Well its been a great week this week with award nominations and lots of activities, including a fantastic initiative from our hairdressing students.
Reaf on to find out more about whats been happening at Glasgow Kelvin College.
Interfaith Week Photography
These photographs were shot for Glasgow Interfaith week for Interfaith Scotland by one of our NC Photography Level 6 students from the Easterhouse Campus.
His name is Pawel Budainski and he has done an excellent job and the Interfaith Scotland team were very pleased.
Well done to Pawel
Scottish Book Week ESOL Rebellion
ESOL students at Springburn took part in a reading and writing workshop for Book Week Scotland. The theme was 'Rebel'. Author Helen Boden read some of her poetry and the group discussed what being a rebel meant to them. They thought of many ways of being a rebel, from choosing what clothes you can wear and what food you can eat to standing up to repressive regimes.
The students wrote a poem using the letters R E B E L to start each word. Well done to Nat 4 and 5 students for thinking of so many great words and phrases like: 'Rise up , Empathy and Liberation!'
The group then wrote a group poem using sentences about what being a rebel meant to them. Thank you to Helen for a really interesting session and to all students who took part.
Sighthill Regeneration Project Site Visit
The £250 million Sighthill Regeneration project is the biggest development of its kind in the UK outside of London. It is right on the doorstep of Springburn campus, so the Civil Engineering team have arranged a series of site visits for HN Year 1 students, the first of which happened last week.
Main contractor Morgan Sindall have been kind enough to accommodate the first 3 visits between November and December 2018, and the students observed a number of works operations on site. The site visits - and other activities with Morgan Sindall - will continue in 2019.
Stacey’s Invite To Parliament – We Are Scotland
Stacey Holmes, 27 year old singer/song writer has come along way since her "Falkirk bad girl goes good days" just only 4 years ago Stacey moved to London after getting a place at the British Academy of new music. Before too long Stacey had major headaches that turned out to be a benign brain tumour, in 2016 this was successfully removed and by August of that year, aged just 25, Stacey become CEO of her first business.
In January 2018 Stacey got the ALL CLEAR and soon began to realise she didn't know much about the music business and she has returned to Glasgow kelvin college with her head held very high with all her personal achievements and successes, and now she is off to parliament on the 12th of December.
First of all on Wednesday the 5th of December a documentary, featuring Stacey, will be premiered at the CCA in Glasgow as part of the BEMIS / GRAMnet (Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network) film series.
Then on the 12th she will attend a reception in the garden lobby of the Scottish Parliament to celebrate the 70th anniversary signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The event is being sponsored by Gail Ross MSP and will be opened by Minister for Equalities Christina McKelvie.
Our congratulations go to Stacey.
Youthlink National Youth Work Conference
College CLD Workers attended the Youthlink National Youth Work Conference on Tuesday 20th November . The event this year took place on Universal Children’s Day, which marks the anniversary of the UN General Assembly adopting both the declaration and the convention on children's rights.
The focus was on Young People’s Participation, reflecting the themes identified by young people in shaping Year of Young People 2018 and was captured by 2 graphic facilitators throughout the day. Speakers included Maree Todd MSP, Minister for Children and Young People who described the passionate presentations by young people who participated in First Minister’s Question time (Next Generation) in September , Dr Louise Sheridan, who presented her research about the role of love in youth work, Duncan Dunlop, Kareen and Theigan of WhoCares? Scotland who reminded us why care should be at the centre of youth work and Rachael and Mhairi, 2 of Scotland’s new #iwill ambassadors who encouraged everyone to make a pledge to get involved in social action.
The event also marked the launch of both the Scottish youth Work Research Group Study: Introducing the Impact of Community- Based Universal Youth Work in Scotland and a National youth Work Induction Checklist.
Level 5 Hairdressing Students Open Charity Salons
Our level 5 hairdressing students have been working hard over block 1 to develop and promote a new initiative within GKC salons in conjunction with their communication unit. Our students worked in teams creating 3 salon slots with staff handing over the task of planning to the students developing skills in creative thinking, employability, teamwork and problem solving to name a few - 'their salon, their thoughts, their learning, their business'
Doors open Friday 7th December 2018
- East End 'Willow salon' - B Group charity - Cancer Research UK - Every Friday - appointments from 9am
- Eastend 'Willow salon' - C Group Charity - National Autistic Society - Every Friday - appointments from 1pm
- Easterhouse 'Body shop salon' - A Group charity - Cancer Research UK - Every Friday - appointments from 9am
Services available in all salons
- Blow Drys, Cuts and Sets - Donation only - all proceeds to charity
- T-Bar - £10
- Root Regrowth - £6
- Full Head Tint - £8
50% revenue of each of the colours to be donated to the Charities
Proceeds will be collected till end of block 3 and our students will then present to named charities.
Please support our students by sharing this with family, friends, students and general public - lecturers most welcome to - if you got some free time!!
Just phone or pop in to make appointment
'Get ready for the weekend'
Successful Badminton Club Sessions
It was great to see some new faces at this weeks badminton club in Springburn games hall!
You could take part too.
Come along from 3.30 to 4.25 pm every Monday.
Pecha Kucha Event
12th December 2018
Springburn Lecturer Hall
5.00 - 6.00 pm
What is Pecha Kucha? : it is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total). The format keeps presentations concise and fast-paced. Any topic can be presented.
Open to all staff and students. There will be a 6 speakers at the opening event.
Everyone welcome. Free entry
Glasgow Kelvin College Shortlisted at the TES FE Awards 2019
Shortlist announced for national awards.
The most outstanding individuals and institutions that the FE sector has to offer have been recognised in the shortlist for the 2019 Tes FE Awards.
It's been revealed that Glasgow Kelvin College has been shortlisted in the Apprenticeship Programme of the Year category for the regional Foundation Apprenticeship programme which it runs in partnership with City of Glasgow College, Glasgow Clyde College and GCRB (Glasgow Colleges’ Regional Board).
The programme gives senior phase school pupils from the Glasgow metropolitan area the opportunity to study part of their week at college and on placement with a local employer to learn vocational and workplace skills. The programme is part-funded with EU funding through Skills Development Scotland.
Tes FE editor Stephen Exley said: “Excellent practice exists right across the further education sector, and those shortlisted for the Tes FE Awards are the cream of the crop. Our judges were extremely impressed with the calibre of entries.
“We had more entries for this year’s categories than ever before, and the standard was higher than ever. To be shortlisted is an extraordinary achievement.”
The winners will be revealed at a gala awards evening at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on Friday 22 March 2019
To see the full list of who is in the running, pick up a copy of this week's Tes, or visit tesfeawards.co.uk
Going Great at Resonate!
This year’s Resonate Music Conference was another resounding success!
Using BAaD in Calton as the venue, the conference attracted delegates and visitors from right across the music industry and contributed to the vibrant atmosphere which showcased a range of young Glasgow talent.
Students old and new came along to this major event for Glasgow’s burgeoning music scene, creating a real buzz.
The Resonate Music Industry event is a conference focusing on industry training, business development, innovation and collaboration, Resonate aims to inform, educate and provide ample opportunity for Scottish creatives to collaborate and network.
Several of the Music Business Management students at GKC were invited to help out at the Conference. 23rd Precinct/Notting Hill publishing who facilitated the conference have already employed one ex-student full time and have taken on other GKC students as Interns.
This event offers the music business students a unique opportunity to network with Industry professionals, gain vital experience and build their CV for future employment opportunities.
GKC have also took the chance to provide promotional Electric Honey goods such as hats and bottle openers for the "Resonate" goody bags to further promote the brand amongst industry professionals.
A hugely successful day for everyone involved and thanks to all the staff who lent their support during the build-up and on the day itself. Roll on next year!
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