Off to a Great Start!

Welcome to the first Blog Update of the new academic year, the first of many to keep you up to date with the weekly going-ons at the college.

We will start gently this week, just a few small items for you.


Showcasing Conference

Tuesday the 9th of August saw staff take part in a Showcasing Conference at our Springburn Campus.

The day began with the Principal’s Welcome Back session and showcasing information workshops were scheduled to take place throughout the day. These were all on a “drop-in” basis.

Workshops included topics such as: OneNote Using iPad, Rewind and Reflect, Windows 10, Sensory Garden Project, Music Business DIY, Sports Employability through ‘Bolt on Qualifications’, Support for Learning, White Ribbon Pledge, Have a go at Bricklaying and many, many more.

The day culminated with a networking and feed back session in the refectory at 3:30pm. There was also a post-it board outside the refectory during the day, and suggestion boxes at various locations throughout the campus, where staff could leave their ideas for improving the learner experience at our college.

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OR have a look at our Welcome Back video.


Fashioning a New Social Enterprise

Fashion lecturing staff at Glasgow Kelvin College, Aimee McBride and Alison Malcolm, have created a brand new social enterprise – Fashioned In Glasgow  –  which will support budding fashion entrepreneurs to get their fashion brands up and running!

They know only too well the challenges which new designers face in getting their creations out to the world, however Fashioned In Glasgow offer a range of services to combat this, including ; affordable studio space, access to industrial machinery, tailor made workshops, networking events and business mentoring. All of this will help to address the challenges that young fashion designers face when going into business themselves.

Using the Kickstarter initiative, Aimee and Alison are well on the way to establishing Fashioned In Glasgow, which will be based in the Mercat building at Glasgow Cross. To support their business development and help to promote Scotland’s design entrepreneurs, get a look at their Kickstarter campaign to see how you can sponsor this great initiative and get involved!

A not-for-profit organisation, Fashioned In Glasgow will be the way forward for many of Scotland’s young entrepreneurial creatives. Watch this space!!

For more information you can visit:


Off the Beatson Track

Team Inspiration LogoThis year Candy Rankin has decided to take part in the Beatson Cancer Charity Walk – Off the Beatson Track, which is taking place in the West End of Glasgow on Sunday the 28th of August, at 10.00 am starting at the Transport Museum.

Candy has already set up her own team directly with the Beatson and would now like to approach staff here, with a view to creating a focus for the new academic year which will bring together members of staff from different departments and of all ages, shapes and sizes.

Candy’s team name is Inspiration and she have named it after the many great people who have inspired her and will continue to do so in the future.

We have attached an information leaflet and if you wish to contact Candy about the event please email her, preferably by 15th August.


Open Day

Open DayWednesday the 10th of August saw potential students visiting our Springburn Campus during our Open Day.

It was a busy day as you can see from our picture.



Enrolment sessions for this years courses began on Thursday the 11th of August.

If you are due to enrol this year, but you aren’t sure when, then check our Enrolment Schedule page.


That’s us finished for this week, but check back next Friday for more news!

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