Another week has past already and it looks as if we are still in the grips of winter, but Stow hasn’t let this stop it and we have had another busy week, so let’s get you up to date.
This week has seen the three colleges hold four consultation events to discuss the merger of John Wheatley, North Glasgow and Stow Colleges.
The first 3 events were held on Monday the 18th of March, the Principals hosted these three workshops to discuss, with staff, what their thoughts were in regard to the vision of the new college, any concerns they might have and any suggested names. These events were attended by over 100 staff.
On Thursday the 21st of March, the Communication Workstream hosted the fourth consultation event for staff at John Wheatley College.
The fifth event is being held today (22nd of March) at North Glasgow College and further days will be held over the next couple of weeks to allow more staff the opportunity to have their say.
Flash Mob 2013 – Spoiler Alert!!
It will officially be held at the new riverside museum.
Want to join in? Then follow the 1 Love 1 College Flash Mob 2013 Facebook page to be kept in the loop and get further details.
Hub Open Day
Hub staff will be on hand to discuss any issues that students may be having. They 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.
ILS News of the Week!!
Still busy in ILS! First up, we now have access to another new online resource: Carl Giles Digital Archive. This new resource is an archive of British newspaper cartoons, and a key resource for British political and social history, providing access to 15,000 cartoon images, with some 5,000 pages of related paperwork. The archive dates from 1790 to present. Images can be used in reports or essays providing the source is acknowledged. Access Carl Giles Archive via Athens – get in touch if you need an account setup.
Next up – another updated guide is now available in the Information Skills series – the Writing Skills booklet. You can pick up the updated version in print format in the Learning Centre (Room 3/14), or download it from the Learning Gateway or Moodle (ILS page in the Student Area).
Finally, it’s Resource of the Month time again – aiming to highlight an online resources you may have forgotten about! There are now 39 online resources available and this month, we are focusing on BFI InView. There is a poster on the Learning Centre noticeboard and slides on the plasma screen to highlight this resource. BFI InView is over 2,000 non-fiction film and television titles from the 20th to the early 21st century. There are 6 main themes covered by the films: Education; UK Industry and Economy; Health; Law and Order; Environment; and Immigration, Race and Equality.
Please get in touch to find out more about anything in this article, about online resources, or any help with study skills.
HE Funding Workshops
Will you be progressing to an HNC, HND or degree course next year? If the answer is yes then you need to apply for funding through the student awards agency for Scotland (SAAS).
SAAS will be holding workshops on HE funding on Wednesday the 17th of April.
Please contact your curriculum leader or learner services as soon as possible to book a place. Don’t miss out spaces may be limited.
Better Futures Bursary
The Better Futures bursary is available to students who currently reside in a Glasgow Housing Association or Cube Housing Association Property who are following a degree route in college at HNC / HND level or studying a University Degree. It aims to support tenants to achieve their educational goals and sustain education.
An application can be made for up to £1,500 per year for full-time (£750 part-time) study for up to 4 years and can include funding for the cost of books, equipment, travel or other study and living costs that will help you complete your course.
For an application form and further information, please contact: Neil McIntosh on 0141 274 6751 or by email to: email@example.com
Lastly for today a small heads up for an upcoming event. Douglas Thomson has told us that the Comedy course will be ending soon with a final performance on the 24th of April at Maggie Mays.
The doors will open 7:30pm and the show will run from 8:30 to 10:30 pm. Entry will be by a nominal fee, which will be donated to charity.
We will bring you further details closer to the time, but for now mark it in your diary as a night to attend.
That’s us for this week, but hope to see you all back here next Friday.