Bright Futures and Icebreakers

Welcome back to the GKC blog, we had a brief break last week while staff and students were off for their October week, but now we are back to normal and we have plenty to share with you.


Kelpies Visit

kelpies-visitJim Dunlop and Sarah Munn took the NC Day Release Civil Engineering class out on a site visit to the Kelpies on Thursday 13th October.

The aim of this site visit was to look at the construction of the Kelpies, in particular the steel frame horses heads and reinforced concrete piled foundations. In addition they had a look at the sustainability of the Helix Park, in terms of community and educational benefits.


First Tea At GKC

tea-at-gkcThe first “Tea at GKC” of the year was held in Springburn Campus attended by ESOL Students and students from HNC Care. After a “Find someone who” icebreaker students tucked into fruit, sandwiches and soft drinks, kindly provided by the Learners’ Association. A big thank you to Zeyad Rashad.

If anyone is interested in being involved in future “Teas”, please contact George Gillen or David Walker.


Trans-Atlantic Recognition

sandra-in-new-yorkThe work of Siobhan MacKenzie, a former BA Fashion Design & Manufacture student, was featured in this month’s US edition of Elle magazine – a fantastic accolade and we are very proud of her achievements. Siobhan’s success is a testament to her own talent and commitment, and also to the hard work of the Fashion Team who helped to get her to this enviable place.

The article was discovered by Sandra Thomson who was in New York over the mid-term break this year!


Fashion Fundraising

On Wednesday the 25th of October the Fashion students held a Halloween Bake Sale during the morning and lunch breaks.

This year they are fundraising for Make Live Not Scars, which is a charity who support victims of acid attacks in India.

The students did really well, raising a total of £411.70.  Well done to all involved.


A Bright Future Thanks to Learning Works!

thenue-groupA trail-blazing course, developed by Thenue Housing Association and Glasgow Kelvin College to help the unemployed learn new skills and improve their job prospects, has celebrated a new milestone.

A group of eight long-term unemployed people from the east end of Glasgow this week completed their studies in what is the 16th time the course has run.

And they gave the pioneering project an overwhelming thumbs up as they marked their achievement at a “Celebration of Learning” event at the Calton Heritage and Learning Centre.

The award winning “Learning Works” initiative is a joint project between Thenue Housing and the College.  Many previous participants have gone onto employment and further and higher education.

For the full story visit our website News Article.


Beauty Make Over

The level 5 Beauty students from Easterhouse have created some before and after pictures of the day time make-up looks they created on Tuesday.  They have also added in the feedback they received from their clients.

The salons are currently offering a range of treatments, this includes:

  • A complementary mini facial to improve the condition of the skin along with the application of day time make-up to even out the skin and naturally enhance their features.

The following dates are available in both Easterhouse and Springburn:

  • 1st November
  • 8th of November
  • 15th of November

Times: 9.30am or 10.45am

  • Easterhouse contact number: 0141 588 1542
  • Springburn contact number: 0141 6304580


The Reading Challenge 2016

6-readsThe poster says it all!

We’re running a pilot scheme at Springburn Campus Library to promote reading for all. Everyone is welcome.

The Reading Challenge (formerly the six book reading challenge) encourages users to read and review 6 books.  Library staff will be on hand to help you.

Come along and register for this exciting challenge. You will receive a diary to record what books you have read and a section to write your own book review. Prizes will be given out after every Diary entry; and a final awards ceremony for those who have completed the challenge will be held at the end of the academic year.

If we don’t have the books you’re looking to read, then tell us and we will try to get these for you through our partnership with Glasgow Life.

To sign up or find out more, ask the library staff or email

“Reading Ahead supports young people and adults by changing their perception of reading, opening up opportunities and building their confidence.”

 Find out more –


Graduation 2016

Our Graduation Ceremony this year will be held on the 21st of November, in the City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow.

There will be two ceremonys, the first at 4.00 pm  for the Faculty of Business and Creative Industries and Faculty of Health, Care and Learning Development: Sports programmes.  The second ceremony will be at 7.30 pm for the Faculty of Engineering, Construction and Science and the Faculty of Health, Care and Learning Development: Care, Education, Humanities and Community Work programmes.

You can get full details by visiting the Graduation 2016 page on our website, from here you will get links to Register Online and get a Schedule of the night.


Finished for another week, but we will be back with more news and updates next Friday so be sure to check back and see.

Have a great weekend!

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