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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 - https://bit.ly/2QmenRs 

We hope to see you all there. 

posted on 27 Nov 2018

Seeing duplicate ideas in your group can be frustrating. Here's how to deal with it..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ha3UTW2vzVc
VocalEyes Tutorials: Managing Duplicate Ideas

posted on 30 Oct 2018

Categories: Videos

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: amiller@baxterstorey.com

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

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

This week children, staff and parents at Burry Port Primary School made an important step towards improving the democratic culture of the school.

The children already use VocalEyes for Pupil Voice and these priorities now set the agenda for Student Council. Now it was a chance for the pupils to teach what they had learnt using Pupil Voice and show the parents how to log in and participate in Parent Voice.

Read more and watch the video

posted on 16 Jul 2018

Categories: Highlights, Featured, Videos

On Tuesday the 19th of June we had a successful day at Burry Port Primary school launching VocalEyes with staff and pupils. The day started with assembly when the whole school got a chance to see the platform in action. Following this the School Council met to learn how to use the platform.

The School Council has representatives from Years 2-6, (aged 6-11) and they began by learning how to register on VocalEyes. This took a little time but as soon as everyone was signed in the fun began!

Read more..

posted on 20 Jun 2018

Categories: Highlights, Featured, Videos

Promotional Video (starting in 2 weeks)

A video to highlight the good features and positives (e.g school council, facilities, innovation etc) of our school to show to both students and parents of feeder primary schools. Also we wanted to show in the video the different  activities transpiring in our school such as the sports competition and the transition programme 
Ideas and views
  1. Inclusion of the school values preferably at the beginning and/or end 
  2. Talk about the amount of time spent on dedication to activities such as basketball training 
  3. Include the variety of clubs available during and after school e.g science club 
  4. The impact of pupil voice on the school, possibly bring up the change of uniform 
  5. Voice overs with the images of the clubs in the background 
  6. The standard and improvement of grades in the school as well as the progression 
  7. Mention the extra language and other GCSEs taken by pupils
  8. Introduction by the headteacher 
  9. Inclusion of the history of Cathays
  10. Mention of the school being rebuilt with an improved design as well as improved facilities 
  11. Videos and pictures of the summer timetable, especially the trips
  12. More pupils rather than staff in the video and ask for volunteers in year 7 
  13. Narrator when photos and videos on screen to save time during video 
  14. Awais as narrator 
  15. School council as well as ordinary students to speak in video 
  16. Lucas to speak about VocalEyes and his inclusion of the child freindly city programme
  17. Charity events 
  18. Students to talk about the available community languages they are taking/taken
  19. Young interpreters 
  20. Ensuring students have permission to be in the video 
  21. Areas to broadcast the video such as Roath library
  22. Musicians in the school to provide the music in the video 
  23. Alois to provide background music 
  24. Jonathan to play guitar in back music 
  25. Josepth meyrick-ash to play piano
  26. Vivane for background music
  27. Rebecca to play the flute in back music 
  28. Aim to get the promotional video done by the beginning of July 
  29. After national test KS3 to do part of the recordings (through volunteering)  

posted on 2 May 2018

VocalEyes reached a significant milestone on Friday April 27, 2018. A training event for Participatory Democracy Champions from 10 secondary schools in the City of Cardiff took place in the grandeur of Cardiff City Hall. We welcomed almost 60 young people and their teachers on the day.

Read more and watch the video..

posted on 30 Apr 2018

Categories: Highlights, Featured, Videos

Cardiff bid to become Wales' first 'child friendly city'Cardiff is the first city in Wales to take part in Unicef UK’s national Child Rights Partners programme. Between now and 2020, the local authority, including all of its delivery partners, are working in partnership with Unicef towards being recognized by Unicef UK as a Child Friendly City.

At the core of a Child Friendly City (CfC) is the idea that children are a valuable part of the community and like adults, they should be respected as citizens and active members of society. The key word is participation and respect for the experiences and views of Children and Young People.

Read more..

posted on 20 Mar 2018

Categories: Highlights, Featured, Videos

A big thank you to the student who submitted the idea "Menu selection and prices to be displayed more clearly." 

Baxter Storey have now installed new overhead signage in the refectory at City Campus! If there are still areas you wish to have more signage then please contact: amiller@baxterstorey.com
My Voice - Refectory Signage

posted on 27 Feb 2018

Thanks to everyone that has submitted ideas, voted or commented on the topic 'What can City of Glasgow College do to ensure your learning experience is excellent and innovative?' We are currently taking ideas through to the City Partnership Forum and will update you in the upcoming weeks on the outcomes.

Cycle Store / Bike Racks
Thanks for your idea 'Bike Racks'. There is a Cycle Store located on the Ground Floor at City Campus which accommodates 315 bikes. If you study at Riverside Campus, there are 200 external bike racks. Please contact reception if you are not sure where these are located.

My Voice - Bike Racks

posted on 21 Feb 2018

VocalEyes is a platform and process for modern day community organising and there’s quite a lot more to it than meets the eye. It’s only a tool, but when used skilfully, it can be a powerful process for community organising and positive change. This 30 second video should help explain some of the features and benefits..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ecQwyqFN-A
VocalEyes - Community Organising - 30 Second Explainer Video - May 10th 2018

posted on 1 Feb 2018

Categories: Highlights, Featured, Videos

Great news for Swansea Bay, the crowdfunding bid #bikes4swansea for the Santander Cycles University Challenge was successful, with Swansea raising the highest amount of promised funds for the scheme! 


That means lots of new bikes will be appearing soon, starting with docking stations along the bay linking the two university campuses with the city centre. The amount raised was way above the goal, £100,210 (£53,178 target) which is brilliant news because...

"To win the competition we need[ed] to raise more than our target. 50% of any funds raised over and above the target will be used to make further capital investments – more bikes and docking stations – which could include more locations. The other 50% will pay for the additional running costs that will come as a result of the extra investment."


Source: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/bikes4swansea

This is brilliant news for Swansea, well done Abertawe! We're looking forward to seeing more people out and about on the bikes, experiencing the joys and freedom of cycling!


Santander Cycles Swansea University

posted on 13 Jan 2018

Your student representatives met with Baxter Storey to discuss the fantastic ideas you've provided us on My Voice since it's launch.

We are super excited to announce that Baxter Storey are now serving toast at most of their food outlets in the mornings! Please ask a member of the catering staff for toast if you don't see it displayed. 

https://youtu.be/zomBaejc5Ws
My Voice - Toast

posted on 5 Dec 2017

Categories: Ideas into Action, Videos

The Students' Association have met with the Estates and Facilities Department to discuss some of the ideas that have been put forward on My Voice. 

Did you know that you can charge any of your personal devices by using the plug sockets (if available) or use your own USB cable in a ThinClient! 
My Voice - Charging Devices

posted on 5 Dec 2017

Categories: Ideas into Action, Videos

For Topics, Ideas & Comments
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOSGckeNuPA
How to view topics, rate, comment, reply and add your own ideas - VocalEyes Video Tutorial

posted on 3 Dec 2017

Categories: Videos