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Do you play Overwatch on PC? Are you a current student?

Would you like to take part in some fun competitive matches?

GCS owls want to hear from YOU! We can cater for all ranks and are always on the lookout for new players to help us compete across the divisions.  We can cater for all ranks and abilities, and play every Wednesday afternoon.

If you are interested and want to find out more contact Paul Vincent from the enrichment team at

Categories: Featured, posted on 2 Jun 2020

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I’m sure you will have heard that the examinations you had planned to take this summer have unfortunately now been cancelled.


We appreciate how disappointed and upset you must be feeling given that you won’t get the opportunity to showcase all the hard work you have undertaken over the past couple of years.


We are currently awaiting further details on how your work and performance will be assessed, although we believe this will be based on your assessment being marked by your lecturers.


As soon as we have clarity on this we will let you know. But in the meantime I would like to give you some advice that will help you to achieve the best grades possible and allow you to take your next step, which may include a higher level course at a top university, an apprenticeship, a job or progress further within the College.


The advice is please don’t forget your studies.


Assessments and grades will certainly be based on work undertaken to date and therefore there could be opportunities to both tidy up and possibly even improve this work.


At the same time assessments etc. could be based on future work provided by lecturers through a mix of live and pre-recorded sessions or set work. Therefore, it is important you keep in contact with your lecturers and tutors, in accordance with your set timetable, and by the method your tutors have set out.


Already some universities and employers are indicating that future interviews will enquire how students used their time effectively to study and learn during the Covid-19 outbreak.  


We firmly believe that if you successfully complete all of your course, then this will put you ahead of other students who may not follow this advice, both in terms of securing the best offers from universities and employers.


The next few months may be very different for all of us, but that doesn’t mean we’re not still thinking of your future. As our students, we are committed to giving you the greatest number of opportunities possible.


So please keep up the hard work, and with the continued support of your lecturers and the College, I have no doubt whatsoever that you can still achieve everything you want to.


Stay safe


Mark Jones


Categories: Featured, posted on 25 Mar 2020

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The Student Union
Election opens on Monday 16th March.  

There will be nomination/application forms available to pick up from your campus reception areas. 

The nomination period is from Monday the 16th to Thursday 26th March. 

If you are interested in running please hand in your nomination form to your campus reception area or the enrichment office in Tycoch. 

Good luck and happy campaigning! 

Categories: Featured, posted on 13 Mar 2020

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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. 

Categories: Featured, Ideas into Action, posted on 27 Feb 2020

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Your Student Union Management
Group have listened to your views and have now a substantial fund (up to
£15,000 ) to spend on issues that are prominent to you as students.


From taking on your feedback
on the 8 ways to having your say we have discussed purchasing the following:

Free Breakfast for a term

Charging ports in common spaces

Subsidised food – i.e. meal deal (£1)example.

Water fountains

Free stationary set for students

Free metal / water bottles

Any other suggestions
– these need to be  commented on below by Friday 31st January

We would like you to vote on
the above suggestions to spend the money.

Each of the above will be put
down as a motion on Vocal Eyes, all you have to do is vote for which you would
prefer the money to be spent on.

Categories: Featured, posted on 23 Jan 2020

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