Community Open Day

South Lanarkshire College held an open doors Community day on Saturday 20 August at the East Kilbride based campus.

Staff, students and even animals in the form of Therapet puppies came together to welcome the East Kilbride community and beyond through the College doors.  More than 450 visitors were treated to campus tours, free breakfast rolls and presentations from the College Student Association, SAAS and Alternative Funding and the Acting Principal, Alan Sherry.  Guests to the day, also enjoyed sessions in story telling  and tricks from magicians. There was stalls from exhibitors including Kilbryde Hospice, Police Scotland, Love2Ride and Di Maggio’s, while College departments offered hand and nail treatments, an introduction to the law, the chance to experience the life of a flight attendant, face painting, chocolate demonstrations, construction activities and much, much more. 

Over the Community Open Day weekend the College received 68 applications and the College looks forward to welcoming every one of these new students when classes begin over the next few weeks.

Acting Principal Alan Sherry said “In true South Lanarkshire College fashion, we have started the new Academic year with a bang, with our Community Open Day on Saturday 20 August.  The day was a great success with around 450 visitors on campus.  From recipes to Bricklaying, Mocktails to Story Telling and Magicians to Face Painting it was brilliant to see everyone having a great day on behalf of SLT I would like to thank everyone for their contribution to the success of the Community Open Day.  The feedback from all who attended has been extremely positive, especially from those who took part in activities and/or spoke to colleagues”