As usual our staff and students have been busy taking part in various activities and learning opportunities.
Halloween added a touch of the unusual to some of the proceedings, but it only added to the experience.
Find out more below
Spooktacular Halloween Bake Sale
A huge congratulations to the fashion department for yet another amazing bake sale (on the 31st of October) raising £500.45 for The Blankfaces homeless charity.
Our superheroes met with Gerard from the charity to find out how their money raised can directly help the homeless in Glasgow and how they can get involved in volunteering in workshops.
The Blankfaces is the UK's first fashion brand working towards ending homelessness. The department is looking forward to future collaborations for development of the brand.
Choose College Campaign
The campaign aims to highlight Scottish colleges and the courses available.
If you missed this, you can view it below, one of GKC's students, Alison McCall – Access to Humanities, features in the advert.
For more information visit the Choose College web page.
Congratulations To ….Caroline Gormley
We have been informed that Degree alumni Caroline Gormley has been nominated in the 'Most Promising New Entrepreneur' and is now a finalist in the Renfrewshire Employability awards.
Made in Paisley is a vibrant artists studio and gallery based in the High Street in Paisley.
This is great news and we wish her all the best in the awards.
Velocity Cycle Hub – Bike Breakfast Success
Another Bike Breakfast took place on Monday 29th October at Glasgow Kelvin Velocity Cycle Hub (Springburn Campus), in collaboration with the Student Association.
We offered a free breakfast (coffee / tea / pastries) to everyone who joined us; beginner and advanced cyclists. We also took the opportunity to raise awareness about reducing waste and to encourage people to avoid disposable cups by using reusable cups.
Between 20 and 25 people turned up and it was a great opportunity to chat with everyone.
We were delighted to hear students and staff expressing a strong interest in sustainability and are willing to support Active Travel at Glasgow Kelvin College.
A special thanks to Conal Jardine, who brought his students along to learn more about active travel and to meet Sandra, Campus Cycling Officer.
The aim of this event is to give students and staff the opportunity to meet up and chat about all things cycling, regardless of cycling abilities. We are willing to organise more similar events in the next few months.
Once again, thank you to those who were able to attend the event! We hope you had a good time and look forward to seeing you the next one!
A Visit From The Director Of Four Ply
This week Alan Morris, the Director of Four Ply, a local building projects and maintenance services contractor, visited some of the construction groups in the college. Alan gave a talk to NPA Joinery, EVIP Construction and Youth Start Construction groups on construction career options, employability skills and the characteristics he looks for when he is interviewing future employees.
This was a great opportunity for our construction students to start thinking about their future beyond Glasgow Kelvin College.
Professional Dance and Circus Movement
The workshop was based around circus based movement, partner & group work around the theme of ‘The identity of a women’s ‘place’ in professional performance works’.
Great job guys lots of new skills learned while creatively exploring important themes!
White Ribbon Powers Forward at Rocks’ Game
Staff and students from Glasgow Kelvin College were enthusiastic to support the White Ribbon Scotland campaign at the Radisson Red Glasgow Rocks most recent fixture at the Emirates sports arena.
With promo pop-ups and merchandise from White Ribbon Scotland, more than 100 Rocks supporters put their name to the Pledge,
‘Never to commit, condone or remain silent about men’s violence against women.”
The campaign recognises that the majority of men are not violent towards women and it provides a voice for them to actively oppose violence – it is not just a women’s issue but something that affects everyone.
Basketball fans were keen to sign up and a delighted Davy Thomson, Campaign Director for White Ribbon Scotland, said;
“This has been a fantastic evening with over 100 pledges signed by members of Glasgow Rocks and the fans; fathers being role models to their children by speaking up about violence against women and the Rocks being role models to all their fans. Men need to speak about this scourge which affects our society across Scotland and they are realising that they need to contribute to bringing it to an end.
Thank you to all concerned at Glasgow Kelvin College and the Radisson RED Glasgow Rocks for their collaboration with White Ribbon Scotland.”
The College partnership with White Ribbon Scotland goes on from strength to strength and students and staff were also thrilled to be at the game which saw Glasgow Rocks defeat Worcester Wolves by an impressive 89-61 win.
The team are pictured here with Davy Thomson of White Ribbon, student Arriann Louden and Captain Kieron Achara who is signing his name to the Pledge.
Thanks go to the Radisson Red Glasgow Rocks management for their support in helping set up the event.
Fingers crossed for a successful season for the Rocks and an even more exciting year for White Ribbon Scotland in 2019.
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