It's been all go at Glasgow Kelvin College this week with numerous events taking place as part of our Go Green and Embrace Diversity Weeks.
Read below to see everything thats been going on.
Beating Heartbreak Forever!
The College was delighted to host a CPR event this Valentine's Day at both East End and Springburn campuses.
Students and staff were invited to come along and British Heart Foundation Scotland and our own specially trained staff would tutor them in lifesaving CPR skills. People were really engaged with the sessions - even Alan Sherry got involved.
The total number of staff/students trained was 168
- Springburn 61 Students and 53 staff
- East End 48 Students and 6
It's hoped these can be repeated at West and Easterhouse campuses in the near future.
Thanks to Geoff Lawson and the staff involved for organising the event!
Go Green Week
The College celebrated taking part in this year’s Go Green Week by hosting events at the different campuses aimed at raising awareness on issues regarding Sustainability.
Wednesday 13th February
Home Energy Scotland and Alexandra Park Bike Hub showcased their projects at East-end campus. They provided students and staff with useful information on how they could save money on their home energy bills, free cycling services, trialling and hiring e-bikes, and free bike maintenance classes. A few members of staff and students even took up the chance to have a go on an e-bike - an opportunity very much enjoyed by all!
On the same day, our first Dr Bike session took place at East-End campus, which was delivered by On Bikes - a Community Bike Project based in the North East of Glasgow.
And finally, at Springburn campus, students and staff from our Support for Learning department took part in the second of the ‘Giving an Hour for Springburn’ community litter picks. This event was organised in partnership with Community Safety Glasgow. It was great fun to have everyone back at the Velocity cycle hub for hot chocolate and some good chat too!
Thursday 14th February
A number of environmental organisations showcased their projects and current initiatives at Springburn campus. Amongst them, we had the pleasure to welcome Bike for Good, the North Glasgow Community Food initiative, the Scottish Fair Trade Forum, Home Energy Scotland and the 2050 Climate Change Group. It was great to hear lots of talk between the organisations and the students and staff - the smoothie bike was especially fruitful and caused a bit of a stir!
Friday 15th February
A screening of the film ‘Do the Math’ was hosted during lunch time at the Velocity Cycle Hub at Springburn campus. The film shown (‘Do the Math’) is a documentary focusing on the impact of the fossil fuel industry and the climate crisis.
A huge thank you to All who were able to attend! It was amazing to see and meet so many people. We hope you had good fun and have learned a bit more about Sustainability and what the College Sustainability team is working on.
If you would like to provide us with any feedback regarding Go Green Week, please be in touch with Anastasios Markopoulos at email@example.com or Sandra Lavergne at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sustain GKC on social media
Are you interested in Sustainability? Would you like to know more about it?
The College is now on Facebook and Twitter to promote sustainability; stay updated and follow us!
on Facebook: @sustainGKC
on Twitter: @GkcSustain!
Thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you at future events! Feel free to spread the word.
Busy Week At The Fashion Collective
The fashion department had a busy day on Wednesday hosting their annual Valentine's bake sale and launching an exciting competition opportunity.
The students raised £178 for the homeless charity The Blankfaces selling their creative home baking.
The department also welcomed Alan Gordon from Young Enterprise Scotland who delivered a presentation outlining the requirements of the brief to design a collection to be worn by YES employees at their up and coming youth festival.
Watch this space for updates.
Diversity Week 13 -15th February
The festival included exhibitions from fashion, photography, and cinema screenings by SFL learners, Mindapples – and trees! Care and construction staff, Love your language for the romantic, hair and beauty demonstrations and so much more.
It illustrated just how diverse and inclusive the College is, celebrating staff and learners collaborating across the faculties and how they share expertise to celebrate and embrace difference. This helps to foster good relations and grow together as a learning community.
Thanks go to everyone involved in making our Diversity Celebration such a success, including our talented EVIP Construction students, whose skills and talents created our amazing Mindapples trees. Well done!
Inclusive and Diverse Collaboration
These pictures show a recent collaboration between the Level 3 Health and Wellbeing Class and Sophie Wheatleys HN1 Games and Sports Learners.
We think this is a really great example of learners within the college coming together to achieve their own and common goals.
New Cycle Shelter – Easterhouse
A key code is required to unlock AND lock the shelter. If you require the key code, please ask a member of Staff at the Easterhouse campus reception, or contact Sandra Lavergne, our Campus Cycling Officer, at email@example.com.
We would strongly recommend you lock your bike safely, as leaving your bike in the shelter is your own responsibility.
Please always make sure that the doors are locked when you leave.
If you notice any damage or something wrong with the shelter, please report this to the Senior Facilities Officer, Tony Devlin, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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!