Welcome back to Stow’s Blog everyone, we hope you enjoyed last week’s long weekend – not long until the next one!!! Just a few short(ish) articles for you this week ……
Cake Break Update!
You will remember we told you, a week or so ago, about a cake break that was being planned by Morven Thomson. Well this was held on Wednesday the 8th of May.
Morven would just like to extend her gratitude to everyone who participated in Cake Break on Wednesday. Thanks to those of you who baked, the quality, variety and quantity of the cakes was outstanding. There really are some very talented bakers in the college.
Thanks of course goes to those of you who bought cakes and were so generous with your donations.
Morven is delighted to tell you that so far we have raised £424.30 for the MS Society. There were a few cakes left at the end and these were vary gratefully received by Glasgow City Mission.
Same time next year?
X Factor Hopeful
One of the NC Civil Engineering students has now left the course in order to follow his career in London. However, this new career has nothing to do with construction….
Abdolmajid Fallapour entered what is referred to as the Iranian X-factor. This is held in conjunction with the GooGoosh Music Academy.
Majid kept in contact telling us his progress, making it through to judges houses then eventually the final! We are very proud that he won second place. The following is a link to one of his performances http://youtu.be/2eY594ounmI
Majid has now had to withdraw formally from the course and we all wish him well in his new career!
Giantopants at Stow West
Did you see them? How could you miss them!!! No they weren’t for sale!
It’s now the last week in team Keepitin’s sales campaign (Aww) but you can still get involved! Look out for them at Stow West or make a promise to their crowdfund.
Since we last heard from the PJEA Pants team they have been busy spreading the word about their PANTS…on the telly with fellow Stow students on Daybreak news, in STV Local, Evening Times and in Scottish Crowd funders Bloom vc’s newsletter.
Did you share the pantastic fun on twitter #pantstopoverty #teamstow? The team dressed to impress at the main campus on Tuesday the 7th of May selling their ethically sourced pants vests and pyjamas, a big thank you everyone who stopped to listen, laugh and buy!
The tweets sent out stayed true to their approach that ethical manufacture is a something serious we should all consider and we can still have fun doing it – check out some tweets…
“Forgot your pants today? We know how that feels… Grab a new pair @bloomvc #makeapromise we got you covered! :)”
“Pants Alert! Yip we said PANTS! We say ‘Pants To Poverty’- do you? #makeapromise @keepitin2013”
They even have wrist bands, with the help and sewing skills of our own Margaret Cooke! Fantastic!
Team Keepitin’s website offers more information as to what the team have been up to click to catch up and their crowd-fund is not only offering Pants To Poverty items, but also the chance to hire the team to support a business or project! Did we mention that they are PJEA students? You can hire the team to support your business or project. Do you need a PR team quick? Need a website? Or is your office just a mess? If you have a problem- if no one else can help – and if you can find them – then maybe you can hire: The PJEA Team! (doo dodooo dodo dooo) Sorry, it’ll be stuck in your head all-day!
Even our Assistant Principle is talking PANTS (that’s what I said PANTS!!!)
Fancy hearing more about the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy? You can ask Serign and Natalie all about their experience, ask Marlyn Totten for more info.
ILS News Of The Week!
Firstly, we would like to highlight that new content has been added to JISC Journal Archives: http://jiscjournalarchives.ac.uk
- Oxford Journals Archive Upgrade – the upgrade includes an additional 32 Oxford University Press (OUP) journals containing over 76, 000 articles that have been digitised since the original archive was purchased by JISC Collections in 2006. Each journal is available from volume one issue one until the last issue in 1995. Titles previously missing from the Medicine Archive (1878-1995) and the Science Archive (1878-1995) have also now been added.
- Cambridge Journals Digital Archive – the Humanities and Social Sciences titles from the Cambridge Journals Digital Archive have also been loaded now. Previously only titles from the Scientific, Technical and Medical collection for this archive were available.
There are 39 online collections which you can access using your Athens log in – get in touch if you would like to find out more.
We would also like to tell you about our mini-exhibition for International Day of Families (on 15 May) which will be displayed in the Learning Centre from 14-16 May. Drop-in to see our display or find out more see http://social.un.org/index/
How Are We Doing?
Communication is a vital process for a merger to be successful. The communications team have been keeping you up to date with news and events surrounding the merger via a number of different media. However, we would like to know if we are getting it right. Please take 5 minutes to complete our online survey so that we can measure our performance and make adjustments as necessary.
You can access the online survey at the following web address: http://svy.mk/14hYuOt or you can complete the survey on the e-merge website: http://www.emerge-glasgow.org.uk. Thank you for your participation!
Well that’s us again for now, but join us again next week for more Stow News.