Glasgow Regional Colleges Open Day

Secondary school pupils, their parents and teachers got the chance to talk to the experts at a recruitment event held on Thursday 23 February at City of Glasgow College.

Together with Glasgow Kelvin and Glasgow Clyde Colleges, City of Glasgow College hosted the open day at its new City campus to highlight the vast range of vocational programmes available for young people across the three colleges.

Kay Sheridan, Faculty Director for Education & Society at City of Glasgow College, said                                             

“This recruitment event specifically promotes our programme of senior phase academic and vocational courses which students can access during years’ S4 to S6 at school. It is essential that young people are able to make informed choices at this point in their education, so events like this play a critical role in future skills development.”

Jennifer Anderson, Senior Lecturer in Business & Accounting at Clyde College was at the event with Legal Studies students, Simon Martin and Georgia McConway, who said:

“This event is a stepping stone into college. It is different from just looking at the internet. You become more aware of your options and it helps you focus better on the direction you want to take.”

Kirsteen Dunn is an Employability Skills Coach at Kings Park Secondary, she said:

“It is good for the students to be able to talk directly to lecturers about choices and about the practicalities of courses. Events like this help them make informed decisions about their career pathways.”

Abdullah Shafique is a pupil at Kings Park Secondary who hopes to go into engineering, he said:

“This event has given me a lot to think about and has shown me some of the different engineering courses on offer. I would definitely recommend attending an open day like this.”

Catriona Campbell, Deputy Head Secondary at Glasgow Gaelic School, said:

“It is very useful to meet the people who are delivering courses, and students attending the colleges who can give more detail on what the courses are like from their point of view.”

The schools’ event was one of a number of Open Days which College holds annually to raise awareness of the variety of full and part time courses it offers. They also give prospective students the chance to see City of Glasgow College’s technologically advanced state of the art super campus facilities, and to discuss course options, entry requirements and possible career paths.