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The College has listened to your views and through numerous channels I.E Student Management Group and Vocal eyes and we are delighted to tell you we are now able to increase our vegan offerings. As well as the standard vegan options available our catering manager has put in place a new call to order system to minimise on waste. You simply request a vegan option to the catering staff and they will be able to prepare you a vegan meal. (as it will be cooked to order there will be a slight wait). 

There was also a request for more vegan snack and sweet options and we now have an additional vegan snack bar being sold across campus and Vegan Magnum Ice creams are also available.

We see this as a brilliant and positive start top improving our catering offerings and want to thank everyone for your comments and suggestions to make this happen. 

posted on 27 Feb 2020

You voted on Vocal Eyes to change the way we run the rewards system - Kings' Table.

Lots of ideas were posted and the School Council discussed these ideas.

There was a competition we ran to redesign the certificate. A huge thank you to all who entered.

Lower School wanted to keep the Kings' Table the same, with pupils joining Mrs James for lunch in the hall on the Friday.  Upper School voted to have their reward in class, with each class choosing a differnt reward.

posted on 19 Dec 2019

Categories: Ideas into Action

On Vocal Eyes, many of you voted to have a winter PE kit.

You voted, we listened!  You now have a winter PE kit.

posted on 19 Dec 2019

Categories: Ideas into Action

The pupil toiilets on the first floor have, for many years, had taps which simply haven't worked properly. Over the years, they have been assessed many times, but with no success.  Pupils have not been able to wash their hands properly.  
We raised this as an idea on Vocal Eyes, and things started to change!  Pupil Voice was being listened to, and because of this, the work was finally completed, and the taps now work properly.  

posted on 19 Dec 2019

Categories: Ideas into Action

Pennard Community Council have been awarded funding by the Rural Development Partnership to carry out a feasibility study into a Community Hub on Pennard Playing field.

The idea came from and had support via VocalEyes and the Council agreed to use some of the 2018/19 £5000 budget allocated to ideas from this community engagement platform as match-funding.

The Community Council went out to tender and appointed a contractor at their November meeting to deliver the study.

Further community engagement on this idea will be taking place over the coming months so watch out for public meeting announcements if you would like to have your voice heard.

posted on 20 Nov 2019

Categories: Ideas into Action

This are some ideas we turned into actions at school. 
Colegio Bilbao Community

posted on 10 Oct 2019

Gower College Swansea has recently made big change which is to change from one-time-use cups to reusable cups. This change happened because of ideas that were created on VocalEyes.

This college is on its way to becoming more eco-friendly for the future. This happens by acting now.

Gower College Swansea has taken action changes that students are wanting change on. We are always there for students to improve their quality of college life along with propelling them into the future with our high standards of education.

posted on 27 Sep 2019

Gower College Swansea has introduces a new role to become a GCS Active Ambassador. Their role will be organizing activities for students, attend meetings with professionals in physical and well being activities and lastly, the Active Ambassador will sit on the board of students which will decide on changes for the college.

The ambassador will represent their fellow students in the board of students. This is specially important as this means that the department that the ambassador will present will not be forgotten about.

This move is to moving into effect as to tackle the problem of generations becoming less active. With this role, we will ensure that we wont let an opportunity pass to tackle a huge issue.

posted on 24 Sep 2019

Pennard Community Council have identified the Community Hub on the Playing Field idea as a priority for the community. As a result, they are applying for a grant for a feasibility study and outline business plan. Match funding has been allocated from the £5000 pot for this year for ideas that come directly from the community such as this one!
Keep sharing the idea and asking friends and neighbours to rate and debate it using the VocalEYes platform to strengthen the evidence needed to secure the funds.
Suggestions for amenities within the hub include new changing and showering facilities, including a disabled changing room, a coffee shop, youth cafe, multi-use hall for groups who wish to use inside and outside space and low-cost shared office space.
It is planned that the building will be built to a very high environmental standard.

posted on 20 Mar 2019

Categories: Ideas into Action

A popular source of conversation on Vocal Eyes is Catering and the food options available, so today I sat down and caught up with Neil Baker to answer some of your queries and look back at the success over the past year.

So Neil, tell me about some of your highlights?

There are too many to mention as my team have worked so hard and everything we have done is to ensure the learners experience is the best.

  • Opened 2 new outlets

  • Held several themed events across all sites including Pancake day, hydration events, fresher’s fayre, pasta events, pizza days, Dydd Gwyl Dewi.,Chinese Day, healthy colleges week and porridge.

  • 4 week set timetable across all sites, which includes, healthy choice, traditional choices, vegetarian options, Jacket potatoes and a new improved salad bar.

  • Food standards inspection

  • Working to increase vegan options during next 3 months

  • More information available on what is in food and drinks including Vegan and Gluten options

  • Large TV screens displaying clearer information on what is coming up or being served.

  • All staff  have completed customer service training

Price of Food?

Price of food is always hotly discussed; I think we are as competitive as we possibly can be and certainly are when benchmarking against other similar colleges and businesses locally.

With confectionary items our prices are the same as recommended retail price (RRP) , and we need to remember that we have also had the increase in sugar tax in the past 12 months.

What is your Vision?

My team and I are here for the learner, we want to inspire and enrich the learners experience within the College.


If you would like to speak  with Neil – please feel free to speak with Neil, he is always open for discussion and always willing to take on your Views.

posted on 11 Mar 2019

SPORTING EQUIPMENT has been a request for years at Cathays, and now we’ve finally had them. Cathays is proud for its pupil voice as we keep on updating with pupil requests. 
Cathays has put up goal posts with nets and basketball hoops. This is great as the school is promoting sport which is wha the school community wanted.
We strongly encourage you to keep us posted with changes and wishes for our community. Keep on rating and posting. VC

posted on 21 Jan 2019

Thank you to the student who submitted the idea for the Students' Association to put on social monthly mixers as a way of getting to know other students in the college. 

We're working together with Strathclyde Students' Union to organise events specifically for City of Glasgow College students. We've already hosted a 'Welcome to College' night which took place during freshers' week. We're excited to announce we have another night coming up on the 8th December - our end of term Christmas night! 

If you're interested in coming along to this night, you can find more details on our Facebook events page here - 

We hope to see you all there. 

posted on 27 Nov 2018

Thank you everyone for your donations! 
Well done to all the competition winners.
We raised £406.98.
A great assembly by School Council

posted on 23 Nov 2018

Categories: Ideas into Action

Your Students' Association have been working in partnership with Baxter Storey over the past few months, providing them with your feedback and ideas! We received over 200 ratings for ideas relating to more vegan, vegetarian and food intolerance options

Baxter Storey have now introduced more food options and products for students with specific dietary requirements. Please ask a member of the Catering staff for what options are available and they'll be able to point them out to you.

If there are any other food options or products you would like on the menu, please email:

Food featured in the video: Pesto roasted vegetable baguette topped with buffalo mozzarella. Sea salt, thyme and black pepper roasted vegetable baguette with a duo of roast vineyard cherry tomatoes and mustard slaw. Full range of Grab 'n' Go vegetarian sandwiches, pasta pots, jacket potatoes and fillings. New vegan lines coming soon! 
My Voice - More vegan, vegetarian and intolerances food options.

posted on 23 Oct 2018

Glynncollen primary school ended the academic year with a flourish! Having prioritised ‘reducing plastics’ in the school they orchestrated their campaign to change the way free milk is provided to the Foundation Phase in their school. Their simple plan was to ask the local authority to consider other ways of supplying the milk. Currently the milk is delivered in 150ml bottles. The young people want this to be changed to 2 litre bottles and for the milk to be dispensed into stainless steel bottles.

They wrote to the politicians in their local ward, local authority and Welsh Assembly. The Environment Minister, Hannah Blythyn, AM wrote to the children to congratulate them on their campaign and provided lots of advice on how they could continue their journey towards plastic-free.

The children themselves decided to raise money to buy the stainless steel bottles and will hold a sponsored walk in September to raise the money.

Read more

posted on 14 Sep 2018

One of the challenges for schools wishing to put Pupil Voice into action is whether or not participation is authentic or merely tokenistic. In this blog we look at how children in Year 6 in Glyncollen Primary School took their highly rated ideas forward to research and action.

We went to see them near the end of term to find out about the journey they had been on. Our purpose was to capture their story to investigate plastic use in their school and to help the young people show how a commitment to participatory democracy had empowered them to be activists in their own communities.

Read more and watch this fantastic video..

posted on 29 Jul 2018

Single Sign On (SSO) access via SharePoint within Office365 is now available. For installation details click here

posted on 2 Jun 2018

NPTC Group of Colleges would like to make students aware that there is now a free ATM cash machine in the refurbished A/B Block, located next to the main reception area.

Please remember we consider all of your suggestions and ideas and will also be considering placing additional machines on other campuses if there is demand and high usage.

posted on 25 May 2018