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ONNECT 5 March 2014

Glasgow Kelvin College - Monthly Newsletter

West End

City

Springburn

East End Easterhouse

March Edition

OUR MISS SCOTLAND CONTESTANT...

It’s all about the music...

ELECTRIC HONEY

and not just a pretty face!

The Kelvinators

Award Winning Website GKC GETS GOLD!

STAKEHOLDER OF THE MONTH The Robertson Group

A button-bursting £1,042

for Macmillan Cancer Support!

AN INDIAN FIRST FOR KELVIN

GKC’s very own basketball team

This document is available in large print and text-only formats. Contact:

hramsay@glasgowkelvin.ac.uk


. . . s e h wa om t s at e fr al’s a t ip w a h t d inc t p a h g u r t o h P T on an the Bl m Talk Till You Drop...

Well that is how I felt after my five staff briefing sessions on 10th March! I put it down to having the cold and a cough but a less charitable colleague suggested it was because I was so out of practice with large classes! I enjoyed the sessions and I hope that the information I provided was helpful in keeping you up to date with a range of developments. We started interviewing for SCMs on Friday 7th March and will move as quickly as we can to the CM interviews following that. We are also working on revising the support staff structure following the end of the first stage of the consultation process. To take account of the comments requires a number of changes which will impact across teams so getting the final version out may take a little longer than I had hoped. But we are working as quickly as we can on this. There was a meeting of the GCSP on Wednesday the 5th March where the 3 principals and other senior staff discussed at some length the principles which will underpin a curriculum review process. As I said we’re just about getting there, and when the final draft is available I will share it with you. The Human Resources Committee also met on Wednesday with members delighted at the progress which has been made in terms of policy development. The Chair recognised the key role played by TU colleagues in this process. The papers for this meeting will be on the website shortly. Brian Corrigan and I attended a signing ceremony at West Dumbartonshire Council on Thursday 6th March for an agreement to provide Health & Safety training to union officials. We then met with senior officers from the TUC to discuss a range of matters.

.......................................................................................... ‘Kelvin Kutie - but not JUST a pretty face’ Beth McHendrie, a first year GKC student in HND Accountancy, was featured in a national newspaper as one of the top 25 finalists in the Miss Scotland competition. Beth was delighted to be a finalist and says, “it just shows you can achieve anything you want to!” The Miss Scotland contest has enjoyed a high profile this year. Scotland has also been the most successful of the four UK nations at Miss World and since 2000 the Miss UK title has gone to Miss Scotland seven times. Unfortunately, Beth hasn’t made it into the final this year but maybe next year!

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‘AYERIGHT’ POST-IT PROJECT

Inspired by this year’s historic Independence referendum, the GKC Visual Art degree students created an ongoing project in which everyone is asked to draw, write or scribble down on a simple Post-it note what being Scottish means to them.

Over three months the students worked hard at promotion and public relations activities to create an energetic buzz across social media networks. Their efforts paid off as the project generated a staggering 3000+ artwork contributions. Some of these were from well known artists, celebrities, sports people and Members of Parliament. There were even contributions from as far afield as America. The project has already raised over £136 in sales, of which proceeds are split between Yorkhill Children’s Hospital charity and the student’s end of year art exhibition. Film-maker & Photographer Scott Townsend, also created a time lapse video of the exhibition. Scott also took some professional images on the opening night which will be available to view shortly. In the meantime you can view some photographs at Gallery North’s Facebook page, on Tumblr or on the Glasgow STV blog.

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The plan was that the end result would be an exhibition of little squares of Scottish identity that would be sold to raise funds to help some of Scotland’s most poorly children.

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Electric Honey News April looks like being a busy month for the Music Business Management students with the first years class releasing the debut five track E.P. from Invernesian alt rockers Schnarrf Schnarrf on the 21st. The year two class release new material by Harry and the Hendersons for their debut five track EP on the 28th. Both acts will perform at the "Love Music" shop on Dundas Street for Independent Record Store day on the 19th of April, with the Schnarrf Schnarrf chaps performing a special launch gig the same evening at the Faktory on Byres road. This is a free gig so all staff and students welcome. In the meantime click on the music samples above to get you in the mood for the new releases.

It Could Be’ Stacey’s Big Opportunity!! Glasgow Kelvin College Sound Production student, Stacey Holmes, has just returned from an exhilarating visit to the Radio 1 studios in London, which has opened up a feast of opportunities for her including a place at the British Academy of New Music on their Artist Development programme. This is truly impressive for someone who had such a troubled start. Stacey had a history of challenging and offending behaviours, very poor school attendance and left school with no qualifications and limited literacy. In January, she took part in the BBC’s ‘Access All Areas’ initiative and from the thousands of applicants she was shortlisted, resulting in an hour-long slot at Radio 1Xtra playing her own and her choice of music. The College’s Student Association and the Discretionary Fund supported her with expenses.

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“I can hardly believe I’ve come this far just a year or more ago I was uneducated and now here I am, about to take my dream journey even further.”


Glasgow Kelvin’s Award-Winning Website! Glasgow Kelvin College is delighted to announce that it was named the Gold Award Winner for the Student's Award for Website at the 2014 College Development Network Marketing Awards. This is a prestigious and much sought-after award as it is judged by a panel of students from throughout Scotland and these, the students, are the people that matter most to each and every college in the further education sector. Pictured here with the award are Eva Bolander, Web Editor and Lesley Lang, Communications & Planning Manager. We at Glasgow Kelvin College would like to thank NUS and the students who voted for us – good to know we’re getting it right – and thanks to the College Development Network for hosting the event.

Great news - congratulations and well-done to the team involved!!!

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Top Talent in Design Student for Tartan with a Twist Global Software company, Lectra, came along to Glasgow Kelvin College this week to judge a competition involving students from the College’s BA (Hons) Fashion Design & Manufacture and HNC/D Fashion Design and Retail programmes. Carl Bartlett and Victoria Fothergill of Lectra poured over the hugely creative entries from the students and, after much deliberation, awarded the runner-up prize to Alison Ratcliffe for her beautiful ‘Throw-away’ fashion collection, with the acclaimed first prize going to Siobhan Mackenzie for her truly innovative ‘Clan Mackenzie’ collection. Both are degree-level students on the BA (Hons) programme. The prestigious prize includes around £13,000 worth of software licences (for three years) which will be invaluable to helping Siobhan achieve her creative goals.

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atwalk elvin

Our annual fashion show at Springburn campus is being held on Tuesday 20th May till Thursday 22nd May (6 shows in total). It will showcase all the Fashion students garments from NC, HN1 and HN2. Each year our students fundraise for a chosen charity. This year the charity is Yorkhill Childrens Hospital. So far the students have raised over £2,000 and hope to at least double this by the end of the Fashion Show. If you would like more information please contact the Faculty of Creative and Digital Industries.

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CHIRNSYDE PRIMARY SCHOOL playground makeover Over the last two years the college has been working with Chirnsyde primary school to provide art workshops for students who are interested in community arts and teaching art. Chirnsyde staff were keen to make use of their rear courtyard. The Janitor had been working on creating an outdoor classroom, the pupils had been involved in a bird box competition and the school was set to begin a gardening club. The area needed a face lift and the art students were asked to bring some colour and interest into the area to make it a more appealing space to play and learn. Art students Ian, Scott, Andrea, Sian, Kenny & Jenny spent two weeks in January working with the children drawing their ideas for the space. The children's drawings were then used to create the designs before they set about planning and manufacturing the artworks. The students pulled in many favours from college staff and negotiated keen discounts and donations from suppliers. The children came along to visit the students at the college to help with the tiling of the wall mural and they also helped with the decorating the steel sculptures.

A button-bursting £1,042 for Macmillan Cancer Support! Glasgow Kelvin College’s Professional Cookery students once again pulled out all the stops this year and have managed to raise a button-bursting £1,042.91 for Macmillan Cancer Support! Each year, the Macmillan Coffee Morning Fundraisers create the opportunity for these learners to practise their teamworking, cookery and customer service skills, as well as raise money for a worthy cause, and they always grasp it with both hands! The students from the level 5 and 6 Professional Cookery courses combined their talents across both Easterhouse and East End campuses, preparing and serving hot and hearty ‘full Scottish’ breakfasts in the morning followed by the creation of delicately delicious cakes, pastries and patisserie in the afternoon.

A BOW TO THE BARD...

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ESOL learners at Springburn Campus attended their annual Burns celebration on Friday 24th January. The programme included the piping in and the “Address to a Haggis”, a Burns quiz and the Burns challenge, where students were encouraged to recite and or sing a piece of Burns. Students and staff attending were treated to some excellent renditions of “Red Red Rose” and “A Man’s a Man”. All participants received a certificate and the event concluded with a rousing version of “Auld Lang Syne”.


On your bike... AAS Events is a group of students in their final year at Glasgow Kelvin College studying events management. The events team Allison Sneddon, Abena Ofyi Agyemang and Shumaila Iram, are organising a masquerade ball at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow. The event, in aid of the Yorkhill Children’s Charity, will take place on Friday 11th April at 7 pm and will be hosted by Clyde 1’s Knoxy. The evening will be full of activities including a live band, raffles and auctions for fabulous prizes. Ticket price is £40 and includes a champagne reception, 3 course meal. For more information and ticket purchases please contact AAS on: Mobile: 07952301577 or 07533529321 or 07455110011 Email: shabenaallison@gmail.com

Two former students, Paul Brownlie and John McStay who left legacy North Glasgow in 2009 with Football Studies qualifications, popped into Springburn campus to spend time with our current HNC/D Football Studies students. Both Paul and John have progressed initially from the NQ programme and gone on to great success with the Celtic Football Academy.

Springburn’s NQ Business and NQ Administration & IT students visited the Bike Station, a local social enterprise that recycles bicycles in the West End, as part of their National 4 and 5 course in Business Management. The Springburn Campus is unique in offering these new Curriculum for Excellence qualifications along with Administration & IT as part of these two full-time NQ programmes. The new qualifications give learners considerable choice in how to learn, and the structure of these new qualifications heavily supports opportunities to develop skills for life, work and learning.

Action Replay!

These successful young men took time out from their busy schedules to come in and chat with our students to outline the career opportunities that exist within Celtic Football Academy. Our thanks go to these great ambassadors for sport for a highly motivational presentation and a truly worthwhile afternoon.

Success for Michelle!

Michelle Doherty, a former student with the College, has been awarded a prestigious YouthLink Scotland Award at a glittering ceremony in Glasgow. Michelle, originally from Parkhead but who now lives in Easterhouse, received the Agencies and Partner Organisations Worker of the Year Award, sponsored by Scottish Community Safety Services. Michelle’s journey is a remarkable one. Coming to legacy John Wheatley at age 16 with no qualifications, her first college experience was through the Youthstart programme. A few years later, in 2007, she became one of the first students on the College’s HNC in Community Development, making a great impression on staff and progressing to university (straight into the second year) to successfully complete the BA in Community Development.

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Their ‘World of Work’ Ten of our Peter Jones Academy students have just returned to the classroom after a four week work placement stretch…and they all appear to have enjoyed their time out. Some worked with social enterprises such as Playbusters, Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum and Cathcart Road Community Awareness Project ….whilst others headed for the corporate world; working with RBS Commercial and Business Banking, and the G1 Group. Others opted for the ‘niche’ market SME’s, and enjoyed a stint at Ayr Guitars (Get it? It is a real shop …guess where?). They had the opportunity to attend business meetings, work on projects and learn more about the real world of marketing (including social media) and accounts! But probably the best part they tell me ...was being on the inside and learning how organisations work. As one student said “I would feel much more confident approaching a bank for funding as I know exactly what it is that they are looking for and I also have an inside knowledge on how it works.” With all this insider knowledge, we’ll all be paying particular attention to next week’s presentations. Most of the students have continued contact with the employers, some still working on projects as well as continuing with assignments and coursework.

A Leap of Faith... After much discussions, we have convinced some classes to move from West Campus to Springburn Campus for some sessions to access the purpose built facilities in the new building. There seems to be a slight ‘comfort zone’ element being portrayed by many staff and students who want to stay with what they are familiar with. So, we thought a happy, smiling picture of those students and staff who have made the ‘leap of faith’ may assist in future negotiations to change ‘venue’. Pictured here are the HN Acting class working towards their end of session productions with lecturer and Springburn ‘explorer’ Caroline Hurst .

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Students Raising Funds

Students were able look behind the Chancellor's announcements and identify the real impact of the proposed changes. The event was a lively, interactive session and included opportunities to talk to tax experts. James Gow, the college’s Finance Director kindly took time out of his diary to accompany the students.

Kelvin Theatre Company Update... Many thanks to all staff, students and friends who have supported the performing arts students during the hectic month of January. We are delighted to say that the Avenue Q performances at Rutherglen Town hall raised over £385 for our designated charities.

Rutherglen Town Hall 139 Main Street, Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, G73 2JJ Box office: 0141 613 5700 Tickets: £12/£7 Wed Jan 22nd 2014 Thu Jan 23rd 2014 Fri Jan 24th 2014 Sat Jan 25th 2014

– 7.30pm – 7.30pm – 7.30pm – 7.30pm

The Employability group...

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Eighteen 2nd year Accounting students were delighted to join ACCA Scotland and BDO Chartered Accountants for a Budget Breakfast event, which took place on Thursday 20 March 2014 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow.

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A look at the Budget

Childrens Hospice Association Scotland

raised £105 for C.H.A.S. by selling rock star scratchcards to their families. They proudly presented the cheque to Scott Maxwell representative for C.H.A.S.

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raised £128 for Yorkhill by holding a Christmas Hamper raffle at Easterhouse campus.

The Lifestart group...

Raised £92 for Maggie's Centre at Gartnavel Hospital by holding a Christmas Hamper raffle as part of their Enterprise course.

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Kelvin Coming to Kuwait Tracey Kernahan, Lecturer in Beauty Therapy, from the Easterhouse campus has recently returned from a highly successful three week assignment to Kuwait, where she was delivering the first ever accredited beauty programme in the country. The Jarallah Specialised German Clinic is a prestigious, highly respected medical facility located in Kuwait City that offers a range of beauty therapy treatments. However, there are no accredited beauty qualifications in Kuwait and so many of the beauty therapists have no formal qualification. All that is about to change thanks to a partnership with Glasgow Kelvin College and the completion of a three week pilot in Kuwait by Tracey.

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SQA Certificate in Beauty Facial Techniques: SCQF level 6 SQA Certificate in Beauty Facial Treatment packages: SCQF level 6 GKC Certificate in Introduction to Eye Treatments: benchmarked SCQF level 6

T h is G la s g o w Ke lv in C o l le g e le a r nin g p a c k a g e p rov id e s s t u d e n t s w i t h a c o m p re h e n s ive u n d e r s t a n d in g o f c e r t a i n m e d ic a l a n d s c ie n t i f i c a s p e c t s o f B e a u ty T h e ra py. S t u d e n t s w i l l a l s o s t u d y s a lo n a n d s p a w o r k in g p ra c t ic e s in c lu d in g c u s t o m e r s e r v ic e , s a fe ty a n d le g a l re q u ire m e n t s . S u cc e s s fu l c a n d id a t e s o n t h is s h o r t p ro g ra m m e w i l l b e awa rd e d 2 S c o tt is h Qu a l i f ic a t io n Au t h o r i ty u n i t p a s s e s a t S C QF * le ve l 6 . T h e s e a re in t e r n a t io n a l ly re c o g n is e d q ua l i f ic a t io n s w hi c h c a n b e a d d e d t o i f s t u d e n t s w is h t o p ro g re s s o n t o S Q A H ig h e r N a t io n a l C e r t i f i c a t e o r H i g h e r N a t io na l D ip l o m a p ro g ra m m e s . *S cottish Credi t and Quali fications Framework

The skills developed on this programme will enable you to competently carry out specialised facial treatment packages including: x skin structure & function x facial bones & muscles x facial steam

x identifying skin types x facial Massage x parrafin wax

Introduction to Eye Treatments will include: x brow shaping x eye lash enhancements

x hygiene & safety procedures x prevention of infection x legislation surrounding beauty treatments

x skin conditions & disorders x equipment, resources and conduct

x eyelash/brow colouring

Glasgow Kelvin College Glasgow Scotland United Kingdom www.glasgowkelvin.ac.uk

As a result of the pilot, which saw Tracey deliver an intensive course covering 2 SQA units plus a short bespoke unit, the Clinic now wishes to discuss business terms with the college with a view to the development and delivery of a range of accredited beauty qualifications. Dr Jarallah, who owns the clinic, is a former health minister of Kuwait and remains very well connected to the Kuwait government and to governments across the Middle East. Thanks to the Beauty Therapy section at Easterhouse, the support of Tracey’s colleagues and Tracey herself, Glasgow Kelvin College finds itself on the cusp of opening up brand new business opportunities across this important and economically influential region.

Kelvinators Go! On Sunday 23rd March the Glasgow Kelvinator’s, our very own basketball team, were head to head on court against other Glasgow Rock’s sponsors including Glasgow Life, The Forge and Kia Motors. Okay, so we got the wooden spoon but what a team effort! • Great spirit and determination • We got better every game • We enjoyed it and looked like we did • We were maybe the smallest team in height but we were certainly the best dressed!

The team are already planning next years victory! Training will take place at Springburn campus. If you would like to get involved please contact Iain Abercrombie: IAbercrombie@glasgowkelvin.ac.uk

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An Indian First for Kelvin On the 6th and 7th of March, the first ever Healthcare skills delegation from India came to Scotland on a visit co-ordinated by Glasgow Kelvin College. The delegation was led by the Healthcare Sector Skills Council in India, a body closely linked to the Indian government with responsibility for approving all healthcare courses delivered in India. The healthcare sector in India is growing rapidly and is expected to be worth around $100 billion by 2015. To support this growth, there is a huge need for national occupational standards and associated education programmes and our Indian colleagues are keen to develop partnerships in Scotland, which is where Glasgow Kelvin College comes in. The purpose of the visit was to identify new potential partners across Scottish learning and government institutions that could work with the sector skills council and other Indian skills agencies. There is already a very good relationship between Glasgow Kelvin College and the Healthcare Sector Skills Council, which is why the college was asked to organise this visit. During the visit, the delegation met with the Minister for International Development, Humza Yousaf and received a personal tour of the Parliament from him. They then met with Stirling and Glasgow Caledonian Universities to discuss links with healthcare degree programmes and with Coatbridge College to discuss the dental programme currently being developed for India. Of course, the highlight was a visit to Glasgow Kelvin College! The delegation was treated to a fabulous dinner prepared and served by our learners and colleagues at Easterhouse and, the following morning, met with colleagues from the college at Springburn. Although they were mainly focused on health related areas, they were extremely interested in other areas of expertise, particularly air conditioning and heavy plant maintenance. Many of the training institutions in the delegation offer programmes across many subjects and, given the hot climate and large construction programmes in India, they felt that there would be a big demand for courses in these areas. We have already had extremely positive feedback from the visit and we are pursuing a number of opportunities. Watch this space for future developments!

Spring Clean Time The goal? To operate a clear desk policy. We realise that this will take time but we hope you will help us tackle the housekeeping problem we are faced with. The Facilities team will provide black bags to dispose of any waste. Confidential information which is no longer required to be kept should be shredded and boxes will be provided for the archiving of any materials. The Estates and Facilities team will be removing any paper and boxes located on the floor and under desks during the Easter break. Therefore please ensure that any documents you require to keep are appropriately stored.

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Stakeholder of the month This is the first in a regular feature that will highlight College stakeholders who have put just that little bit extra in to making their relationship with the College more enriching for our learners. The Robertson Group, a privately owned group of companies working in infrastructure, support services and construction throughout the UK, were pro-active in contacting the College to explore how they could work with us for the benefit of students. They have been nominated as GKC Stakeholder of the Month by staff from the Science and Technology Faculty. If you would like to nominate one of your faculty’s partners as GKC Stakeholder of the Month, please contact Hilary, hramsay@glasgowkelvin.ac.uk Gemma Nicoll from Robertson explains why and how the GKC/ Robertson relationship benefits both the learner and the employer. She says, “Robertson is delighted to have been able to work with Glasgow Kelvin College and provide enriched learning opportunities for students and teaching staff alike. Through targeted construction visits at key stages with HND engineering students, we have provided an insight into the latest construction and engineering techniques from different sides of the fence. We are pleased to have provided some of the students with work experience placements, to further enhance their understanding of the construction industry and the realities of work on site. Robertson fully understands that providing opportunities such as site visits, specific workshops and talks from our design consultants and subcontractors can really bring subjects to life for the students. From our perspective, we are delighted to be able to influence the learning of Scotland’s future engineers and help enhance the subjects being taught in the classrooms at Glasgow Kelvin”.

Stakeholder Profile... There are currently six Robertson business units, directly employing over 1200 people. Operating throughout the whole of the UK, they have a presence throughout Scotland and the North of England. Business units include a timber frame engineering business; a facilities management company; a capital projects business dedicated to PFI and PPP investments; four regionally-based construction companies and a property development company that form the Robertson Construction Group; and a house-builder that creates inspiring, beautifully designed homes. All Robertson companies are dedicated to quality, creating value and operating in a safe environment for the clients they work for. These include public sector clients, local authorities, Ministry of Defence, NHS, Tesco, ASDA, M&S, Scottish Natural Heritage, Travelodge and Highlands and Islands Enterprise. Gemma adds, “We aim to deliver environmentally sound and sustainable solutions for our clients, and we will continue to work in partnership with them to achieve these goals. We have developed a strong entrepreneurial culture across all of our diverse business units”.

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Contructionarium Constructionarium is a national engineering competition involving Civil Engineering students from various UK universities, and one FE college. This year, as in the previous seven years of Constructionarium competitions, Glasgow Kelvin College (previously legacy Stow College) is the only FE college in the UK that has been asked to participate. Since 2010 the project has been run in Scotland and Glasgow Kelvin College (legacy Stow) received a 'Highly Commended' award that year at the SQA Star Awards recognising their partnership with Constructionarium. Recognised as "sector leading" by HMIE at the last college review, Constructionarium has no academic qualification attached to it, however by allowing students to experience a taste of the reality of construction operations, the project has been extremely successful in terms of programme enrichment, so much so that the previous students participating expressed a wish that it become a formal part of the HND course rather than an enhancement. The first and second year Engineering students - in teams and under the watchful eye of Kevin Gallagher - give up five days of their own time to take part. Braving hail, snow and torrential rain (even though the competition takes place in June!), they have to complete the construction of their chosen project. This involves the students having to work together, plan and construct. They learn from first hand assistance from Engineering Contractors such as Dunne, Laing O'Rourke and BAM.

'Victor's Dung' by Seamus O'Rourke Our very own Iain Howie came up smelling of roses (not dung) in his performance as Victor Maguire, a crude, vulgar, abrupt, un-PC farmer from County Cavan in Ireland who gets a surprise one Friday morning. Iain, pictured right, in fashionable hat and wellies, is a member of the Fintry Amateur Dramatic Society . The play came first in the Stirling Divisional Final of the Scottish Community Drama Association Festival of One Act Plays 2014. This Festival operates as a national event with three main stages. All entrants participate within their own District with the leading team or teams progressing to the Divisional Festival. The winning two entrants from the Divisionals then go through to the Scottish Final and the Scottish winner proceeds to the British Final.

Break a leg Iain!

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Beacon Award for GKC

The picture shows GKC’s Fiona Templeton receiving the Beacon Award from the AoC’s David Forrester along with some of the other staff and partners involved.

At the Association of Colleges’ annual conference in November 2013, Glasgow Kelvin’s Youth Access Programme was announced as the winner of the University of Southampton sponsored AoC Beacon Award for Widening Participation in the 14-19 Age Group. Dubbed the ‘further education Oscars’, AoC Beacon Awards recognise and reward outstanding teaching and learning in further education colleges from all across Britain. In making the award to the Youth Access Programme, the judges were convinced that the College that demonstrated over a range of courses, strategies that enabled young people to successfully participate in education. In particular, assessors sought evidence of provision that met the needs of young people previously disengaged from education or those who may be underachieving. Evidence was also required to show that the initiative has produced positive outcomes for learners in terms of achievement and progression. The College provided evidence demonstrating how the Youth Access Programme met the following criteria: Effective assessment of the learning needs of underachieving young people Partnership arrangements that support recruitment and the provision of teaching and learning Curriculum provision that meets the range of learning and social/personal needs of the learners Effective guidance and support contributing to learner re-engagement and progression Teaching, training and assessment that support learning, achievement and progression. A key element of the Beacon Awards is the dissemination of best practice. To this end a seminar was held at The Bridge in Easterhouse on Friday 28 March. College staff and partners participated in presenting the different aspects of the Youth Access Programme, highlighting the importance of partnership working in making this programme so successful.

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Reciprocal borrowing scheme now available Have you ever thought it would be great to borrow a book from a College library which you live near to in Glasgow? Or discovered a specialised title at another Glasgow College Library but only been able to use it for reference purposes? Well, now you have a new option for using print based resources across 7 College campus libraries – reciprocal borrowing. The scheme is open to both staff and students. Our reciprocal borrowing scheme is not an inter-library loan scheme – the onus is on you, the borrower, to travel to the lending library, to borrow and return items. You can go to any of the 7 Campus libraries and borrow 6 items for the lending period of that lending library – in addition to the items you can borrow from your own College library. To register at a library, you will need a current, photographic staff/student card from the ‘home’ institution. You will receive a Glasgow Colleges lending card when you register which is valid for one academic year. Remember, you are bound by the rules/regulations of the lending library and will receive a copy of the rules when you register. You may also be able to place a hold on an item if it is on loan – as you can do at your own College library. So, what are you waiting for? You can borrow 6 extra items from 7 libraries at no cost and there are over 135, 000 titles available – sounds like a great deal! The participating 7 libraries are: City of Glasgow College

City Campus Library

Glasgow Clyde College

Anniesland Campus Library

Riverside Campus Library

Cardonald Campus Library Langside Campus Library

Glasgow Kelvin College

City Campus Library Springburn Campus Library

60 North Hanover Street Glasgow G1 2BP 21 Thistle Street Glasgow G5 9XB Hatfield Drive Glasgow G12 0YE Mosspark Drive Glasgow G52 3AY Prospecthill Road, Glasgow G42 9LB 43 Shamrock Street Glasgow G4 9LD 123 Flemington St Springburn Glasgow G21 4TD

Find out more in the Learning Centre at City campus, or the Learning Resource Centre at Springburn campus, or by visiting http://ngl.gcg.ac.uk/

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