College students on course for European travel

Students at City of Glasgow College have been offered the opportunity to visit European Centres of Excellence in 2017.

Over 100 students attended a showcase event at the college’s new City campus to find out about and register for the chance to experience educational and cultural visits to Germany, Malta or Latvia.

A maximum of 50 students will be selected from Beauty, Construction, Interior Design and Tourism courses to take part in the European funded project.

City of Glasgow College Partnership Development & Academy Manager, Stuart McDowall, said:

“This is the first student mobility project for our College funded under the Erasmus Plus programme. We have partnered with Further Education colleges in Valetta, Leipzig and Riga to give our students the chance to broaden their horizons and engage with leading vocational thinkers and educators across Europe.

“For some students this may be the first time they have travelled overseas so it is a fantastic opportunity that will help them all develop their language, digital and cultural skills. An important element will be to record their journey and progress so they have tangible experiences to build on for the future.”

The final selection of students will be divided into groups and attend Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology and the Institute of Tourism Studies in Malta; Vitalis GmbH in Leipzig, Germany and the International College of Cosmetology in Riga, Latvia.

A competition to produce the Mungo Mobility project logo was won by NC Art and Design - Graphic Arts Portfolio student, Nicole Bergstrom, and her design will be used in all communications and publications throughout the initiative. 

The information and registration event also gave prospective participants the chance to sample cuisine from the three countries they will visit. The European menu was created and prepared by Level 5 Professional Cookery students and served by Hospitality students.