Its been a busy week here at GKC and we bet you are all looking forward to your weeks break.
There's plenty to find out about this week and some fantastic pictures included, so keep reading to find out more.
Levenseat Trust Support College’s Community Garden
Glasgow Kelvin College was delighted to meet Catherine McGurk and Agnes Gallagher from The Levenseat Trust at the East End Community Garden earlier this week. The garden sits to the rear of the College’s East End Campus in Haghill.
The rain did not dampen proceedings whilst they toured the garden together with College managers and discussed the future benefits of the project for the community and for students.
The Levenseat Trust has assisted the College by funding the clearance of the wasteground, enabling the creation of the Community Garden next to the car park. The Garden is under development.
The Trust have also funded the purchase of a polytunnel tool shed which are both located on the site.
The College is extremely grateful to the Levenseat Trust and to Catherine and Agnes for taking the time to visit the site and hand over the funding cheque which equates to around £4,200.
There is still a bit of work to be undertaken before the garden can open fully for use by students, staff and the local community but it is anticipated that it will be in full bloom next summer.
Catherine and Agnes are pictured here with Audrey Miller, Vice Principal and Lisa Clark, Director of Corporate Services at Glasgow Kelvin College.
Fashion Student’s Fabric Buying Trip
Students and staff returned home on Wednesday night (9th October) after a successful two day fabric buying trip to London.
The group visited Berwick Street and Goldhawke Road, taking advantage of the vast selection of fabrics and trims available at competitive prices.
Trips to flagship stores in Westfield shopping centre, Camden Markets, The London Eye and the Mary Quant exhibition at the V and A were some of the other highlights
GKC Ada Engineers
On Wednesday the 9th of October the Engineering department held a meeting to celebrate the life and work of Ada Lovelace.
This meeting enabled all female STEM students at GKC to meet up with each other, network, and get to know other engineers at different stages on their journey in to engineering.?
It also gave the students the opportunity to discuss career paths for females in STEM.?
Electric Honey Act – Nicol and Elliot
Sweet Downfall Single Release
Following a triumphant debut gig at the 2018 Celtic Connections Festival, Nicol & Elliott came to the attention of Electric Honey records, the student run label at Glasgow Kelvin College. Their debut single ‘Wish You’d Stayed Away’ was warmly received with plays on BBC Radio Nan Gàidheal, Cam-Glen, Sunny Govan and Jim Gellatly’s Amazing Radio Show. Jim also chose ‘Wish You’d Stayed Away’ as the track of the day, following its release in March 2019.
The follow up single, ‘Sweet Downfall’, will be released digitally on the 25th October to coincide with the duo’s performance at the Glasgow Roots Revue Festival on Sunday 27th at Saint Luke’s.
Inspired by an autumnal Glasgow, Sweet Downfall offers a certain dramatic and nostalgic romance, whilst recognising the inevitable conflict of emotions that surround loss and how mood can be reflected in the weather.
"...their unique blend of fiddle, acoustic guitar and perfect harmonies, their set is well received by the packed audience. A fine performance from Nicol and Elliott...and on this showing have a strong future ahead." - Rave Child
Social Media Links & Contact:
- Instagram - @nicolandelliott
- Email – email@example.com
Visit to Camera Obscura
Level 5 Photography students had a day out in Edinburgh at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - www.camera-obscura.co.uk/
They also had time to take photographs on Edinburgh's Royal Mile for their course work.
A good day had by all despite the wind.
Rocks Academy Making A Difference
The Glasgow Rocks Basketball Academy at Glasgow Kelvin College is full of success stories. Now in its second year, a couple of notable achievements deserve a mention.
18 year old Kieran Allan from Livingston came into the Academy this year from 6th form college to study City & Guilds Electrical Installation alongside the intensive training for the Rocks Academy.
At the recruitment process, Academy Director Gareth Murray, came along to the try-outs and was so impressed by Kieran’s performance that he has advanced him to the Rocks team as a Professional Development player.
A delighted Kieran gets to train and appear with the team at their home fixtures and, although still on the bench, is looking forward to his exciting debut appearance in the future. His first appearance was at the home opener in the Emirates Arena at a close game against Newcastle Eagles. Kieran said,
“It was amazing. A crazy experience and the atmosphere in the arena was electric – I loved it! I can’t wait to get out there for a game.”
The trailblazing Glasgow Rocks Academy allows promising players to study the subject of their choice within Glasgow Kelvin College and, built around their studies, they embark on an intensive developmental training regime with the Rocks. This model of learning and training ensures that they will have a vocational skills qualification and experience at their fingertips, as well as a high-quality grounding in the sport they are most passionate about – Basketball.
Fingers are crossed for Kieran and his future talents.
One of last year’s Rocks Academy students has also gained recognition by being nominated for an award in the Daily Record Scottish Sports Awards in December. Declan MacDougall came to the Rocks Academy through their Twilight Basketball programme and Scottish Sports Futures which helped turn his life around and he hasn’t looked back since.
More information on Declan’s journey to the shortlist is here: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/in-your-area/sunday-mail-sports-awards-irvine-20171899
Congratulations and best wishes to him for the December Awards.
New Social Media Accounts For The Student Association
However, the good news is we have set up some new bright and shiny accounts and we would love if you could pay them a visit and Follow or Friend them. That way you'll get kept up to date with any events they hold or news they have to share.
Bear with us though, these accounts are new and it will take a day or so to get them moving.
So where to go??? Follow these links and Like/Follow and Share
These are the Official GKC Student Association sites
That's us finished for this week.
The Blog will be having a break next week, but we will be back as normal on Friday 5th of October, so if you would like to include anything please email the details to Tracey on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will makes sure it is put in.
Have a great week off and remember classes resume on Monday 21st of October!