students to do some team building, get to know students from other classes and practise using their English outside normal class time.

The next social group will be for the afternoon classes on Tuesday 31 May.


Engineering Students Hammer Home Their Success!

HammermenAwards0516Three of Glasgow Kelvin College Engineering students recently won prizes at the Incorporation of Hammermen Awards. The Hammermen Awards is an annual event run by the trade association recognising excellence in the field of engineering and open to college and university students.

The prize giving event was held at Trades Hall at the end of April. The first prize winner was Taylor Aitchison, a 2nd year HND Mechanical Engineering student, and he received a certificate recognising his performance and a cheque for £300.

The two runners-up were Matthew Campbell, a 1st year HND Mechanical Engineering student and Jonathan Paterson, an HNC Manufacturing Engineering student, who each also received a certificate recognising their performance and a cheque for £200. As the winner Taylor has been put forward for the Prince Philip Prize where he can win a cheque for £1500 if successful.

Congratulations go to all three students on their impressive success and a huge vote of thanks to the staff who supported them.

The young engineering students are pictured here with Curriculum Manager, Peter Brown, and Senior Curriculum Manager, Anne Porter.


Survey Camp 2016

GKC ‘Survey Camp’ is residential project workshop carried out at Auchengillan Outdoor Centre. This residential workshop involved all 3 first year HND Civil Engineering classes (some 57 students) and is a first-time event for GKC.

The students took part in simulated construction activities over 5 half day sessions comprising surveying, site investigation, environmental impact and team building activities. The students did assessments whilst taking part in these activities so there is a real purpose to the workshop, as well as providing a memorable experience of their time at college.

Survey Camp 2016 has been an unqualified success, with great commitment from the students, who endured some typically wet spring weather, amongst the beautiful surroundings of Auchengillan.


Alice in Allotment Land

Alice in Allotment LandStudents from Level 6 Business and Administration from our East End campus have organised an event that will take place on Monday the 23rd of May 2016 at “Connect A Llots” at Wellhouse Crescent.

Whilst managing this event the students have worked with many partners including Wellhouse Housing Association, Connect Community Trust, Pathfinder and of course Wellhouse Allotment Society.

The students have promised a fun filled day with several activities taking place including a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Tombola & Raffle, Photo Booth, Face Painting, Plant a Seed and many more. The event is open to all so please join in the fun.


Bridge 2 Business

The college is delighted to be shortlisted for the Bridge 2 Business FE College of the Year Award for 2016.

This is great recognition for all the effort staff and students have put in over the past academic year, working alongside Bridge 2 Business.

An Award Winner, and a Highly Commended Applicant will be announced in June.  Keep a look out for some further communication to follow. Fingers crossed!


Glasgow Kelvin is Best Practice in India

Glasgow Kelvin College was invited to meet with the British Council and 50 Indian community colleges in Delhi recently to discuss the success of its educational partnerships through UKIERI. Glasgow Kelvin is recognised as an example of best practice, both by the British Council and the Scottish Government, for its approach to these partnerships.

The learner centred approach taken by the college across all its Indian partner programmes is of particular interest, specifically the impacts on learners and staff who have visited India and interacted with partners there. As a result of the success of the projects, the College has been asked to be a lead contributor to the development of future Scotland/India partnerships and to play a major role in shaping future project funding programmes between Scotland and India.


Big Lottery Fund

The College is delighted to announce that we have been awarded £450,000 from the Big Lottery Fund to develop and continue the successful ‘Transitions to Learning and Work’ programme which is aimed at supporting care-experienced young people in their learning and progression.

The award will support the programme and its learners over the next three years.


East End Art Exhibition

2 (683x1024)Why not visit our East End Campus to check out the art work of our NC Art and Design students?

This End of Year exhibition is a culmination of a lot of creative work and effort to produce a show well worth seeing.


Finished for another week!  Remember to keep us posted on your news and activities.  Email anything you would like included to Tracey Borland.

See you back next Friday.

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