‘Dough School’ alumnae reunite after 50 years

06 October 2016

‘Dough School’ alumnae reunite after 50 years

Alumnae of the 'Dough School' celebrate 50 years

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has welcomed graduates of one of its founding institutions to the campus to celebrate 50 years since they studied together.

The alumnae studied a post-graduate Diploma in Dietetics at the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science, affectionately dubbed the Dough School.

Elaine Acaster OBE organised the reunion. She said: “Fifty years is a milestone very worth celebrating and it is fantastic that 11 of the 16 original classmates have been able to attend from across the UK. We have all had very varied careers; dietetics is a good preparation for lots of areas but a common theme is that many of us have gone into public service and other health professions. It’s wonderful to catch up at GCU. Student life is so different today – the campus is vast and modern and has such a sense of community.”

Margaret Foggo was delighted to catch up. She said: “It is wonderful to see everyone again and catch up with all that has gone on in their lives. I have worked in dietetics throughout my career and have seen so many changes in the profession. So many of my classmates haven’t changed at all though!”

Jillian Watt, Director of the GCU Foundation, said: “GCU is proud of all its graduates and is keen to engage with former students of all our founding institutions, so it was an honour to be able to host this milestone reunion and show how the University has developed.”