Two teams of Glasgow Kelvin students did exceptionally well in the Regional Embracing Diversity Awards competition by carrying off the first and second runner-up awards.
The Awards competition, organised and hosted by Glasgow Colleges’ Regional Board, encouraged students – individuals and teams - from across the Glasgow region to create an original project which promotes diversity and enables the colleges to further mainstream equalities in learning and teaching. It was anticipated these projects would help to break down barriers and increase understanding of the diverse nature of learning and the wider Glasgow community.
The College’s own HN Acting & Performance students carried off the ‘Commended’ award for their recent groundbreaking script for their diversity play, ‘This Restless Life’.
Receiving the ‘Highly Commended’ Award were the very talented HN Fashion students for their partnership with the fabulous ‘Radiant and Brighter’ project, producing a wall-hanging for the ‘Scotland is Changing’ conference earlier this session.
The HN Fashion & Manufacture students teamed up with community organisation, Radiant & Brighter, to bring together individuals from many cultural and ethnic backgrounds to work on creating a piece which challenges social barriers and cultural exclusion in the community.
Each individual hand is different and personalised with something which represents the contributor. A very powerful piece of artwork, it displays how working together can help to achieve remarkable results.
The overall winner on the day was City of Glasgow College for their HN Healthcare team’s ‘Boobs, Baps and Mammograms’ project which highlighted healthcare issues for women.
GCRB Chair, Janie McCusker, said;
“I’d like to congratulate everyone who entered this competition. Everyone who has thought about diversity, what it means, what it adds to life – and then has taken the time to express those thoughts through their learning and work – has developed personally in a way that will benefit all those around you.
Glasgow is a gloriously diverse city. That diversity contributes to every aspect of its social, cultural and economic success. However you identify, you’ve all made a contribution to a better future.”
Commenting on the success of all the students across the region, Principal of Glasgow Kelvin College, Alan Sherry, said;
“We are delighted and very proud of all the students whose hard work has been recognised by GCRB, especially our HN Fashion students and HN Acting and Performance students whose work has been singled out.
Their excellent diversity projects enshrine the very best aspects of the College’s inclusive approach and I am extremely impressed by their clear understanding and sensitivity to issues around equality and diversity. Their work is a real celebration of difference and our congratulations go to them and the skilled staff who supported them.”