Making an Impact!

We hope you are all back to college nice and refreshed after the September weekend.

Even with the two days off, we have had quite a lot on, from fun activities to interesting research projects.  Plenty to keep you entertained.


Health Impact

Fitness, Health and Exercise students are taking part in a research project to find out what sort of impact one-to-one exercise sessions has on people with Cystic Fibrosis.

All of our 16, 2nd year HND Fitness, Health and Exercise students are working on an individual basis; one student to one CF client for a 24 week programme.  The students will be working with the NHS and have access to their doctor, physiotherapist, nutritionist and their fitness testing equipment.  The study has been funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

The study has been approved by the NHS ethos committee and a subsequent paper will be written.

Once this pilot scheme has been concluded by our Glasgow Kelvin College students, it is hoped that universities and other colleges will take up this practice to aid CF patients with their overall well-being.

An article on this study was published by the Evening Times.


Surveying the Landscape

This years Civil Engineering Foundation Apprenticeship students were out surveying around the Springburn campus grounds last week.

Comprising students from a number of Secondary Schools around Glasgow and North Lanarkshire, the class are the first cohort to study Civil Engineering at GKC.


Football Triumph

Glasgow Kelvin College triumphed over University of Edinburgh, on Wednesday (28th September) at Peffermill Sports Centre with a strong scoreline of 3-1.  Great stuff for our talented footballers!

The next fixture for them in the BUCS League is against University of Glasgow at the end of October  –  we’re all right behind them!


College International Partnership Nominated in Society Awards

001Glasgow Kelvin College’s partnership with Guntur Polytechnic for Women in Andhra Pradesh has been shortlisted for a prestigious ‘Herald Society Award’ in the Education category!  We are delighted and crossing our fingers for the Awards event in November.

The UKIERI funded exchange programme culminated in the highly successful Bombay Mix – College Fashion Show at Paisley Abbey in January where students from right across the College collaborated to produce, stage and film the spectacular array of creations from our Fashion Design students.

This is a great accolade for a very worthwhile initiative  –  watch this space!


Planning Institute Recognition for support of Community Achievement Awards

We’re delighted to report that the GoWell initiative which delivers the College’s Community Achievement Awards, has been Highly Commended by Royal Institute of Town Planning in the Sir Peter Hall Award for Wider Engagement.  The  RITP Awards for Research Excellence 2016 in Scotland and Ireland, are well respected and the GoWell team are extremely pleased to be honoured in this way.

GoWell is a research and learning programme that aims to investigate the impact of investment in housing, regeneration and neighbourhood renewal in Glasgow on the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.  Run by Glasgow Centre for Population Health in conjunction with University of Glasgow, GoWell have used the Community Achievement Awards to their best advantage.

Our CAA team have been invited to the official presentation of the Award in November where lashings of afternoon tea and cake will be served.  Congratulations go to GoWell and a massive ‘Well Done’ to everyone involved.


Enterprise Afternoon

There was a fun start to the Enterprise afternoon, on Thursday the 29th of September, in the lecture theatre at Easterhouse. The visiting Springburn students certainly weren’t expecting the ice breaker planned by Hugh Brankin.

It was nice to see the level 5’s working with both level 6 groups. Some great ideas generated by the end of the session by all.


Fresher’s Week Visit

Our 1st year HN Business group attended the George Square Freshers week last week.

The Business students went along to the event on the 21st September, where they received freebies, won competition prizes, had access to a number of job opportunities, and enjoyed food and drink, music and entertainment!

The group appeared to have fun on the day as you can see from the pictures.


Become a Cycle Champion!

cycle-champion-poste-email-and-printUni-Cycle is a Climate Challenge Fund project that promotes cycling in universities and colleges across Glasgow.

They’re looking for 8 x Cycle Champions from your campus to assist our team by:

  • Helping out at 1 x Dr Bike visit per month
  • Promoting Uni-Cycle services on campus
  • Being an ambassador for cycling at your university or college

Successful applicants will act as Uni-Cycle’s main point of contact on each campus and will commit to no more than 4-6 hours per month. In return, Uni-Cycle will provide you with over £500 worth of cycle training which includes:

  • Cycle ride leader training
  • Cycle trainer certification
  • City and Guilds maintenance training
  • Velotech training

Apply now to join the team and help promote cycling across Glasgow by dropping them an email with your CV, along with a short paragraph of no more than 300 words explaining why you want to be a Cycle Champion.


Finished again for another week, have a great weekend!

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