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Being the first blog of the new year means we have a few items for you, so we will make a start.
Burns Day Lunch - Celebrating the Bard in Iconic Scottish Style at Easterhouse
Customers dining in the training restaurant at the Easterhouse campus enjoyed a special 3-course Scottish inspired menu for their Burns' Day Lunch on Friday 26th January.
As well as a delicious menu cooked and served by Level 4 Introduction to Hospitality and Level 5 Professional Cookery students, the haggis being piped in by Jacqueline McNab's son, Connor was most definitely the icing on the cake.
For Drew Murray and Brenda Anderson's students this Scottish inspired theme was the perfect follow up to the pre-christmas St Andrews Day themed lunch and marked an important occasion where food has a strong connection with a Scottish cultural celebration. Well done to all!
Coming Soon .... Glasgow Kelvin Velocity
The College Cycling Hub ‘Glasgow Kelvin Velocity’ is a project, led by the Campus Cycling Officer (Agne Buraityte).
An idea originating from the Support For Learning students has attracted external support and funding. Agne has been working in partnership with Cycling Scotland, Bright Green Business and the College Cycling Project Team to develop and publicise Glasgow Kelvin Velocity.
The hub will be officially opened at 10:30am on Friday 16th February by Anna Richardson (Glasgow City Councillor – City Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction).
School Pupils Meet Publisher BHP Comics
Following a visit to CCA Rona McNicol invited Nyla Ahmad the Public Engagement Officer from BHP Comics visited the SFW Creative Industries level 5 Schools Group recently.
The group presented work they have produced for, "Creative Industries Process" and got feed back from Scotland's only Graphic Novel Publishers, which is hopefully the start of further mentoring which will continue over the next year after the class ends in March.
BHP are looking to amplify the export of Scottish Graphic Novels world wide. Their website is www.bhpcomics.com/full-colour.
To avoid increased nerves the students did not know who their unexpected visitor was until after their presentations were over! As well as a lot of enthusiasm and inspiration Nyla left behind a wealth of graphic novels for the group to enjoy.
The pupils plan to submit their class projects to the 'Full Colour', mentoring programme and publication, in March which is promoting inclusion of Black and ethnic minority groups in the production of Graphic novels.
Nil By Mouth Art
Kelly Coyle's, an ex GKC student, photograph ‘Torn’ was selected as the winner of Nil by Mouth’s ‘Pitch Perfect’ art competition held in conjunction with Glasgow Kelvin College.
The brief was set by Nil by Mouth and aimed at tackling sectarianism in the west of Scotland and Kelly's image is displayed in St Mungo's museum.
As always the photography department continues to impress.
For more on ths, visit the Nil by Mouth website.
On Monday the 29th of January, Level 6 Professional Cookery students attended Barista Training at Mathew Algies Coffee School.
Students spent some time making, sampling and learning about the varieties and delights of coffee.
Awards Aware: How Youth Awards Support Attainment
Tuesday 23rd January saw the Community Achievement Team attending the Awards Aware: How Youth Awards Support Attainment, event in the Scottish Parliament.
The Keynote Speaker at the event was Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science.
Two of the college's Community Achievement Awards team (Jane Horne and Eilidh lamb) attended the event with three of the young people who volunteer in the Youth Access programme.
Leah Cairns is a modern apprentice who started as a Transitions student. She has completed her level 5 Community Achievement Award and is working towards her Level 6 award. She is looking to further her education by completing the HNC in Working with Communities.
Megan Hamilton developed an app for homeless young people which enabled her to complete her level 7 Community Achievement Award.
Cieran McQuade volunteers in Musical Workshop. He is in first year at university and is working towards his Community Achievement Award level 5.
2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the women in the UK getting to vote. This was a watershed moment in the fight for gender equality, although it wasn’t until 1928 that women were given the same electoral rights as men. Over the year there will be a number of displays to celebrate this event and this month’s display celebrates the achievements of women in science to tie in with International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11th February.
How many famous scientists can you name? And how many of those are women?
There is and has been historically a gender imbalance in the sciences, with more men studying and working in science fields than women. In the past, there were barriers to women even enrolling to study for qualifications in science. While this has got better over the years, there is still a lot of room for improvement, and lack of participation in STEM fields from women and girls is still a real concern.
Pop into the Library at Springburn Campus to learn more about a few of the female scientists – such as Ada Lovelace, Marie Curie, and Jane Goodall –who’ve had an impact on our lives, society, and the development of the sciences.
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During December the students from Skills for Learning Life and Work carried out a College litter pick.
They filled 5 bin bags and made a difference to the look of the College!
With a collaboration with another group they plan to do this again very soon.
That's us finished for this week and we hope you liked the new look.
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Have a great weekend!