The first Blog update of the new academic year and our students are showing that they are starting off in the way they intend to continue the year.
From putting together an archive record for Glasgow Women's Library to taking part in fun filled first day activities, it's been all go.
Read on to find out more.
Freshers Week 2019
This week was Freshers Week at Glasgow Kelvin College.
Students from all campuses had the opportunity to visit stalls, get information to help them through the year and of course, pick up a few freebies.
As you can see from the pictures below, the event was well attended and everyone seemed to enjoy the experience.
Electric Honey Signings Nicol and Elliott Are Trending
GKC record label, Electric Honey, signings Nicol and Elliott and their current single "Wish you'd stayed away" is currently trending on the Americana-UK page following some very positive airplay on BBC Radio Scotland, Cam-Glen Radio and Sunny Govan FM. See the video on America-UK
The HND Music Business students are working closely with HND Film and TV production students on a follow up single "Sweet Downfall" due for release 27th October.
The band will also be performing this Friday at a Cam Glen presents gig at a venue named Number 18 this Friday the 6th of September alongside, Tenement and Temple and Annie Booth.
Details and booking info can be found here - Cam-Glen Radio.
GKC Welcomes New Campus Cycling Officer
This year, we are delighted to say that Glasgow Kelvin College has been successful, once again, with the Cycle Friendly internship programme run by Cycling Scotland. Concretely, the College has had the opportunity to hire a new Campus Cycling Officer, Olga Sanchez. She will be working with us for the next 8 months.
Olga is a graduate of Sustainable Development and Social Anthropology, with a great interest in different people’s interaction with the natural world. She is a plant and animal lover, and enjoys spending time outdoors, be that lying in the park, taking short/long walks, biking, or climbing up a mountain. Olga lives consciously, trying to have the least possible negative impact on our natural environment. She is a (non-judgemental) vegan, zero-waste, kind of person, and of course, a keen cyclist!
Olga would love to speak to you about cycling, so please, do not hesitate to contact her at email@example.com if you have any questions, comments, or if you just want to have a chat about anything related to cycling or sustainability"
Active Travel At Fresher’s Week 2019
This year, we were thrilled to be part of Fresher’s week to promote Active Travel and raise awareness about the many benefits of it towards students and staff on the 4 campuses.
We were delighted to see so much interest from the students and a great enthusiasm for walking and cycling.
It was a great opportunity to promote the existing cycling facilities available on the 4 campuses and the numerous events that will be run over the next few weeks.
Thanks again to our partners: Bike for Good, Sustrans, Home Energy Scotland and the Phoenix Centre for kindly accepting to take part in it and well done to the Student Association for organising it!
Putting Together Information, Mementos And Memories
One of our Adult Literacy learners, Mary Alice McLellan, has been putting together an archive record for Glasgow Women's Library. She has a long standing knowledge and love of Speedway and the Glasgow Tigers and has now has now created an archive full of memories, information and mementos.
An article about Mary Alice's work has been included on the Glasgow Women's Library website. Mary Alice is delighted about this and feels that her work within the Adult Literacy classes has added to her skills and confidence, along with excellent support from GWL has helped to in make this possible.
She has said
'It was important for me to pass on my love of speedway and sharing it with the Glasgow Women’s Library made sure it would exist forever more.'
Photographic Excellence On Display
Glasgow Kelvin College has been placed in a nationwide spotlight due to collaboration between the Photography department and the college’s “Made” Barber academy.
Photography lecturer Simon Murphy’s portrait of Gary Gosse has been selected as a winner of the prestigious Portrait of Britain award run by the British Journal of Photography. Throughout the month of September, the image will be displayed, as part of the country’s biggest photographic exhibition, on JCDecaux screens in train stations, airports and on the high street nationwide. In addition, the portrait will appear in the Portrait of Britain: volume 2 book published by Hoxton mini press.
Speaking of his portrait, Simon expressed
“It’s an image that encapsulates transformation. Gary has had a tough life but has turned it around remarkably. This is a portrait of struggle but at the same time one of hope, endurance, making it through the other end and finding belonging and support. Those characteristics also sum up our ethos at Glasgow Kelvin College. Studying here transformed my own life and our aim as lecturers is to make a real difference to the lives of our students."
The winning images can be viewed on the Portrait of Britain website from 11.00 am on the 29th of August.
Visit - gallery.portraitofbritain.uk/
Induction Day Fun
The new academic year started last week and a lot of our students first day experience involved fun filled Induction activities.
NC Jewellery Icebreaker
The new NC jewellery learners facing their first task ....the infamous marshmallow and spaghetti challenge, a great icebreaker and team building part of the morning. they had 18 minutes to build a structure that will hold the marshmallow.
The annual bin bag ice breaker challenge was a huge success. After the college induction and tea and cake, the NC, HN1 and HN2 students worked in collaborative teams to create runway garments.
It’s all go for Musical Theatre... here's the new intake and future Musical Theatre stars of GKC enjoying there induction day learning Fosse!
Access To Nursing & NQ Care Level 4
Having great fun with the Access to Nursing - SWAP SCQF Level 6 class at our Easterhouse campus (picture 1)
Having Fun with the NQ Care SCQF Level 4 class at our Easterhouse Campus
Student Association Freshers Event
The Student Interaction Night takes place on Thursday 5 September, 2019 at Walkabout, 128 Renfield Street, Glasgow with a live band and DJ.
The event commences at 6.00 pm and ends at 3.00 am, there will be an opportunity to win a Laptop worth £750 through a raffle on the night.
Free Tickets are now available for collection from Reception at all Campuses.
Should further information be required, please contact Will Jeffery.
Glasgow Kelvin College Football Team Trials – Season 2019-20
Following a successful season last year finishing 3rd in the British Universities and Colleges Scottish West League we are looking to build and further develop the team for this season!
So come along and try out!
Trial Dates - Wednesday 11th and 18th of September between 2-4pm.
If interested in trialling for a place on the team you must:
- Be free to play and train every Wednesday 2-4pm, be available later for match days (up to 6pm if away) and not in classes or have recurring work commitments.
- Be enthusiastic, punctual, committed and keen to represent GKC across Scotland and the West.
The football team standard is competitive amateur level football and open to any Students and Staff (if able) from any department / campus. Trials are at Petershill Sports Complex, Springburn on both dates. It is located next to Spingburn Campus, up the hill.
Bring Boots (moulded, blades or astro trainers - no metal / long studs). Additionally bring your college student number, shin guards, outdoor football kit, water and any further kit/medication/change of clothes required. You will also be required to complete a Pre Activity Readiness Questionnaire prior to playing.
Please forward to anyone you feel may be keen or contact AByrne@glasgowkelvin.ac.uk if any questions.
Sports Department Students: Volunteering Roles associated with team - great for CV/experience/ linking with unit work experience.
- Video/Match analyst's
- First aiders
- Coaching Assistants
- Potential qualified referees
Again, contact Aidan with your CV, relevant experience/qualifications to support your application.
That's us finished for this week.
We will be back next week, so if you would like to include anything please email the details to Tracey on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will makes sure it is put in.
Have a great weekend!