We have had a very interesting week at GKC this week with lots going on, including another award, student workshops and of course the announcement that our Principal, Alan Sherry, will be retiring at the end of this academic year.
To read Alan Sherry's announcement, please visit our news page.
Everything else is covered below.
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Level 5 Beauty Care & Make-up students, from Easterhouse and Springburn, enjoyed a visit from Ashleigh Anderson, co-founder of FACE spmu studio. With over 10 years in the industry Ashleigh was able to share her freelance experience as well as how she was able to set up her own make-up and semi-permanent make-up studio.
She delivered an inspiring make-up masterclass with demonstrations on the latest make-up techniques and top tips on being instagram ready!
The students felt they gain a lot of new make-up techniques, tips, and advice on specific products and tools they needed to create these strong current glam looks.
GKC’s Dancing Judges
The young dancers, from their 17 sites from all over Glasgow, recreated choreography from popular music videos and our students picked 3 winners.
The students watched the videos and used their evaluating methods learned from their teaching skills unit to make their decisions.
Lunch was provided by A+M and a very fun day out of the dance studio was had by all.
Cycling Events Coming Up At GKC!
Our Bike Breakfast event will be back in December at GK Velocity Cycle Hub. The College has been working in partnership with the North Glasgow Food Community Initiative on this occasion; stay tuned to find out more.
Does your bike need a maintenance check? If yes, you’ll be happy to know that Dr Bike sessions will take place at Springburn Campus from January 2019 and will be delivered by Bike for Good, stay tuned to find out more.
Active Travel Survey for staff and students
Calling all the GKC students and staff! Complete our Active Travel survey and get the chance to win:
- 1 helmet
- 1 fluorescent strap
- Bicycle lights
- 1 puncture repair kit
If you are a staff member, please fill in this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KMD6MYL
If you are a student, please fill in this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GQXT7HF
Hurry! For the chance to win, complete the survey before Tuesday 18th December 5.00 pm.
There will be two winners randomly selected; one from staff and one from students.
Good luck everyone!
Mike Cantlay, Chair of the Scottish Funding Council, Visit
The College was pleased to welcome Mike Cantlay, the new Chair of the Scottish Funding Council, together with Paul Travers, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer to the Springburn Campus last week. College Chair, Ian Patrick, and Principal Alan Sherry took the opportunity to discuss developments at Glasgow Kelvin and the visit also provided an ideal occasion to show the guests around the new Innovation Lab and Engineering Workshop with state-of-the-art new machinery going into place.
Peter Brown and Anne Porter accompanied them on the visit and provided all the background information. It is anticipated that the facility will be opened officially early in the new year
Notice for Students – Parking
Can we remind you….
The College is committed to a Sustainability agenda so, for those of you who are driving to College each day – have you considered… Cycling? Car-sharing? Using public transport?
If you ARE bringing your car, could you please bear in mind that we are part of a community here and we share the neighbourhood with our local residents.
- Please park with consideration especially in residential areas. Do not park in residents’ parking bays or block driveways, turning circles, access roads or parking bays. Local residents require access to their homes.
- Please do not park in restricted areas. ‘Keep Clear’ zones are there to protect your vehicles from damage too.
- Traffic wardens operate in our campus communities.
- Where the campus has designated Staff Parking areas, please be mindful of this and avoid using them.
- Please watch your speed and drive with care in the streets around campus buildings.
Jewellery on Parade
The College's talented Jewellery designers were on parade this week for their annual festive exhibition and sale. With a plethora of beautiful and unique pieces they showcased their skills to guests who were delighted to pick up exquisitely crafted designs at very reasonable prices.
An excellent shop window for students and the staff who support them!
Fashion Department’s Project Runway
The Fashion department were super excited to be hosting their very own project runway in the college on the 26th and 27th of November.
School pupils worked in teams along with our own fashion students to design, create and model their creations.
Day one was all about the design and creation and day two ended with a huge fashion show.
It was an amazing couple of days and fabulous final fashion show! All of the project runway garments looked fantastic, the pupils and students involved should be really proud of their work!
Team 4 won the day. The judges loved how much work was put into this outfit; hand painted galaxy print with metallic fringing detail, applique shaping and funky double sided shrug! Wow!
To see more pictures visit the Fashion department Facebook Page
Refrigeration Apprentices’ Success
Glasgow Kelvin College was delighted to learn that two student Refrigeration apprentices have excelled at the recent Institute of Refrigeration Awards, and are a fine example of the excellent learning and teaching from their team of proud tutors.
Conor Davidson of KB Refrigeration Ltd carried off the top award, Scottish Apprentice of the Year, with Joshua Collins receiving the Runner-Up award in the same category.
Having been unemployed, Conor came to Glasgow Kelvin in 2015 as a full-time student on the full-time City & Guilds Refrigeration and Air Conditioning course where he worked hard and claimed the class prize. He deservedly landed a job with KB Refrigeration and returned to College as a Modern Apprentice on the SVQ Level 3 Refrigeration programme. His tutors said;
“Conor excelled on this course, settling in well, and contributed to the positive learning environment with his infections appetite for all things Refrigeration! He went on to achieve the Level 3 award in Refrigeration as well as College Course Prize Winner.”
Joshua Collins, who works with JD Cooling Systems, is on the Level 3 award and has drawn very positive comments from his tutors;
“Josh has consistently demonstrated a mature attitude to his College based learning. He has blossomed into an extremely competent apprentice with obvious aptitude to become a very accomplished engineer. He will undoubtedly achieve the Level 3 award and aside from that is a positive influence among his peers, always offering to assist and support their own learning experience.”
Congratulations go to these young men and to the staff who have supported them over the years.
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