College Welcomes Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Spokesperson on Education


Glasgow Kelvin was delighted to welcome to its Springburn Campus, Stephen Kerr MSP, Member for Central Scotland (Region) earlier this week.

In his role as party spokesperson on education and member of the Scottish Government’s Education, Children and Young People Committee, Stephen has a vested interest in Further and Higher Education and was very keen to tour the campus.
The College’s Springburn Campus has been reconfigured in the past year to create a suite of vibrant and stimulating learning and social spaces. Stephen was particularly interested to meet with students and to see the excellent resources and industry-standard equipment and practices available to them throughout their learner journey.
Stephen said:

“It is vital that we put colleges at the heart of Scottish education as colleges in Scotland have an essential role to play in creating and upskilling the workforce of the future.

During my visit to Glasgow Kelvin College, it was extremely inspiring to meet many of the students and staff and hear first-hand the importance which the college system has for them and how it has provided them with amazing opportunities and fostered a passion for learning.”

College Principal, Derek Smeall, added:

“Here at Kelvin College we are very keen to highlight the achievements of our students, the quality of their learning experience and the skills they bring to the workplace. We are confident that they will leave Kelvin equipped with the knowledge and skills needed for a successful career in business and industry, playing their part in a growing economy.

We were very pleased to provide Stephen with the opportunity to meet with our students and staff and to experience our exceptional social, learning and teaching innovations which showcase how we enrich our students’ experience.”