Super College students head to Europe

Construction and Hair & Beauty students at City of Glasgow are on their way to Germany and Latvia as part of an educational and cultural programme.

A maximum of 50 students have been selected from Beauty, Construction, Interior Design and Tourism courses to take part in the Mungo Mobility project to visit European Centres of Excellence in 2017.

The Construction and Hair & Beauty students are the first to set off and Nicole Keenan, who is studying for an HND in Beauty Therapy, has been busy preparing for it. She said:

“We have been taking Latvian lessons over the last 10 weeks and I’m looking forward to trying out the language. We’ve also been learning Hawaiian massage because we’ll be teaching that to the students there which will be exciting and something new for me.  

“I chose to apply for the project because I want to have the experience of working in a different country and adapting my techniques to a different spa setting which I hope will give me more confidence.”

For Anthony McDermott, an NQ Construction Crafts student, this will be his first time travelling in a large group and with the college. He said:

“I’m hoping this experience will help me gain a lot more confidence and learn skills which will help with my CV and future job prospects. Mostly I am looking forward to working on construction sites in Germany and seeing how the work is carried out there and what the differences are.”

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. This group of students are heading to Vitalis GmbH in Leipzig, Germany and the International College of Cosmetology in Riga, Latvia.

“Our Interior Design and Tourism students are due to travel to Malta later in April to attend the College of Arts, Science and Technology, and the Institute of Tourism Studies.

“The Mungo Mobility project is a fantastic opportunity for our students to develop their language, digital and cultural skills, as well as giving them the chance to broaden their horizons and engage with leading vocational thinkers and educators across Europe.”