We have lots of little pieces of information and updates for you this week, so we’ll just get started.
Congratulations To ……
So Congratulations to Liz Gavin on her fantastic achievement and we hope everything goes well for her in the future.
Three members of the Healthy Working Lives Committee attended the Healthy Working Lives Awards Ceremony on Thursday 11th October 2012 at the City of Glasgow College. The college received two awards on the day which were the Mental Health & Wellbeing Commendation Award and the Healthy Working Lives Gold Award.
The college received special recognition for being the first educational establishment in Scotland to achieve re-assessment in both awards.
Hub Open Day
The Hub will be hosting an Open Day on Tuesday 11th December in room 3/15. This is a drop in session and will run from 10.00 am until 2.00 pm.
Hub staff will be on hand to discuss any issues that students may be having. We will also be able to chat to students about any skills they wish to develop, e.g. report writing, C.V. building or time management. Please drop in for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat.
Students’ Association Meeting
All Class Representatives and all students are invited to a Students’ Association Meeting in the Boardroom, 5/1, on, Tuesday the 11th of December at 12.00 pm. This is an opportunity to discuss your College and to hear about developments.
A buffet lunch will be available. The minibus will leave Stow West at 12.00 and return after the Meeting.”
ILS News of The Week!
This week ILS is pleased to announce that our new ILS page is now available on Moodle. On the homepage of Moodle, you can see the link to the Learning Gateway and can now go to our Moodle page too using the ILS Moodle icon there. Alternatively, go to the Student Area and select Information and Learning Services from the list.
On our page you will find:
- What’s new in ILS;
- Links to our electronic resources accessed via Athens;
- All our How to guides (e.g. reflective accounts, GANTT charts, copyright, notetaking, using Google)
- All our information skills series booklet (writing skills, exam preparation, bibliographies, research skills)
- A bookcase containing our ebooks from Dawson Books (links to these resources)
Have a look and let us know what you think!
Mary’s Meals – Managed Learning Week
This week has been fairly quiet but busy. We have had students and staff handing in lots of wanted items for the backpacks. We very much appreciate every effort people have made to help end the project on a successful amount. This week we received a lot of clothing and toiletries which have helped us fill at least another 33 backpacks.
We are proud to announce that we have completed: 176 BACKPACKS.
This is an amazing amount and well over our target. Each backpack represents the value of £20.00. So in total we have £3520.00 worth of items. So thank you everyone who has made this possible. All donations raised so far have helped towards this great amount.
We will publish our last update for week 8 next week to let you know our completed figures. We will be sending our backpacks out for shipment on: Wednesday 12th December at 1.30pm so that it will reach Africa in January 2013.
Stow College has helped change a lot of lives for families and their future. There will be at least 176 children that will receive an education and one meal a day for a year. Thank you for your continuous support
Keep Safe Online – Keep Social Networks Real
This message is from Strathclyde Police
Social networking is a huge part of most young people’s lives. When used properly it’s a great way to socialise, catch up with friends and let people know what you’ve been up to. However, it has also become a bit of a social networking competition among young people to have the most popular page, with many of you trying to outdo friends by having more ‘followers’ or ‘friends’ than they do on Facebook or Twitter. But this is where the danger lies – you need to be careful about who you interact with.
You’ve probably heard of ‘grooming’, which is when adults chat to young people online and pretend to be a lot younger than they really are. Unfortunately it’s really easy for criminals and groomers to create false social networking profiles. They can then try to build friendships, trick you into meeting them or even encourage you to do things you wouldn’t normally do.
A new campaign from Strathclyde Police raises awareness of the risks associated with social networking. It’ll encourage you to think about who you’re speaking to online and the information that you’re posting. Exactly who are speaking to? Are they who they say they are? Who are you sharing your information/pictures with? Are you giving too much information away? Without realising it, your content could end up in the wrong hands and you could become a target for online groomers.
Check out our campaign film below to see why online safety is so important: http://tiny.cc/ga4kow
You can also follow the campaign on Facebook www.facebook.com/StrathclydePolice and Twitter @keeppeoplesafe
We’re also working with CEOP (Child Exploitation Online Protection) to ensure you have the information and the resources you need to keep safe online. Check out some great resources and information on its website: www.thinkuknow.co.uk
Follow the CEOP Facebook page at www.facebook.com/clickceop
That’s us again for this week, but check back next Friday for more news and updates.