Making it Big and Meeting Champions!

Is it the start of Spring?  We can hope, but no doubt we will be in for more rain and wind before March is out.

Don’t let that get you down though, have a read through our fantastic stories of success.  Guaranteed to warm and cheer you.

Congratulations To …

Briony Allen, one of our current 2nd year acting and performance student.

We are pleased to announce that Briony just won best actress for her performance in Eggshells at the Barcelona planet film festival. She also won best actress for the Raptor film festival. The film now goes on to be reviewed in New York and Italy.

Briony has also recently performed in the new feature film ‘Mother’ directed by Scott Vicars, who is also known as an actor for his performances in River City and Emmerdale.


Also To …

2nd year HND Photography student Deborah Walker. Deborah was delighted to get roped in for her first big assisting job for bridal magazine “Tie the Knot”. Top Photographer Alexandra Roscoe asked Deborah to be part of the team for a bridal editorial shoot. Deborah said

“Alex was a great support and I felt like I learned a lot. It was amazing to see the whole production from the very start to appearing in the magazine”

The next Industry linked experience for the students comes next month when the HND2 Photography class will visit Berlin as part of their Architecture unit visiting sites such as the Brandenburg gate, the Holocaust memorial, Potsdamer platz and even an invite to the Reichstag, Germany’s parliament building.


Pupil Masterclass

The College’s Business & Administration team were delighted to be asked to deliver a masterclass to pupils at Parkhill Secondary School last week to mark the launch of their new ‘Enterprise Academy’.

The masterclass marks the beginning of a new partnership between the College and the school and we are currently in discussions about delivering Administration & IT courses at the school next session.  The Enterprise Academy aims to support pupils with additional support needs into the world of work.

It is a joint venture between the school and the Hilton Hotel which has seen an area within the school modified into a real-life hotel bedroom with en-suite, café and training kitchen and customer care room.


Meeting a Champion

Students from the Personal Achievement Awards met the Scottish Doubles Squash champion, Greg Lobben this week, on  Monday 27th of February, at the Phoenix Centre in Easterhouse.

The Phoenix centre has the first squash court in the local area, and is free to use. They also received a free coaching session from the Scottish Squash association, which they really enjoyed.

Photo’s were also taken for local press.


Community Swish Event

HND2 students Meru, Avery, Cheryl and Greg gave up their day to organise a swish clothing event at Cranhill Development Trust to celebrate International Women’s Day.

They were able to use their skills to advise local woman to make the right style choices, whilst promoting the concept of swapping your unwanted clothes with friends as a great way to recycle your wardrobe. They also took part in other activities at the event…….. Greg enjoyed a drumming session with some local pensioners.

Visitors to the event were also pampered with nail treatments provided by a GKC EVIP school group.


Action for Children (Youthbuild) Group

Glasgow Kelvin College welcome the third Action for Children (Youthbuild) group for Session 16/17.

The group are currently sampling areas in joinery, plumbing, bricklaying, slating, painting and plumbing as part of Youthbuild’s intense induction programme to prepare the young people’s work placements within construction.

A visit by Nick Jones Managing Director for Fundraising, Communications & Policy took place on Tuesday 28th February to speak to staff and learners in the slating area with slating lecturer Gordon Sloan.

Weave Parkhead Exhibition

Learners from the Art & Design courses at East End Campus have been very busy this week producing exhibition work for the Weave Parkhead exhibition which will be on display mid March – details to follow.

Watch this space!


Bridge 2 Business Event

The next Bridge 2 Business event will focus on selling, pitching and audience engagement!

Just as our poster suggests, times and times again, expressing ideas in our minds is sometimes quite an easy task. But when the time comes to speak our mind, it’s not always as effective as we wished!

This is often a problem faced with business, but also in interviews, presentations, and in general ideas.

The invited entrepreneurs will share their own stories of pitching, tips on prep and how they formed a successful experience!

Confirmed speakers include Scottish Edge winners Nu Blvck, as well as the team of an upcoming tinder-style job hunting app, UniJobApp! Also, Toastmasters member, Vicky Nakamatte, will speak about her own learning experience and will share effective tips on how to engage your audience.

The event will start at 18.30 on Wednesday the 22nd of March taking place at CitizenM Glasgow Hotel.

Secure your place through the following link, and remember to be quick – there are limited spaces! –

Looking forward to welcoming you at the event!


Another week over and that’s you all up to date, check back next Friday for more good news.

Have a great weekend!

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