Coaching, Researching and Gigs!

We had a brief blog break last week, but we have collated everything we missed and put it all together for you this week.

We have quite a few items, so let’s get started.


Judo Coach Of The Year

Our very own Lynn Blackshaw has been hiding her light under a bushel, but Joan Grassie thinks students and colleagues should be aware that she has received an award from Judo Scotland.

Lynn coaches with The Milton Judo club and was unanimously voted as Disability Coach of the year 2017.

The awards ceremony will took place in Largs on the weekend of the 2nd of September.


Fashion on the Move

On Monday the 4th of September, the HN2 fashion students spent their day at Hillhouse in Helensburgh researching the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh which is the influence for their collections this year.

Then on Wednesday the 6th September, the whole of the fashion department spent the day at Kelvingrove Museum, researching Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Glasgow style.

They are also delighted to announce that this grand venue is the setting for our annual fashion show in May 2017. Watch this space for further updates

Finally their Mackintosh research week continued, on the 7th of September, with a tour of the stunning House for an Art Lover.

The NC and HN1 students were inspired by the beautiful interior and the story behind this iconic Mackintosh venue.


Glasgow Kelvin College Lecturer with hip injury reaches halfway point of 1,000 mile challenge

The College’s own Robert Clarkson has reached halfway in his fundraising for NSPCC and his ambitious crusade has featured in local press – Evening times article.

One of our talented Business lecturers, Robert has clocked up over 550 miles across 20 events plus additional miles at his gym in Dalmarnock despite injuring his hip at the Edinburgh Marathon.

He has so far raised an impressive £1,300 and is keen to keep adding to his total.  A huge well done from his colleagues!

To sponsor Robert in his marvelous effort, head to his Just Giving page 


Freshers Gig

Here are some highlights of an excellent  night at the ‘Freshers Gig’ in The Record Factory on Wednesday the 13th of September.

The new academic year  kicked off with some live music from students and staff.

This event was brought together by our Sound Production, Events Management, Music and Music Business students!


Coach of Tomorrow

These are our SFL ‘Coach of Tomorrow’ group working with Colin Scott and coaches from Glasgow Rangers Coaching Staff at Auchenhowie Training Ground.

Pictures two and three are of the SFL students working collaboratively with the Year II Health and Fitness Students as the begin work on a 6 week Fitness Training Programme.

The Coach of Tomorrow Students come into the college one day a week and are working towards awards in Exploring and Improving their Health and Wellbeing!


Foundation Apprenticeship Consortium Gains More Recognition

The Regional Foundation Apprenticeship Consortium which delivers programmes across all three Glasgow Colleges, supported by SDS and ESF funding, is up for a further two awards in the next few weeks.

At the Glasgow Business Awards due to be presented at the Hilton on 5th October, the FA Consortium has been shortlisted for the Innovation in Youth Employment category.

At the College Development Network Awards scheduled for 23rd November, again at the Hilton, the Consortium has been shortlisted for the Developing a Regional Curriculum Award.

Congratulations go to the team for this excellent recognition of positive impact and success and we wish the Regional FA Consortium the very best of luck in their endeavours!


Dramatic Seascapes, Model Day and a Lost Engagement Ring.

It’s been a busy week for the HND photography classes. For their fashion unit, the HND year 2 students, were treated to a model day where models from Glasgow’s “Colours” agency and a professional Hair and Makeup artist visited the Springburn studio to help the students shoot and gain experience working with a professional team. The images produced were fantastic and the experience was one of the best the students had experienced.

Our HND year 1 students braved the elements on a trip to the seaside town of Troon to capture dramatic seascapes for their “Environment” unit. Moods were varied as the students learned essential qualities of Landscape photographers such as patience, endurance and the correct choice of clothing and footwear! Some amazing images were captured and the energy lifted when the students bumped into Andy Muir, a beach comber. He had heard that an engagement ring had been lost on the beach and had a spare 30 minutes to head down with his metal detector. The students watched on as he scanned the area in front of the South beach kiosk and produced a cheer that was likely to have been heard further up the coast in Barassie when Andy emerged from the sand clutching the pear cut diamond. The students quickly snapped pictures of Troon’s newest hero and sent them on to the Troon Times where the journalist Pippa was delighted to run with the feel-good story where the ring was returned to its ecstatic owner.

Organ Donation Week 4th-11th September

You may have noticed the library staff in Springburn Campus wearing pink t-shirts last week, this is because last week was Organ Donation Week.

This is a campaign, which is very close to Lorraine’s heart as almost 22 years ago she was the recipient of a donated kidney from an unknown donor.

Although the law in Scotland is changing and The Scottish Government is to bring forward legislation to provide a soft opt-out system for organ donation, Scotland are currently still using the old opt-in system where you must register on order to donate any organs after your death. A soft opt-out system – like that introduced in Wales in 2015 – would allow parts of an adult’s body to be used in transplants in the absence of express permission.  However the wishes of families and next of kin would continue to be respected, so removal of organs would not go ahead without their support.

There is currently a display in the library with plenty of leaflets in a variety of languages outlining different types of donation options for you to browse through or take away.

If you wish to join the Organ Donor Register, please follow the link  

Alternatively pop into the library at Springburn Campus where you can fill in a registration form and maybe even get a free pen!

Upcycling Project

Unwanted Photo Frames, toilet roll inserts and Magazines Required for Student Upcycling projects please.

Donations of any of these items will be greatly appreciated by students on the Personal Achievement Course at Easterhouse (Support for Learning classes).

Items can be left on Angela Dickson’s desk in T17 workroom at Easterhouse.


That is everything for another week, remember to check back next Friday.

Have a great weekend!

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