Acting, Baking and Curating

We hope you all returned refreshed and raring to go after your long weekend.

The few days off haven’t been detrimental to our activities, we still have plenty of news to pass on.


ESOL Getting Sporty

ESOL students took part in a sports event on Tuesday, the 7th of February, organized by Crawford Leslie and the HN Sports students.  Students worked in teams and had tasters of different sports like football, basketball and hockey.

The HN students were on hand to give instructions and support.  It was a great way for all students to get to know people from another subject and excellent listening practice for the ESOL students.

The feedback from ESOL students: ‘we loved it and would like to do this again!’


Parent Network Scotland

parent-networkLorna and Antonia from Parent Network Scotland were in attendance at Springburn Campus this week, signing up lone parent students for their new initiative, Young Parents’ Leadership Programme, funded through the Scottish Government.

If you know of any students who would benefit from this and want to find out more, visit them at for more information.


College Hosts Visit From Minister

shirlanneminvis0117aGlasgow Kelvin College was delighted to host a visit from Shirley-Anne Somerville, MSP, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science last week.  She was accompanied by Prof. Maggie Kinloch in her role as Vice Chair of the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) Access & Inclusion Committee.

The Minister and her guests were welcomed by Irving Hodgson, Chair of the Board of Management of the College, and toured the East End Campus where they had the opportunity to meet with students and staff from the Construction and Building Services team as well as the Professional Cookery and Hospitality team.  Students certainly enjoyed meeting the Minister and feedback from the visitors was extremely positive.

Mr Hodgson and College Principal, Alan Sherry, were pleased to accompany the group, introducing them to learners throughout the College.

You can read the full story on our website


Business Lunch

Some of the Business & Creative Industries Faculty Management Team held a ‘business lunch’ last Friday at the Rowan Restaurant, East End campus.

The lunch gave individuals the opportunity to network and discuss current projects as well as future opportunities.   A great lunch was had by all!


Valentine Bake sale

GKC Fashion students held Valentine Bake sale on Tuesday the 14th of February in the foyer of the Springburn campus.
This creative bunch used their skills to make beautiful cakes and treats.

They raised £161.80 for their chosen charity “Make Love Not Scars” who do phenomenal work with acid attack victims.


Art News

getting-to-know-you-posterHND 2 Art Students have been assisting RGI artists with workshops at the annual exhibition and in follow up sessions in schools.

The results of this will be on view at the RGI Kelly Gallery in Glasgow in the ‘Making Connections’ exhibition from Saturday 25th February.


On Wednesday the 15th of January Learners from NQ Art, Design & Digital Media and NC Art & Design took part in a curating workshop as part of the Weave Parkhead Project.



Muddy cows

muddy-cowsGlasgow Kelvin College’s HND-YR 2 actors present Muddy Cows by John Godber.

The all female cast take on the story of a female rugby team who are competing in a ladies Rugby Sevens competition against professional teams from New Zealand, Tonga, and Samoa. Along the way the team are faced with woes, set backs and heartbreak in this dry wit and comedic performance.

Please go along to the final curtain call for the class and the very last performance for them at GKC. They appreciate all the support and hope to see you there!

  • Performed at Platform at the Bridge in Easterhouse.
  • Show Dates & Times: 18th & 19th May, Matinee: 2pm Evening: 7pm
  • Tickets: Adults £8 Students £4.50 – GKC students £4 Local links £4 (check your postcode with the box office to see if you’re eligible)


That’s us finished for another, join us again next Friday for more news.

Have a great weekend!

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