Super College supports Hong Kong students

Students from the Vocational Training Council-VTC in Hong Kong spent a week at City of Glasgow College preparing for this year’s Great Scottish Run.

The group are the first to visit the college from Hong Kong to undergo a strict sports training programme to help them prepare for the series of popular runs which take place annually across Glasgow’s city centre.

The 13 students, who are all studying a range of higher diploma courses at VTC, worked with the college’s Sport and Fitness team covering nutrition, fitness and psychology in preparation for their half marathon.

Iain Houston, Associate Dean Sport & Fitness, City of Glasgow College, said:

“It was a pleasure to welcome students and staff from VTC to City of Glasgow College. The training programme allowed our students to put their skills to the test and gain some real life coaching experience. It was also a great chance for them to work with international students and learn about a different culture. Everyone involved commented on what a great experience it was and we are looking forward to future opportunities.”

Siobhan Wilson, Faculty Director (Acting), said:

“We were delighted to witness the commitment that VTC’s students showed to the training. Their engagement with staff and students across Sport and Fitness was admirable. The programme was whole heartedly embraced and it was particularly encouraging to see some students gain personal bests during the run. Overall the visit was a fantastic opportunity with very positive outcomes for all.”

The VTC students successfully completed the Great Scottish Run half marathon and agreed the training they received from Sports and Fitness students at City of Glasgow College definitely improved their performance.  

You can find out more about City of Glasgow College's international partnerships here or, if you would like to discuss a student exchange programme please contact Stuart McDowall.