Treats, Thrills and Standing Ovations!

We have braved Storm Caroline to bring you this week’s Blog, snow and a wee bit of wind will not deter us.

Plenty to see this week, including some great pictures from the ‘Fashioning the Future – Sharing Skills, Culture and Sustainability’ fashion show in Mumbai.


Annual Jewellery Treat!

Once again this year, our HN Jewellery Design students have produced a myriad of exquisite pieces which they are making available to staff and students.  The exhibition and sale has been taking place at Springburn Campus and will be officially launched on Wednesday evening so get along and grab yourself some sparkle!  The exhibition and sale moves to Easterhouse on Thursday.

It’s your chance to own something uniquely precious – well done to our students for their hard work and undisputed talent!


Student Fashion Spectacular Thrills Mumbai Guests

Glasgow Kelvin College was delighted to host the ‘Fashioning the Future – Sharing Skills, Culture and Sustainability’ fashion show event last weekend in the colourful city of Mumbai.

Students shared the catwalk with their talented counterparts from the Government Polytechnic for Women in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, showcasing their exquisite designs and couture skills learned on a UKIERI/British Council funded knowledge and cultural exchange programme.

Organised in partnership with the Scottish Government, an invited audience from the education and skills sector throughout India was genuinely impressed with the creative skills on show as they were treated to an array of glorious textiles and garments from both colleges.

The students were joined on the catwalk by survivors from Make Love Not Scars and Project Tres who modelled the exquisite gowns to perfection.

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Standing Ovation for Student’s Moving Video

NQ Photography student at Glasgow Kelvin College, Haneen Hadiy, impressed a notable audience with her skills and her passion at this year’s Peace & Unity Conference in the City Chambers recently.

Sharing a podium with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Haneen presented a video she had produced on a recent visit to Iraq which candidly highlights the devastation of war and its impact on children and families.

17yr old Haneen has extended family living in the south of Iraq and visits often but has been heartbroken by the destruction of what she has seen in the war-torn city of Al-Diwaniyah.

She was so deeply saddened at what she describes as the ‘loss of hope’ evident in the residents that she began fundraising and has to date been able to provide donations to ten families in the neighbourhood.  Using her photographic skills, she took portraits of her family and friends who bought her work and she has raised enough to provide around £350 to each of ten families who are suffering from the effects of war.

The moving video is available on Haneen’s Go Fund Me page – why not have a look and make your contribution –

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Dance Workshop

On Friday the 1st of December our Dance students visited St Ninians High School in Giffnock.

45 pupils took place in a contemporary dance workshop and performance with our 2nd year dance students.



Charity Dance-athon on Tuesday the 12th (10am- 12noon)

All staff and students welcome, dropping in is allowed its not necessary to stay for the full two hours or for you to be a good dancer!

We are raising money for the homeless-Emmaus Glasgow, and professional dancers from both Independence and Samba Ya Bamba will be there on hand to help out.

Please come along and join us and get in the festive spirit.


Dance Performance

The dance department, based in the Easterhouse campus, are organising a small studio based performance at The Bridge on the morning of Thursday 21st December.

This will feature both the HND Yr1 and HND Yr2 students and will be a fun, informal showcase for the last week of classes. It will include tap, jazz, commercial, contemporary and ballet styles. We are aiming for around 1 hour – 1.5 hours worth of performances, finishing before 12noon, although the official start time is yet to be confirmed.


Fishing Competition

Jacqueline Gildea, Lecturer in our Faculty of Health, Care and Learning Development, recently won the GKC Fishing Group’s sea fishing competition at Eyemouth.

Jacqueline is pictured here with her trophy.

Pop Up Shop

Salon Services will have a Christmas Pop Up Shop in our East End Campus on Wednesday the 13th of December, from 11.30 am to 1.30 pm.

A variety of products will be available for purchase, from tongs and straighteners to nail polish and tweezers.

Drop in to get those essential Christmas stocking fillers.


Finished for another week, but drop by again next Friday for more updates and news.

Have a great weekend!

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