Trips, Photography and Opportunities!

Another busy week here at GKC with a new partnership, a few student excursions and of course fundraising activities.

We also have a lot of pictures for you to view.


Designing for Diversity

Glasgow Kelvin College HND Fashion Design students and staff were last week delighted to take part in the exciting ‘Scotland is Changing’ Conference.

Hosted by community interest group Radiant and Brighter, the full-day conference was held at RBS headquarters in Edinburgh and opened by Radiant and Brighter founder, Pheona Matovu.  Delegates were able to listen to a wide range of speakers from education, research, the third sector, the public sector, the private sector and the social enterprise sector.

The conference celebrated diversity in all its forms and the day reached a climax with the reveal of the fabulous Partnership Textile piece which Glasgow Kelvin students had been working on with Radiant and Brighter participants.

For the full story visit our News page on the website.


A busy week for the Level 6 photography group at Easterhouse.

Passports were stamped for a journey to the Paisley Museum to view and review the colourful and sometimes controversial Dougie Wallace exhibition. Students found the work captivating and challenging.

An impromptu tour of the splendid Coates Observatory was a fantastic addition to the trip. Students learned about the lens on the telescope which they could of course relate to with them all having one attached to their camera. Quite a difference in size of course. A great day and it’s evident the town is pulling out all the stops for their 2021 city of culture bid.

Street Level Photoworks at Trongate 103 was the next location where our students received a guided tour of the darkroom facilities. A useful resource that students could make use of out-with their college days. We looked at the images on display too and feeling inspired our students went out and shot some of their own.

A really valuable week for all with some of our learners visiting both Street Level and Paisley for the first time.


Big Bun Sale

Thank you to everyone who supported the Hospitality students  raising money for “Breast Cancer Care”

On Wednesday the 4th of October you helped to raise just over £200, by eating your way through over 150 cakes !!!!

The raffle winners are:

  • Jen Whiteside- Gateaux
  • Helen Bray – Homemade Bread Tray
  • Robert Scanlow – Homemade Bread Tray
  • J.Hammond – Box of Buns
  • Racheal Malloy- Box of Buns and
  • Shannon Burns- Box of Buns

If you haven’t already claimed your prize , please come to the training kitchen to uplift. Thank you.


Afternoon Tea Update

On Friday the 29th of September the Rowan Restaurant, in our East End Campus, held an Afternoon Tea in support of Macmillan Cancer.

The students enjoyed their first event of the year and raised nearly £400 for the charity.

Everyone enjoyed it.


Breast Cancer Awareness Afternoon Tea

There will be a Breast Cancer Awareness Event on Tuesday the 10th of October at2.30pm.

This will be a Healthy Afternoon Tea held in our Easterhouse Campus Park Restaurant (2nd Floor).

The tea will be £6 and all proceeds to go to Breast Cancer.

However places are limited so book NOW by calling  0141 588 1564

Theme:  Think Pink!!


HN2 Fashion …. London Fabric Buying Trip

It had been a long day….. up since 4 am….. when the HN2 Fashion group arrived in London and after checking in to their hotel they headed to Covent Garden for a touch of culture and a visit to the best bead shop in the country.

During their excursion they ran into ex students, Hannah Ross and Stevie Hunter, who are living the dream in London, studying at London College of Fashion and Central St Martins. Great to catch up with the dynamic duo who are flying the flag for their old college and thriving on their respective fashion courses

Then an early night was in order to help them prepare for intense fabric shopping the next day.

Day 2 in London saw our travellers, armed with sketches and design briefs, shop for collections of fabrics on Berwick street and Goldhawke Road. A successful day all round in the sunshine.

The last day in London saw a wee visit to the Victoria and Albert for the BALENCIAGA exhibition.

The students are now eager to get back to college to start production.


Boatload of Opportunities

A new partnership has been signed  between the College and Scottish Canals. The partnership will provide a whole host of opportunities for students who will be given the chance to get involved in projects around the transformation of the Forth and Clyde Canal, especially the regeneration of the Port Dundas area which is right on the doorstep of the Springburn Campus.

The launch to celebrate the partnership took place on the canal at Spiers Wharf with GKC Principal, Alan Sherry and Steve Dunlop, Chief Executive of Scottish Canals signing the deal along with some of our students from across the faculties. You can read more about it in Evening Times article, below, or on our website.

Many thanks to these students for taking part:  Shannon McCann, Edwin Gollie, Kirsty MacDonald, Colin Hepburn, Rachael Malloy, Suiluj Supe.


‘Heart For A Heart’

Ahead of World Heart Day on September 29th, Iconic photographer Rankin joined forces with the British Heart Foundation to raise awareness of the life changing work that the charity does.

The “Heart for a Heart” campaign was simple – Create dynamic images incorporating a Heart or Hearts and share the support on social media on the 29th of September.

As part of the Photojournalism unit the HND year 2 students were tasked with shooting and uploading their own images to social media, tagging the British Heart Foundation in. The results were diverse, some eye-catching and others thought provoking.

That’s us covered everything for this week, we will be back next Friday with more news and updates.

Have a great weekend!

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