End of Term for Super College President

City of Glasgow College Student President, Ian Gilmour, is looking to the future having formally handed over the baton to his successor.

The college’s Students’ Association (CitySA) celebrated sport and student achievements at an Awards ceremony held to recognise the formal handover of the outgoing Student President to the incoming Student Executive Team.

The last year has seen many achievements for CitySA which include awards for Officer Team of the Year 2017 and International Students’ Association of the Year (FE) 2017.

This successful year has been presided over by Ian who is the first President in the history of the college to be elected two years in a row. He is now bowing out, rightly proud of all that has been achieved during his tenure. Ian said:

“We now have an additional staff member and paid Vice-President Position thanks to the hard work and lobbying of our team and support of City of Glasgow College. We made further changes to our Class Rep system, supported students to set up new societies, created more sports club opportunities and raised awareness of mental health and wellbeing.”

The 22 year old completed an HND in Radio Broadcasting at the college in 2014 and now plans to continue supporting students, working in further and higher education. He added:

“I feel I still have a lot to offer education in Scotland and I’m hoping to continue supporting students within our region and country. I’m looking forward to continuing my work as a Student Team Member with Education Scotland but I’m hoping to find something full time too.

“The idea to run for a second term came because I just felt I hadn’t done all I could have in the first year. There was a huge Education Scotland review which took up a lot of time in year one and was crucial to our students, but I felt that it stopped us seeing out some of our big ideas. The most enjoyable part of being Student President was working with the NUS and being able to represent student views at national level was a real honour. 

"It has been a fantastic experience for me personally. I've been so lucky to have worked with incredible staff and student teams over the past two years. I’m going to miss working with them every day; it’s been a real pleasure.”

Ian is succeeded by Megan Cartwright who cut her teeth as Vice President for Diversity and Wellbeing then secured a resounding victory in the student elections.