January started well and continues to do so.
The college has seen visits to the college and interesting conferences, not to mention another student winning an award.
As well as that our courses opened for application for starting in August (see if we have a course that suits you), so its been a busy couple of weeks.
Read on to find out more.
Welcome for local MP
The Principal was delighted to welcome David Linden, MP for Glasgow East, to the College on Thursday, and grateful that he found the time in his hectic ‘Brexit’-packed schedule (see his week on Youtube - www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=AJ5OD7UjadI) to come along and discuss, among other things, its potential impact on the College and the sector.
Alan also took the opportunity to signpost some of the exciting developments the College has planned and restate the Board’s commitment to ‘no mission drift’ in the coming year and beyond.
We look forward to welcoming David back to the College in the near future.
January Cycling Events
First Dr Bike Session of the Year!
Our first Dr Bike session of the year took place at Springburn Campus on Monday 21st January at lunch time, in collaboration with Bike for Good.
This event provided students and staff with the opportunity to get a FREE maintenance check on their bikes by two skilled mechanics.
Police Scotland, also, provided Free Bike Registration services to help students and staff to protect their bikes from theft.
About 10 bikes have been checked and we engaged with about 20 people. Thank you everyone for taking part!
Take note that there will be many more sessions, including on the other GKC campuses. Stay tuned!
As usual, if you have any suggestions or comments, please get in touch with Sandra, our Campus Cycling Officer at email@example.com
Class Visit – Cycling Presentation to ESOL Students
On Friday 18th January, Sandra, our Campus Cycling Officer and Ricardo and Nina from Bike for Good gave another cycling presentation to a National 4 ESOL class at Springburn Campus.
Thanks to a pedagogical approach, they managed to deliver a very interactive presentation, allowing the students to learn new vocabulary and to discover more about cycling.
Ricardo and Nina took the opportunity to present two projects:
- Curious Commuter
Those projects are aiming to help people, who are willing to commute by cycling or even to learn how to ride a bike. Funded by the Climate Challenge Fund, Bike for Good is able to offer a wide range of services for FREE (maintenance classes, essential cycling skills, all season cycling, etc.).
This experience was very successful and the ESOL students expressed a great enthusiasm during the visit.
A huge thank you to Martin Law for taking part of it.
Sandra, Ricardo and Nina are willing to host more similar presentations. If you would be interested in this initiative and/or if you think it could be beneficial for your students, please be in touch with Sandra at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the Bike for Good initiatives, please consult the following website https://www.bikeforgood.org.uk/ or contact Sandra
Award Winning Bricklaying Apprentice
Congratulations to Michael Moynes and his employer CCG (Scotland) Ltd.
Michael was recently presented with the Best 2nd Year Apprentice in Bricklaying.
Michael has also progressed to the PDA Level 7 in bricklaying at the Springburn Campus this session.
The pictures shows Michael receiving the apprentice shield from Cameron Inglis, who is his Course Tutor for the PDA in bricklaying.
Sunamp Deliver a Successful Seminar to GKC Students
Leading thermal storage company Sunamp delivered a hugely successful seminar to Glasgow Kelvin students and staff last week on their cutting-edge Sunamp Heat Battery technology which uses phase change material to provide space heating and hot water from both renewable and non-renewable energy sources.
Cramming the lecture theatre with almost 100 students and staff from Building Services Engineering – in this case Service & Maintenance and Plumbing – staff from Sunamp provided an engaging introductory session on their heat batteries, heat replacement and retention.
Sunamp are an innovative Scottish company with a truly global reach and made a memorable impression at the recent ‘Fully Charged Live’ event for the building services engineering industry.
Read the full story here.
Active Travel Survey Winners
Thanks very much to everyone for taking part of the Active Travel survey!
As announced, we made a random selection among the participants.
We have our 2 winners! Congratulations to Samuel Holland and Lynn Cook!
They won brand new cycling equipment!
Business Bees Fundraising
They are looking for donations of any of the following items:
- Bric-à-brac, pictures
As well as these they are also collecting food donations of
- Canned tuna in water
- Canned chicken
- Beef and vegetable broths and stock
Every little helps so please drop off food and clothing donations in to the box next to front of Reception area before the 31st of January.
Thanks in advance for your support.
GKC Staff & Student Badminton Club
- For beginners or advanced
- Learn rules, games and skills
- Sports Students can use for work experience and help coach!
- Occasional tournaments
- All welcome!
That's us finished for this week, but we will be back next week with more news and updates.
If you have anything you would like included, next week or in future Blog updates, please email the details to Tracey on email@example.com and we will makes sure it is included.
Have a great weekend!