It has been an extremely busy week at Glasgow Kelvin this week.
Not only did we have our Graduation, which celebrated student success, we also saw numerous activities take place, from workshops to fundraisers.
Lots to see and read so please continue to see what we have been doing.
The Fashion Collective’s Yearly Charity Fundraiser
The Fashion Collective are pleased to announce that the second year fashion students have chosen Glasgow Care Foundation as their charity for this year.
For over 140 years, this small charity have been assisting families and individuals who cannot get help from any other agencies with basic household goods. They also support local community projects, holidays for families and distribute toys and food vouchers at Christmas.
Their fundraising campaign kicked off on Wednesday the 30th of October, with their annual Halloween bake sale in the foyer of the Springburn campus.
The bake sale raised £356 for Glasgow Care Foundation, which was an excellent start to fundraising campaign. Charity chairman Christopher Steward popped in to speak to the students and staff about the charity and how their money raised will help people living in poverty.
Theatrical Makeup Workshop
Here are some of the Springburn Beauty Students getting into the spooky spirit of Halloween..
East Dumbartonshire School group took part in a gruesome special effects make up workshop and Level 4 Beauty with ESOL had fun painting their faces.
As well as this, Level 5 Beauty at our Easterhouse Campus took part in a Special Effects workshop and practice.
I'm sure you will agree the effects are fantastic.
Graduation is an Event to Remember
Glasgow City Halls was the venue for a spectacular evening for the graduating students of Glasgow Kelvin College 2018/19 recently.
Across two spectacular ceremonies, almost 300 advanced-level students graduated in a wide range of skills which have equipped them for their future careers. Family, friends and proud staff were there to witness their achievements, and the invited keynote speaker, Selina Hales of Refuweegee, congratulated them with an enthusiastic call to ‘be happy’!
The proceedings were rounded off by a rousing set from the Glasgow Kelvin Musical Theatre Choir whose talents and passion were a fitting end to a memorable day.
The College congratulates every one of its remarkable students and wishes them all the best for their future.
Celebration On Achievement
Glasgow Kelvin College has been working with Parent Network Scotland over the last year and over 120 learners received their SCQF level 5 GKC college rated certificates at their Celebration on Achievement this week.
The classes are run all over Glasgow and Ayrshire and the students receive an SCQF level 5 in Supporting Family Relationships.
We complete the credit rating for the course, IV and certification. So far, we have enrolled 7 classes for wider access for 2019.
Glasgow’s Continuing Care Services Open Day
Glasgow’s Continuing Care Services hosted an open day on Friday 25th October during National Care Leaver’s Week 2019. The event was organised by and for care experienced young people and showcased the creative talents of young people, who attended and helped to promote the services of their supporting organisations.
Glasgow Kelvin College hosted a stall at the event promoting college services along with our colleagues from Action for Children’s STAY project. Representing the College and MCR Pathways, learners from NC Computing with Digital Media and NQ Intro to Sport, Fitness & Adventure Sport joined Dan Keenan from University of Glasgow to share their own experiences about the impact of receiving the Care Experienced bursary, which supports care experienced young people in further and higher education.
Students William and Jayden shared their experiences of receiving a care experienced bursary.
"The application was easy and having the bursary took away the stress of worrying about attending college. Young people should know you can apply for the grant, no matter what type of care experience you've had"
Velocity News and Reminders
Reminder - Nextbike Competition
Get the chance to win an annual Nextbike membership*!
The Nextbike competition is still on at Glasgow Kelvin College!
Are you a student at GKC? If yes, you can take part in our competition and get a chance to win a Nextbike membership!
To enter the competition, you only need to answer this simple question:
What do you like the most about cycling and/or Active Travel?
Be CREATIVE and write a short text, take a photograph or make a short video to share your passion about cycling and Active Travel and send it to Sandra Lavergne at firstname.lastname@example.org **
The selected winners will receive a FREE annual Nextbike* membership! (Nextbike provides a public cycle hire scheme in Glasgow)
Please, contact Sandra at email@example.com if you have any questions about the competition and/or the Terms & conditions.
Good luck everyone!
**An entry form is also required. Please contact Sandra to get further information
More FREE Dr Bike sessions at GKC
Did you miss the last Dr Bike sessions? Don’t worry, there will be more to come!
- West-End campus: Tuesday 12th November from 12 to 1 pm, near the cycle shelter - in collaboration with Lambhill Stables
- East-End campus: Wednesday 13th November from 12 to 1 pm, at the main entrance - in collaboration with On Bikes
As a reminder, these sessions will provide students, staff and the local communities with the opportunity to get a FREE maintenance check on their bikes by skilled mechanics.
We are very excited to run for the very first time, a ‘Be Bright, Be Seen’ event.
With the nights drawing in, we’re looking to raise awareness of the importance of wearing brightly coloured clothes, using high visibility items when travelling by bike so that you can be easily be seen by other road users.
It will take place at Springburn campus on Thursday 14th November between 8 and 10 am.
The event includes:
- A Free Dr Bike session delivered by Bike for Good – Get your bike serviced for free and ride safely.
- Free Bike Marking by Police Scotland – Get a security marking on your bike to deter potential thieves as your bike can easily be traced if it is stolen.
- Free breakfast – Warm up with tea or coffee and don’t forget to bring your reusable cup!
Cycle to the College and you’ll get Free lights / hi-viz jackets, thanks to Glasgow City Council.
Everyone is welcome!
To get more information, follow us on Twitter @GkcSustain and on Facebook @sustainGKC.
As usual, if you have any questions or comments, please be in touch with Olga, our Campus Cycling Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sandra, our Active Travel Officer at email@example.com
These events are organised thanks to the support of the Smarter Choices, Smarter Places Open Fund, delivered by Paths for All.
Music Business News
Congratulations to ...
Charlotte Brimner, otherwise known as the artist Be Charlotte, was a GKC student on the Music Business course two years ago and we released her debut single on the Electric Honey label - the Music Business students record label.
Congratulations go to her after being tipped as going to be as successful as Lewis Capaldi. Charlotte has had a great year and has signed with a German record label, we wish her all the best in her future.
You can read the full story in The Sun newspaper
Scottish Alternative Music Awards
GKC Music Industry Management students had a great time attending the venue at St Lukes, for the 10th annual Scottish Alternative Music Awards, last Friday the 25th of November..
The Scottish Alternative Music Awards (SAMAs) are an independently ran music award, which runs in association with key partners Rebel Rebel Barbers, and Creative Scotland.
Throughout the year the SAMA’s host a range of events in the Highlands, Paisley, Perth and Glasgow showcasing some of Scotland's most exciting emerging artists. The 7 SAMA’s are:
- BEST ROCK/ALTERNATIVE
- BEST NEWCOMER
- BEST HIP HOP
- BEST ELECTRONIC
- BEST ACOUSTIC
- BEST LIVE ACT
- BEST METAL
That's us finished for this week.
The Blog will be back as normal next Friday, 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!