Celebrating Success at Glasgow Kelvin College!

It has been quite a week this week, with the main event being our Graduation Ceremonies, it was a very successful day.

As well as that we have had a variety of other trips, exhibitions and fundraising activities, including some spooky ones.  Lots to tell and see so let’s get started.


Celebrating Success at Graduation 2017

A full-house of delighted HNC, HND and Degree level students yesterday celebrated their success at Glasgow Kelvin College’s Graduation 2017 events.

Spread over two ceremonies to accommodate the large number of achievers for 2016/17, the students, their families and friends, proud staff and guests filled Glasgow’s City Halls for the spectacular rite of passage.

The graduates were spurred on by words of encouragement from Professor Alice Brown, Emeritus Professor at University of Edinburgh, former Chair of the Scottish Funding Council and the first person to fill the role of Scotland’s Public Sector Ombudsman.  She gave an empowering speech to the new graduates, sending them off to the next chapter of their learning lives.

The ceremony closed with an uplifting performance from the Glasgow Kelvin Musical Theatre Student Choir.

Lorna Richardson, HND Administration & IT had the following to say

“After studying for 3 years at Glasgow Kelvin College doing Administration and Information Technology, I finally graduated yesterday with my HND in Administration and Information technology, it had been the best three years, meeting lots of new friends throughout the years and getting through a tough three years of studying, but I certainly couldn’t have done it without the support from Glasgow Kelvin College staff, and lecturers throughout the 3 years and of course my best class mates.

It was great and a amazing feeling attending graduation yesterday with family and friends to celebrated and now I have moved on to study at University in 3rd year of Business.  Big thank you to everyone at Glasgow Kelvin college”

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Photographs taken by Aldo Ferrarello – HND Photography student, some were also sent by other students and members of staff

To see more photographs of our Graduation Ceremonies, please visit our Facebook Graduation 2017 Album


Elements Exhibition

The Jewellery department is Exhibiting work in the Elements Exhibition from today until Sunday 5th November.

This is the third exhibition which has gathered an impressive reputation since it’s inception and is organised by the Incorporation of Goldsmiths in association with Lyon & Turnbull.

This is a high profile exhibition and sale for some of the best jewellery makers in the UK and a great opportunity for our students to show their work along side them.

The event is being held at Lyon & Turnbull’s premises, 33 Broughton Place, Edinburgh.


Breast Cancer Awareness Event

The Introduction to Service Industries students at the Easterhouse campus and all the hairdressers from level 5 and EVIPS at both campuses took part in a breast cancer awareness event with the Service Industries doing afternoon tea and the hairdressers and EVIPS doing hair Plaits and nails for donations.

The total raised was £327.54 which is fantastic.


Trip To Tantrum

Wednesday the 1st of November saw the third year Professional Cookery students enjoyed listening to chef and entrepreneur Iain Baillie of Gleneagles, Ox and Finch and now Tantrum  Donuts, talk about his journey and experiences along the way.

The donuts were great too!


ESOL Halloween

ESOL students at Springburn celebrated Halloween at a party organised by ESOL National 5 stage 1 and their teacher Nicola .

They decorated the room themselves, organised all the party food, wrote a spooky Halloween quiz, and got everyone to take part in some Halloween games.  There was the traditional dookin for apples and the less traditional wrapping another student up like a mummy!  The best one won a prize.

Well done to Nat 5 Stage 1 for organising a great party!


Mary’s Meals Volunteers

Employability and Citizenship Course took part in some volunteering at Marys Meal’s on Thursday. They were sorting and packing items for the Back Pack Project and a container left for Malawi.

Students said:

“Interesting work!”

“Enjoyable work”

“It was nice to do something that helped other people”

“It’s a kind project and good to help kids in Africa”


Macmillan Coffee Morning

NC Health and Social Care are hosted a Coffee Morning on the 1st of November, from 10 am to 1 pm, in the West Campus.  This  was in aid of McMillan Cancer Support.

The students very thankful to all those who donated and contributed in other ways helping us for this event.  Big thanks to Nadia for guiding us on this event and to all group and classmates who contributed towards the success of this event.

The group raised £115 for MacMillan.  Well done.


Pesky Fashion Antics

On Wednesday the 1sy of November the Fashion department held their Halloween bake sale.

As usual the fashion students had baked some really creative cakes and biscuits.  Staff and students didn’t miss out on these goodies, a few were spotted treating themselves to a cake or two.

The fundraising day for SAMH raised an amazing total of £384. Well done to all……..

Chloe Martin from the charity met up with the staff and students to discuss the support that SAMH provide and how we can all become more aware of mental health issues. We were also pleased to have the company of guidance advisor Claire McGowan, who spoke to the group about the services the college provide

Staff and students also spent the day dressed up.  The pesky fashion lecturers have been chasing a ghoul all morning………yoicks and it was the fashion technician all along…..


Paisley Art Institute Scottish Drawing Competition

HND 2 Art students Colleen Skinner Campbell and Nancy Docherty were delighted to have their work accepted for the Paisley Art Institute Scottish Drawing Competition and to get the chance to show alongside professional artists.

It was a great learning curve to go through the application process but Colleen went one better. Not only were both her pieces accepted but she won one of the main prizes, even better than the student prize as she was in open competition. She also arrived at Saturdays opening to find her drawing had just been sold!


Heart Start Course

HNC Care and Administrative Practice students from Springburn successfully completing the British Heart Foundation “Heart Start” course.

They are getting ready to go out on a 12-week placement within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde hospitals.


Mindfulness for Students – All Students Welcome

Feeling under pressure? Why not take some time out for yourself?

Come along to a mindfulness drop in session for students. Mindfulness can help to reduce stress, find your peace of mind and improve your quality of life.

  • Mondays             Springburn Room 301 12.25 to 12.55 (George)
  • Wednesdays      Easterhouse Room F11 12.. to 12.20 (Gemma)


64 MOONS – An Exhibition of Work by Jenny Mackenzie Ross

‘Where the geological underbelly of the land interfaces with the soil and the sea, there is the source of my creative process.’

Monday 13th November to Thursday 30th November – Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm

Gallery North, West End Campus, Glasgow Kelvin College, 75 Hotspur Street, Glasgow G20 8LJ

Opens Thursday 9th November 5.30 to 7.45


That’s us finished for another week, hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s offerings.

Have a great weekend!

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