30 November 2017

A group of talented fashion, design and retail students from Glasgow Kelvin College are destined for India as part of an education, trade and skills delegation headed by Scottish Government Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney.

The students will host an exquisite fashion show in one of Mumbai’s trendiest districts, unveiling a stunning collection of garments made in collaboration with their colleagues at Guntur Polytechnic for Women in Andhra Pradesh. 

For the first time ever, British Council Scotland’s Twitter account will be taken over by the students as they provide live coverage of their experience in India. Followers will be able to drop in on all the glitz of the special event from around 12:30 (GMT) on Saturday 2 December.

The student’s trip, which is being supported by British Council Scotland, will highlight intercultural learning and skills exchanges between the two colleges and funded through a UKIERI partnership

It will also focus on emerging higher education programmes that engage two of the colleges’ partner organisations: makelovenotscars (MLNS) and Project Três

MLNS assists survivors of acid attacks by providing them with training and support, while Project Tres works with women who have experienced severe domestic abuse. The latter offers training in how to make jewellery from recycled materials, and some of the objects that have been made will be featured in the show. 

Joining the students on the catwalk will be survivors from both organisations. In attendance will be Mr Swinney, alongside guests and partners from several learning and skills organisations in India and Scotland.

The event promises to be a unique showcase for celebrating the valuable contribution that Scotland’s colleges, their students and staff, make at an international level, expanding their own skills and cultural experience, as well as promoting the role they can play in helping to develop sustainable economies.  

Students make the final touches before the fashion show.

Make sure to follow the British Council Scotland Twitter takeover from approx 12:30 (GMT) on Saturday 2 December. 


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