Bright Horizons

Recruitment Day: 21st June


Glasgow Kelvin College – Springburn Campus

Tuesday 21 June 2016, 9am – 1pm

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We have places available on some courses starting in August 2016. If you or anyone you know are interested in starting college then why not come along to our Springburn Campus on Tuesday 21 June 2016? Take the opportunity to meet with staff and discuss your options for the future.



TV Production Students – All Action

IMG_20160607_211217After their superb coverage of the charity Fashion show and despite the pressures of completing their Graded units, the HN TV Production students managed to take on a brief to film the recent high profile Energy Skills Partnership event at the Glasgow Science Centre. The event organisers were extremely pleased with the students work and were quoted as being very “impressed with their professionalism” and noted that they were great ambassadors for the college.
To cap off a very successful year for the section, the students have their end of session showcase in the Old Hairdressers, Renfield Lane, Glasgow at 7pm on Tuesday 7th June.

End of year Gig – a big hit

The sound and music students celebrated the end of year in style with a gig to show off their talents. This was attended by family and friends and of course their lecturers who cheered them on. Get a real feel for the event here 

What have our Russian Visitors been up to this week?

Our Russian visitors have been out and about in Glasgow this week, taking in the Craftex show at Trades House. The group also attended a reception at Glasgow City Chambers, on Sunday, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the twinning with Rostov on Don.DSCN1662

On Monday morning, along with Jim MacNeil and Sarah Munn from the Civil Engineering section, the students visited: Visit to Shieldhall Tunnel. Scottish Water is building a 3.1 mile-long waste water tunnel in the south of Glasgow as part of the biggest upgrade of the city’s waste water network in more than a century.

The £100m tunnel will be constructed from Craigton Industrial Estate and will run under Bellahouston Park, Pollok Park, along Titwood Road to Queen’s Park where it ties into the existing sewer network. The project will improve water quality in the River Clyde and its tributaries and reduce flooding issues at key locations.
DSC_0227Not only was the trip an interesting one for the students but Jim and Sarah have contacts now and an agreement they can take our HND students for a visit next year.
At Springburn Campus on Tuesday 7 June, Irina Protopova delivered a jewellery and felting workshop, these were attended by staff and students. The group have also made a visit to Edinburgh and will meet with officials from Glasgow City Council. A busy and productive week for all involved.

Forward Thinking


After a successful degree show in our West end campus the fashion and jewellery students will be showing their work at The Lighthouse in Glasgow.
There is an open invitation to attend the opening night on Friday 10 June 2016, 5pm – 8pm with the Fashion Show taking place at 6.30pm.

It is also possible to view the students work over the weekend, Saturday and Sunday 9.30am – 5pm.



So it begins – still open to visitor’s

Last chance to catch the Degree Show
This fantastic show is open until Saturday 11 June at 4.30pm.
Saturday 12pm – 4.30pm…..Why not come on down and then head to West end festival?


Art Exhibitions – Culture Aplenty at GKC

Come along to EEC to see the latest Art exhibitions:
NQ Art, Design & Digital Media (level 5) have been undertaking a Location Drawing project in which they took photos and made drawings at various places of interest around the city. They brought these ideas back to the studio and created some fantastic Printmaking – you can see the work until the 22nd June.

NC Creative Industries (level 5) used Printmaking techniques to explore a wide range of subject matter including imagery for graphic novels, personal projects and portfolios. The work is on display until 22nd June.

Photos show (from right to left) Georgia Brown, Kaleidh Bruce, Lauren McKelvie and Kerry McCondochie (NQ Art, Design & Digital Media) putting the final touches to the exhibition.





Our NC Creative Industries students are undertaking an exciting class enterprise project to create, print and sell a collection of graphic short stories entitled ‘HORIZONS’ – see a copy pictured here.CkahOP7WEAAiRaO

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.


Summer Holidays 

We have been so lucky to enjoy some excellent weather – long may it continue for those of you who are finishing for the summer.

Good luck for the future either here at GKC, further study or the start of a new career. The future is bright!!


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