We have a shorter blog update for you this week, but still have plenty to hold your interest.
Let's start with the fantastic Prize Giving Ceremony.
Great Turnout for Prizegiving Ceremony
Thursday evening saw a packed auditorium at Platform cheer on our non-advanced prizewinning students from session 2016/17 as they received their well-deserved Awards.
Proud family, friends, employers and a host of staff from the faculties were delighted to see around 95 of our amazing students get the praise and recognition they worked so hard for at Glasgow Kelvin.
Thanks go to all the staff who supported our students during their studies and made it along to the ceremony to help make the evening that bit more special for them. Thanks also to the team who pulled the whole ceremony together and worked hard to make it a successful night for everyone concerned. And congratulations, well done to the students themselves!
College Signs UN SDG Accord
Earlier this week, the College signed up to the UN SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Accord as an expressed commitment to sustainable operations and the promotion of its Climate Change Action Plan. We are the third college in Scotland to sign up to this agreement to share educational innovation in the field of sustainability.
Through EAUC, the College is now formally committed to the 17 goals as set out in the Accord. As a prelude to the opening of the GK Velocity Cycle Hub at Springburn on Friday of this week, the College is delighted to show its support of these international goals and to ally itself with other UK Colleges and Universities who have signed the Accord. Iain Gordon, Head of Estates, is pictured with Principal Alan Sherry.
Ford TV Advert used EEC as a Location
Look out for the new TV and cinema advert promoting the Ford Ecosport. A segment of it was shot outside the science labs at our East End Campus about two months ago, although it is cleverly disguised as a pet adoption centre. This six second segment involved a production crew of 50 along with 30 support vehicles and more than six hours on set.
One of our HND film students, Chris Lynch, got a great opportunity to shadow the whole shoot, helping out and meeting producers, directors, camera operators and actors. Chris seized this chance to experience real behind the scenes filming and to make valuable industry contacts.
It couldn’t have happened without the co-operation of staff and students at East End on that Friday afternoon - so thank you!
Getting to Grips!
Geoff covered many topics, including being mindful of the fact that despite the Catering & Hospitality Industry generally being considered a hazardous environment to work in a lot of the job of keeping everyone safe is simply down to common sense; "If it doesn't look right, it probably isn't".
As well as in the workplace Geoff extended his knowledge of general day to day health and safety in homes and when out and about at the weekend. Let's face it when you enter a bar or nightclub on a Friday night or when you stay in a hotel room, how often is locating the fire escape one of the first things you do? You just never know it may just save your life.
Valentine Bake Sale
That takes the fundraising total this year to £1,682.70
The Valentine Bake Sale was held in our Springburn Campus reception on Wednesday the 14th of February.
Well done all, keep up the hard work.
That's us finished for another week, but remember if you have anything you would like included, please email the detais to Tracey on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will makes sure it goes in the next Blog update.
Have a great weekend!