College Welcomes Lord Provost For Tour of New Student Facilities


Glasgow Kelvin College was thrilled to welcome Glasgow’s new Lord Provost Councillor Jacqueline McLaren, to its new Springburn Campus.

Principal Derek Smeall accompanied the Lord Provost on a tour of the campus premises where she had the opportunity to chat to students and staff. The tour included the workshops, the Innovation Lab, the Gym, the MADE Barbering Academy and the fabulous new Library and communal facilities.

The Lord Provost was impressed by the state-of-the-art facilities created at Springburn which is part of the College’s significant investment in the student experience across its campus buildings in North-East Glasgow.

Glasgow’s First Citizen was keen to find out how students and staff felt about the new premises and the positive impact it would have on their learning and teaching experiences.

The Lord Provost said: “It’s always great to chat with young people studying here in Glasgow. This is a place with a long and proud reputation for academic excellence. A city offering a wide choice of first-class, Further Education facilities and options.

“The last couple of years have been particularly challenging for our young people, their teachers and lecturers. I wish them all well for the future. Congratulations to Glasgow Kelvin College on a fabulous investment in young learners. It’s sure to attract a lot of new talent.”

The College has invested in its campus buildings in Springburn, Easterhouse and East End, improving amenities, facilities and resources to support students entering college life.

Funding was provided by the College’s Arm’s Length Foundation which invests in learning developments that enable people from the College communities to achieve their potential.

Principal Derek Smeall, said;

“We’re delighted that the Lord Provost made the time in a very busy schedule to visit our students and the exciting new facilities which we have created at our Springburn Campus and across the College estate.

Putting their needs at the centre of all we do, we have worked hard to ensure that the student experience at Kelvin is second to none and our learners can make the most of their journey at college, both in and outside of the classroom.

We look forward to welcoming the Lord Provost back to Glasgow Kelvin College sometime in the future to see the impact of our investment on our remarkable students.”