STUDENTS studying at West College Scotland’s Clydebank campus completed a week-long summer school in conjunction with a creative, music management and entertainment company.

The Design and Media students, along with Art and Design students from the college’s Paisley campus, were given the opportunity to work on a live project in a creative studio environment with Morsecode Management Ltd. The project was to develop ideas and branding for the “Animating Public Spaces” programme with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, which aims to ensure all healthcare spaces are safe and welcoming by celebrating Glasgow’s creative talent.

The students gained industry expertise in pitching, presenting, branding, PR, marketing, social media, funding and event management.

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They were also given the opportunity to present to MSP Joan McAlpine, convener of the culture, tourism, Europe and external affairs committee, who was impressed with their efforts.

Christopher Toner, 28, who is studying HNC Media at the Clydebank campus, said: “When I first heard of the opportunity to take part in the summer school, I knew that it was an opportunity too good to pass on.

“I wrote most of the script for the presentation before MSP Joan McAlpine. It was quite nerve-wracking as I had to ensure that it really sold our ideas. However, it was clear from her reaction that she was really impressed by them.”

Lecturer Debbie Dennet added: "It was a wonderfully busy week in an industry environment. Amazing branding ideas and creative concepts have been really well received by all and it’s wonderful to see confidence grow and entrepreneurial sparks ignite.”