Dance, Walk and Cycle to Success!

Yet another busy week here at Glasgow Kelvin College, with staff and students getting involved in a variety of activities.

From getting filmed by the BBC to fundraising and fixing bikes, we have it al covered.


One to Watch

BBC Producer and Camera operator were guests at GKC this morning. The crew were at GKC to film dance lecturer Karen Rodgers who will be appearing on the BBC ‘One Show’ early next year.

The ‘Day in the life of’ piece will present the many facets of the very, very busy life Karen leads. As mother to three sets of non-identical twins, Karen manages to juggle her home life with a constant commitment to her dance students, but it doesn’t end there. Karen has another commitment – an escalating passion for shoes.

Where does she find the time?  All will be revealed in the TV show this coming January.


Beatson Charity Walk – An Update

Alison McInally would like to thank all her work colleagues for kindly donating to her Just Giving page for “Off The Beatson Walk Cancer Charity”.

Alison and her husband took part in the walk on Sunday, 28th of August 2016 for our friend Francesca Mancini.  Francesca is only 20 years old, she was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in May 2015 and was given 4 rounds of intensive chemotherapy.  Since then Francesca has had a few relapses but is still as determined as ever to keep fighting this dreadful disease. Despite all her set backs she was delighted to be awarded an Ambassador for the Beatson Charity in November 2015.

Alison really can’t thank everyone enough for all their support as they have raised an amazing £580.


Pretty Muddy

Susan, Kirsten and Tracy from MIS, along with Susan’s daughter, are taking part in the Pretty Muddy event in Bellahouston Park on 17th September for Cancer Research UK!

They’ve been training hard (thinking counts, right?) and they’re up for the challenge. Each of them has a story to tell about cancer, as so many people do.

They’ll be running/walking/crawling to show those people we know and love, who have been effected by cancer, just a little bit of support and to remember those who we’ve lost. They’d love you to join them by following THIS LINK to donate a pound or two to Cancer Research UK.

Glasgow Kelvin Students are ‘Stars’!

PlantEngStars0816Two young apprentices studying at Glasgow Kelvin College have been awarded the ‘Stars of the Future’ Prize by the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) for their excellent work in the last year.

Luke Johnston from Cumbernauld, and Tyler Nicholson of Falkirk are plant mechanic apprentices and both were awarded the ‘Stars of the Future’ Award by CPA under a new award scheme for trainees in the plant-hire industry.

Each of the lads, both Modern Apprentices, were delighted to be awarded a framed certificate, glass plaque and a very smart £500 toolkit with an impressive personalised brass plaque.  They received their prizes at a ceremony earlier in the summer.

For the full story, visit HERE.


Mentors for MCR Pathways

In June we put a call out to recruit Mentors for MCR Pathways, an inspiring organisation who want care experienced and disadvantaged young people to have the same educational outcomes, career opportunities and life chances as any other young person.

Kelvin College made a commitment to encourage and support staff to become Mentors and more than 25 people expressed an interest and attended the Information session.

Since then 15  lecturing and support staff attended a 3 hour training then a 1:1 interview and are now ready and waiting to be matched with a young person from one of our local Secondary Schools as their Mentor.

For a young person this means being listened to without judgement, being guided, supported and encouraged. According to MCR their evidence suggests, that mentors get just as much, if not more, out of the experience as the young people do.

The College will continue to support anyone interested in becoming a Mentor in the future.


Dr Bike Surgeries

This week – 30th of August and 1st September – saw Dr Bike hold free bike checks on our campus.

The event was well attended with quite a few students taking advantage of this fantastic free service.

Further bike checks are planned at our Easterhouse Campus on the 5th of September and the Haghill Campus on the 8th.  Remember its free, so make sure you come along and don’t forget your bike.

Enrolment for Evening Classes – Jewellery and Fashion

Open Day eveningEnrolment for Jewellery and Fashion courses will be held on the evening of Tuesday 13th September – from 5.30 to 8.00 pm for the following courses:

Millinery and Soft Furnishing courses run for 12 weeks and cost £150

All other courses last for 20 weeks and cost £300 for all three hour classes (60 hours delivery in total)

Further information on classes can be seen by clicking on the courses above or by visiting our Evening Classes page.

Anyone interested in these classes is invited to attend the enrolment event, prior application is advised, but not required.


Mindfulness Reminder

MindfulnessThe first 8 week MBLC (Mindfulness Based Living Course) is due to start in East End Campus on Tuesday the 13th of September from 5.00 to 7.00 pm.

There are still a few places left. If interested contact George Gillen at


Well that is everything for this week, but make sure you come back next Friday for more college news.

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