GCU and Glasgow Kelvin College sign Strategic Partnership Agreement

13 November 2014

GCU and Glasgow Kelvin College sign Strategic Partnership Agreement

GCU’s College Connect strategy builds on existing partnerships with colleges to support an infrastructure for articulation

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Pamela Gillies CBE yesterday (Wednesday, November 12) signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement with Alan Sherry, Principal of Glasgow Kelvin College.

This follows many years of close collaboration between the University and the college’s legacy institutions – Stow, North Glasgow and John Wheatley colleges – and marks a significant step in the development of a long-term collaborative relationship between the two institutions.

The project will be governed by a joint Strategic Partnership Steering Group, with representation from senior management, academic, professional support services and students’ associations from both institutions.

Ruth Whittaker, Director GCU LEAD and College Connect, outlined the importance of the agreement: “The University’s College Connect strategy, launched earlier this year, builds on existing partnerships with colleges to support an infrastructure for articulation. More than 100 GCU students articulate from Glasgow Kelvin College each year and under the terms of the agreement, we hope to increase this number over the coming years.

“The partnership is an important response to direction from the Scottish Funding Council to build strategic partnerships with individual colleges which which will enable the development and enhancement of sustainable articulation. It will build on the collaborative activities already established between the two partners and will work towards effective collaborative planning,  sustainment and enhancement of articulation pathways, and develop and enhance mechanisms to ensure successful student transition, progression and completion.”  

GCU signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement with City of Glasgow College in August 2012 and has plans to sign an agreement with Glasgow Clyde College next month.

 

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