Focused, Talented and Inspiring!

We are rapidly heading towards the end of the academic year and the different courses are putting on their final exhibitions and shows.

Its been a busy few weeks, but we are sure there is still more to come.


Glasgow Kelvin Students ‘Stay Focused’ for National Award!

Bridge2Business0516Four NQ Business students at Glasgow Kelvin College have been shortlisted for the Bridge 2 Business Award – Student of the Year.

The Awards are organised through Young Enterprise Scotland and are sponsored by Scotland Can Do, in recognition of Entrepreneurial Excellence across the FE College Sector.

Having worked for several months on the production, research, proto-typing and marketing of their product, the students have worked with University of Strathclyde to realise their vision and with Bridge 2 Business to bring it to market.

The students (Paulius Zarauskas from Govan, Christopher Watt from Robroyston, Ciaran McClymont from Springburn and Matteusz Mroczek from the East End) presented their business plan and product – an innovative sensory car-seat cover which prevents drivers falling asleep at the wheel – to the judging panel and were put through their paces.

As a concept, the ‘Stay Focused’ product is very attractive as it can be fitted to most car seats (it does not have to be built in to the model) it is simple to use and is already being patented.

What a great achievement for this particular group of students and College staff, fellow students and supporters alike have everything crossed for the Bridge 2 Business decision in early June 2016…  Watch this space!


College Cake Commissioned for Russian Visitors

Glasgow Kelvin has been invited by Glasgow City Council Lord Provost’s Office to bake a sumptuous cake for one of the many celebrations during this year’s delegation visit from our Russian twin city, Rostov-on-Don.  This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the successful twinning and is a landmark in the successful relationship the city has with Glasgow and, obviously, with the College.

Our own Drew Murray is gearing up for this creation (he has a student from Rostov in his class!) and we will keep you posted, with pictures of course!  This is a great honour for the College and we’re looking forward to welcoming our Russian colleagues in the next week or so.


East End Art Exhibition

NC Art and Design students held an exhibition of their work in the East End campus this week and it is proving to be a popular exhibit.

This End of Year exhibition, ‘There Was a Skeleton in the Classroom Once’, is a culmination of a lot of creative work and effort.

You still have time to see the work as it will be on display until the 31st of May.  Pop along and have a look at the pieces on display.


White Ribbon – Men Against Violence

White Ribbon CampaignThe White Ribbon campaign, which originated in Canada, is a campaign created by men to help eliminate violence against women. Glasgow was awarded White Ribbon status on October 1 2015.

The college was awarded funding to carry out White Ribbon Awareness sessions with male student and encourage them to sign the pledge “I pledge not to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women in all its forms”.

These sessions have been taking place this week with one session left next week:

Springburn Lecture Theatre Tuesday 31st 1:00pm

See a video created by our SDS students on domestic violence HERE.


Degree Show

Don’t forget about the Degree Show.  The opening night is on Friday the 3rd of June, with the main show running from the 4th to the 11th of June, in the West End Campus.

For more information, visit the Degree Show page.

For now, the Degree show preparations continue with Fashion Degree students working on their installations alongside Visual Art.


Raising BIG funds for Rainbow Valley

The fashion department were very proud to hand over a cheque of £4425 to their chosen charity Rainbow Valley.

The whole team got together to present the cheque to Lindsay McCallum, this was raised through several activities throughout the year culminating in the excellent fashion show at St Andrew’s in the Square. Well done to the everyone for their effort!!

Check out Rainbow Valley and their good work


Talent, Talent and more Talent at the Dance Show

The last show of the year, will be on the 26th of May, and going by previous evenings, it will be a great show to attend.

With the cast of NQ, HND year 1 and HND year 2 Professional Dance Performance students displaying their talents, the audience will be treated to astounding displays of talent and stunning performances.

Well done to everyone involved.


Bright Horizons

HorizonsOur NC Creative Industries students are undertaking an exciting class enterprise project to create, print and sell a collection of graphic short stories entitled ‘HORIZONS’.

The students have set up a Kickstarter campaign that gives them valuable live project experience, helps them connect with others working within the industry and allows them to gain skills that will be useful long after their educational journey ends.

The class have a very active social media presence and have had online backing from the multiple Eisner award winning Glaswegian comic writer Mark Millar and his production company ‘Millarworld’.

The Kickstarter campaign will run until Thursday 26th May and will feature a variety of tiered pledge levels (£3 for a digital copy, £7 for a print copy, £12 for a signed limited-edition, variant cover, print copy and £25 for a signed limited edition copy and an original artwork).

The project is not-for-profit, any funds gained beyond those required for printing costs will be put towards exhibition costs, promotional/point of sale materials and providing a library of graphic novels for the use of future students.

The link for the project can be found HERE.


Electric Honey

POSTER May 2016 Oran Mor (728x1024)This year Electric Honey would love you to join them at Oran Mor on Thursday 2 June 2016 at 7pm.

They will present Schnarff Schnarff, Be Charlotte and The Claramasa at the West end festival show. Tickets cost £5 each.


Cycle Ride Leader FREE Training Opportunity

If you are keen on cycling and would like to take up this FREE Course please sign up today using the code FREECRL.

Cycle Ride Leader course taking place this Sunday, 29 May at South West Community Cycles, Glasgow. FREE spaces (normally £75 per person) to anyone that is interested and available to attend.

Sign up should happen today so we can give the venue and tutor notice if we need to cancel.

The discount code (to avoid payment) is FREECRL –


And Finally …

placesWe still have limited places available on some of our courses.

If you are interested in any of the courses listed on the poster the visit our website Courses Available List and APPLY NOW for an August 2016 start.


That’s us finished for another week.  Remember this is a long weekend and the college will be closed Friday the 27th and Monday the 30th of May.

See you all next time.

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